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Columbus Commons Project Funding Gains Approval

By at April 19, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

Columbus Commons Project Funding Gains Approval

The New Britain legislative delegation, welcomed approval of funds for the Columbus Commons project to assist with the first phase of its development last Friday. The Connecticut State Bond Commission approved a $6 million loan to the project stakeholders that will help with the construction of 80 new units of rental housing with 64 income-restricted affordable more...

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New Fire Chief Takes the Reins

By at April 19, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

New Fire Chief Takes the Reins

It may have been rainy outside on Monday, but in the New Britain Fire Department Headquarters at 225 Beaver St., there could not have been a brighter place to be. Mayor Erin Stewart, Fire Commissioners, and a group of nearly 50 gathered for a welcoming and swearing in ceremony for newly-appointed Fire Chief Raul Ortiz. “It has been a long road for the New more...

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Fishing Frenzy

By at April 19, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Fishing Frenzy

Over 300 Come out to Derby The weather was perfect Saturday as the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department held its annual Fishing Derby at the pond in Stanley Quarter Park. “We have over 300 fishers which is more than usual. It is a weather driven event,” said Craig Bowman, Recreation Services Coordinator. “Everyone is itching to get outside because of more...

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Volunteers Help Prepare Rose Garden for New Season

By at April 19, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Volunteers Help Prepare Rose Garden for New Season

Spring is on its way as on Saturday new roses were planted at the Rose Garden at Walnut Hill Park, near the World War I Monument, by a number of volunteers. “We are opening up the garden for the season. We do that every year,” said Michelle Malinowski, a board member of the Friends of the Walnut Hill Rose Garden. “Our first planting was on April 10, 2010. What more...

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Pinstripe Press

By at April 12, 2018 | 4:00 pm |

Pinstripe Press

Ten games into the season and the Yankees are 5-5. I must say I hoped for a better start. The next series against the Red Sox is exciting. The Sox are playing well. It is in Boston so it will be especially difficult. Even if the Yanks are swept, it would be way too early to panic. This team needs time to gel. Giancarlo Stanton has been a little slow so far. As more...

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Editor’s Note 4/12/2018

By at April 12, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

Editor’s Note 4/12/2018

For those of you who do not know, my mother went to heaven on Tuesday morning. It has been a rough week for me. The wake will be next Tuesday evening from 4-7 p.m. at Shaker Funeral Home and the funeral on Wednesday morning at St Ann’s. The next few weeks, I will have a heavy heart so please bear with me. I will do my best as I was very close to my mother. So what more...

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Artists Invited to Paint 6’ Fiberglass Bees

By at April 12, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

Artists Invited to Paint 6’ Fiberglass Bees

The Greater New Britain Arts Alliance (GNBAA) just placed an order for 21 6’ tall fiberglass bees, forwarding its “Bees Across New Britain” project in conjunction with the City of New Britain. Bees Across New Britain is a project similar to the Cow Parade done in West Hartford. In 2008 West Hartford began the Cow Parade with life size cows scattered more...

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We Celebrate

By at April 12, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

We Celebrate

On Friday, June 25, 1999, the Reverend Robert J. Lysz was found murdered inside the Church he shepherded. In less than a week, on Thursday, July 1, 1999, the Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated. How could there be a celebration of any kind? We turn to the faith shared by Father Lysz and the many who knew him to find the answer. This faith does not celebrate the more...

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Republican Party to Honor Tim Stewart, Peter Gostin

By at April 12, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

Republican Party to Honor Tim Stewart, Peter Gostin

The Second Annual Republican Committee Annual Award dinner will honor two of the party’s most well-known members. Former Mayor Timothy Stewart will receive the Linda Blogoslawski Award and Peter Gostin will get the Mary Chaponis Award. Town Committee Chairman Tony Cane said when he became the chairman of the party two years ago, he knew he wanted to have an more...

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Mayor’s Budget Calls For No Tax Increase

By at April 12, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Mayor’s Budget Calls For No Tax Increase

Mayor Erin E. Stewart on Wednesday presented to the Common Council a $237.72 million budget for 2018-19 that calls for no tax increase and an overall reduction in spending. The $237,729,089 budget represents a 1.58 percent decrease from the current year’s $241.53 million budget. The Mayor received the Board of Finance and Taxation’s budget proposal on March 8. more...

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