Weekend Update: Farewell For Registrar as Verdu Begins Term…LWV To Host Legislative Brunch With Delegation….Chief Wardwell Keynotes MLK Breakfast…DTC Meets and Celebrates Inaugural……

Registrar Dzwonkowski To Be Thanked At City Hall Reception Monday, 1/7

Registrar of Voters Edward “Butch” Dzwonkowski concludes 20 years of service as the city’s top Democratic election official when Juan Verdu is sworn in as the new Democratic Registrar this coming week.   Colleagues and friends will host a party on Monday, January 7, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. at New Britain City Hall’s Room 504, 27 West Main Street.

DAS Commissioner and former State Senator Don DeFronzo (left) congratulates Butch Dzwonkowski at a retirement party last week. Looking on is Town Clerk Peter Denuzze.

DAS Commissioner and former State Senator Don DeFronzo (left) congratulates Butch Dzwonkowski at a retirement party last week. Looking on is Town Clerk Peter Denuzze.

Dzwonkowski, long active in Democratic politics in the city, was formerly the Common Council Majority Leader. He is a past recipient of the Town Committee’s Distinguished Service Award.  A standout athlete,  Dzwonkowski coached youth baseball and is a member of the New Britain Sports Hall of Fame.

LWV To Host Legislative Brunch At Library, Saturday, 1/12

New Britain area legislators will discuss their concerns and issues in the 2013 State legislative session at a New Britain League of Women Voters “legislative brunch” to be held Saturday, January 12th, from 10 am to noon at New Britain Public Library’s Community Room.  The public is invited to the forum with an opportunity to ask the lawmakers questions.

The Connecticut General Assembly will convene on Wednesday, January 9th for a session that will continue until June.  A two-year state budget, including municipal aid, will be a major issue in the coming session.

City’s MLK Observance on 1/21: Police Chief Wardwell Will Keynote Breakfast

Mayor Tim O’Brien and the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities will hold the city’s annual observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday on Monday, January 21st with a 9 a.m. breakfast and a program at the Martin Luther King Park on the corner of MLK Drive and Stanley Street at 10:30 a.m.

Interim Police Chief James Wardwell will be the keynote speaker at the morning invitation only breakfast to be held at Angelico’s Restaurant, 542 East Main Street. More information is available at calling 860-826-3410

Nominations are due for 2013 Democratic Town Committee Distinguished Service Awards

Through the years DTC Distinguished Service Awards have been made to party leaders, community activists and rank and file Democrats in recognition of their service to the Democratic Party and their community. Please submit by January 13, 2013 via the online nomination form or by regular mail to NBDTC Post Office Box 2112, New Britain, CT 06050.

Town Committee Meets 1/17 at City Hall:  Key Municipal Election Dates, DTC Schedule Announced

The Democratic Town Committee will meet on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7 p.m. at New Britain City Hall’s Room 504.

The 2013 municipal  endorsement and election calendar, implementation of Connecticut’s Mail In and Election Day Registration law and key legislative issues will be discussed.   All are welcome

Key 2013 Dates

  • Party endorsements: July 16-23, 2013
  • Certification of endorsements: July 24, 2013
  • Primary and nominating petitions filed by: August 7, 2013
  • Primary (6:00 a.m. — 8:00 p.m.): September 10, 2013
  • Election Day: November 5, 2013

Town Committee Meeting Dates – Regular meetings will be held on Thursdays, 7 p.m.  Meeting dates include January 17, February 28, March 28, April 25, June 27, July 18  (Municipal Endorsement Meeting), August 29, September 26, October 24, November 21, December 19

Inauguration Week Party Set For 1/22 at Whinstone Tavern, Stanley Golf Course

The day after Barack Obama takes office for a second term the Democratic Town Committee on Tuesday, January 22nd will celebrate his inauguration and 2012 victories for Chris Murphy, Elizabeth Esty and the entire Democratic slate at a fundraising reception to kick off the 2013 municipal election year. Tickets ($25pp) available from DTC officers, email: newbritaindemocrat@gmail.com  Telephone: 860-505-8901.

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“Yes, millions of children with fewer advantages do need a better education than they’re getting. There are only three clear but hard solutions to that problem: more economic equality, ending the racial and class segregation of our increasingly diverse public school students, and creating more parity in the funding enjoyed by all school systems, regardless of the affluence of their student bodies. Charters and high-stakes testing can’t possibly solve the real problems haunting our nation’s educational system. Charters and high-stakes testing can’t possibly solve the real problems haunting our nation’s educational system.”

from  “The Public School Business”  by   Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins    www.otherwords.org


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