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School Funding Unconstitutional

By at September 8, 2016 | 3:25 pm |

School Funding Unconstitutional

Connecticut Superior Court judge Thomas Moukawsher ruled Wednesday that the state’s education funding system is irrational and unconstitutional. In 2005, Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding (CCJEF) filed a lawsuit against the state contending that the current formula used to fund school systems is not adequate for cities like New Britain, which more...

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Amato’s Return from Toy Delivery to Flood Victims

By at September 8, 2016 | 3:21 pm |

Amato’s Return from Toy Delivery to Flood Victims

Calling the trip an eye opener, Steve and Sheri Amato of Amato’s Toy and Hobby returned Wednesday after delivering over 5,000 toys to Louisiana flood victims. In August, prolonged rainfall in Louisiana resulted in catastrophic flooding that submerged thousands of homes and businesses. Louisiana’s governor, John Bel Edwards, called the disaster a “historic, more...

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Vacuum Program “Leafing”

By at September 8, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Vacuum Program “Leafing”

Households who were part of a City 9 year Pilot leaf vacuuming program will now have to pack their leaves in bags. The City announced this week that the program is ending. “In an effort to continue saving money, and being aware of the amount of resources the City is using, and trying to prioritize what works and what doesn’t work, the Board of Public Works made more...

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Diversity Takes Center Stage on Saturday

By at August 27, 2016 | 8:22 pm |

Diversity Takes Center Stage on Saturday

New Britain held two big cultural events this weekend in the first ever Latin Festival and the 36th Annual Dozynki Polish Festival. KOHOE Centers and the Latino Festival Coalition presented its First Annual Latin Festival at Walnut Hill Park Saturday. Food vendors lined the park featuring such goodies as Shish-ke-bobs, tacos, pina coladas, cheese fries, pinchos, more...

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Lost Your Dog – Check the Pound

By at August 25, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Lost Your Dog – Check the Pound

Late August, the New Britain Animal Control starts getting overwhelmed with dogs found in the City. It is also the time people let dogs loose causing more lost dogs. Remember when searching for a lost dog to check with the pound first. “Our pound is full right now. People let their dogs out because of the warmer weather,” said Sgt. Paula Keller. “Dogs need to more...

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School Starts This Monday

By at August 25, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

School Starts This Monday

With the new school year just days away, New Britain schools have been gearing up for weeks to welcome approximately 10,000 students to the 2016-17 academic year. School starts this coming Monday, Aug. 29 for all Consolidated School District of New Britain students and Superintendent Nancy Sarra is excited about beginning her first full school year at the more...

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It’s time for the 36th Dozynki Harvest Festival

By at August 25, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

It’s time for the 36th Dozynki Harvest Festival

Every year in Poland when the harvest is complete, residents celebrate and thank God for a good bounty. On Saturday and Sunday people will come together at Falcon’s Field on Farmington Ave. to celebrate the harvest at the Dozynki Polish Festival. The 26th harvest festival in the City features Polish food, entertainment and vendors. But, its biggest draw is the more...

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City Seeking Shooting Range, Impound Lot

By at August 18, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

City Seeking Shooting Range, Impound Lot

There are two pressing concerns for the New Britain Police Department. First is the need for a practice shooting range and second is the need to relocate the impound lot. “We have had initial meetings on both of these issues this week,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “We will be working in the next several months to find solutions to both of these problems.” Per more...

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Mayor Responds to Well Opposition

By at August 18, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Mayor Responds to Well Opposition

On August 10th, the Common Council voted 11-4 to sell the Patton Brook Well to the town of Southington, who has leased the well from the City of New Britain for decades until the agreement ended in 2014. Southington is not interested in renewing the lease. During last week’s meeting, many residents came out and spoke both against and in favor of the sale. I applaud more...

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St. John the Evangelist Church Celebrates 100 Years

By at August 18, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

St. John the Evangelist Church Celebrates 100 Years

“A faith driven community welcoming all who enter” is how those of St. John the Evangelist parish, 655 East St., refer to their church. This September 11, the church will celebrate it’s 100th Anniversary with a mass and dinner. Mass is at 10:30 a.m. with the dinner following at noon. A caterer will serve dinner to about 150 people. The hall can hold about 300 more...

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