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Mayor Seeks Concessions

By at July 8, 2011 | 8:08 am |

Mayor Seeks Concessions

City departments may get an overhaul as Mayor Timothy Stewart fights to find ways to cut over $6 million from its budget. Stewart met with unions Thursday to talk to separate bargaining unions about concessions and early retirement incentives and what it means for each individual bargaining union. “It’s not going to be the same (for each),” said Stewart. more...

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Malloy Talks Jobs

By at July 8, 2011 | 8:00 am |

Malloy Talks Jobs

Gov. Dannel Malloy visited New Britain Wednesday stopping at the corner of Chestnut and Main St. to talk with Iron Workers Local 15 who are constructing the new police station. He spoke with about a dozen workers concerning what they did and how they were trained through the Jobs Funnel Program. Angel Caban of East Hartford said the program was going good and Malloy more...

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Pending Sales of Single Family Homes in Greater Hartford Increase

By at July 8, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Pending Sales of Single Family Homes in Greater Hartford Increase

According to the Greater Hartford Association of REALTORS® (GHAR), pending sales rose 40.83 percent (from 627 to 883) from May of last year. Closed sales dropped 28.36 percent (from 871 to 624) and new listings increased 34.93 percent (from 1417 to 1912). During this same time frame, the median sale price decreased 4.35 percent (from $230,000 to $220,000). The housing more...

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Fireworks Light Up City Skies

By at July 6, 2011 | 3:56 pm |

Fireworks Light Up City Skies

For a while it appeared New Britain would not be celebrating the Fourth of July. But, thanks to various donations, the City held its biggest fireworks celebration ever Monday night at Stanley Quarter Park. “We had the best weather and the largest crowd ever because not everyone else is doing it this year,” said Bill DeMaio, parks and recreation director. “We had more...

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Kitchen Storage Products Can be Tricky

By at July 5, 2011 | 9:00 am |

Kitchen Storage Products Can be Tricky

Dear Les Is More: I have kitchen issues! Do you have any suggestions on keeping school lunches cold and instead of using post it notes or writing on tape how to keep dates on your food? I’ve looked for new products but do not know which ones to trust. Kim Dear Kim: I am always trying out new products, so you have come to the right place. First, if you want to more...

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Rep. Tercyak Named “Children’s Champion”

By at July 4, 2011 | 8:22 am |

Rep. Tercyak Named “Children’s Champion”

State Representative Peter Tercyak, who represents New Britain in the Connecticut General Assembly, has been honored with a “Children’s Champion” award by the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance. The organization selected Tercyak for this recognition because of his support of legislation during the 2011 session of the General Assembly aimed at improving the more...

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Helicopter Rescue Life Star Team Lands at NBHS

By at July 4, 2011 | 8:13 am |

Helicopter Rescue Life Star Team Lands at NBHS

Over 90 New Britain Academy for Health Profession students gathered outside of the New Britain High School football stadium to receive Hartford Hospital’s LIFE STAR helicopter on Thursday, June 9. Paramedics and respiratory therapists from Hartford Hospital’s LIFE STAR, a critical care helicopter service which responds to and provides air transport for variety of more...

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Great American Boom Schedule

By at July 3, 2011 | 8:11 am |

Great American Boom Schedule

Monday, July 4, 2011 (Rain Date July 5th) 5-9 p.m.; Fireworks around 9:15 p.m. Stanley Quarter Park. Parking is at Central Connecticut State University off Ella Grasso Boulevard in front of University Student Center 11 Different Food Vendors Selling Delectable Delights starting at 5 p.m. Food Vendors Include: Sausages, Steak Sandwiches, Pizza, Hot Dogs, more...

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Superintendent Search Firm Chosen

By at July 3, 2011 | 8:00 am |

Superintendent Search Firm Chosen

The Board of Education has announced that Ray and Associates, Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa has been chosen as the search firm for a new superintendent. Three vendors responded to the Board’s request for proposals. “After careful review of all proposals and a detailed discussion by the Board of what we believe a strong national search should entail - we selected more...

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Kurtz Controversial 10 Years Moves District Forward

By at July 2, 2011 | 6:30 am |

Kurtz Controversial 10 Years Moves District Forward

When Dr. Doris Kurtz became superintendent of schools 10 years ago, one of the first things she realized was there was no continuity in classrooms across the City. “The system needs to have the ability, skills and knowledge to move forward,” said Kurtz. “When I first started there were many things out of whack. We were paying almost $600,000 in more...

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