Black Democratic Club’s Soulfood Festival Is Saturday 12 to 3……Council Unanimously Adopts Tax Relief For Veterans.. ..Endorsed BOE Slate Sets 8/28 Fundraiser

Soulfood Festival Saturday 12-3 at Spottswood Church

The Black Democratic Club will hold its annual Soulfood Festival Saturday August 15th from 12 to 3 pm at Spottswood AME Zion Church, 25 Crestwood Lane.

At last year's Soul Food Fest From left: Rev. John Morris, the pastor of Spottswood Church, Alton Brooks. Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, Alderwoman Shirley Black and Cong Elizabeth Esty.

At last year’s Soul Food Fest From left: Rev. John Morris, the pastor of Spottswood Church, Alton Brooks. Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, Alderwoman Shirley Black and Cong Elizabeth Esty.

A summer highlight for New Britain Democrats, the festival features traditional Southern cuisine including fried chicken, BBQ ribs, macaroni & cheese, collard greens, corn bread, sweet potato, cakes, pies and cobblers.

Tickets are $15 and are available at the door.  Ward 3 Alderwoman Shirley Black is President of the Club



Trueworthy’s Proposal To Extend Tax Relief To Vets Gets Unanimous Support

With many moderate and fix income residents reeling from 2014’s double digit property tax increase Alderman at Large Michael Trueworthy’s resolution to increase relief for city veterans  won veto proof, unanimous approval of the Common Council on Wednesday.

The amendment increases the tax exemption from $5,000 to $10,000 on assessed property belonging to an eligible veteran or surviving spouse. Eligibility is based on income and exemptions will take effect on October 1st for tax bills due in 2016.

Trueworthy indicated that the Council has provided included the increases tax relief benefit in the municipal budget that began July 1st. Speaking in favor of the resolution during public participation were Mario Santos, Board of Assessment Appeal member and DTC Corresponding Secretary, and Associate DTC Member Robert Berriault of the Greater Hartford Young Democrats.

Campaign 2015:

Endorsed BOE Candidates Set 8/28 Fundraiser; Primary Is September 16th

“A-Team BOE 2015” Committee will hold a fundraiser for endorsed Board of  Education candidates Merrill Gay, Carlos Pina and Nicole Rodriguez on Friday, August 28th, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The event will be held at Roma Sports Bar & Grill, 382 Allen Street. The suggested contribution for the BOE endorsed slate is $25 to a maximum individual donation of $250.

A Wednesday, September 16th Primary is now set for the Board of Education seats with the endorsed three-member slate and two challengers who filed petitions this week to qualify for the primary.

Trueworthy Committee To Hold Fundraiser August 31st

“Trueworthy for Common Council” is holding a fundraiser on Monday, August 31st from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Max Pizza II, 79 Shuttle Meadow Avenue. Maximum individual contribution is $250.

Join The Band: McNamara For Mayor Vote Row A Democrats November 3rd

Four ways to help……..
1. Make a donation images
2. Host a party 
3. Put up a lawn sign
4. Volunteer for GOTV phoning and canvassing
To Volunteer: New Britain Democratic Headquarters
19 Bassett Street, 860-505-8901

“We need a city government that reflects Democratic values. We need an administration that can take advantage of our many assets, the talents of our people, our diversity and our strategic location. We need city leadership  that can work more effectively with state and federal officials to bring and leverage resources for economic development, downtown revitalization and healthy neighborhoods. We need a city government that is not indifferent to income inequality and the many challenges we face as an economically distressed city.”

— John McNamara, 7/23 Endorsement Meeting

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