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Falcon Nest 88 Golf Club Participates to Benefit PJPII Catholic School

By at May 27, 2011 | 8:15 am |

Falcon Nest 88 Golf Club Participates to Benefit PJPII Catholic School

Twelve members of the Polish Falcons of America Nest 88’s Golf Club formed three foursomes to play 18 holes of golf on May 20, 2011, participating in the Pope John Paul II Fourth Annual Golf Tournament at New Britain’s Stanley Municipal Golf Course, benefitting the Pope John Paul II Catholic School in New Britain. Nest 88’s Golf Club team consisted of: Richard more...

New Britain Polish Life

PJPII Catholic School Wins Mohegan Tribe Grant

By at May 27, 2011 | 7:03 am |

PJPII Catholic School Wins Mohegan Tribe Grant

During the second half of this school year, Mrs. Anne Wysowski (grade 6 teacher) and Mrs. Kathleen Welch (grade 7 teacher) from Pope John Paul II Catholic School (PJPII), were awarded the Mohegan Tribe Challenge Grant. Both teachers applied for this grant after collaborating a proposal indicating how they would incorporate teaching Native American history into their more...

New Britain Polish Life

It’s Summer Reading Club Time Again

By at May 27, 2011 | 7:00 am |

It’s Summer Reading Club Time Again

June is just around the corner. At the New Britain Public Library, this means the beginning of summer reading clubs for every age. All you have to do is read! The kickoff of the adult summer reading club, Hot Diggety Dog, will be on Saturday, June 18 at 1 p.m. Meet Mark Kotlinski, a local filmmaker who will talk about his movie, A Connecticut Hot Dog Tour. His film more...

Commentary

Editor’s Note 5/27/2011

By at May 27, 2011 | 6:55 am |

Editor’s Note 5/27/2011

On Monday at 6 p.m. is the Memorial Day Parade. This year I would love to see the attendance high. I was there last year and was disappointed. As a youngster in New Britain the Memorial Day Parade was one of the highlights of the year. It is good, clean fun and features music from such bands as our own New Britain High School Marching Band. This year it is more...

Commentary

NBCJ to Offer Mayoral Views

By at May 27, 2011 | 6:50 am |

NBCJ to Offer Mayoral Views

Another hat has been thrown into the ring this week. Former New Britain Mayor Lucian Pawlak has announced he wants to be the next mayor. Now we have three Democrats in Tim O’Brien, Paul Catanzaro and Pawlak. If we ever get a Republican, we will have at least four. That will make for a great political season. Opposing views mean residents can really see the more...

Commentary

Commissioner Seeking Atrium, Solar Power at Senior Center

By at May 27, 2011 | 6:05 am |

Commissioner Seeking Atrium, Solar Power at Senior Center

Arnold Schwartz, chairman of the Commission on Aging, is always thinking of new ideas. Schwartz is hoping some new grants will come in that will help the commission look at the possibility of having an atrium and a solar greenhouse at the New Britain Senior Center on Pearl Street. “It’s all a matter of dollars,” said Schwartz. “The back of the building is more...

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Memorial Day Parade Plans

By at May 27, 2011 | 6:00 am |

Memorial Day Parade Plans

Mayor Timothy T. Stewart, Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Jamie A. Giantonio, Vice Chairman Paul Shaker, Sr., and Veterans Commission Chairman William B. Coyle announced today that the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 2011 Memorial Day Parade in honor of all the brave men and women who served and are currently serving in the United more...

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Camp TotalRec Day Camp Information Released

By at May 26, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Camp TotalRec Day Camp Information Released

The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for Camp TotalRec Day Camp, which runs Monday, June 27- Friday, August 5 at two neighborhood parks. Camp TotalRec is a “camp-like” total recreation program which features daily activities including sports, games, field trips, tournaments, arts and crafts, special events, swim lessons, and more...

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Pinnacle Heights Purchased – Magnet school coming to city

By at May 26, 2011 | 6:10 am |

Pinnacle Heights Purchased – Magnet school coming to city

The Connecticut Region Education Council (CREC) entered into an agreement with the City Wednesday to look at purchasing 17 acres of land on the Pinnacle Heights property known as 34 Marimac Road for a Magnet School. “We are very excited about the prospect about building a magnet school on this site,” said Don Walsh, deputy executive of CREC. “This would be one of more...

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Good Old Boys Raise Money for Charity Once Again

By at May 25, 2011 | 1:44 pm |

Good Old Boys Raise Money for Charity Once Again

A group of New Britain men, calling themselves “the good old boys”, held their second reunion in April raising money for the Children’s Hospital in Hartford. Joe Cisz, of the group, says the guys who went to school in the 1950-60s, get together for breakfast twice a month. “We wanted to have a reunion and have the proceeds donated to a charity,” said Cisz. more...

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