Fire Up The Pizza Fritta! Campaign Love At Feast Of St. Anthony

Mayoral aide Tom Gaudett, left, with City Councilman Marcus Brown at St. Margaret’s Shrine festival.

Nothing like a ride on the wheel after a belly load of pizza fritta. Try campaigning after that!

St. Margaret’s Shrine hosted the annual Feast of St. Anthony this weekend. If you’re a politician alms and palms kinda go together.

City Councilman Marcus Brown who faces incumbent State Rep. Jack Hennessy in an August 9 Democratic primary took a ride on the big wheel the other night, a nice intercessory vantage point to identify absentee ballot voters from a bird’s-eye view.

AB flexing could very well decide the primary battle.

OIB friend Steve Krauchick, host of Doing It Local, shares a flavor of the atmosphere.



  1. Marcus, not sure what you meant by Brie. But I am assuming your politics don’t align with Brown and that free press is meant for him. Although I will quick question, Marcus and Tom’s relationship, under Jewish law, they should be put to death, stoned perhaps. Where does that change come from in Jewish law, and by whom? How does that work in today’s Judaism?

    1. Robert T
      Marcus says he is Tom’s fiancée. Beyond that, I know no details of their personal relationship and it is none of my business.
      As for your question about Jewish law and their relationship: the biblical prohibition about men laying down with men (and again I don’t know and don’t want to know what consenting adults do in private) is in the rules of family relationships contained in Vayikra, the third book of the Torah (known as Leviticus in Latin).
      That said: the 613 commandments (positive and negative) in the Torah apply to Jews and not non-Jews. Thus, Jewish law and legal scholars would say nothing about Marcus and Tom’s relationship.
      Your query as to how change comes about and how does it work in today’s Judaism is hard to answer. Orthodoxy says there is no change in the law. Conservative and Reform do not follow the ancient laws but pick and choose as they and their leaders see fit.
      A final point: ‘put to death’ perhaps by stoning. In order for the Ancient Jewish religious court to convict in a capital offense it required proof that two admissible witnesses (I won’t get into qualifications here) warned the accused that he was about to commit such an offense punishable by death and he did so anyway. It was said that a court that put two to death within 70 years was an unjust court. In reality the death penalty didn’t really function in ancient Israel and Judea.

      This is all something that might be of interest to you, but extremely boring and esoteric to most readers.
      My dislike of Brown has to do with his questionable honesty (I have pointed out his lies) and allegiance to Ganim/Testa. His social relationship is none of my business and I pass no judgement


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