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No Hearing for Trueworthy

By at September 11, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

No Hearing for Trueworthy

The Democratic majority led council voted 7-6, along party lines, Wednesday night against a hearing to see if Alderman Michael Trueworthy should be removed from office. On July 22, Trueworthy stormed into Mayor Erin Stewart’s office intoxicated, using vulgar language and degrading her. Later that night, he went to West Side Tavern and used anti-gay slurs and more...

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Special Needs Child Goes Missing

By at September 11, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Special Needs Child Goes Missing

Tay Pérez Sierra wants the public to be aware of the disasters that could happen because the New Britain schools do not have enough para-educators. On Tuesday, Sept. 9 her special needs daughter, Yuansueé Burgos-Perez, a 17-year-old senior at New Britain High School, did not come home from school on the bus as she does every day. Perez has mental retardation, more...

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Homelessness Program to be Re-vamped Sept. 15

By at September 11, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Homelessness Program to be Re-vamped Sept. 15

The Mayor’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness is having an executive board meeting Sept. 15 to present a new draft for changes. “The re-vamped plan will have a lot of new changes,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “The way the old plan reads, it has a good solid framework, but a lot depends on federal funding and grants that no longer exist.” Programs such as more...

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220 New Jobs Coming

By at September 4, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

220 New Jobs Coming

Officials touted the news that 220 new jobs would occur thanks to Costco coming to New Britain during groundbreaking ceremonies at the Red Nine of Stanley Golf Course on Wednesday. “I can’t believe we are finally here,” said Mayor Erin Stewart to open the ceremonies. “As Mayor of the great City of New Britain I could not be happier. The most important part more...

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Commission Hears Bielinski Complaint

By at September 4, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Commission Hears Bielinski Complaint

The Civil Service Commission listened to testimony concerning a complaint filed by Alderman Lou Salvio against Mayor Pro Tem Suzanne Bielinski regarding the hiring of her niece by marriage - Jessica Gerratana - as Council Secretary on Tuesday night. The commission did not make a decision, but will instead hear more testimony on Monday and possibly make a decision more...

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First Day of School Runs Smoothly in New Britain

By at September 4, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

First Day of School Runs Smoothly in New Britain

Tuesday’s, First Day of School in New Britain opened successfully with only a few of the typical glitches. “This is the second year we had such a wonderful, smooth opening,” said Paul Salina, chief operations officer of New Britain Schools. “I think it is due in part to the welcome back breakfast we had last week. It gets a lot of families in, especially more...

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Trueworthy Removal Complex

By at August 28, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Trueworthy Removal Complex

Common Council members say they need at least eight signatures in the next few days to issue a warrant for a special meeting on Sept. 3 in order to discuss whether Alderman Michael Trueworthy can be removed from Council. “If we don’t get the signatures, the Mayor might call a special meeting when she gets back to work on Sept. 2,” said Independent Alderman more...

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Perfect 34th Dozynki Weekend

By at August 28, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Perfect 34th Dozynki Weekend

For Monica Paszkowski and her family who just moved to New Britain from Poland this year, the weather at Dozynki could not have been any better for their first visit to the event. “If you follow Dozynki at least one day it rains and we say it is good for the farmers because it is a harvest festival, but not this year,” said Lucian Pawlak, of the Polish American more...

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Home Ownership Program of New Britain Revamped

By at August 21, 2014 | 6:45 pm |

Home Ownership Program of New Britain Revamped

If you are looking to buy your first home in New Britain, the newly revised Home Ownership Program (HOP) might be the way to go. Owners get a fixed rate second mortgage at three percent interest if the house will be owner occupied, depending on how long you plan to stay in the home and you are a first time homeowner. Borrowers must first complete an approved more...

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New Mayor Pro Tem Investigated

By at August 21, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

New Mayor Pro Tem Investigated

Alderman Lou Salvio has filed a Civil Service Complaint against fellow Alderman and now Mayor Pro Tem, Suzanne Bielinski regarding the hiring of her niece by marriage - Jessica Gerratana - as Council Secretary. According to Salvio’s complaint, “Personnel Director Karen Levine informed me that she was approached by Alderwoman Bielinski in late Spring of 2013 to more...

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