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Mayoral Views – State Rep. Tim O’Brien (D-endorsed)

By at August 26, 2011 | 11:00 am |

Mayoral Views – State Rep. Tim O’Brien (D-endorsed)

The New Britain City Journal is asking candidates for Mayor questions every three weeks related to the City. It is our hope this will give residents time to understand their views and make a proper choice for mayor. The question posed to candidates this week was “Do you think the Board of Education needs to get an increase in funding in 2012?” The following more...

Commentary

Mayoral Views – Former Mayor Lucian Pawlak (D)

By at August 26, 2011 | 10:45 am |

Mayoral Views – Former Mayor Lucian Pawlak (D)

The New Britain City Journal is asking candidates for Mayor questions every three weeks related to the City. It is our hope this will give residents time to understand their views and make a proper choice for mayor. The question posed to candidates this week was “Do you think the Board of Education needs to get an increase in funding in 2012?” The following candidates more...

Commentary

HoCC Using State of the Art Robotic Surgery

By at August 26, 2011 | 10:30 am |

HoCC Using State of the Art Robotic Surgery

Residents don’t need to travel hundreds of miles to get the advanced technology of robotic surgery in a big City hospital. Our local Hospital of Central Connecticut (HoCC) is using state of the art robotic surgery on patients nearly every day. “Robotics surgery was initially developed in the 1990s by the government during the Gulf War so surgeons who were not on more...

Feature , Health

Everyone Loves Ice Cream

By at August 26, 2011 | 10:15 am |

Everyone Loves Ice Cream

Six year olds to seniors all had fun eating ice cream and playing games last week as TRIAD held its annual Ice Cream Social at Arbor Rose. Jason Gibson, program director at the Boys and Girls Club, brought a group of students who played UNO with the seniors. “We’ve been coming to this event for a number of years,” said Gibson. “We are part of TRIAD and get more...

Recreation

First Renderings of CREC Medical Academy Released

By at August 26, 2011 | 10:00 am |

First Renderings of CREC Medical Academy Released

Antinozzi Associates, PC Architects of Bridgeport and Stantec Consulting Services of Hamden have released the first renderings of what the new Connecticut Region Education Council (CREC) Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy at Pinnacle Heights would look like at a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting. It is to be built on the area known as 34 Marimac more...

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Get Your Flu Vaccine to Prevent Three Virus Strains

By at August 26, 2011 | 9:45 am |

Get Your Flu Vaccine to Prevent Three Virus Strains

It is hard to think about the flu season when it is warm and sunny out, but it is time to start planning to get your flu vaccine. Seasonal influenza is most commonly known as the flu. It is a serious and contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. There are many flu viruses, but each year, the flu vaccine is developed to protect against the three virus more...

Health

Editor’s Note 8/26/2011

By at August 26, 2011 | 9:30 am |

Editor’s Note 8/26/2011

As Hurricane Irene prepares to hit land somewhere in the United States, I can’t help but recall Hurricanes of the past that hit New Britain. In 1976 (the first one I can recall) was Hurricane Belle. It didn’t seem to turn into much, but we drove around looking at downed trees. I was 13 and thought it was unreal. In 1984 was Hurricane Gloria. I remember the more...

Commentary

National Library Card Month – Come in and Dance!

By at August 26, 2011 | 9:15 am |

National Library Card Month – Come in and Dance!

September is National Library Card month. Don’t have a library card? Celebrate this month with us and get one. It’s the smartest card that you can have. Let me give you some excellent reasons to have a card. Your job is to add the word “free” at the end of each sentence. Borrow books, movies, music CDs, magazines, downloadable books and videos. Use our more...

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Dream Cruise 2011 Scheduled for Aug 27-28

By at August 26, 2011 | 9:00 am |

Dream Cruise 2011 Scheduled for Aug 27-28

Be part of the largest car cruise ever to support Special Olympics! Dream Cruise 2011 is an opportunity for automotive enthusiasts from all over the northeast to come together for a great cause! This year in celebration of Jeep Wrangler’s 70th Birthday, Jeep Wrangler owners are invited to join in and “Drop their Tops” in support Special Olympics Connecticut at Dream more...

Recreation

American Savings Foundation Awards $675,000 in College Scholarships

By at August 20, 2011 | 9:00 am |

American Savings Foundation Awards $675,000 in College Scholarships

At a time of cutbacks in state and federal financial aid, many college students and their families are not sure how they are going to cover fall tuition, let alone four years of rising college costs. The American Savings Foundation will make that easier for 396 students by awarding $675,000 in college scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year, a 10% increase over last more...

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