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New Britain Named All-America City Second Year in a Row

By at June 22, 2017 | 2:45 pm |

New Britain Named All-America City Second Year in a Row

For the second year in a row, the National Civic League has named the City of New Britain an “All-America City” in recognition of the community’s efforts to boost school attendance, stem summer learning loss, and increase grade-level reading skills—particularly among low-income families. “We are extremely excited that the National Civic League has more...

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New Britain High School Graduation Speech

By at June 22, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

New Britain High School Graduation Speech

Faculty and staff, friends and family, members of Administration and the Board of Education, distinguished guests, and undistinguished guests, yeah you know who you are, thank you all for being here on this momentous day. You know, I was nervous about writing and giving this speech, but after a nap; it was one of the best naps I’ve had; I woke up and realized, most more...

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4th Annual Rose Garden Festival June 17 in New Britain

By at June 1, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

4th Annual Rose Garden Festival June 17 in New Britain

Mayor Erin E. Stewart, Parks and Recreation Chairman Patrick Dorsey, Vice Chairman Paul Shaker Jr. and the New Britain Parks, Recreation, & Community Services Department are pleased to announce the return of the New Britain’s kickoff party to the summer of 2017. The fourth annual New Britain Rose Garden Festival, presented by Stanley Black and Decker, will be more...

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Friendship Service Center Breaks Ground on Howey House Apartments

By at May 25, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

Friendship Service Center Breaks Ground on Howey House Apartments

The Connecticut Department of Housing has awarded a Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties (CHAMP) grant of $2.145 million to fund the construction of 11 units of permanent supportive housing on North Street in the city. The funds were part of $28 million in CHAMP grants announced by Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the Department of Housing in late more...

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New Britain’s Memorial Day Parade Honors Veterans on Tuesday

By at May 25, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

New Britain’s Memorial Day Parade Honors Veterans on Tuesday

Mayor Erin E. Stewart, Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Patrick Dorsey, and Veterans Commission Chairman Peter Scirpo have announced that the New Britain Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department will be hosting the 2017 Memorial Day Parade in honor of all the brave men and women who have served and those who are currently serving in the United States more...

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Finance Academy to Attend NAF Benefit in New York City

By at May 11, 2017 | 5:15 pm |

Finance Academy to Attend NAF Benefit in New York City

The New Britain High School Academy of Finance has been selected as one of ten academies to attend the National Academy Foundation’s 14th Annual Benefit on May 9 in New York City. This year’s benefit will honor Ajay Banga, President and CEO of Mastercard, who will sit down for an informal discussion with NAF Founder, Sandy Weill, as part of the evening. Prior to the more...

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New Britain Named All-America City Finalist for Second Year in a Row

By at May 4, 2017 | 5:45 pm |

New Britain Named All-America City Finalist for Second Year in a Row

For the second year in a row, the National Civic League has named the City of New Britain an “All-America City” finalist in recognition of the community’s efforts to boost school attendance, stem summer learning loss, and increase grade-level reading skills. “We are excited that the National Civic League has recognized the innovative and measurable efforts we more...

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NBHS Valedictorian Accepted to Four Ivy League Universities

By at May 4, 2017 | 5:30 pm |

NBHS Valedictorian Accepted to Four Ivy League Universities

New Britain High School’s valedictorian Saimun Habib has been accepted to four Ivy League universities. Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale have all offered Habib placement in their incoming freshmen classes. Habib, who aspires to be an engineer, has taken advantage of the many opportunities at New Britain High School to expand his knowledge of the sciences. He more...

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Vendors and Sponsors Are Still Welcome for May 20 Housing and Health Fair

By at May 4, 2017 | 5:15 pm |

Vendors and Sponsors Are Still Welcome for May 20 Housing and Health Fair

Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain, Inc., will hold a regional housing and health fair on Saturday, May 20 at New Britain High School. The University of Connecticut Health Center’s Urban Service Track will set up a free health fair within the fair, offering free health and dental screening and health education. There will be mini-workshops on crime more...

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Revaluation Personnel to Visit City Homes in Coming Months

By at April 20, 2017 | 5:15 pm |

Revaluation Personnel to Visit City Homes in Coming Months

The City of New Britain has contracted with Municipal Valuation Services, LLC of Fairfield, Conn., to assist the Assessor’s Office in performing the required 2017 revaluation. Residents are reminded that personnel from the company will be visiting homes to collect data. The information will be used for the City’s 2017 revaluation process—which is mandated by more...

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