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Agencies Helping During Holidays

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

Agencies Helping During Holidays

With Thanksgiving upon us, several city charitable organizations, including the Human Resources Agency (HRA) of New Britain, were slated to distribute turkeys and other food to needy families this week. This past Tuesday, Nov. 25, HRA’s food pantry, the New Britain Food & Resource Center, provided turkeys (donated by Foodshare) and other community-donated more...

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Gerratana Attorney Files FOIA Complaint Against City

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

Gerratana Attorney Files FOIA Complaint Against City

Claiming members of the Civil Service Commission did not take a formal vote, the firm of Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn and Kelly of Hartford has officially filed a Freedom of Information complaint. The complaint was filed in October, but City officials said at the November meeting that it had not received the complaint. “The FOI complaint may or may not more...

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State Approves $850,000 Costco Bond

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

State Approves $850,000 Costco Bond

The State Bonding Commission approved $850,000 for Costco to build a separate driveway and other road improvements on Wednesday morning. In August, the City approved a $2.1 tax abatement for Costco. These new funds will decrease that abatement to $1.25 million. “When the tax modification was being talked about, everyone had concerns on how much we had to work more...

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New Britain Named Bike Friendly Community

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

New Britain Named Bike Friendly Community

The city’s focus in recent years on improving its bike infrastructure has paid off: the Hardware City has joined a select group of towns in Connecticut that are considered bike friendly. The League of American Bicyclists recently gave the city a “bronze” designation, it’s entry-level accreditation. The award recognizes the city’s commitment to improving more...

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120th Anniversary of Sacred Heart Parish

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

120th Anniversary of Sacred Heart Parish

On Saturday, Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. Sacred Heart Parish will have the Mass of Thanksgiving Commemorating the 120 Year Anniversary of the Founding of Sacred Heart Parish. It will be celebrated by the Most Rev. Christie Macaluso, Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford. Reception will follow in the school hall. “120 years is very significant,” said Monsignor Daniel more...

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It’s a Sign

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

It’s a Sign

Council to Review Election Day Signs On Wednesday night the Common Council sent an amendment of ordinance 3-11 to allow political signs on public property on Election Day as well as approved school related signs on school property throughout the year, to the administration, finance and law committee. “It’s a small amendment to a current ordinance that prohibits more...

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New Goals for Old NBPD

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

New Goals for Old NBPD

After the city secured a roughly $2.7 million Brownsfield Grant from the state earlier this year, demolition of the old police station could happen “once the weather breaks,” according to Municipal Department Director Kenneth Malinowski. Grant funds will be utilized to examine the extent of potential abatement (asbestos is known to be on site, for example), for more...

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Waldo Belden Pierce and the Forgotten POW Camp

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

Waldo Belden Pierce and the Forgotten POW Camp

At 530 East Street a very old home stands quietly and nearly forgotten by history. That is, except for a plaque that proclaims the year the house was built – 1746. Some people also know the family that lives there, or have read literature or property records that the house is owned by the Pierce family, descendants of the ancient Belden family. So one might wonder, more...

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Counsel Hired to Decipher Decision

By at November 6, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Counsel Hired to Decipher Decision

The City has hired an outside attorney for the Civil Service Commission to clarify issues regarding their decision to remove Democratic Alderwoman Suzanne Bielinski from the Common Council and fine her $2,500 for hiring her niece Jessica Gerratana as Council Secretary. Corporation Counsel Attorney Gennaro Bizzarro in a letter to the commission on Monday said, “I more...

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Incumbents Retain Seats at State Level

By at November 6, 2014 | 6:16 pm |

Incumbents Retain Seats at State Level

The Democratic state incumbents in New Britain will all remain in office. On Tuesday night each retained their seats with some winning by fairly big margins. Republican incumbent Theresa Gerratana, 6th District, ran unopposed on the ballot, but Todd Cheney did qualify as a write-in ballot. Gerratana had 9,408 votes compared to Cheney who had 161 in New Britain. more...

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