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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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Hot Harry’s Coming in June

By at May 5, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Hot Harry’s Coming in June

New Britain will soon have it’s own burrito restaurant. Hot Harry’s will soon open at 1470 East St. next to the Dollar General. “We are pushing hard to open June 1, but we may have a delay,” said president of the company Richard Tarascio. “It will definitely open some time in June.” Tarascio of Columbia, CT came to the company 8 months ago from Wayback more...

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It’s Electric

By at April 28, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

It’s Electric

City Looks to Buy Electric Poles In order to save funds and put in better LED lights, the City has made an offer to Eversource to purchase all the streetlights in the City. “Right now Eversource owns our streetlamps, so if someone crashes into a pole Eversource is responsible for coming out and fixing them,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “We pay a lot of costs to more...

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Hatch Building Sold for $25,000

By at April 28, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

Hatch Building Sold for $25,000

Another long standing vacant downtown building has been sold. Mayor Erin Stewart announced Wednesday that Opportunity Real Estate Equites, LLC has offered to purchase the Hatch Building at 24 Washington Street for $25,000. This is the same group that purchased the old New Britain Herald building. “They know they are going to have to put a few million into fixing more...

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Record Crowd Attends Annual Little Poland Festival

By at April 28, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Record Crowd Attends Annual Little Poland Festival

Everywhere you looked on Broad Street Sunday was a line of people. Nearly 20,000 were in attendance to celebrate what may be the biggest event held in the City in this century. The Fifth Annual Little Poland Festival featuring Polish foods like pierogi and potato pancakes, music and dancing, a Packzki contest, a carnival and nearly 100 booths. It was an event that more...

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