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City to Pay $4.4 to BOE

By at June 12, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

City to Pay $4.4 to BOE

Council Has Little Idea Where Funds Will Come From Whether or not Former Tim O’Brien meant to give the Board of Education $4.4 million extra, or it was an accounting error, may never be decided. But, on Wednesday the Council voted to give the $4.4 million to the school board from the general fund. If it had not the City would have been penalized at a $2 reduction more...

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Welcome Berlin

By at June 12, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Welcome Berlin

The New Britain City Journal is pleased to announce starting this week we are covering Berlin news. This town is deeply integrated with New Britain. Our neighbors play a big role in our lives. It is important to know what is going on around us. While we will always keep our focus on New Britain, we are excited to expand. Our coverage of this phenomenal town will not be more...

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Field Turf Nears Finish Line

By at June 5, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Field Turf Nears Finish Line

If all goes right the new field turf installed at Veteran’s Field will be complete this week and the City will have it ready in time for the Nutmeg State Games next month. “The project is going well. The infield sand and rubber mixture is being put in place. The field should be completed by Thursday,” said Bill DeMaio, public works director. “After that, more...

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Licensing Your Dog? Don’t Forget Parvo

By at June 5, 2014 | 4:00 pm |

Licensing Your Dog? Don’t Forget Parvo

June is the month most people stop in the Town Clerk Office to get their dog licenses renewed. This year residents are advised to remember to get parvovirus shots for their dog. In April the Common Council approved a new resolution that requires parvovirus vaccinations along with rabies shots in order to get a dog licensed in New Britain. A copy of the more...

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Cat’s Out of the Bag

By at June 5, 2014 | 2:04 pm |

Cat’s Out of the Bag

Fans across New Britain are angry and disappointed after hearing news that the New Britain Rock Cats plan to leave the City in 2016. On Wednesday, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra announced that a deal had been made for a new stadium in Hartford. But on Wednesday New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said she still has questions on if Hartford has the financial stability to more...

Feature , The Sports Journal

HUD Allocations Enrage Council

By at May 29, 2014 | 5:45 pm |

HUD Allocations Enrage Council

Although the Housing of Urban Development (HUD) recommended the Common Council to cut the community development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs from 30 percent to 21 percent, the Democratic majority brought it up to 25 percent before approving it across party lines 7-5. The late Wednesday meeting began with an angry comment from the Republican member Lou more...

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Holmes School Students Walk Across America

By at May 29, 2014 | 5:44 pm |

Holmes School Students Walk Across America

Students in all grades at Holmes School (K-5) are taking steps to learn about the country and keep in shape. Principal Trisha Putnam reinstated a program used several years ago at the school called “Walk Across America”. The program, first introduced by former physical education teacher John Bonetti, involves students walking one or two laps around the more...

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Neighborhood Petitions Against Gaffney Renovations

By at May 29, 2014 | 4:42 pm |

Neighborhood Petitions Against Gaffney Renovations

Residents of the Stanwood Drive gave a petition to the Common Council Wednesday night concerning the proposed Board of Education Plan to renovate Gaffney School on Slater Road. According to the petition the issue is that “the proposed plan includes a paved thru-way that would permit direct access by cars, vans, trucks and buses from Stanwood Drive - through Gaffney more...

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No Money Spent

By at May 22, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

No Money Spent

Despite allegations that the City has spent $48,000 on a lobbying firm, John Healey, the Mayor’s Chief of Staff said Tuesday that the City has not spent a penny. “Yes. We engaged Gaffney, Bennett & Associates (GBA) who is the top lobbying firm in the state,” said Healy. “Time was of the essence with the Minimum Budget Requirement (MBR) issue and this more...

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Benches Removed

By at May 22, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Benches Removed

First Step to Rebuild Central Park After seeing several fights break out at Central Park, Mayor Erin Stewart ordered the benches be removed ASAP. On Tuesday many of the benches were removed as it is the first part of the Streetscape project that involves revamping Central Park. “When I have big companies in here and they see fights breaking out, it does not more...

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