Soul Food and Politics Draw Steady Crowd To Black Dems’ Annual Event

Soul food and politics brought a steady stream of voters and politicians to the basement of Spottswood AME Zion Church on Saturday, August 16th for the annual Black Democratic Club Soul Food Fest.

In addition to a menu of traditional Southern cuisine Democrats also sang Happy Birthday to DTC leader and activist Alton Brooks who celebrated his 93rd birthday with a cake.  He was joined by Cong Elizabeth Esty and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman.  A community wide  drive is underway to establish a $25,000 scholarship fund at the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain in honor of Mr. Brooks.

Black Democratic Club President and Alderwoman Shirley Black and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman at Soul Food fest.

Black Democratic Club President and Alderwoman Shirley Black and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman at Soul Food fest.

From left: Rev. John Morris, the pastor of Spottswood Church, Alton Brooks. Lt. Governor Wyman, Alderwoman Shirley Black and Cong Elizabeth Esty.

From left: Rev. John Morris, the pastor of Spottswood Church, Alton Brooks. Lt. Governor Wyman, Alderwoman Shirley Black and Cong Elizabeth Esty.

Shirley Black, Attorney General George Jepsen and DTC member Bill Shortell.

Shirley Black, Attorney General George Jepsen and DTC member Bill Shortell.

Emma Pierce and Attorney General Jepsen.

Emma Pierce and Attorney General Jepsen.

Lt. Governor Wyman, Alton Brooks and Cong Esty before attendees seranaded Brooks with "Happy Birthday."

Lt. Governor Wyman, Alton Brooks and Cong Esty before attendees seranaded Brooks with “Happy Birthday.”

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New Britain Goes To The JJB; Emma Pierce Toast of 66th Democratic Dinner

New Britain’s Emma Pierce, State Central Committeewoman and Party Treasurer, was the toast of the 66th Jefferson Jackson Bailey (JJB) dinner held August 13th in Hartford and the Connecticut Convention Center. Pierce was the recipient of the Governor William A. O’Neill award

Democrats heard Governor Malloy make a forceful campaign kick off speech that drew sharp contrasts on budget priorities and quality of life issues between his administration and the Republican nominee.

A photo essay on the JJB dinner from DTC member Frank Gerratana

Emma Pierce congratulated by family members at JJB dinner

Emma Pierce congratulated by family members at JJB dinner

State Party Chair Nancy DiNardo presents Governor O'Neill Award to Emma Pierce.

State Party Chair Nancy DiNardo presents Governor O’Neill Award to Emma Pierce.

DTC Leader Alton Brooks, Emma Pierce and the Rev. Thomas Mills.

DTC Leader Alton Brooks, Emma Pierce and the Rev. Thomas Mills.

Alton Brooks, Emma Pierce, Susan McKinley Perry and Art Perry

Alton Brooks, Emma Pierce, Susan McKinley Perry and Art Perry

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State Senator Terry Gerratana, DAS Commissioner Don DeFronzo, Emma Pierce and DTC Chair John McNamara

State Senator Terry Gerratana, DAS Commissioner Don DeFronzo, Emma Pierce and DTC Chair John McNamara

Pierce and John McNamara

Pierce and John McNamara

Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman introduces Governor Malloy.

Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman introduces Governor Malloy.

Governor Malloy makes a strong case for re-election at Democratic dinner.

Governor Malloy makes a strong case for re-election at Democratic dinner.

 

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Voter Registration Drive Continues…..Soul Food Fest Saturday 8/16….DTC Cookout 8/30….City Hall Watch……

DTC Voter Registration Drive Continues Thursday, Saturday

VOTE-768023The Democratic Town Committee’s voter registration drive is continuing this week after last week’s efforts netted over 100 new registrations in the canvassing of neighborhoods and signing up of new voters.

Town Committee members and volunteers are invited to join the August voter registration drive. If you can volunteer please go to Democratic Headquarters, 19 Bassett Street, to get instruction, voter list and locations.

This week’s schedule includes Thursday, August 14, 5 to 7:30 pm and Saturday, August 16, 3:30 pm after the Soulfood Fest.

Thank you  to the volunteers and the DTC voter registration committee members Isabelita Cancel, Willie Justiniano, Tom Shields and Don DeFronzo for the drive that will continue through the October deadline.

CAMPAIGN “DIET”  EVENTS

Black Dems’ Soul Food Fest, Saturday, August 16th At Spottswood Church 

The Black Democratic Club will hold its annual Soulfood Fest on Saturday, August 16th from noon to 3 pm at Spottswood AME Zion Church, 25 Crestwood Lane (off Alexander Road). 

Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman and other state and local elected officials are expected to attend the event.

Soulfood Fest volunteers serving up good food at the 2013 event.

Volunteers serving up good food at the 2013 event.

The menu includes traditional Southern cuisine from the grill with Macaroni & Cheese, Collard Greens, String Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Corn Bread, cakes, pies and (if you’re lucky) Emma Pierce’s Peach Cobbler.

There is a $15 pp donation with proceeds going to the Black Democratic Club.

 

 

Backyard barbeque for Row B Democrats Is  Saturday, August 30th, 3-6

The Democratic Town Committee will hold a Backyard barbeque in support of the Democratic slate on Saturday, August 30th from 3 to 6 pm.

Backyard BBQ host Rep. Peter Tercyak

Backyard BBQ host Rep. Peter Tercyak

The event will be held at the home of State Rep. Peter Tercyak (26), 150 Belridge Road.

Donations are $20 pp in support of voter registration and Get Out The Vote Activities.

Thanks to Rep. Tercyak and his family for hosting the event. For reservations and information call 860-505-8901.

CITY HALL WATCH: Council Meets Wednesday, August 13th

Controversial Sale of Watershed on Common Council Agenda Wednesday

The proposed sale of watershed property to the Town of Southington — opposed by residents who testified at a July hearing —  is on the New Britain City Council agenda at  Wednesday August 13th meeting of the Common Council.

Mayor Erin Stewart and Republicans, who last year falsely charged that the O’Brien Administration was planning to sell off New Britain’s watershed,  are pushing strongly for a $1.2 million sale of the Patton Brook Well to Southington.

The move would break with the city’s longstanding policy of retaining valuable watershed assets in exchange for a one-time shot of revenue proposed at $1.2 million and may open the gates to similar sales of public assets as the city remains mired in borrowing and deficits and a property tax increase of 11% this year.

The Board of Water Commissioners reportedly approved the deal but the Stewart appointed board was not unanimous with only three members present and one of those Stewart-appointed members abstaining.  Public testimony at the Council committee hearing was unanimously against the sale.

In July the Democratic Town Committee adopted a unanimous resolution opposing the sale of watershed to Southington.

Stated Rep. Rick Lopes (24) in a recent letter to the editor: “The idea that Southington refuses to renew the lease for the well because they no longer need it does not hold water when it is followed up by their offer to buy and renovate it for millions of dollars. If the town really does not need the well, then why would they buy it from us? Obviously the well is part of their long-term water sustainability plan and they see great financial savings though purchasing the asset instead of leasing it indefinitely. Water and access to water will always remain a valuable asset. The city of New Britain had the foresight to purchase property with access to water all over the state and these water rights remain among our most valuable assets. Giving up wells and reservoirs are short-term fixes that will only cost the city in the long run.”

Public participation begins at 7 p.m. for the regular Common Council meeting in the Council chambers at City Hall.

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Emma Pierce To Receive O’Neill Award at JJB….Costco Meeting Thursday, 8/7…August Voter Registration Drive Continues Saturday…

Emma Pierce To Receive O’Neill Award At JJB Dinner; Dinner Is August 13th

New Britain’s Emma Pierce, the state party’s treasurer and longtime labor activist on the DTC, will receive the CT Democratic Party’s William A. O’Neill Award at the Jefferson Jackson Bailey (JJB) dinner on Wednesday, August 13th at the Connecticut  Convention Center.

Honors for Emma.  (Photo courtesy of Frank Gerratana)

Honors for Emma. (Photo courtesy of Frank Gerratana)

The 66th JJB dinner will include three Governors who will join Governor Dan Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman at the annual party dinner to be held for the first time in August.  Vermont’s Peter Shumlin, New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan and Delaware’s Jack Markell will be part of the gubernatorial program as Governor Malloy ramps up his re-election campaign. Tickets to the dinner are $185 per person.

For reservation and payments online go to  CDP JJB 2014.  Telephone: 860-560-1775.

The O’Neill Award, named for long-serving Democratic Governor Bill O’Neill, is the latest accolade for Emma Pierce who has previously received the state Party’s Ella Grasso Women’s Leadership Award and a distinguished service award from New Britain Democrats.    Active in the Democratic Party since the 1960s, Pierce is a member of the United Auto Workers (UAW) and  served as financial secretary of Local 133. She has carried her union’s commitment to economic and social justice to the workplace, the community and to party politics. Her service as party treasurer was preceded as treasurer of the state Federation of Black Democrats. Married to the late Dallas Pierce, Emma worked and raised her family in New Britain. She is a grandmother and great-grandmother and renowned for her cooking at church, lodge and Democratic Party events.

New Britain Democrats congratulate Emma Pierce on her well-deserved honors.

CITY HALL WATCH

Costco Meeting Thursday at 7 p.m.: State economic aid proposed as alternative to property tax abatement 

The Common Council’s hearing and meeting on a controversial $2.3 million tax abatement to Costco for development of a warehouse store at Stanley Golf Course will be held Thursday, August 7th, at 7 pm.

Last month’s sudden announcement by Mayor Stewart about a  tax break that would reduce Costco’s property tax obligation over a seven-year period has prompted an alternative proposal.  Until last month Costco developers consistently said that no abatement nor public funds would be needed to build on a portion of Stanley Golf Course (the red nine).

The O’Brien administration, working with the Town of Newington and the state Department of Transportation (DOT), secured new land to re-locate three holes of the highly regarded public course in what appeared to be one of the final pieces for groundbreaking to proceed until access road issues and the call for a tax abatement emerged at the 11th hour this summer.  Very few  if any details have been made public about why Costco has exceeded its budget to build.

Potentially, Costco could bring 200 jobs to the area and is an employer known for above average wages and benefits in the retail industry.  The Hartford Road location – in proximity to the shopper rich West Farms Mall and I-84 — is the only location Costco wants in New Britain.  The situation is similar to the development of the adjacent Target Store that realigned a portion of the golf course and took out Glen Carlyn Road and its single-family homes by eminent domain in the 1990s.

The request to seek  state economic development aid emerged this week would negate the need for the multi-year tax break to Costco and enable the city to levy full taxes on what will be converted from park land to lucrative commercial real estate. The state Department of Economic Development (DECD) provides grants for job-creating, regional economic development projects.

The hearing and meeting will begin Thursday, August 7th  at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall

 August Voter Registration Drive Continues Saturday August 9th

An August Democratic voter registation drive will continue Saturday, August 9th and Town Committee members and volunteers are invited to participate in activities that include neighborhood canvassing for new and inactive voters and registration at local stores and gathering places. vote

Saturday’s drive will be held form 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

If you can volunteer please go to Democratic Headquarters, 19 Bassett Street,  to get instructions, voter lists and locations.

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Malloy At Avery’s………Costco Tax Abatement Goes To Council 8/7….African American Political Forum July 31st…..65th Infantry Regiment Park Fundraiser….Join the 2014 Campaign for the Democratic Slate

A Gubernatorial Endorsement…….for Avery’s Soda of New Britain

Governor Dan Malloy made a campaign stop at Avery's Soda in New Britain last week. From left Avery's owner Rob Metz, State Rep, Betty Boukus (22), State Senator Terry Gerratana and Governor Malloy. (F Gerratana photo)

Governor Dan Malloy, boosting tourism in Connecticut stopped at Avery’s Soda in New Britain last week. From left Avery’s owner Rob Metz, State Rep, Betty Boukus (22), State Senator Terry Gerratana and Governor Malloy. (F Gerratana photo)

African American Political Forum Thursday, July 31st, At Trinity On Main

New Britain’s African-American elected and appointed officials and other city leaders have been invited to participate in the African-American Political Forum scheduled for Thursday July 31st from 6-8 p.m. at Trinity On Main, 69 Main Street.

Sponsoring organizations include the New Britain branch of the NAACP, Spottswood AME Zion Church and the New Britain Black Democratic Club.us-afro

The forum was started last year when speakers and participants discussed a wide range of community issues from youth development to quality of schools to jobs and economic development.  Appointed commissioners, elected officials and political party leaders were provided with an opportunity to share their views and perspectives at the open forum. Organizers are hoping for a similar dialogue this year.

An organizer of the event said that African-American participation on city boards and commissions  has gone from more than 30 individuals appointed during the O’Brien Administration to 15 or 16 during the first year of the Stewart Administration.

Voter registration will be available at the event and attendees will receive the African-American flag, according to Ron Davis, NAACP President.

CITY HALL WATCH………..

Council Meets On $2.1 Million Tax Break For Costco August 7th; Alderman DeFronzo Opposes 11th Hour Request For Abatement

A Stewart administration proposal to grant Costco warehouse store at the Stanley Golf Course  a $2.1  million, seven-year  tax abatement will go to a special Common Council hearing and meeting on August 7th at City Hall

Debate over the 11th hour tax break is growing with opposition from both opponents of the store’s development and supporters who want a Costco in New Britain with its promise of 220 jobs.  In a further complication  Costco would not agree to the asking price of the firm controlling the adjacent Target Store for sharing of an access road. Target’s land owner is now requesting a tax abatement of its own in a snag involving the two retailers and not the city.

The proximity of  the shopper-rich West Farms Mall and I-84 lured Costco developers to the public golf course site more than three years ago during the administration of former Mayor Tim Stewart.

Mayor  Erin Stewart,  in a statement released to the New Britain Herald July 10th, said an abatement is needed to break ground this summer because “delays” have increased development costs of Costco beyond its “maximum allowable budget.”

“The years of delay, due primarily to 1) the sheer complexity of the deal, 2) protracted negotiations among Costco, the city and third parties and 3) government red tape, the project is now $2.1 million over Costco’s maximum allowable budget,” said Stewart in calling for approval of the tax break

Alderman At Large David DeFronzo, however, at a Democratic Town Committee meeting July 24th and in a July 23rd Letter to the Editor strongly opposed the abatement stating “none of the problems that have surfaced since 2011 are the city’s fault or responsibility. In fact, representatives of the company, the public and members of the council identified virtually all of these issues at the time the proposal was put forward.  At that time, former Mayor Stewart and Costco officials ruled out the need for any city financial assistance. For Costco to now demand a tax break from the city is a classic “bait and switch” move. They lured the city in with promises and then just as the deal was about to be completed, they announced the need for a tax break.

“Let’s be clear, DeFronzo continued, “the issue before the council and the mayor is not whether the Costco deal should go forward.  That has already been decided. Council members and the mayor can whole-heartedly support the plan to build Costco while opposing a tax abatement.  The question now is whether to give a multi-billion-dollar international corporation tax breaks at the same time city residents are being hit with an 11-percent increase in their tax bills.”

Paul Zagorsky, in a July 11th letter to the Herald, raised additional concerns about traffic and road issues related to building Costco on Hartford Road.

“The first (not the last) thing that should have been addressed is access,” wrote Zagorsky. “Did they (Costco) assume Target would cooperate and provide access, at a cost Costco (and not Target) felt would be appropriate? If they did, any costs and expenses incurred since 2011, without having first secured access and/or addressing the Route 71 traffic concerns were at its peril and cannot be the basis for tax relief.

“Second, it is unclear whether all the required approvals have been obtained from the Department of Transportation to widen the road and install a traffic light to provide site access.  Traffic concerns have been an issue from the outset.” Zagorsky cited a May 2011 Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency report “which was not made available to the City Plan Commission when it decided the Costco zoning matter in June of 2011.”  The report states in part: “Route 71 near the parcel is nearing capacity according to DOT figures. The state’s latest Traffic Accident Surveillance Report (TASR) identifies Route 71 north of the parcel as the most dangerous segment in the region.”

In his opposition to the project  Zagorsky stated “consideration of any tax abatement must take into account the life span of a proposed development. This is a big box store which has a shelf life I estimate to be approximately 25 to 30 years. A seven-year tax abatement amounts to  25 percent of its lifespan. That is unacceptable.”

 First Fundraiser Held For 65th Infantry Regiment (Borinqueneers)  Memorial Park 

Joined by veterans and members of the 25th Borinqueneers (front row) State Senator Terry Gerratana (back left) and State Rep. Bobby Sanchez supported the first fundraiser to establish a Memorial Park for the famed 65th Infantry Regiment of Puerto Rican soldiers. The event was held at the Frosty Mug near the monument site at Beaver Street and Farmington Avenue. (F. Gerratana photo)

Joined by veterans and members of the 65th Borinqueneers (front row) State Senator Terry Gerratana (back left) and State Rep. Bobby Sanchez supported the first fundraiser to establish a Memorial Park for the famed 65th Infantry Regiment of Puerto Rican soldiers. The event was held at the Frosty Mug near the monument site at Beaver Street and Farmington Avenue. (F. Gerratana photo)

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Campaign 2014’s Weekend Of Action…..CCAG BBQ & POOL PARTY…..NB RECEPTION FOR DENISE NAPPIER

Campaign 2014 Update

July 19-20: Weekend Of Action For Malloy-Wyman and the Row B Slate

Voter  outreach on behalf of Malloy-Wyman and Row B will ramp up this weekend for New Britain Democrats from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on both Saturday, July 19th and Sunday July 20th.

All Democrats and interested persons are welcome to visit Democratic headquarters at 19 Bassett Street for candidate and issues information.  Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman is scheduled to visit New Britain headquarters at noon on Sunday.

The State Democratic Slate: from left Treasurer Denise Nappier, Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Governor Malloy, Lt. Governor Wyman, Attorney General Jepsen and SOTS Denise Merrill. (F. Gerratana photo)

The State Democratic Slate: from left Treasurer Denise Nappier, Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Governor Malloy, Lt. Governor Wyman, Attorney General Jepsen and SOTS Denise Merrill. (F. Gerratana photo)

In New Britain, there are six ways to join the Democratic Town Committee, volunteer and  promote turnout for the November election: 1. Make phone calls 2. Register unregistered voters; re-register inactive voters before the October deadline 3. Canvas, distribute literature in your neighborhood 4.  Sign up for lawn signs and visibility 5.  Host a Meet the candidate house party with your state representative  with your neighbors and friends 6. Volunteer at headquarters

To reach NB Democratic headquarters call 860-505-8901 or e-mail  newbritaindemocrat@gmail.com

Citizen Action Group Barbeque & Pool Party Saturday, July 19th

The Connecticut Citizen Action Group will hold its 7th annual BBQ & A Pool Party on Saturday, July 19th, from 3 to 6 pm at the Unionville  home of Ned Statchen  and Liz Fitzsimmons, 6 Bella Lane. New Britain food and support will be prominent on the menu  as Duste Dunn and organizers are promising Martin Rosol’s hot dogs, Urban Oaks Organic Farm sweet corn and Terry Gerratana’s baked beans

CCAG, founded  in 1970 by politician and consumer advocate Ralph Nader of Winsted and future Congressman Toby Moffett, continues its public policy work and grassroots organizing work for clean elections, consumer protection, universal health care and environmental protection.

The suggested minimum donation for the BBQ is $35. Donations or gifts to CCAG are not tax-deductible.  To donate online or for more information visit CCAG’s Facebook page.

Cafe Reception Supports Re-Election Of Treasurer Denise Nappier

New Britain Democrats turned out at a July 17th reception in support of the re-election of State Treasurer Denise Nappier at the Cafe Beauregard.

Nappier, the first African-American woman elected to serve as a State Treasurer in the nation, was first elected in 1998 and is seeking a fifth term as the state’s chief elected financial officer.   Introduced by Ward 3 Ald. Shirley Black, Nappier shared recent accomplishments and work in the Treasurer’s office including a $3 billion gain in state health and pension assets, the success of the CHET college savings program and using the state’s power to promote socially responsible investing and diversity in corporate board rooms.

Treasurer Nappier’s Committee is participating in the Citizens’ Election Program and individuals may contribute up to $100 in qualifying donations.  More information is available at www.denisenappier2014.com

State Treasurer Denise Nappier tours Cafe Beauregard kitchen in Chef/Owner Rob Chiovoloni and Alice Bruno

State Treasurer Denise Nappier tours Cafe Beauregard kitchen in Chef/Owner Rob Chiovoloni and Alice Bruno (Frank Gerratana photo)

 

Ward 3 Alderwoman Shirley Black (left), Denise Nappier and Gerry Brown-Springer

Ward 3 Alderwoman Shirley Black (left), Denise Nappier and Gerry Brown-Springer  (Frank Gerratana photo)

Attending New Britain reception for Denise Nappier were Gillan Bromfield of CT Democratic Party, Bertha Burkes and NAACP President Ron Davis.

Attending New Britain reception for Denise Nappier were Gillan Bromfield of CT Democratic Party, Bertha Burkes and NAACP President Ron Davis. Photo courtesy of Frank Gerratana

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“Broadband is a more advanced technology than phone service, but in the 21st century it performs the same essential function. Consumers and businesses cannot live without this vital connection to each other and to the world around them. Accordingly, it would be appropriate for the FCC to reclassify broadband to reflect the vital role the Internet plays in carrying our most important information and our greatest ideas.”

U.S Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) in a July 15th letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) calling for net neutrality and classifying Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as “common carriers”.  Net neutrality will  protect consumers from prohibitively high rates for high-speed internet service

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Campaign 2014: Re-elect Malloy-Wyman

 

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