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Landlords May Bring O’Brien, GSG to FBI

By at February 27, 2014 | 7:00 pm |

Landlords May Bring O’Brien, GSG to FBI

Bob DeCosmo, president of the CT Property Owners Alliance Inc., said his group is thinking about giving evidence to the FBI concerning what he believes are illegal funds given out by Former Mayor Tim O’Brien. DeCosmo claims that $100,000 given to the Global Strategies Group in a no-bid contract was City taxpayer dollars given to friends of O’Brien. According more...

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Heritage Day New Britain

By at February 27, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Heritage Day New Britain

The New Britain Historical Society is planning the first Heritage Day New Britain on May 10. Each year it will fall on the weekend closest to May 9 as May 9, 1754 is the day Colonial Congress approved the designation of the New Britain Ecclesiastical Society. “It will be like a Main Street USA and Sesquicentennial rolled into one,” said Amy Kirby, New Britain more...

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Fixing the Deficit

By at February 27, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Fixing the Deficit

City Departments, Unions Asked to Help Mayor Erin Stewart and a finance team are having weekly discussions on ways to fix the $23 million City deficit. “We are asking questions like, what does the market look like? What are our options?,” said Stewart. “We are picking apart every line item in the budget. It may even be little things like $60 here and $2,000 more...

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Officer Morgan to lead NB in St. Patrick’s Day Parade

By at February 25, 2014 | 3:42 pm |

Officer Morgan to lead NB in St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Following an outpouring of support for an officer seriously injured in the line of duty, the New Britain Police Department will lead a local contingent of participants in the annual Greater Hartford Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, March 15. The contingent will include Officer Brett Morgan, the city’s 2014 Parade Honoree. It will be the first time in 43 years that more...

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NB $13M Away from Bond Cap

By at February 20, 2014 | 7:00 pm |

NB $13M Away from Bond Cap

  If a major snowstorm or hurricane were to hit New Britain causing severe damage, the City may not be able to get funds to fix the problems that may occur. “We are only allowed to put so much on the City credit card and we are right up there,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “We are only $13 million from the bond ceiling. If we suffered an event where there more...

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Stewart Celebrates 100 Days in Office

By at February 20, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Stewart Celebrates 100 Days in Office

On Wednesday Mayor Erin Stewart celebrated her first milestone in office celebrating her 100th Day. Stewart’s office was adorned in balloons and a cake was made in celebration, but for Stewart it was a day full of work. “It is a milestone,” said Stewart. “We did an internal recap of where I have been and how much have I grown. I looked at how much I more...

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Jasko Awarded State Program

By at February 20, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Jasko Awarded State Program

Jasko Development has been awarded the ‘Come Home to Downtown’ Program for the Raphael Building. Come Home to Downtown is a pilot program aimed at facilitating viable, interesting housing opportunities while revitalizing downtown neighborhoods by providing customized technical assistance to communities and owners of small, under-utilized downtown more...

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Council May Repeal Landlord Ordinance

By at February 13, 2014 | 7:00 pm |

Council May Repeal Landlord Ordinance

The New Britain landlords are still here and Former Mayor Tim O’Brien is gone. Soon, O’Brien’s controversial ordinance that put fees on landlords may also be history. The Common Council is looking to repeal the ordinance after Mayor Erin Stewart stated it would be one of her first orders of business when elected. The ordinance is expected to be sent to more...

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‘Bike New Britain’ Hopes to Change NB Culture

By at February 13, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

‘Bike New Britain’ Hopes to Change NB Culture

Over a century ago, Hartford bicycle manufacturer Albert Pope grappled with how to sell his Columbia-branded bikes to a population with poorly maintained roadways. In the 1890s, Pope started an advocacy group called the League of American Wheelmen to push for better road conditions so he could sell more bicycles, which featured parts such as hubs and brakes that more...

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What is the NBHS Satellite Careers Academy?

By at February 13, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

What is the NBHS Satellite Careers Academy?

On Monday night the Board of Education voted to reconfigure Roosevelt Middle School. One of the new programs planned to go into that school will be the NBHS Careers Academy. So, why does the City need this new academy? According to Mike Foran, principal on assignment, the New Britain High School graduation rate is over 64 percent, but that number needs to be more...

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