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Trueworthy Removal Complex

By at August 28, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Trueworthy Removal Complex

Common Council members say they need at least eight signatures in the next few days to issue a warrant for a special meeting on Sept. 3 in order to discuss whether Alderman Michael Trueworthy can be removed from Council. “If we don’t get the signatures, the Mayor might call a special meeting when she gets back to work on Sept. 2,” said Independent Alderman more...

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Perfect 34th Dozynki Weekend

By at August 28, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Perfect 34th Dozynki Weekend

For Monica Paszkowski and her family who just moved to New Britain from Poland this year, the weather at Dozynki could not have been any better for their first visit to the event. “If you follow Dozynki at least one day it rains and we say it is good for the farmers because it is a harvest festival, but not this year,” said Lucian Pawlak, of the Polish American more...

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Home Ownership Program of New Britain Revamped

By at August 21, 2014 | 6:45 pm |

Home Ownership Program of New Britain Revamped

If you are looking to buy your first home in New Britain, the newly revised Home Ownership Program (HOP) might be the way to go. Owners get a fixed rate second mortgage at three percent interest if the house will be owner occupied, depending on how long you plan to stay in the home and you are a first time homeowner. Borrowers must first complete an approved more...

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New Mayor Pro Tem Investigated

By at August 21, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

New Mayor Pro Tem Investigated

Alderman Lou Salvio has filed a Civil Service Complaint against fellow Alderman and now Mayor Pro Tem, Suzanne Bielinski regarding the hiring of her niece by marriage - Jessica Gerratana - as Council Secretary. According to Salvio’s complaint, “Personnel Director Karen Levine informed me that she was approached by Alderwoman Bielinski in late Spring of 2013 to more...

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Time to Ring the School Bell

By at August 21, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Time to Ring the School Bell

As the summer winds down, many people start thinking about heading back to school. This year the first day of school is Tuesday, Sept. 2. Before that happens, Superintendent Kelt Cooper will hold his annual back to school convocation for employees on Monday, August 25 in the New Britain High School auditorium. Convocation runs from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Employees more...

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City Files Objection to Rock Cats Motion

By at August 15, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

City Files Objection to Rock Cats Motion

After the New Britain Rock Cats filed a motion to re-open talks with New Britain and Berlin concerning taxes, the City of New Britain filed an objection to intervene motion on Wednesday. According to the motion filed by City Attorney Gennaro Bizzaro, judgment has already entered, and the club was provided with notice of the tax appeal on numerous occasions and they more...

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Asked to Resign

By at August 14, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Asked to Resign

Trueworthy Only Apologizes In a written statement spoken at the end of Wednesday night’s Common Council meeting, Republican Alderman Don Naples asked Democratic Alderman Michael Trueworthy to resign or he will seek a removal of office according to City Charter. This follows a July 22 drunken outburst by Trueworthy in which he called Mayor Erin Stewart vulgar names more...

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Elliot Visit a Slam Dunk for Co-op

By at August 14, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Elliot Visit a Slam Dunk for Co-op

The New Britain Artists’ Co-op sponsored a fundraiser brunch Tuesday featuring Former UConn Women Basketball Star, Jamelle Elliot, at the Visitor’s Center, 66 West Main St. Elliot, who was on the first UConn women’s basketball championship team, mingled with the crowd and spoke about her time in college and her family including cousin Adrian Elliot. Adrian more...

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“Chicago” To Be Performed at Repertory Theatre

By at August 8, 2014 | 8:30 am |

“Chicago” To Be Performed at Repertory Theatre

A story of murder, greed, corruption and “All That Jazz” is coming to Central Connecticut with Connecticut Theatre Company’s production of the blockbuster musical Chicago. Chicago follows the stories of two murderesses as they attempt to free themselves from prison and make it big on the Vaudeville stages of the roaring 1920’s. With one explosive dance more...

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Costco, Patton Brook Q & A

By at August 7, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Costco, Patton Brook Q & A

As the City looks to progress on two projects, facts are unclear as to what exactly is the truth. The New Britain City Journal sat down with Mayor Erin Stewart to try to clear up the issues. Costco Q. When the company came here did they ask for a tax abatement? A. This was before my existence here as Mayor. It is my understanding that they did not. Q. How more...

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