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Parlow Named City’s 2014 Grand Parade Marshall

By at March 14, 2014 | 8:30 am |

Parlow Named City’s 2014 Grand Parade Marshall

New Britain’s Suzanne Stewart Parlow was named the city’s 2014 Parade Marshal for the annual Greater Hartford Saint Patrick’s Day on March 15. “It’s been a long time since a city or town joined the parade, so we’re very excited to welcome the City of New Britain,” said Eileen Moore, parade chairman for the Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural more...

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Fundraising Gala Planned for Youth Center

By at March 2, 2014 | 8:00 am |

Fundraising Gala Planned for Youth Center

Light of Hope Ministry is presenting the First Annual Gala to benefit the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth (KOHOE) Youth Center on March 15 at the Saint George Greek Orthodox Church Cultural Center 301 W. Main St. KOHOE began in October at Chamberlain Square, 600 East St. Michele Ruiz from Light of Hope Ministries, opened the center, that will have 12 rooms including a more...

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Schools Using New Testing Methods to Pinpoint Instruction

By at March 1, 2014 | 8:00 am |

Schools Using New Testing Methods to Pinpoint Instruction

The school system has rolled out a new computerized test that will be given to students in kindergarten through Grade 10 several times a year in an effort to better pinpoint instructional practices. School officials first began administering the untimed test known as the Northwest Evaluation Assessment in the fall, and leaders hope it will be another “tool” 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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Foundation Plans Iwo Jima Events

By at February 18, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Foundation Plans Iwo Jima Events

It was 69 years ago that American servicemen fought one of the worst battles of World War II in the Pacific. February 19th, 1945 marks the day they landed on the shores of Iwo Jima to fight what would become the bloodiest battle in Marine history. On the fifth day of battle, February 23rd, the 48-star American flag was raised on Japanese soil for the first time atop more...

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Health Academy Students Participate in Prestigious Workshop at Yale

By at February 18, 2014 | 10:00 am |

Health Academy Students Participate in Prestigious Workshop at Yale

Several students of New Britain High School’s Academy for Health Professions participated in a one-day hands on workshop at Yale University’s medical school last weekend. The students applied for the prestigious program, known as the Perry Initiative, where they learned about a variety of healthcare topics. New Britain participants included Principals of more...

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Winterfest date postponed

By at February 12, 2014 | 5:11 pm |

Winterfest date postponed

  Winterfest 2014 has been POSTPONED to: Saturday, February 15th 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Stanley Quarter Park Come down to Stanley Quarter Park in New Britain on Saturday, February 15th from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM and enjoy the last weeks of winter weather by riding on over 20 attractions and activities hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department. Event will more...

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Resident’s Book Inspires Youth to Turn Their Life Around

By at February 8, 2014 | 8:00 am |

Resident’s Book Inspires Youth to Turn Their Life Around

The first time city resident Deivone Tanksley left New Britain was at the age of 11. While at school, a teacher had asked Tanksley to hand over his yo-yo during class. Tanksley was reluctant and the incident escalated to a point where he struck his teacher. The youngster was eventually charged with assault and sent to serve a four month sentence at Hartford more...

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Sylvia Blau 100 Years Young

By at February 2, 2014 | 8:00 am |

Sylvia Blau 100 Years Young

[caption id="attachment_8271" align="alignnone" width="580"] Sylvia Blau was joined by Mayor Erin Stewart to celebrate her 100th birthday[/caption] Sylvia (aka “Mrs. B”) was born, along with twin brother Milton, in New Haven, CT, on January 9, 1914 to Barnett and Dora (Bush) Gubersky. An independent spirit, Sylvia shares her longevity with her father who lived to more...

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