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Police Department to Get More Aggressive on Unlicensed Dogs

By at September 25, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Police Department to Get More Aggressive on Unlicensed Dogs

Dog owners who have not gotten a dog license may want to head up to the Town Clerk’s Office at City Hall and get a license before the police find out and present fines. “In the past when we came across people who did not have their dogs licensed, we would ticket them,” said Sgt. Paul Keller. “Because we have an overpopulation of dogs it has become apparent more...

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Route 72 Overpass Redesign

By at September 25, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Route 72 Overpass Redesign

Coming soon, the walk over the Route 72 overpass will not feel so lonely and never-ending. The future renovation of the Route 72 overpass is high on the list of changes coming to downtown in the Spring of 2015. On Oct. 15 a public hearing will be held at the Community Room of Police Department at 6 p.m. to gain input from residents on the future of the more...

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City About to Go Ape

By at September 25, 2014 | 6:15 am |

City About to Go Ape

A new high ropes aerial adventure course at AW Stanley Park may be coming to New Britain soon. Go Ape LLC is hoping to enter an agreement to run the course for 10 years paying the City $20,000 a year. The amount could increase depending on gross revenue. “I’m really excited about this,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “Bill DeMaio (parks and recreation more...

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Annual New Britain Downtown Car Show This Saturday

By at September 19, 2014 | 8:00 am |

Annual New Britain Downtown Car Show This Saturday

If cars are your passion Downtown New Britain is the place to be Saturday. The New Britain Downtown is holding the 8th Annual New Britain Downtown Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Central Park. “It’s a tremendous positive event that shows weekend after weekend downtown has something that draws people. There is a reason for people to be here. There is always more...

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Anvil Grant

By at September 18, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Anvil Grant

$190,000 for Downtown Growth Good things continue to happen in New Britain’s downtown. This week it was been announced that Anvil Place, 51 West Main St. has received a $190,000 NeighborWorks America Grant from Mutual Housing. It will be used for renovation of the first floor of the commercial space. “When you are doing a project like this, the first funder more...

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Rock Cats Switch Affiliation

By at September 18, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Rock Cats Switch Affiliation

After 20 years the Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday that for now they have cut ties with the New Britain Rock Cats. According to the Pioneer Press, Twins General Manager Terry Ryan said, “We had to do something (by Thursday’s deadline) and we did.” “We don’t know if they’re going to move to Hartford; I don’t know if anybody knows,” Ryan said in more...

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No Hearing for Trueworthy

By at September 11, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

No Hearing for Trueworthy

The Democratic majority led council voted 7-6, along party lines, Wednesday night against a hearing to see if Alderman Michael Trueworthy should be removed from office. On July 22, Trueworthy stormed into Mayor Erin Stewart’s office intoxicated, using vulgar language and degrading her. Later that night, he went to West Side Tavern and used anti-gay slurs and more...

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Special Needs Child Goes Missing

By at September 11, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Special Needs Child Goes Missing

Tay Pérez Sierra wants the public to be aware of the disasters that could happen because the New Britain schools do not have enough para-educators. On Tuesday, Sept. 9 her special needs daughter, Yuansueé Burgos-Perez, a 17-year-old senior at New Britain High School, did not come home from school on the bus as she does every day. Perez has mental retardation, more...

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Homelessness Program to be Re-vamped Sept. 15

By at September 11, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Homelessness Program to be Re-vamped Sept. 15

The Mayor’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness is having an executive board meeting Sept. 15 to present a new draft for changes. “The re-vamped plan will have a lot of new changes,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “The way the old plan reads, it has a good solid framework, but a lot depends on federal funding and grants that no longer exist.” Programs such as more...

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220 New Jobs Coming

By at September 4, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

220 New Jobs Coming

Officials touted the news that 220 new jobs would occur thanks to Costco coming to New Britain during groundbreaking ceremonies at the Red Nine of Stanley Golf Course on Wednesday. “I can’t believe we are finally here,” said Mayor Erin Stewart to open the ceremonies. “As Mayor of the great City of New Britain I could not be happier. The most important part more...

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