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Editor’s Note 6/17/2011

By at June 17, 2011 | 7:10 am |

Editor’s Note 6/17/2011

Is it just me or does there seem to be a lot of news happening this week? I’m sure I’m not the only one who wishes there was more hours in the day. This week our edition is jam packed with as much news as I could fit. At least people can’t say nothing is happening in New Britain. Costco continues to be a hot topic. Everyone in the City seems to have a strong more...

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Juvenile Review Boards Help Families While Saving Taxpayer Dollars

By at June 17, 2011 | 7:08 am |

Juvenile Review Boards Help Families While Saving Taxpayer Dollars

There is a startling fact that permeates the Connecticut juvenile justice system. One in five youth in urban areas are arrested and go to court by the time they are 16 years old. The cost to each municipality in terms of police time and associated expenses coupled with state costs for court, probation officers, and other judicial branch services is staggering. To make more...

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How About Planning a Tag Sale?

By at June 17, 2011 | 7:00 am |

How About Planning a Tag Sale?

Did you ever look at photos in magazines and wonder where did the homeowners put all of the books, china, exercise equipment---“the clutter” in the house? Everything might be hidden away in another room, or maybe the homeowners got organized and had a tag sale and now are celebrating being clutter-free. If you live in a disorderly environment, your emotions can more...

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Residential Transfer Station Scheduled to Open June 27

By at June 17, 2011 | 6:10 am |

Residential Transfer Station Scheduled to Open June 27

On June 25 the landfill on Deming Road will close. On June 27 a new transfer station will open on Christian Lane. “Everything that used to happen there, will occur here,” said Mark Moriarty, public works director. “Only commercial waste will be allowed at the old site.” At the end of 2013 the old site will close for good through state and federal more...

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Petition Asks Costco Process to Continue

By at June 17, 2011 | 6:05 am |

Petition Asks Costco Process to Continue

At a meeting last week the Friends of A.W. Stanley Park handed common council members a petition with over 1,100 signatures of people against the building of a Costco on Hartford Road that would use land from the Stanley Golf Course. This week, the New Britain Republican Town Committee has begun a petition that asks residents to let the process play out before more...

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Bernacki Makes it Official

By at June 16, 2011 | 7:44 pm |

Bernacki Makes it Official

Republican Mark Bernacki officially announced his intentions to run for mayor Thursday night at the Falcon’s Club. “When Mayor Stewart announced he was not running for a fifth term I began receiving phone calls and people started showing up at our business asking what my plans were,” said Bernacki. “Amazingly, people asked me two simple questions. Some asked more...

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First Anniversary of Walnut Hill Rose Garden Celebrated

By at June 15, 2011 | 8:54 pm |

First Anniversary of Walnut Hill Rose Garden Celebrated

A group of over 200 people showed up Wednesday night to help celebrate the first year anniversary of the Walnut Hill Rose Garden. “People have been rolling up their sleeves and doing a lot of work on something that was okay, but now spectacular,” said Bill DeMaio, parks and recreation director. Kate McCue, who was the founder of the project, said that “ Walnut more...

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Foundation Donates $25,000 to Save Fireworks

By at June 15, 2011 | 4:04 pm |

Foundation Donates $25,000 to Save Fireworks

It’s not too late for New Britain to light up the night sky on the Fourth of July with the biggest and best fireworks display in Connecticut. The American Savings Foundation has pledged a $25,000 challenge grant to help make sure the annual celebration goes on in 2011. “This pledge gets us half way home,” said Mayor Timothy Stewart. “If businesses and more...

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School Board Looks at 42 Position Cuts

By at June 13, 2011 | 8:49 pm |

School Board Looks at 42 Position Cuts

The Board of Education Budget Workshop Monday night looked at where cuts would take place in the school system with the existing budget. The school board received $10.5 million in ECS Funds and $107 from appropriated funds totaling $118.060 million. The board looked at the following procedure in analyzing $11 million in cuts from its proposed budget more...

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First Anniversary Celebration of the Rose Garden

By at June 13, 2011 | 9:56 am |

First Anniversary Celebration of the Rose Garden

The Friends of the Walnut Hill Park Rose Garden and the City of New Britain are holding their First Anniversary Celebration of the Walnut Hill Park Rose Garden. Join hundreds of volunteers, community members, students and rose garden lovers they gather to recognize the hard work put into this landmark. Hors D’oeuvres with cash bar will be available, along with a musical more...

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