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Health Magnet School in City?

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:24 pm |

Health Magnet School in City?

The City is looking at the possibility of making the present “Health Academy” a Connecticut Education Regional Council (CREC) Inter District Magnet School. CREC currently operates a Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy in Windsor. It is a temporary location and CREC is looking for a permanent location to build or renovate. “Our Mayor and more...

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United Way Receives Grants to Support Income Tax Assistance

By at March 24, 2011 | 3:28 pm |

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut has received a $30,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation and $12,500 from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites in several local cities and towns, including New Britain. At local VITA sites, IRS-trained volunteers help lower-income working families prepare more...

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Editor’s Note 3/18/2011

By at March 24, 2011 | 3:21 pm |

Editor’s Note 3/18/2011

Everyday the news from Japan seems to get worse. Each disaster from the earthquake to the tsunami to the nuclear power plant is more and more dangerous. How much more can these poor people take? When we all complain about money and what we can and can’t have, we should look at the Japanese people and be thankful for what we do have. All of our situations could be a more...

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City Accepting Applications for Small Home Repairs

By at March 21, 2011 | 12:57 am |

Mayor Timothy T. Stewart and the Commission on Persons with Disabilities have announced they are currently accepting referrals for small home repairs completed at no charge by a group of high school and college students. This summer will mark the fourth year the United Methodist Action Reach Out Mission will be returning to New Britain. They are anon-profit organization more...

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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

By at March 21, 2011 | 12:57 am |

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

After not holding an Easter event last year, residents flocked to the Stanley Golf Course March 12 to get their chance to visit the Easter Bunny and take part in a number of activities. The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department’s, “Every Kid Counts” and “Exercise the Right Choice” After School Programs hosted the Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event more...

Entertainment

Stanley Golf Course Opens

By at March 21, 2011 | 12:57 am |

Stanley Golf Course Opens

The Stanley Municipal Golf Course officially opened for the 2011 season on Thursday, March 17 at 11 a.m. Mayor Timothy T. Stewart hit the first ball, followed by Chairman Jamie Giantonio and Vice Chairman Paul Shaker Sr. Stanley Golf Course opened 18 holes. The course will be open at 9 a.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 8 a.m.  Saturdays and Sundays until weather more...

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Two Democrats Seek Endorsement for Mayor

By at March 21, 2011 | 12:57 am |

New Britain Democrats Alderman Paul Catanzaro and State Rep. Tim O’Brien (D-24) have announced their intentions to run for mayor. “I’m running for Mayor because New Britain is where I was born, raised and lived all my life. I love this City that has been so good to me and want to help make it the City I know it can be again,” said Catanzaro. “I have been helping more...

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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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