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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

New Britain’s Bond Rating Drops From Stable To Negative: Huge Spike In Debt Through 2021 Cited By Moody’s — NB Politicus

Republican incumbent Mayor Erin Stewart, in her re-election campaign this year and throughout her second term, has touted improving municipal bond ratings for New Britain’s fiscal solvency, claiming credit for budget surpluses of $15 million and pushing spending up at … Continue reading

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The Democratic Slate: Veronica DeLandro, Molly McGuire Seek Ward One Council Seats

Veronica T. DeLandro and Molly McGuire, the Democratic candidates for Ward 1 Common Council in the November 7th city election, are stressing their concerns about the quality of education and protecting the city’s watershed as they campaign in the district … Continue reading

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Eva Magnuszewski Seeks Return To Common Council

  Eva Magnuszewski is running for Alderwoman at large seeking a return to the city’s Common Council. Magnuszewski is running for the city council on a platform of creating growth in economic development, improving education, and defending New Britain’s water … Continue reading

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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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