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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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Bielinski Decision: Removal, Fine

By at October 9, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Bielinski Decision: Removal, Fine

After hearing testimony for over a month, the Civil Service Commission Monday recommended that Mayor Pro Tem Suzanne Bielinski should be removed from her position on the Council, fined $2,500 and the position of Council Secretary reposted. Alderman Lou Salvio filed a complaint against Bielinski of hiring her niece by marriage – Jessica Gerratana – to the more...

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Cease and Desist Filed On “Timeless Tales”

By at October 9, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Cease and Desist Filed On “Timeless Tales”

Amy Kirby of the New Britain Historical Society sent a request from Hurwit & Associates of Newton, Mass. to the City and Bill DeMaio, parks and recreation director, asking that the City cease and desist from advertising, promoting and using “Timeless Tales” without legal license from Kirby to do so. City Corporation Counsel did not return phone calls at more...

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Halloween Safe Zone Trick or Treat Coming Soon

By at October 9, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Halloween Safe Zone Trick or Treat Coming Soon

On Halloween night all New Britain and area children are invited to attend the 2014 Halloween Safe Zone Trick or Treat event happening in downtown New Britain. This year more businesses than ever will take part and various organizations will have booths to distribute candy to our children in costume on Oct. 31 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. At around 6:30 p.m. a Halloween more...

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Downtown Visions

By at October 2, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Downtown Visions

Kiosks, Food Trucks in Central Park Future When it comes to what residents want to see anchor downtown New Britain, each person has a different view. But, the dream is still to see it revitalized and bustling. This week The New Britain City Journal Facebook group was asked, “What business or type or business would you like to see anchor downtown?” Well over 300 more...

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Mayor Raises $1,500 for “Building Hope Together”

By at October 2, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Mayor Raises $1,500 for “Building Hope Together”

The Mayor’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness has a new name. The plan will now be known as “Building Hope Together”. Mayor Erin Stewart Saturday night served up drinks at West Side Tavern with tips going to the organization raising $1,500. “When I came into office, one of the first challenges I was faced with was where the emergency overflow shelter was more...

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Conference to Focus on Preventing Bullying in Schools

By at October 2, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Conference to Focus on Preventing Bullying in Schools

The New Britain Area Interfaith Conference (NBAIC) will be sponsoring a public dialogue about stopping bullying in schools and creating a culture of non-violence on Oct. 16 from 6:- 8:45 p.m. The event will be held at First Lutheran Church, located at 77 Franklin Sq. Stephen Varga, President and Sharon Chamberlain, who is on the planning committee for the NBAIC, said more...

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Police Department to Get More Aggressive on Unlicensed Dogs

By at September 25, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Police Department to Get More Aggressive on Unlicensed Dogs

Dog owners who have not gotten a dog license may want to head up to the Town Clerk’s Office at City Hall and get a license before the police find out and present fines. “In the past when we came across people who did not have their dogs licensed, we would ticket them,” said Sgt. Paul Keller. “Because we have an overpopulation of dogs it has become apparent more...

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Route 72 Overpass Redesign

By at September 25, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Route 72 Overpass Redesign

Coming soon, the walk over the Route 72 overpass will not feel so lonely and never-ending. The future renovation of the Route 72 overpass is high on the list of changes coming to downtown in the Spring of 2015. On Oct. 15 a public hearing will be held at the Community Room of Police Department at 6 p.m. to gain input from residents on the future of the more...

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City About to Go Ape

By at September 25, 2014 | 6:15 am |

City About to Go Ape

A new high ropes aerial adventure course at AW Stanley Park may be coming to New Britain soon. Go Ape LLC is hoping to enter an agreement to run the course for 10 years paying the City $20,000 a year. The amount could increase depending on gross revenue. “I’m really excited about this,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “Bill DeMaio (parks and recreation more...

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