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NB Police Uniforms Have New Patches

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

NB Police Uniforms Have New Patches

The New Britain Police Department—which has been “rebuilding and redefining” itself under Chief James Wardwell since he assumed that position in July 2012—recently issued new uniform patches to its 162 sworn officers. The new patch—which will be worn on the shoulders of police uniforms, including shirts and jackets—has a blue background with a gold more...

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Costco Project Delayed

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

Costco Project Delayed

City to Lose Thousands of Dollars Due to Lawsuit Mayor Erin Stewart said this week that a lawsuit filed by City resident Elaine Lechowicz preventing Costco to move forward will delay construction and cost the City thousands of dollars. Courts originally dismissed the complaint and an appeal, but a second appeal has yet to be decided. A state law states that more...

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Broad St. Construction Moving Forward

By at October 30, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Broad St. Construction Moving Forward

Little Poland got a boost this week as LTC Construction of New Britain was named the lowest bidder and has received the go ahead to be the firm to do the final phase of the Broad Street reconstruction. The $3.7 million project will begin in the Spring and will be on Broad St. from Grove St. to the top of Burritt St. “This is the third and final phase of the more...

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The Legacy of the Salem Witch Trials in New Britain

By at October 30, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

The Legacy of the Salem Witch Trials in New Britain

Samuel Wardwell was born in Boston in 1643. His father and uncle, Thomas and William, had immigrated and settled there in 1630. It is notable that Thomas and William Wardwell were devout Puritans, but followed a reverend with unorthodox views. As described in the 1867 Documents and Records Relating to the Province of New Hampshire: 1623-1686, the brothers did not hide more...

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Tercyak Voting Questioned as Possible Conflict

By at October 23, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Tercyak Voting Questioned as Possible Conflict

Rep. Peter Tercyak, the Democrat who has represented the 26th House District since 2003, may have showed favoritism on several occasions when he supported bills that benefited the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services - a department overseen by his live-in girlfriend, according to a review of records by the New Britain City Journal. According to a more...

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City Looks at Ebola Preparedness

By at October 23, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

City Looks at Ebola Preparedness

The New Britain Health Department has begun coordinating efforts for Ebola response if necessary in the City. “We started meeting in the beginning of October to plan to assess and coordinate efforts if necessary,” said Sergio Lupo, director of health. “We are prepared and have been prepared for disasters since 9/11.” Ebola, is a type of hemorrhagic more...

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Leaf Pick-up to Begin

By at October 23, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Leaf Pick-up to Begin

It is time once again to rake those leaves and put them in bags as the New Britain Public Works Department will begin pick-up on Nov. 3. There was a program started in the Spring that is being re-introduced this Fall. It involves the City picking leaves up based on 12 routes. “We are going to pick them up by area,” said Mark Moriarty, public works more...

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Bridging the Gap

By at October 16, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Bridging the Gap

Residents Help Plan Future of Downtown Bridge Following a meeting at the New Britain Police Department Community Room Wednesday that gave initial ideas of plans to re-do the Route 72 Bridge on Main St., residents had the opportunity to voice their visions for a new bridge to gap the two downtowns of the City. The new project calls for making the bridge narrower and more...

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Health & Services Expo Returns

By at October 16, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Health & Services Expo Returns

After a year off, the New Britain TRIAD Expo 16 was held again Oct. 9 at the Hospital for Special Care Community Center. “We missed one year. We had so many people requesting we come back,” said Mary Carpenter of the NB TRIAD who organized the event along with Art Powers of the police department. “I had people stopping me downtown asking us to do it more...

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Schools Discuss Testing Policies

By at October 16, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Schools Discuss Testing Policies

To address the on-going debate surrounding how much students get tested every year, school officials recently gave a presentation on the topic detailing the time spent on assessments from kindergarten to high school. Board of Education President Sharon Beloin Saavedra said she asked for the presentation and requested that each test be labeled whether it is mandated more...

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