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Chambers Chosen Candidate

By at March 27, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Chambers Chosen Candidate

BOE to Make Final Decision April 7 School officials have selected David L. Chambers, the current principal at the Nursing and Health Sciences Academy at Hartford Public High School, as their preferred candidate to lead New Britain High School. Superintendent of Schools Kelt Cooper described Chambers as the “clear and decisive” candidate from the more than 50 more...

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Halloween Safe Zone is Back

By at March 27, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Halloween Safe Zone is Back

[caption id="attachment_8762" align="alignnone" width="580"] 2012 Halloween Safe Zone[/caption] The New Britain City Journal began the Halloween Safe Zone event in downtown New Britain in 2012 and will once again lead the event in 2014. After the newspaper reported news stories regarding Former Mayor Tim O’Brien’s administration, he took the event away from the more...

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Gay Named to School Board

By at March 27, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Gay Named to School Board

Merrill Gay, director of the New Britain Early Childhood Collaborative, was unanimously approved as the Democratic Board of Education candidate replacing Dr. Aram Ayalon on Wednesday night by the Common Council. “I have known Merrill for a long time. We live around the corner from each other. He has always been involved in education issues,” said Alderman more...

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Schools to Allow Drug Sniffing Dogs

By at March 20, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Schools to Allow Drug Sniffing Dogs

The Board of Education has revised its student search and seizure policy to allow for the use of drug sniffing dogs and metal detectors. Despite the changes, school officials say the measures will be used sparingly, if at all. “At this point, there is no specific plan to have the dogs in the school, but it is something we will discuss with the police to more...

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Think Spring

By at March 20, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Think Spring

Gardens, Homes, Cars Need Check-ups Cold and wintry weather still abound, but spring is officially here on March 21. Many residents should think about preparing for the season. In preparation, here are some important ways to be prepared. If selling your house in on the list this Spring, Sal-Cal Realtor Sally Eigenraam said there are some things you need to more...

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Over 200 Represent NB at St. Paddy’s Parade

By at March 20, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Over 200 Represent NB at St. Paddy’s Parade

New Britain marched last in Hartford’s St. Patrick Day Parade Saturday, but the City contingent was well-represented considering the event was the first one for New Britain in 43 years. The City police won best police department and Off. Brett Morgan won best town honoree. Earlier this year, Officer Morgan was seriously injured by the driver of a stolen more...

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Russian Roulette Averted

By at March 13, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Russian Roulette Averted

The Common Council Wednesday night approved rescinding about $17 million in bonding along with approving $25 million in Tax Anticipation Notes (TAN) that insure the City will pay current expenses and obligations of the City if needed. Discussion lasted over 3 hours and several bonds did not pass, but the biggest discussion centered around the TANs. Dick more...

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Mayor’s State of the City Address Calls for Change

By at March 13, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Mayor’s State of the City Address Calls for Change

Mayor Erin Stewart gave a serious look at New Britain during the State of the City address Wednesday night at City Hall. Stewart said New Britain is at a crossroads. “And when you find yourself at a crossroads you have to make a decision to go one way or the other,” she said. “For too long, we have been traveling down the same road.” Stewart said it more...

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Presatore Academy: A New Direction in Education

By at March 13, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Presatore Academy: A New Direction in Education

Children across the state who do not learn well in a traditional classroom will soon have a scholastic training center right here in New Britain. After over 40 years of developing a learning method, Dr. Paul Picciano, founder and president of Centers for Neurofunctional Restoration Inc. of Farmington is opening the Presatore Academy in September. “Our mission is more...

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President Obama Speaks at CCSU

By at March 6, 2014 | 6:06 pm |

President Obama Speaks at CCSU

President Barack Obama came to New Britain Wednesday in a historic visit to Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) to speak on raising the minimum wage. After a quick stop at Café Beauregard on Main St. for lunch, where he apparently ordered a Korean beef sandwich and chili, Obama spoke to a large crowd at Detrick Gymnasium for about 35 minutes. He was more...

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