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Painting Honors The Greatest Generation

By at December 10, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Painting Honors The Greatest Generation

A crowd of nearly 100 people came to the Second Floor of City Hall Wednesday for a public reception for the painting “Uncommon Valor” by Jerzey Michalski and to honor four men who died in the battle of Iwo Jima. Some 100 Connecticut sons were lost in the bloody Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945, a pivotal conflict that helped secure the United States’ victory over more...

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Benefits are Endless Award Winners Named

By at December 10, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Benefits are Endless Award Winners Named

Four businesses or people were honored Wednesday by the Parks and Recreation Program with the Benefits are Endless Awards. Winners were Carlson Funeral Home, ConnectiCare, Dattco and Gayle West. “Every one of you affect things in different areas of the department. We cannot go to the Mayor and the Council every time we want to do everything. There is just no more...

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CCSU Student Issues in Belvidere Make Progress

By at December 3, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

CCSU Student Issues in Belvidere Make Progress

The City is still waiting for Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) officials to sign a contract dealing with the police, concerning improper behavior of college students in homes in the Belvidere section of the City. A contract was given to CCSU last year and again this year. “What the contract basically says is that CCSU police will work together with more...

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Bridge Design to Go to Bond Commission

By at December 3, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Bridge Design to Go to Bond Commission

City officials will be meeting with Department of Transportation (DOT) officials next week to finalize the conceptual design plans for the Route 72 Overpass. “We are aiming to get on the January bond commission agenda,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “There are some things to work out. Next week I will meet with the office of policy and management and then public more...

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City Employees Grab Mittens for Those Less Fortunate

By at December 3, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

City Employees Grab Mittens for Those Less Fortunate

Scarves, gloves, minions, gift cards, football t-shirts and movie gift cards are some of the hot gifts children across the City are seeking this year. On Monday, members of the Community and Youth Services Department put up it’s Annual Mitten Tree on their third floor office. “Employees come in and pick up a mitten that has a wish for youth or a family,” more...

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Compromise Made

By at November 19, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Compromise Made

BOE Members’ Move Unprecedented A last minute compromise brought loud applause from a crowd of close to 200 people at the Board of Education meeting Monday night. The board had reached an agreement that Sharon Beloin-Saavedra will remain as President until November 2016 and Nicholas Mercier will serve as the Vice-President and Elaine Zottola will serve as the more...

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Shop NB this Holiday

By at November 19, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Shop NB this Holiday

It’s almost time to start holiday shopping and stores from New Britain are waiting for you to pick up their newest products. If you are looking for Black Friday specials the newest big store in New Britain - Costco, on Hartford Rd. - has $40 off KitchenAid mixers and $50 off XBox One from Dec. 27-29. Computers, Playstation items and speakers are among the many more...

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First New Council Meeting Approves Various Positions

By at November 19, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

First New Council Meeting Approves Various Positions

The new Republican majority Common Council held its first meeting last Thursday naming a new Mayor Pro Tempore among other leadership positions. “Welcome everyone and congratulations to all of you,” Mayor Erin Stewart told the Council. Jamie Giantonio was then named as Mayor Pro Tempore. He had been nominated several times, but in previous years the more...

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City Ceremony Honors Those Who Serve

By at November 12, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

City Ceremony Honors Those Who Serve

The time of 11:11 a.m. is a very significant time for World War I Veterans. It represents to them the formal ending of the war. Each year at that time, the City of New Britain holds a very special Veteran’s Day Ceremony. On Wednesday (11/11) veterans and dignitaries gathered for a short ceremony at the World War I Memorial Monument at Walnut Hill Park to more...

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Full Speed Ahead: Elected Officials Take Oath

By at November 12, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Full Speed Ahead: Elected Officials Take Oath

West Main Street, just outside of City Hall, was in full regalia Tuesday as the 40th Mayor of New Britain was among the officials sworn-in. Republican Mayor Erin E. Stewart beat out Democrat John McNamara getting 69 percent of the vote last week to become the first ever New Britain female Mayor elected for a second term. On Tuesday elected officials stood on a more...

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