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HUD Makes Reverse Mortgages Less Attractive

By at April 26, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

HUD Makes Reverse Mortgages Less Attractive

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has made changes to the federal reverse mortgage program. Citing the need to put the program on better financial footing, HUD has raised reverse mortgage fees for some borrowers and lowered the amount homeowners can borrow. The changes took effect on October 2, 2017. They affect borrowers who take out new loans, but more...

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Super Powered Friends of the Library

By at April 26, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

Super Powered Friends of the Library

Those incredible Friends of the New Britain Public Library did it again with their amazing super powers of book sale success. This very dedicated group of volunteers filled the Community Room with children’s books, replenished stock and sold books for two days. With an abundance of donated children’s books, there is not enough room to put them all out in the more...

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New Convenience Store Opens on Arch St.

By at April 26, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

New Convenience Store Opens on Arch St.

When you drive by Krispy Krunchy Chicken on Arch St., no longer will the fried poultry be the only store you’ll see on that corner. Two brothers, Tarek and Masoud Almontaser, who own the popular chicken restaurant, this week opened T&M Food Mart which is in the same building. “When we took the building we wanted to do the restaurant here and then we wanted to more...

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KAMF to Donate Bikes to New Britain Students

By at April 26, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

KAMF to Donate Bikes to New Britain Students

The Kevin Adorno Memorial Fund Inc. (KAMF) has chosen New Britain Elementary Schools for this year’s bike giveaway from the Bikes from Bambino Program. KAMF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by the family and friends of Kevin Adorno and established to support children and young adults in need, financially and socially, throughout Connecticut. KAMF more...

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Council Resolution Has “No Authority”

By at April 26, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Council Resolution Has “No Authority”

Although a new resolution was approved by the Democratic led Council to execute a hiring freeze, the Corporation Counsel said the resolution has “no authority”. According to City Charter §5-1 - The Authority of the Mayor. (a) There shall be a Mayor of the City who shall be its Chief Executive and Administrative Officer and all such executive and administrative more...

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Little Poland Festival This Sunday

By at April 26, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Little Poland Festival This Sunday

If you are attending this year’s 7th Annual Little Poland Festival on Sunday you will have an extra hour of fun as the event has been extended to 7 p.m. You can spend that extra time dancing, drinking, eating, enjoying arts and crafts or riding the carnival rides as Broad Street will be filled with over 20,000 people enjoying all that New Britain’s Little Poland has more...

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CFGNB, Bees Support Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund

By at April 19, 2018 | 4:00 pm |

CFGNB, Bees Support Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund

The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) and New Britain Bees professional baseball club will join forces on Saturday, May 19, to raise money for victims of Hurricane Maria and to treat hundreds of New Britain school students and their family members from Puerto Rico displaced by last fall’s devastating storm to a night at the ballpark. The Bees have more...

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NBYT Stages Original Comedy The Gnome

By at April 19, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

NBYT Stages Original Comedy The Gnome

What do a lemon tree, a dank closet, and a nine-headed dragon have in common? All three are important to the plot of New Britain Youth Theater’s new original comedy The Gnome! Based on a lesser known fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm and adapted by Matthew Austin and Anthony DePoto, The Gnome includes three princesses, three knights, a nine-headed dragon, a king and more...

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Editor’s Note 4/19/2018

By at April 19, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

Editor’s Note 4/19/2018

As I write this it is pouring rain outside. I guess April brings rain, but it would be nice if Spring decided to show up. Snow and sleet are meant for February and not April. I could use some 70 degree weather. We have a new fire chief in Raul Ortiz. He seems like a fantastic man. I think he will be a good fit in New Britain. I wish him luck and much success. He is an more...

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Vendor Information for Main Street USA

By at April 19, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

Vendor Information for Main Street USA

Mayor Erin E. Stewart, Commission Chairman Patrick Dorsey, and the New Britain Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department are planning New Britain’s Main Street U.S.A. In its much anticipated return in 2015, over 10,000 people attended the daylong celebration at the historic Walnut Hill Park. This year, on Saturday, Sept. 8th, from noon to 9 p.m., thousands more...

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