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Two to Primary

By at May 26, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Two to Primary

Former Mayor Lucian Pawlak has joined Sharon Beloin Saavedra to force Democratic Primaries on Aug. 9. Both are presently getting signatures to be allowed to be on the primary ballot. Pawlak is running against former Alderman Michael Trueworthy for Democrat registrar of voters. “When I heard Juan Verdu was not running, I got pretty excited because it is more...

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Schools Struggling With State Cuts

By at May 26, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Schools Struggling With State Cuts

With the state budget deficit wreaking havoc on local education aid, New Britain schools are looking at a reduction of at least $1.6 million in 2016-17. “The board is still waiting on a final analysis of the state budget as it relates to education,” explained Sharon Beloin Saavedra, the President of the New Britain Board of Education, late last week. “Will more...

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Going Green and Saving Money

By at May 26, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Going Green and Saving Money

The City has approved two new measures that will both help New Britain go green and save money. New Britain High School is getting a fuel cell as part of the energy innovation project. “We meet monthly for ways to save money in green technology. Fuel cell technology is popping up across the State and nationwide,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “New Britain High more...

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No Oktoberfest Downtown

By at May 19, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

No Oktoberfest Downtown

Due to scheduling conflicts Oktoberfest will once again not happen this year in downtown. In January Mayor Erin Stewart announced Main Street USA will take place on Saturday. Sept. 17 at Walnut Hill Park. As it turned out, that is the only weekend Oktoberfest Organizer Nick Augustino had available for Oktoberfest. “They will run Main Street USA. I did not tell the more...

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Berkowitz Project Delayed

By at May 19, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Berkowitz Project Delayed

Douglas Bromfield of Capital Restoration Inc., a Hartford-based developer, will have to wait a little longer to start restoration of the Berkowitz Building. This month the project did not receive money from the CHAMP Fund, a state grant. “They did not get the money, but met with the state and are going to re-apply,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “They may change more...

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Downtown District Holds Annual Meeting

By at May 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Downtown District Holds Annual Meeting

Mayor Stewart Talks of New Events Downtown The New Britain Downtown District held its 32nd Annual Meeting at the Timothy T. Stewart Community Room at the police department Wednesday. Guest speaker Mayor Erin E. Stewart told district members about what has taken place downtown as well as new happenings. Central Park, which is Phase 3 of the Streetscape plan, was more...

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Charter Revision Endorses 4 Year Mayor Term

By at May 12, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

Charter Revision Endorses 4 Year Mayor Term

The Charter Revision Commission Tuesday night unanimously voted to change the term of the Mayor from 2 years to 4 years. After listening to Mayor Erin Stewart explain that a Mayor could get more done in four years, because there is no need to campaign every other year, the commission decided to endorse the idea. “Two years is not long to establish yourself,” more...

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Management Company to Look at Parking

By at May 12, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Management Company to Look at Parking

Eighteen years ago the City did a parking study. Much has changed since then. This City Council Wednesday night approved hiring Desman Design Management (DDM) of Rocky Hill to determine future City parking demands expected to be obtained at parking garages and on-street locations. DDM is a national specialist in parking planning, design and restoration. “As we more...

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Mayor Stewart: “Take Ownership of This Park”

By at May 5, 2016 | 6:45 pm |

Mayor Stewart: “Take Ownership of This Park”

About 200 people came out Tuesday morning, despite intermittent rain, to mark a new chapter at Central Park. After over a year of changes at the park which included making it 33 percent larger, new landscaping, removal of trees, new granite sitting areas, newly cleaned monuments, and more, Mayor Erin Stewart held a re-dedication ceremony asking residents to “take more...

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Change Coming

By at May 5, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

Change Coming

City Expects Old PD Proposal Soon Residents are one step closer to seeing something new happen on Columbus Boulevard. The City expects to receive a letter of intent from a developer this month for the purchase of the old police department. “We went thru the RFP (request for proposal) process and now are waiting for letter of intent from a single developer,” said more...

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