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Irv Black Invitational Comes Back to City

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:35 pm |

Irv Black Invitational Comes Back to City

The Irv Black Invitational will come back to New Britain next month. The meet is a full two-day Olympic Style Co-Ed Meet featuring various track and field events. On July 14, 2010, Black, the retired New Britain High School track coach passed away. He coached cross country and track and field from 1953-1988 and won 28 state titles. Black is a member of the more...

Recreation

Police Officers and Their Dogs Show Support for Russo

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:34 pm |

Police Officers and Their Dogs Show Support for Russo

Animal Control Officer Jim Russo is still a few weeks from going back to work full-time following a bite from a pit bull a few weeks ago that resulted in a loss of part of his thumb. But, fellow police officers showed support for Russo this week by letting the public have the chance to see dogs they adopted from the pound thanks to Russo. On Monday four New Britain more...

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Tradition and Heritage Key to Italian Fraternal Society

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:32 pm |

Tradition and Heritage Key to Italian Fraternal Society

“La Fratellanza” (Brotherhood), is a theme the Italian Fraternal Society (IFS) has been living by since the society incorporated in 1897. Fifty-two Italian men founded the IFS, men from every region of Italy, holding their first meeting at 309 Main St. in New Britain. “My father had been one of the original members,” said Cil Ferri who has spent most of his more...

Entertainment

Dems Override Veto

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:31 pm |

Dems Override Veto

Mayor Timothy Stewart attempted to veto a resolution passed by the common council regarding payments made for non-profit companies owned by the Mayor or any member of the council, but the Democrats voted it down. In an ongoing battle that began when Stewart ran for state senator, the Democrats claimed Republican members of the town council were receiving no-bid more...

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Pothole Repairs Ongoing

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:27 pm |

Pothole Repairs Ongoing

A horrid winter has made fixing potholes a daunting task for the public works department. “The worse the winter the more difficult it is to permanently repair a pothole,” said Mark Moriarty, public work director. “Five years ago we began an aggressive paving program, because streets like Farmington Avenue and Slater Road had major problems.” Roads that have more...

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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...

Commentary

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...

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