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Robotics Team Shines

By at April 6, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Robotics Team Shines

Ranks in Top 20 Percent of World The New Britain High School Robotics team ranked among the Top 20 percent in the recent World Skills Challenge. Over 5,000 teams are ranked and about 15,000 compete. The competition is by VEX and there were three qualifiers to compete in the challenge. Their robot which is called “Up is Open”, named after the controllers, can more...

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Top 581 Paid Positions in the City of New Britain

By at April 6, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Top 581 Paid Positions in the City of New Britain

# Contracted Salary Assignment 1 $167,500.00 SUPT OF SCHOOLS 2 $148,930.00 CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER 3 $146,645.58 DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS 4 $143,117.00 COORDINATOR 5 $143,117.00 DIRECTOR PUPIL SVCS 6-7 $141,248.00 COORDINATOR 8 $141,248.00 PRINC ON ASSIGN 9 $141,201.00 PRINCIPAL HIGH more...

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Alvarium Beer Eyes May Opening

By at April 6, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Alvarium Beer Eyes May Opening

The owners of Alvarium Beer plan to open their brewery up to customers in early May. Co-owners Mike Larson (operations manager), Chris DeGasero (head brewer) and Brian Bugnacki (sales and support) are opening a 5,000 square foot space at 365 John Downey Drive. “We signed the lease in October and spent the whole time digging up the floor to put in drains. It was more...

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City Hires Collection Agency

By at March 23, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

City Hires Collection Agency

The Common Council Wednesday night agreed to hiring two companies that will help increase funds to the City. “We need to look at ways to generate revenue. Naturally, we look at delinquent payments in everything (water and sewer bills, parking tickets, property taxes, blight tickets),” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “We’ve gone back and are looking at outstanding more...

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Rodriguez Top 10 Outstanding McManager

By at March 23, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Rodriguez Top 10 Outstanding McManager

Elizabeth Rodriguez, Manager of the McDonald’s located at 40 Martin Luther King Blvd in New Britain, was a recipient of the 2017 McDonald’s Outstanding Restaurant Manager Awards in Connecticut. The award is presented to managers who display outstanding performance in leadership, commitment to customers, and dedication to running their restaurant to the highest more...

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A.W. Stanley Pool Project Delayed

By at March 23, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

A.W. Stanley Pool Project Delayed

A new pool facility at A.W. Stanley Park will not be built for this season. Last year bonds were approved for an $8 million re-do of the park that included a new pool, a new bath house as well additional playing fields and improvements to both Veteran’s and New Britain Stadiums. The master plan included improvements to a nature trail, parking lot, picnic area, the more...

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Appeals for Aid

By at March 16, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Appeals for Aid

Mayor Asks Non-Profits for Funds Mayor Erin Stewart is trying an unconventional manner to raise income in the City. On March 1st, Mayor Stewart sent non-profits a letter asking them to donate a portion of what their taxes would be, if they were not a non-profit organization, to the City. “One of the many things that make New Britain so special is access to the more...

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Top 10 Salads in New Britain/Berlin

By at March 16, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Top 10 Salads in New Britain/Berlin

The New Britain City Journal Facebook group voted last week on the best salads in New Britain and Berlin. Many restaurants received votes. Here are the Top 10. Willie Peps Corner Cafe, 366 Farmington Ave. New Britain, offers five salads on it’s menu. They are The Featherweight, The TKO, The Hook, The Welterweight and The Miami Trainer. You can add on chicken, more...

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Mayor Works to Reduce Proposed Budget Increase

By at March 16, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Mayor Works to Reduce Proposed Budget Increase

The Board of Finance and Taxation (BF&T) has proposed a budget with a 1.35 percent increase, but Mayor Erin Stewart said she will try to bring that number down to zero. A 1.35 percent increase over last year’s budget means a mill rate increase of 12 percent which would amount to a mill rate of 56.78 mills. The budget would be at $242,612,586. According to a more...

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Mindset Academy Proposed for Next School Year

By at March 9, 2017 | 5:33 pm |

Mindset Academy Proposed for Next School Year

New Britain High School Principal Joseph Pinchera and staff from the Freshmen Academy proposed a new academy  “to better serve the academic and behavioral needs of New Britain High School students by offering an enriched environment” on Monday night at the board of education meeting. If approved, it is to be called the Mindset Academy. “The Freshmen Academy more...

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