Town Committee Meeting Today 8/15….Eventful Saturday Starting with Convoy of Hope 8/17 at Stadium…..Senator Blumenthal At O’Brien for New Britain Reception 8/22……

Town Committee Meets Today  8/15 at City Hall

Same Day Registration (SDR) — the new law enabling residents to register and vote on election day — will be the topic for the Democratic Town Committee’s (DTC) August meeting to be held August 15th at 7 pm at New Britain City Hall. The meeting will be held in Room 504.

Connecticut’s SDR law took effect July 1st amid efforts in other states such as Wisconsin and North Carolina to eliminate same-day registration or to enact restrictive voter ID laws.

The Town Committee will also endorse a new candidate for Board of Assessment Appeal to fill a vacancy and will fill vacancies for Justice of the Peace.

All are welcome.

Events This Saturday August 17th  In New Britain

Convoy of Hope at New Britain Stadium, 10 am to 4 pm

imgres-3Convoy of Hope New Britain is a collaborative effort from local churches, town, community organizations, and businesses to help struggling inner-city families in and throughout the New Britain Region. This event will be held on August 17, 2013 at the Rock Cats Stadium, New Britain, and will feature medical and dental services, haircuts, distribution of over 20 tons of groceries, family portraits, a kids’ fun zone, food, live entertainment, back-packs filled with school supplies, and much more.

Soul Food Fest 2013 Noon to 3 p.m. at Pride of CT Lodge of Elks

Black Dems’ Soul Food Fest 2013: Club President/Alderwoman Shirley Black and State Party Treasurer Emma Pierce invite all to the annual Black Democratic Club’s  Soul Food Fest 2013 featuring traditional southern cuisine. $15.00 per plate.  The menu: Chicken, Ribs Macaroni & cheese, Collard Greens, String Beans, Sweet potatoes, Corn Bread and Cakes/Pies/Cobbler. The event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at the Pride of CT Lodge of Elks, 24 Elm Street.

New Britain’s Annual Dożynki Festival  August 17th, 18th, at Falcon Field

New Britain’s Annual Dożynki Festival sponsored by the Polish American Council of Greater New Britain will be held at Falcon Field, Farmington Avenue (near Pulaski Middle School) on Saturday August 17th and Sunday August 18th.

CCAG BBQ & “Roast and Toast” at Home of Rep. Tercyak

The Connecticut Citizen Action Group (CCAG) is planning a fund-raising barbeque on Saturday, August 17th  from 3 to 6 p.m. that will include a “roast and toast” for former Ward 4 Alderman/Mayoral Aide Phil Sherwood & Dean Fleno who are re-locating to New Hampshire.  The event will be held at the home of State Rep. Peter Tercyak, 150 Belridge Road from 3 to 6 p.m.

Tickets are $35 and will benefit the CCAG’s organizing and issues advocacy efforts.  Contact: Duste Dunn (860) 233-2181 Ext. 321. E-mail:  More information about CCAG at or &

Senator Blumenthal To Join Mayor O’Brien At August 22nd Reception

With the campaign for the November 5th municipal election set to move into high gear the O’Brien for New Britain Committee will hold a fundraising reception with US Senator Richard Blumenthal on Thursday, August 22nd, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Great Taste Restaurant, 597 West Main Street, New Britain

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal will be the special guest as Mayor Tim O’Brien will share his first term  efforts to invest in education and reduce class sizes, accelerate job growth and business development and improve neighborhoods through road repair, revitalizing parks, adding police officers and cleaning up blight.

The minimum suggested donation for the August 22nd event is $50. An O’Brien for New Britain event.  To reach Mayor O’Brien call 860-348-3940 E-Mail: or visit

Ambassador  accepts a "key" to New Britain's "Little Poland". Looking on are Senator Blumenhal, Attorney Adrian Baron, Mayor O'Brien and Senator Gerratana.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, third from left, will be back in New Britain August 22nd in support of Mayor Tim O’Brien’s re-election campaign.  In photo Blumenthal  joined Cong. Elizabeth Esty Attorney Adrian Baron, Mayor O’Brien and Senator Terry Gerratana during the Polish Ambassador’s visit to Broad Street on August 3rd.  FJG Photo

End Quote

“How can I be asking them to take my name off? I never asked to put it on. I can’t run. I have to bury Democrats and Republicans.”  

–  Funeral Home Director Paul Shaker, Jr. after reading that the New Britain Republican Town Committee nominated him to run for alderman without his knowledge or consent.  From Don Stacom’s story in Hartford Courant July 24th

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