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Homeless Program Gaining Momentum

By at June 4, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

Homeless Program Gaining Momentum

The mayor’s taskforce to end homelessness, “Building Hope Together”—formerly known as “The Mayor’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness”—has been working hard to snuff out vagrancy, and get at its root causes. The plan, which got started under Mayor Timothy Stewart, is now in its seventh year and its goals focus on three areas (and each has its own more...

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Ahead of Schedule

By at June 4, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Ahead of Schedule

Gaffney Renovation Project Progressing The current academic year isn’t quite over, but schools officials are already eagerly anticipating the start of the 2015-16 school year, when the renovated, state-of-the-art Gaffney School, located at 322 Slater Rd., will reopen. According to New Britain Board of Education President Sharon Beloin Saavedra, the $30 million more...

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Stewart, Bernacki Speak Frankly at CPOA Annual Meeting

By at June 4, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Stewart, Bernacki Speak Frankly at CPOA Annual Meeting

The Citizen Property Owners Association (CPOA) held their annual meeting Sunday at the Police Department Community Room. The group opened the meeting by donating $1,400 for a training suit to the K9 Division of the New Britain Police Department. The division introduced the group to two dogs including a hound dog and a German Shepard. The hound dog will be used to more...

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SEEC Fines Gerratana

By at May 28, 2015 | 4:46 pm |

SEEC Fines Gerratana

The State of Connecticut State Election Enforcement Commission (SEEC) decided on a consent and $400 penalty to Frank Gerratana following a complaint by Republican Town Committee Chairman Pete Steele. The complaint alleges that committee vendor, RDJ Holdings, was used as a front vendor for the candidate (Greg Gerratana) wife’s (Jessica Gerratana) company, Total more...

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City Journal Wins 9 Awards

By at May 28, 2015 | 4:42 pm |

City Journal Wins 9 Awards

The New Britain City Journal won 9 awards Thursday, May 21 at the CT Society of Professional Journalist 2014 Award Dinner in Wallingford. Awards included 5 first place awards in the community non-daily category. First place awards were given to Robin Vinci, editor, for Investigative Reporting for “Rock Cats FOI Reveals New Info” and best single editorial more...

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Mayor Stewart Makes it Official

By at May 28, 2015 | 4:38 pm |

Mayor Stewart Makes it Official

Republican Mayor Erin Stewart made her official announcement to run for re-election for Mayor via a two minute YouTube video Tuesday morning. Stewart began her statement, which took place at Chesley Park, with saying she could not believe it had nearly been two years since residents elected her as mayor. She spoke about how grim the City looked in November of 2013 more...

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CTFastrak Potential Still Blossoming

By at May 21, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

CTFastrak Potential Still Blossoming

During the New Britain Downtown District’s 31st Annual Meeting Tuesday night at Trinity on Main, downtown business owners gathered with many discussing the potential of what the CTFastrak can bring to New Britain. “We got a call from a fellow who was going to work for Cigna in Hartford. He asked if it was in walking distance to the CTFastrak,” said Avner more...

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Gala Will Showcase Downtown

By at May 21, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Gala Will Showcase Downtown

Downtown New Britain will be the focus of Connecticut Main Street Center’s (CMSC) 2015 CT Main Street Awards Gala at Trinity on Main, June 8. A gathering reception and presentation of awards will take place at Trinity-on-Main. Following the awards presentation, gala attendees will then be able to take advantage of a “menu” of New Britain Experiences that are more...

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Philip Corbin Develops New Britain, Florida in the 1870s

By at May 21, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Philip Corbin Develops New Britain, Florida in the 1870s

The ox cart swayed jolted over the patches of vegetation that dotted the sandy trail. Four days out of St. Augustine and the three men had travelled with nothing but hot, humid wilderness on one side, and pristine beaches on the other. It was 1873, a time when many settlers were bringing their families to live in the wild lands of the American West, seeking a new way more...

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Budget Just Beginning

By at May 14, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

Budget Just Beginning

Council Members to Take Long Look At Budget After listening to only six people speak during the public hearing on the budget Tuesday night, Council members said they have a lot to look into before approving the budget. Mayor Erin E. Stewart presented her budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016 at a special meeting of the Common Council April 16. The Mayor’s proposed more...

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