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Aquinas Class Reunion: A Vision

By at May 30, 2014 | 8:15 am |

Aquinas Class Reunion: A Vision

The St. Thomas Aquinas All Class Reunion Committee came together with a vision. Their concern for their fellow alumni and family and friends is strong. They see a gathering among mutual alliances a good way to come back together and share stories of their beloved school. They see an opportunity to network and keep the spirit of 147 Kelsey Street alive. The doors of more...

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Holmes School Students Walk Across America

By at May 29, 2014 | 5:44 pm |

Holmes School Students Walk Across America

Students in all grades at Holmes School (K-5) are taking steps to learn about the country and keep in shape. Principal Trisha Putnam reinstated a program used several years ago at the school called “Walk Across America”. The program, first introduced by former physical education teacher John Bonetti, involves students walking one or two laps around the more...

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City Journal Receives 12 Awards

By at May 29, 2014 | 5:40 pm |

City Journal Receives 12 Awards

The New Britain City Journal won 12 awards Thursday, May 22 at the CT Society of Professional Journalist 2013 Award Dinner in Wallingford. The awards include 4 first places, 6 second places and 2 third places in the community non daily categories. Robin Vinci, editor, took home 6 awards including first and second place in the investigative story category. She more...

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New Britain Sewer Rates Set To Increase

By at May 24, 2014 | 8:00 am |

New Britain Sewer Rates Set To Increase

City residents will once again be paying more to flush the toilet. On May 5 the New Britain Board of Public Works, acting as the Water Pollution Control Authority, approved the sewer user rate of $3.40 per one hundred cubic feet of metered water usage (ccf) that will be in effect for the July 1, 2014 bills. One hundred cubic feet is about 7,500 gallons. This is more...

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CCARC Holds Annual Awards Dinner

By at May 23, 2014 | 8:45 am |

CCARC Holds Annual Awards Dinner

CCARC held its Annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 14th at St. George’s Greek Orthodox Hall with Teresa’s Catering. This organization is central Connecticut’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping people with disabilities. It was founded in 1952 and is committed to providing personalized services for people with disabilities to help make their dreams more...

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Annual Greek Festival This Weekend

By at May 23, 2014 | 8:00 am |

Annual Greek Festival This Weekend

Dionysos 2014 will be held this weekend at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, 301 West Main St. It opens on Friday, May 23 at 11 a.m. and lasts until midnight. On Saturday it will be from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and on Sunday noon to 10 p.m. It will feature live music, dance performances, imports & Athenian bazaar, plants, homemade authentic Greek food & more...

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Residents Invited to Speak at all Commission Meetings

By at May 17, 2014 | 9:00 am |

Residents Invited to Speak at all Commission Meetings

There is a number of commission meetings held each month. Residents are invited to attend and speak at them and not just at Common Council meetings. “A few weeks ago we had a meeting with all the chairmans of the commissions,” said Justin Dorsey, aide to Mayor Erin Stewart. “It was the first time anyone can remember doing that. Many said they were more...

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Foligno Named New Britain Teacher of the Year

By at May 16, 2014 | 9:00 am |

Foligno Named New Britain Teacher of the Year

Andrea Foligno, a third grade teacher at Gaffney Elementary School in New Britain, has been named the Consolidated School District of New Britain’s Teacher of the Year. According to Gaffney Elementary School Principal Lisa Eells, Foligno distinguishes herself from all other teachers in her connectedness to all students, especially those with atypical more...

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Camp TotalRec Taking Registrations for Summer Programs

By at May 16, 2014 | 8:45 am |

Camp TotalRec Taking Registrations for Summer Programs

The Parks and Recreation Department is now taking registration forms for Camp TotalRec through the Parks and Recreation office, by mail, or through its online server, WebTrac. WebTrac is designed to be more user friendly, giving residents the ability to see any and all programs that are offered through the department. The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department more...

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It’s the Bees Knees: Bianca’s Legacy

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

It’s the Bees Knees: Bianca’s Legacy

When you visit the Heritage Day events Saturday, one display will hold extra meaning for New Britain residents. A booth will be dedicated to the great works of New Britain resident Anthony T. Bianca Sr. who passed away nearly two years ago at the age of 92. Bianca played in the 1938 New Britain High School National Football Championship. Then, he went into the more...

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