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Peterson Poetry Exciting Youth

By at February 18, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

Peterson Poetry Exciting Youth

New Britain Poet Laureate Michael Peterson, 35, first discovered the power of poetry when he was a youngster in school. “I have been writing since high school, maybe college,” recalled Peterson, the Dean of Students at New Britain High School who is also a 1998 NBHS grad. “And in college I went through the bitter break up blues, and at that point, I had to more...

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Residents Weigh-in on Charter Revision Commission

By at February 18, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Residents Weigh-in on Charter Revision Commission

In the next few months a charter revision commission will be reviewing the City charter to see if it needs updating. Members of the commission are Adrian Baron (D), Michael Carrier (D), Catherine Cheney (R), Michael Davis (U), Peter Gostin (R) , Efrain Rosado (R) and Mary Pokorski (D). The Council has highlighted several areas it would like the commission to more...

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City, Tilcon Plan Creates New Reservoir

By at February 17, 2016 | 9:51 pm |

City, Tilcon Plan Creates New Reservoir

The City and Tilcon are seeking to have new legislation approved that will, in 40 years, result in a new clean water reserve. Mayor Erin Stewart, Tilcon President Gary Wall and Water Department Director Gil Bligh spoke to about 80 residents Wednesday night at Lincoln School to propose the plan and get feedback. The plan calls for the City to lease 131.4 acres of more...

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Charter Changes Brings Division

By at February 11, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

Charter Changes Brings Division

The Common Council has approved forming a charter revision committee to make various recommendations and amendments to the charter, but not all are in favor of the changes. On Wednesday night the Council agreed to form a committee including - Adrian Baron (D), Michael Carrier (D), Catherine Cheney (R), Michael Davis (U), Peter Gostin (R) , Efrain Rosado (R) and Mary more...

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Top 10 Berlin/NB Restaurants You Must Try

By at February 11, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

Top 10 Berlin/NB Restaurants You Must Try

There are many great restaurants to eat in New Britain and Berlin. But, some are more unique than others. Here is our 2016 Top 10 Restaurants to try this year. (Alphabetical order) Belvidere Restaurant - One of many outstanding Polish restaurants in the City, Belvidere makes the list due to it’s upscale modern dining room decorated with unique artwork and great more...

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New Britain Has State’s Only Professional Soccer Team

By at February 11, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

New Britain Has State’s Only Professional Soccer Team

The Council Wednesday night approved an authorization to execute a five year lease agreement with the Connecticut United Football Club for the utilization of The Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Connecticut United Football Club is seeking to use Veterans Memorial Stadium in Willow Brook Park for a term of three years, with an option to extend the agreement for an more...

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City Not Out of the Woods

By at February 4, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

City Not Out of the Woods

Despite a surplus, an “A” bond rating and increased financial stability, a lot of work still needs to be done for the City to recover from two years of mismanagement of funds. “After two years of severe, severe damage to our city finances, it (is going to take) us almost 4 1/2 years to get out of it and put us on sound footing again,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. more...

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Magnet Schools Come Under Fire

By at February 4, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

Magnet Schools Come Under Fire

In recently published remarks, the former head of the Capital Region Education Council (CREC), which oversees nearly 20 magnet schools in the Hartford-area, said the construction of magnet schools should cease for the time being—and at least one New Britain education official agrees. “I believe there should be a moratorium on construction of magnets and funding more...

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City Bids Farewell to Super Cooper

By at February 4, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

City Bids Farewell to Super Cooper

Over 150 people turned out to the New Britain High School Cafeteria Monday for a farewell reception for former Superintendent Kelt Cooper. Cooper came from Texas in 2012 bringing 20 years of experience. In May of 2015 Board of Education members had decided Cooper’s time as Superintendent “run its course” and chose not to renew his contract more...

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Main St. USA, Polish Festival and More Coming Back

By at January 28, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

Main St. USA, Polish Festival and More Coming Back

Several popular City events are returning this year to New Britain in Main Street USA, The Little Poland Festival and Winterfest. Mayor Erin E. Stewart said Main Street USA will take place on Saturday. Sept. 17 at Walnut Hill Park. “The first year you get the kinks worked out. The second year it will all be smoother,” said Stewart. “We are going to lower more...

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