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First Citizens EMS Academy Graduates

By at May 16, 2014 | 8:00 am |

First Citizens EMS Academy Graduates

On May 12 eight New Britain residents completed the first Citizens EMS Academy. This program is an interactive forum for residents of New Britain to learn about the functions and operations of the 911 EMS provider, New Britain EMS, Inc. The Citizens EMS Academy is a 6-week course that explores what it takes to provide high quality emergency medical service to the more...

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John Campbell Square Monument Names Published

By at May 11, 2014 | 8:00 am |

John Campbell Square Monument Names Published

This week the City Journal is printing the names on the plaque from the John Campbell Square WWII Monument on Stanley Street and Hillcrest Ave. in the Belvidere section of the City. The plaque was removed for safekeeping after the monument was severely damaged by a vehicle about two years ago. Many thanks to Mike Hadvab, New Britain Superintendent of Parks, who took more...

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Guided Walk of A.W. Stanley Park Nature Trail

By at May 10, 2014 | 8:00 am |

Guided Walk of A.W. Stanley Park Nature Trail

Have you taken a walk through A.W. Stanley Park recently? May 18 may be the perfect time for residents to do so. Sylvia Halkin, PhD Animal Behavior and Orinthology and Peter Picone, Wildlife Biologist at State of Connecticut Department of Environmental and Energy Department (DEEP) will be leading a guided walk of the nature trails from 1:30-3:30 p.m. “This more...

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City Hall One of Many Race in the Park Teams

By at May 9, 2014 | 8:15 am |

City Hall One of Many Race in the Park Teams

Saturday is like no other day during the year for the City. The CT Race in the Park, sponsored by the CT-Breast Health Initiative, takes place every May on the Saturday before Mother’s Day in New Britain’s historic Walnut Hill Park. Each year, thousands join the Race Day events to honor survivors, remember loved ones, celebrate life and most importantly, raise more...

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It’s the Bees Knees: Collection from the Titanic

By at May 9, 2014 | 8:00 am |

It’s the Bees Knees: Collection from the Titanic

Many people in New Britain may have heard about William Sloper, but how many have actually seen items that were in the Titanic? Windham Mayor Ernie Eldridge will be among those in attendance May 17 for “It’s the Bees Knees: 260 Years of New Britain’s History in the Hive” which takes place downtown. With him will be several artifacts including an original more...

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Campbell Square Monument Update

By at May 5, 2014 | 10:00 am |

Campbell Square Monument Update

In mid-March the New Britain City Journal ran a story about seeking donations to support the restoration of the John Campbell Square WWII Monument on Stanley Street and Hillcrest Ave. in the Belvidere section of the City. The monument was severely damaged by a vehicle about two years ago. A contract has been awarded to restore the monument itself, but not the walkway more...

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Suburban Woman’s Club of New Britain Plans Annual Flags

By at April 26, 2014 | 8:00 am |

Suburban Woman’s Club of New Britain Plans Annual Flags

For the 4th consecutive year the Suburban’s Woman’s Club will present “Flags on the Green”. “We always do it on Memorial Day,” said Sue Venberg of the club. “It honors those Veterans who have served our nation in the past to protect our freedoms, as well as to honor those men and women who are presently serving in the military.” Flags are being more...

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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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