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Building Hope Together Receives $1,275

By at March 2, 2017 | 5:15 pm |

Building Hope Together Receives $1,275

Building Hope Together, a plan to end homelessness in New Britain, recently received $1,275 as the result of a town-wide Home Energy SolutionsSM (HES) campaign. Throughout 2016, dozens of New Britain residents participated in Home Energy Solutions, a popular in-home service provided by Eversource and Energize Connecticut. The home energy assessment is conducted by more...

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Academy of Finance Officially Opens Financial Skills Lab

By at February 23, 2017 | 5:15 pm |

Academy of Finance Officially Opens Financial Skills Lab

The New Britain High School Academy of Finance officially opened their Financial Skills Lab on Thursday morning, which was made possible via a $17,000 donation from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. The money was used to purchase new desks and chairs, which allows for an open-ended classroom environment. Additionally, 32 laptops were purchased along with more...

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Top 10 Places to Pick Up Coffee/Expresso/Cappuccino

By at February 16, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Top 10 Places to Pick Up Coffee/Expresso/Cappuccino

Most people enjoy a good cup of coffee. In New Britain and Berlin there are many places to pick up the hot beverage. City Journal Facebook group members named their top 10. Whole Donut, 1198 Farmington Ave., Berlin. By a landslide The Whole Donut took the top spot. Coffee ranges from $1.31 for a small to $2.20 for a jumbo. They also sell doughnuts and breakfast more...

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NBHS Students Honored in Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards

By at February 9, 2017 | 5:30 pm |

NBHS Students Honored in Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Tiana Mandell and Luz Rodriguez, students at New Britain High School, were honored in the 2017 Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Mandell’s work has received a Gold Key, which means it is considered one of the very best submissions in Connecticut. Rodriguez received an honorable mention. C. Kelly LaVette, visual arts teacher at NBHS, said the contest is more...

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Legislative Breakfast Provides Opportunities

By at February 2, 2017 | 5:15 pm |

Legislative Breakfast Provides Opportunities

Nearly 75 people gathered at CCARC on Slater Road for a Legislative Breakfast on Jan. 25th. State Rep. Mike Demicco, State Rep. Whit Betts, State Rep. Cathy Abercrombie, Senator Henri Martin and State Rep. Dr. William Petit were on hand Wednesday morning to listen and respond to the concerns of eleven area nonprofit providers and the families they serve An annual more...

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Superbowl Sunday a Day for a Party

By at February 2, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Superbowl Sunday a Day for a Party

Have You Decided on Your Menu for the Big Day Yet? What do you have planned for the Superbowl on Sunday? Whether you are staying home, going to a party or looking for a place to go, New Britain and Berlin restaurants have something for you. At various eateries in the area there are special events and food choices happening on the biggest day of football. At Roma more...

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Vaccariello Making It Big on Broadway

By at January 26, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Vaccariello Making It Big on Broadway

New Britain has had many people make it big from our City, but none has made a bigger impact on Broadway than Patrick Vaccariello. A 1976 New Britain High School graduate, Vaccariello has been musical director for over 19 New York City Musicals. Vaccariello, son of Edith and the late Paschal Vaccariello, has just returned from a tour throughout Australia as music more...

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What Are Your 2017 New Year Wishes?

By at December 22, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

What Are Your 2017 New Year Wishes?

Wishes for the City and the world were asked to Facebook group members and City leaders this week. Growth was wished for our community and many comments were for peace for the country after a traumatic 2016. Sheri Pike Kalber Amato - “For everyone to be kind to one another.” Arnold Schwartz - Peace & prosperity” Alice Manulla - “More more...

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New Britain Hires 7 New Firefighters

By at December 15, 2016 | 5:15 pm |

New Britain Hires 7 New Firefighters

Four area firefighters graduated from the Connecticut Fire Academy on Friday and will be joining the New Britain Fire Department, while three others are joining the ranks as lateral transfers from other departments or related fields. The individuals include Matthew Currao; Lee Jacobs, Jr.; Dexter Johnson; Shaun Koch; Frankie Medina, Alexander Ugarte, and Thomas more...

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East Street TOD: A College Town

By at December 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

East Street TOD: A College Town

(Part 4 of 4) Perhaps one of the most exciting part of the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) plan calls for making East Street, near the CTFastrak, a college town. The third part of the TOD study, by Milone and MacBroom, looks at East Street which is a mixture of uses integrated for pedestrian-friendly development. According to the study, “As a link between more...

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