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Art Program Helps Seniors Learn Painting, Drawing

By at March 18, 2011 | 4:02 pm |

Art Program Helps Seniors Learn Painting, Drawing

When George Nowak heard there was an opening for an art teacher at the New Britain Senior Center, 55 Pearl St., he thought he would apply. He had been the artist at the New Britain Herald for many years and won many awards. A physical condition stopped him from working full-time, but he needed something to do for a few hours a week. When he walked into the office of more...

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“Transparency” Resolution Passes

By at March 18, 2011 | 3:48 pm |

A resolution the Democratic Aldermen said that showed “transparency” in the council passed Wednesday after much discussion. Alderman David DeFronzo proposed a resolution that called for a written report to be included in the council agenda for payments made by or on behalf of the city to any private for profit entity working on the council. ”It’s important to more...

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Gulf Station, Convenience Store Opens on Stanley Street

By at March 18, 2011 | 3:45 pm |

Gulf Station, Convenience Store Opens on Stanley Street

You may remember a repair station located at 1204 Stanley St. The site held a garage since 1974. That changed last month when it was purchased and opened as a new gas station and convenience store. “Don Arigian used to own it and he was a well-known fellow,” said Kevin Danby, Gulf distributor who takes care of stations throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and New more...

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State of the City Mixed

By at March 18, 2011 | 3:41 pm |

State of the City Mixed

Mayor Timothy T. Stewart gave his eighth State of City Address Wednesday night focusing on some tough times ahead that may mean higher taxes. “While we continue to make progress on economic development, job creation and quality of life issues in our neighborhoods, the good news is overshadowed by the uncertainty of the state and federal budgets and the large impact more...

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City Looks to Enforce Trash Bin Removal

By at April 9, 0018 | 3:58 pm |

City Looks to Enforce Trash Bin Removal

The Common Council is looking at an ordinance that will revise time allowance for trash containers to be left in front of homes. Alderman Donald Naples said he started the resolution because there had been a lot of complaints about it by residents. Many of those not bringing in trash bins include homes occupied by college students. “The old rule said you had more...

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