Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Farmington Bank Parent Reports Lower First Quarter Earnings - Courant.com


President Obama’s unfinished business | The Fix

Malloy cool to Stag Arms rifle plan Republican American

CPOA Alert Mayor to sign Off on HRS'S Back Taxes and future as well

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HRA Taxes Forgiven

Apr 30, 2013 07:28 am | Nicholas Mercier

In a troubling move the Common Council has authorized the Mayor of New Britain to enter into a “tax liabilities agreement” with the New Britain HRA. You can read a bit more about this here. Essentially the Mayor has been authorized to not only forgive more that $223,000 in back taxes, but he has also been given permission to make them exempt from any future taxes. (more…)
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Surplus Masks Failed Revenues

Apr 30, 2013 01:24 am | Nicholas Mercier

Recently the New Britain Common Council transferred over $6 million from the city’s self insurance fund to cover a litany of differing expenses. The resolution is interesting for a number of reasons. It not only reveals some financial mismanagement of the city, but it also is steeped in a political agenda as much of the money goes to pay off failed revenue sources in the Mayor’s last budget. You can download a copy of the budget transfer resolution here if you’d like to follow along at home.


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New Britain Man Charged With Making Bomb Threat On Ferry - Courant.com

Saturday, April 27, 2013

How Did Public Participation Speakers Know of the HRA Issue?

Are you sick of having your tax money paid to cronies of Mayor O’Brien? Are you sick of having the City bilked of $ hundreds of thousands of tax dollars by political operatives? Are you sick of seeing campaign contributions in the tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions going to O’Brien from well known political contributors. Then, you must be sick of the O’Brien administration. Read the list of contributors in the Herald from O’Brien’s recent campaign report then, read the following letter. All you had to do was watch the first few minutes of Wednesday’s Council meeting to understand.

During public participation, citizen, Alton Brooks spoke in favor of giving the HRA of NB (former Benjamin Franklin Elem. School) an exemption to paying property taxes. How could he know to speak on the issue since it would not be put on the agenda until later in the meeting? HRA owes the City of $220,707.98 as of 4/11/13. His reasoning was that it is a school. Really? Is it a NB School? NO! Is it a Charter School? NO! Is it State Magnet School? NO!

When the City sold the former Benjamin Franklin School to HRA the deed reported that the property would be exempt from property taxes. JUST THAT BUILDING! HRA built a huge addition to the property; this addition was not exempt and was agreed to by the principals!

Now, HRA cries foul and hires private Attorney, Michael Carrier to mediate the issue, COMPLETELY BYPASSING ALL CITY ATTORNEYS IN THE CORPORATION COUNSEL’S OFFICE, A CITY OFFICE THAT IS COSTING TAXPAYERS WELL OVER $ HALF A MILLION TO MAINTAIN. Again, check the contributions list. See who contributed how much !

In addition, at the most recent Council meeting, the Council agreed to extend the contract of David Pudlin (so far paid over $30 thousand) for another year for what? As of this date, Pudlin has produced nothing to show for his "work." And all the sheep voted for it, in particular, Alderwoman Bielinski and Alderman Trueworthy.

And how about O’Brien having an Executive Aide, Michael Baczewski (out of towner),page 6, Herald, 4/25/13 being paid by taxpayers to do what, change O’Brien’s diapers? How much help does O’Brien need?

Lou Salvio

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Work of Fiction

By CPOA'S president, Nicholas Mercier

New Britain's Councilman, Jamie Giantonio, Questions Budget Transfers of $6 Million

BY: Robin Vinci, Editor 

New Britain's Top 25 City Hall Employee Salaries

NewsBusted 4/17/13 - YouTube

Editor’s Note Of the New Britain City Journal 4/19/2013

By Robin Vinci

Councilman Questions Budget Transfers of $6 Million

One Boston Marathon bombing suspect dead, one at large, police say - The Middletown Press : Serving Middletown, CT

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O’Brien’s Budget Ignores Malloy’s Proposal

Apr 19, 2013 12:05 am | Nicholas Mercier

An interesting commentary on the likelihood of Malloy’s proposed elimination of the motor vehicle tax passing the state legislature can be found in O’Brien’s proposed budget. It appears that the Mayor has not eliminated the motor vehicle tax as a revenue source for our city.
Despite being a fervent supporter of the Malloy administration it appears that even O’Brien realizes that his proposal is extremely harmful to municipalities, especially those like New Britain. Furthermore, it seems to indicate that the governor’s proposal is DOA to the state legislature. Recent reports indicate that the two major budget panels at the capitol will not take up the matter before their deadline, but we will have to wait and see what comes to the floor of the General Assembly.
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Fictional Revenues

Apr 18, 2013 11:41 pm | Nicholas Mercier

I recently wrote an extremely detailed article reviewing some of the most troubling parts of the Mayor’s proposed budget for the New Britain City Journal. In the article I identify several areas of concern within the budget. First and foremost are revenue projections that could be called, at best, overly optimistic or, at worst, completely fictional. The reason this is troubling is because the revenue projections completely distort the entire budget. If the Mayor spends what he is planning on spending and in his budget and the revenues fall short, the taxpayers will be left on the hook for a nasty mid-year surprise. Here is a breakdown of some of the areas of concern. (more…)
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Thursday, April 18, 2013

New Britain Property Owners Association To Meet On April 21 - Courant.com

Agenda for the Annual Meeting

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For those who are not yet aware, our Annual Meeting is this Sunday at 2pm in the Community Room of the New Britain Police Department. Anyone who would like to be a member is encouraged to attend. You may pay your annual dues ($10) at the door regardless of whether you are a new or renewing member.
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The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
2:00-2:15 Gathering and Socializing
2:15 Meeting Begins
  • Call to Order
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Greeting and Opening Comments - New Britain Chief of Police, James Wardwell
  • Year in Review – President, Nicholas Mercier
  • Special Guest Speaker – New Britain Superintendent of Schools, Kelt Cooper
  • Overview of the Mayor’s Proposed Budget - President, Nicholas Mercier
  • Presentation of Tax Payer Appreciation Award – Vice President, Henry Zembko
  • Nomination and Election: CPOA Board – Board Member, Jim Sanders Jr.
  • Nomination and Election: Executive Board – Board Member, Jim Sanders Jr.
  • Closing Comments – President, Nicholas Mercier
  • Adjournment
The meeting will have light refreshments, so please RSVP.

Mayor O'Brien's Spokesman, Phil Sherwood, disobeys the Laws we as citizens must obey!

Even though he committed only an infraction it is despicable when so called leaders at city hall can say "don't do as I do but do as I say."

Court Records indicated that Mr. Sherwood was arrested 1-16-2013 for operating an unregistered Vehicles and operating a MV with handheld telephone electronic device or texting with his pleading not guilty at the hearing and being [release from the custody of a friend].

The New Britain Superior Court has issued an infraction letter to Mr. Sherwood to appear at his next hearing on 5-9-2013 at 11 AM.


Editor's note:  Arrested persons are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.


Now if only state government noticed its own high salaries - Journal Inquirer: Chris Powell

Rand Paul: Obama politicizes tragedy, uses Newtown families as 'props' - CSMonitor.com

UConn's Thirsty, But State Needs Plan Before Water Transfer - Courant.com

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Annoucing The CPOA Annual Meeting

April 21, 2013 at 2:00 P. M.

in The Community Room of the New Britain Police Depart

 We are extremely excited to hold our annual meeting in the
Community Room of the brand new police department.
-After being barred from City Hall we are glad to once again in holding
ur meetings in a municipal building.

Chief Wardwell, who was so gracious to welcome us into his
tation, will be greeting us with opening remarks and words of
ome. We look forward to hearing from the chief who helps
rotect our properties and our community.
Our main guest of honor will be none other than New Britain's
Superintendent of Schools, Kelt Cooper. Superintendent Cooper
s recently taken the helm of our school district and has a plan
to get
our schools, and our community back on track. He will
share his vision for the future of New Britain's schools and what
his plan
s will mean for us as property owners.
Finally we will be honoring one of our recently deceased
embers, former Mayor, Senator, and Ct. State MV Commissioner Stanley Pac who passed
away this past year. Mayor Pac was a staunch advocate for
erty owner and taxpayers'.rights and-a valued member of
our o
rganization. We will be posthumously presenting him with
our T
ax Payer Appreciation Award.

Democrats Pulling Shades Down On Government Business - Courant.com

Monday, April 15, 2013

State Audit Cites Problems, Progress At New Britain's DiLoreto School - Courant.com


Explosions kill at least 2 at Boston Marathon; dozens injured - The Washington Post

Gadsden flag, called Tea Party symbol, removed from New York military armory | Fox News

Communism Survivor Explains Why Our 2nd Amendment Rights Must Not Be Infringed

Manuel Martinez stated:

In 1957 a Revolution … individuals … malicious individuals, masquerading as Democrats, revolutionaries, established a regime … a dictatorial regime … in my nation. Called Communism, Socialism, Stalinism, Marxism, and whatever other named -ism you want to put on it. The reason why it was done was to take away the guns from the People.

Former Justice of Peace Eric Williams is prime suspect in shooting deaths of Texas prosecutors - NY Daily News

Hartford Must Stop Financial Foolishness - Courant.com

Saturday, April 13, 2013

After 17 Months of the O’Brien Administration

After 17 months of the O’Brien administration, New Britain residents continue to suffer under

possibly the biggest tragedy in the history of New Britain politics. What is this tragedy? Not once in all these past 17 months has there been anything positive reported about this administration in any of the local news media. 

Since day one of O’Brien’s tenure New Britain residents have been subjected to: broken promises, prevarications, character assassination of the previous administration, firings of department heads/directors, senseless dismantling of departments, manipulation of taxpayer funds without Council approval for personal use. e.g., hiring of P.R. firm and payments to a consultant for NO WORK done, no search committee or job posting to hire a community organizer whose spouse is a Council member, and the list could go on.

In November of 2011 O’Brien institutes a hiring freeze then immediately hires Phil Sherwood to be his Communications Director; later Phil’s title is changed to its current iteration of Deputy Chief of Staff with multiple upward salary adjustments to its current number of ? dollars. 

Later, came the multiple claims of huge deficits - don’t know what has happened with those except, whatever was done resulted in a lowering of the City’s Bond Rating. Water Department Reserves are depleted (by at least $16 million) and those funds are mingled with General Fund monies. Revenue streams are predicted from which the city gets little or nothing. Promises made that taxes will not rise and the mill rate increases by over 8 mills. Yes, some residential property taxes will decrease but how about other taxes such as personal property. Real estate values are decreased but that is not a plus.

In my opinion the most flagrant abuse of New Britain taxpayers by O’Brien has come from his appropriation of Taxpayer funds for “personal use” to hire a P.R. Firm ($100 thousand) and a private consultant who was hired almost a year ago (Pudlin) and paid $30 thousand for producing no work. Both of these expenditures were the result of no bid contracts. Why were they needed?  I ask, why is this different from stealing, misuse of taxpayer funds, fraud, etc.? If any taxpayers don’t pay their taxes, they are assessed fines and are subject to having their properties liened.

Have you all read O’Brien’s budget? Look at the projected revenue streams and you will see very quickly that his budget is a work of fiction. Stay tuned, more to come.

 By:Lou Salvio

Superintendent of NB Schools to Speak at Annual Meeting - CPOA

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Connecticut is no guide for federal gun control - Journal Inquirer: Chris Powell

Israel May Fast-Track Plans to Attack Iran

The New Britain Mayor's Budget Revealed! - Citizen's Property Owners Association Inc.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Donovan Campaign Manager Pleads Guilty - Courant.com


HUD Rules CDBG Funds Still Ineligible


Democrats are Blocking Resolution to Honor Lady Thatcher

Landlord and 911 Fees has Real Estate Agents advising customers to stay away from Investing in New Britain

Unfortunately for the city of New Britain, the Mayor and his advisers, have issued fees against landlords in addition their tax assessments.tim obrien development

CTPOA Announces It Will Form a PAC

By at April 11, 2013 | 8:15 pm |

Same Old Story

By: Robin Vinci, Editor, New Britain City Journal

HUD Fees Questionable

The Radical Transformation of America’s Classrooms

Obama Warns NKorea Amid Reports of Nuclear Risk

EDITORIAL: Blumenthal uses Sandy Hook to raise campaign cash - The Middletown Press : Serving Middletown, CT

Details Released On Pudlin Hiring

New Britain police looking for shooting suspect - MyRecordJournal.com: Connecticut News

Gun Debate Shouldn't Stall Coltsville Park Effort - Courant.com

Thursday, April 11, 2013

New Britain police looking for shooting suspect

Connecticut gun-maker to leave state over new laws | Fox News

Connecticut gun-maker to leave state over new laws | Fox News

Mayor O'Brien Calling for "No New Taxes" in His Budget Porposal to the Common Council


Many of my friends have told me that they have received a call similar to a robot’s voice in a call from Mayor O'Brien indicating that his proposed council budget will have no tax increase.  Now I read in our local newspapers that the mayor is touting the same comment "No new Taxes."  

Could it be that he had eliminated city services for the general public through reducing city personnel and leasing out the empty spaces these employees left on their way out of city hall to make up for the lost income from all the gun factories and their suppliers leaving our state because of the adverse gun laws our legislature passed recently?

Oh Yes, he is going to borrow money to pay for the books needed for the school system under a twenty year bond with these books being outdated within ten years.  Seems like a foolish liberal move on the mayor's part, but then look at who we are talking about.  

GUNS (Virtual State of the Union 2013) - YouTube

O'Brien's Folly

911 hot spot fee

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New Britain Mayor Proposes $239.56 Million Budget; Says Plan Will Not Increase Taxes - Courant.com


New Britain Property Owners Meeting Tuesday Night:

Robert Storace, Reporter for the New Britain Herald, reported or targeted many of the comments made by the presenters of the facts surrounding the issues in today's edition.   Hoverer, he did include his famous "but" By Sherwood  with his calling" it is a lies and misleading the public."    "What they would be charged for is for making nuisance calls -related calls."

What is amazing is that Mr. Storace failed or ignored the most important vote taken by the property owners during this event.     And that was deciding  to establish a " Political Action Committee" in order to deal with the upcoming city election targeting the current New Britain Administration.

Or Did Mr. Sherwood tell Mr. Storace to leave that information out of his article?



Obama unveils $3.78 trillion spending plan - The Washington Post

PTR In Bristol Is First Rifle Maker To Declare It’s Exiting Connecticut | Dan Haar

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Senate to gunmakers: Move to Texas | www.statesman.com


Mychal Massie is a respected writer and talk show host in 
Los Angeles. 
The other evening on my twitter, a person asked me why I didn't like the Obama's? Specifically I was asked: "I have to ask, why do you hate the Obama's? It seems personal, not policy related. You even dissed (disrespect) their Christmas family picture." 
The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation. I've made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I responded to the person who asked me the  aforementioned question, I don't like them because they are committed to the fundamental change of my/our country into what can only be regarded as a Communist state. 
I don't hate them per definition, but I condemn them because they are the worst kind of racialists, they are elitist Leninists with contempt for traditional  America . They display disrespect for the sanctity of the office he holds, and for those who are willing to admit same, Michelle Obama's raw contempt for white  America is transpicuous. 
I don't like them because they comport themselves as emperor and empress. I expect, no I demand respect, for the Office of President and a love of our country and her citizenry from the leader entrusted with the governance of same. President and Mrs. Reagan displayed an unparalleled love for the country and her  people. The Reagan's made Americans feel good about themselves and about what we could accomplish. His arrogance by appointing 32 leftist czars and constantly bypassing congress is impeachable. Eric Holder is probably the MOST incompetent and arrogant DOJ head to ever hold the job. Could you envision President Reagan instructing his Justice Department to act like jack-booted thugs? 
Presidents are politicians and all politicians are known and pretty much expected to manipulate the truth, if not outright lie, but even using that low standard, the Obama's have taken lies, dishonesty, deceit, mendacity, subterfuge and obfuscation to new depths. They are verbally abusive to the citizenry, and they display an animus for civility. 
I do not like them, because they both display bigotry overtly, as in the case of Harvard Professor  Louis Gates, when he accused the Cambridge Police of acting stupidly, and her code speak pursuant to now being able to be proud of America. I view that statement and that mindset as an insult to those who died to provide a country where a Kenyan, his illegal alien relatives, and his alleged progeny, could come and not only live freely, but rise to the highest, most powerful, position in the world. Michelle Obama is free to hate and disparage whites because Americans of every description paid with their blood to ensure her right to do same. 
I have a saying, that "the only reason a person hides things, is because they have something to hide." No president in history has spent over a million dollars to keep his records and his past sealed. 
And what the two of them have shared has been proved to be lies. He lied about when and  how they met, he lied about his mother's death and problems with insurance, Michelle lied to a crowd pursuant to nearly $500,000 bank stocks they inherited from his family. He has lied about his father's military service, about the civil rights movement, ad nausea. He lied to the world about the Supreme Court in a State of the Union address. He berated and publicly insulted a sitting Congressman. He has surrounded himself with the most rabidly, radical, socialist academicians today. He opposed rulings that protected women and children that even Planned Parenthood did not seek to support. He is openly hostile to business and aggressively hostile to  Israel . His wife treats being the First Lady as her personal American Express Black Card (arguably the most prestigious credit card in the world). I condemn them because, as people are suffering, losing their homes, their jobs, their retirements, he and his family are arrogantly showing off their life  of entitlement - as he goes about creating and fomenting class warfare. 
I don't like them, and I neither apologize nor retreat from my public condemnation of them and of his policies. We should condemn them for the disrespect they show our people, for his willful and unconstitutional actions pursuant to obeying the Constitutional parameters he is bound by, and his willful disregard for Congressional authority. 
Dislike for them has nothing to do with the color of their skin; it has everything to do with their behavior, attitudes, and policies. And I have open scorn for their constantly playing the race card. 
I could go on, but let me conclude with this. I condemn in the strongest possible terms the media for refusing to investigate them, as they did President  Bush and President Clinton, and for refusing to label them for what they truly are. There is no scenario known to man, whereby a white president and his wife could ignore laws, flaunt their position, and lord over the people, as these two are permitted out of fear for their color. 
As I wrote in a syndicated column titled, "Nero In The White House" - "Never in my life, inside or outside of politics, have I witnessed such dishonesty in a political leader. He is the most mendacious political figure I have ever witnessed. Even by the low standards of his presidential predecessors, his narcissistic, contumacious arrogance is unequalled. Using Obama as the bar, Nero would have to be elevated to sainthood... Many in America wanted to be proud when the first person of color was elected president, but instead, they have been witness to a congenital liar, a woman who has been ashamed of America her  entire life, failed policies, intimidation, and a commonality hitherto not witnessed in political leaders. He and his wife view their life at our expense as an entitlement - while  America's people go homeless, hungry and unemployed.” 

 George Courtney

Monday, April 8, 2013

Facebook is but a dorm room

By: Patrick Thibodeau, senior editor of Computerworld

CURL: Obama's 1 percent lifestyle hits a nerve - Washington Times

Banning Guns Will Keep Us Just As Safe As Banning Wood Chippers!

Newtown Connecticut will now be forever known for the murder of 26 people including 20 schoolchildren, but prior to December 14, Newton CT had already achieved world prominence for another horrific murder. 

For those of you who might be too young to remember, flight attendant Helle Crafts was last seen on the night of November 19, 1986 when she was dropped off at her Newtown home.   After her disappearance, a snowplow driver came forward and reported seeing Richard Crafts—Helle’s husband--operating a wood chipper on the banks of Lake Zoar—also in Newtown—on the same night that Helle had disappeared. 

After an extensive search of the lake, all that was found for remains was a piece of a tooth, a toe-nail covered in pink nail polish, some bone chips, some bleached blond human hairs, finger nails and some traces of type O blood—the same type as Helle.  Authorities theorized that Helle’s husband Richard had disposed of her body by shredding it in a wood chipper on that November 19 night.  Richard Crafts was ultimately convicted of his wife’s murder and in January 1990 he was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

What made this case so newsworthy was that it was the first time anyone had been convicted of a murder without a body being discovered.  For years after and until recently, all you seemed to hear about when referring to Newtown was that it was the site of the famous wood chipper murder.

The only surprise is that liberals didn’t seek to ban wood chippers as a result of this case, or at least require extensive background checks before someone can rent one.


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