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CMHA Stirring Controversy

By at November 17, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

CMHA Stirring Controversy

Anger and frustration surrounds many downtown businesses as the prospect of the Community Mental Health Affiliates (CMHA) moving in at 227 Main St., the former Mitch’s Building, draws near. Last week Ray Gorman, president and CEO of the CMHA, made a presentation to the Downtown District. He said that the property would be the location of 3 or 4 service locations more...

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City Journal Readers Choose New City Slogan

By at November 17, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

City Journal Readers Choose New City Slogan

Readers of the City Journal have spoken and the City has listened. After asking readers to choose one of four slogans to be the City’s next slogan “Experience the New” was the overwhelming winner. It received over 50 percent of the votes. “Connect and Bee Inspired” had 25 percent, “History. Honey. Home.” had 17.5 percent and “Because Old is Boring” more...

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New Britain Transit Oriented Development Plan

By at November 17, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

New Britain Transit Oriented Development Plan

(Part one of four parts) Now that the CTFastrak is complete and being used by thousands, the State is looking to enhance the areas around it. It is known as Transit Oriented Development (TOD). TOD is mixed-use development that is fully integrated with transit, where development prioritizes pedestrians and connections to transit in uses and design. TODs are more...

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Nearly 73 Percent of Residents Vote; Question 3 Passes

By at November 10, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Nearly 73 Percent of Residents Vote; Question 3 Passes

A large number of registered voters took part in this year’s election as it was an extremely controversial presidential year. Officials said it was about 10 percentage points higher than normal presidential elections at about 73 percent. Approximately 30,500 people in the City are registered to vote. Around 800 were same day registration. “It (same day more...

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Lexington St. Christmas House Tribute

By at November 10, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Lexington St. Christmas House Tribute

When New Britain resident and legend Rita Giancola passed away last August 15, many thought it was the end of the Christmas House on Lexington St. But before Giancola died she had one last wish - that the family decorated the house one more time. The family agreed and this will be the last year as her family is doing it. It will be done as a tribute to her more...

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City Looks to Sell Land in Burlington

By at November 10, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

City Looks to Sell Land in Burlington

The Board of Water Commissioners Tuesday night voted to send to the Common Council a proposal to sell 15.08 acres of land owned by the New Britain Water Department for a cost of not less than $252,500. Northwest Asset Management LLC is looking to buy the property for housing as the surrounding property has homes on them. It is also close to town center. The town more...

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Downtown Flocked with Trick or Treaters

By at November 3, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Downtown Flocked with Trick or Treaters

Halloween was a night to remember in downtown New Britain as about 5,000 ghost, goblins, princesses and super heroes roamed the streets reciting ‘trick or treat’ as bags filled with candy. “Halloween night we produced the 5th installment of the Downtown Halloween Trick or Treat Safe Zone, well over 5,000 children and their parents safely walked the streets, and more...

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Time to Vote for One of Four Slogans

By at November 3, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Time to Vote for One of Four Slogans

The Mayor’s Marketing and Branding Roundtable narrowed down the City slogans to four this week and now residents are asked to vote on their favorite. “We wanted to have some fun on the slogans and we could not agree on three, so there are four,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “They encompass a lot of things. Some are a nod to the past but some also encompass the more...

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Many Choices Available in Election 2016

By at November 3, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Many Choices Available in Election 2016

Election Day is Nov. 8 and residents will not only have the opportunity to vote for a new President of the United States, but for many local positions as well. In the 6th District there are three candidates. Incumbent Democrat Theresa Gerratana, Republican nominee Charles Paonessa and Sharon Beloin-Saavedra who is running unaffiliated. Gerratana has been in office more...

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City’s New Brand

By at October 27, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

City’s New Brand

On Wednesday the Mayor’s Marketing and Branding Roundtable reviewed the first version of the Branding Initiative City Profile. “It’s a very useful document. It is important for us to gather this information to see where we have come from and where we are today. That will help us find the answer to what we want to be as a City,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. more...

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