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NB Politicus is a weblog featuring news and commentary on politics, government and community life in New Britain, CT. John McNamara - Editor and Writer

DTC Chair Files Complaint On Mayor’s Use Of Car Tax Bills To Promote Candidacy

State Law Bars Incumbents From Using Public Funds Within 3 Months of Election The State Elections Enforcement Commission received a complaint on Wednesday (September 13) alleging use of public funds by Mayor Erin Stewart to promote her candidacy for re-election. … Continue reading

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Introducing The Democratic Slate: Lanette Spranzo Macaruso Seeks Two-Year Term For Tax Collector

Lanette Spranzo Macaruso, the Democratic nominee for Tax Collector, said her priority will be efficiency, accuracy and bringing more transparency to the city’s tax collection system in her first run for elective office on the slate led by Mayoral candidate Merrill … Continue reading

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Charlottesville: Merrill Gay, New Britain Democrats Repudiate Racist Violence, Anti-Semitism

Democratic Mayoral Nominee Merrill Gay issued a statement on August 17th  in response to the violence perpetrated by fascists and white nationalists  in Charlottesville, Virginia. The statement, released by Gay on behalf of the Democratic municipal slate and the Democratic … Continue reading

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You’re Invited: Democratic Picnic at Quartette Club, Sunday August 6th

New Britain Democratic Town Committee Vote Democratic – Row A – Tuesday November 7th Dear Democrat: New Britain Democrats invite you to our picnic for the Democratic municipal slate on Sunday, August 6th, from 2 to 6 p.m., rain or … Continue reading

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Diverse Democratic Slate Endorsed With Merrill Gay As Candidate For Mayor

The Democratic Town Committee met at New Britain City Hall July 20th and endorsed a municipal slate led by the Board of Education’s Merrill Gay. Gay, endorsed this week by the United Auto Workers and the Working Families Party, accepted … Continue reading

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Gerratana Reception Is Sunday July 16th for Possible 2018 Statewide Run; City Democratic Slate Welcomed At Pre-Endorsement Reception

New Britain Reception For Senator Gerratana’s Statewide Exploratory Committee Sunday, July 16th Terry Bielinski Gerratana, the four-term state senator representing New Britain, Berlin and part of Farmington, is exploring a statewide run for Comptroller in the run up to the … Continue reading

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Democratic Momentum: Merrill for Mayor Committee Raises $26,000 In Second Quarter

  Mayoral Candidate Merrill Gay, who seeks the Democratic Party’s endorsement later this month, announced that his campaign raised over $26,000 during the second quarter to bring his campaign total to $32,000 in his bid for the City’s top seat. … Continue reading

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