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2015 City Budget Amounts to Needed Fiscal Realities

By at April 16, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

2015 City Budget Amounts to Needed Fiscal Realities

Mayor Erin E. Stewart has been hard at work finalizing a 2015-16 budget proposal that she says will not result in a tax increase for city residents one year after they saw an 11 percent jump in property taxes. Stewart said she was “intent” on “passing a flat budget. I will not raise taxes,” underscored the mayor, in comments emailed to The City Journal more...

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City Digs Into Central Park Makeover

By at April 16, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

City Digs Into Central Park Makeover

Mayor Erin E. Stewart, state Department of Transportation representatives, local planning officials and members of the Common Council held a Streetscape groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday at Central Park. The ceremony marked the start of the renovations to Central Park as part of Phase III of the city’s Complete Streets and Downtown Livability Master more...

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Kindergarten Summit Looks at Inequities

By at April 9, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

Kindergarten Summit Looks at Inequities

Open to the entire community, a “Kindergarten Summit”, meant to be both informative and a call to action to address statewide inequities will take place next month at New Britain High School. The summit which is being planned by the Board of Education and the school district’s Department of Academics is scheduled for Thursday May 21, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at more...

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Holmes School “GO TRI” Raising Money for Auditorium

By at April 9, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Holmes School “GO TRI” Raising Money for Auditorium

When Holmes School put on a talent show last Spring, it became obvious to school staff that the auditorium equipment and chairs needed upgrading. About 65 chairs are broken and cannot be used and the sound system needs replacing. Third grade teacher Mrs. Kirsty Naples came up with an idea to both raise funds for the auditorium and teach children about getting in more...

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City Loves Festivals

By at April 2, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

City Loves Festivals

Residents of New Britain all seem to agree the festivals and celebrations the City holds are very successful. This week in the New Britain City Journal Facebook Group members were asked, “What is your Favorite city celebration ever & why?” Answers varied, but for many different reasons. “Dozynki because it is steeped in tradition and reflects more...

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Mayor Revives Main Street USA

By at April 2, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Mayor Revives Main Street USA

Mayor Erin E. Stewart has announced that the city is bringing back the popular Main Street USA event to Walnut Hill Park on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The street fair got its start on Oct. 9, 1976, when the country was celebrating its bicentennial. Over the decades, it has drawn tens of thousands of visitors to the city. It was last held during the more...

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CTFastrak Opens to Mixed Reviews

By at April 2, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

CTFastrak Opens to Mixed Reviews

The CTFastrak officially opened on March 28 as Gov. Dannel Malloy and other State and City officials attended a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Downtown New Britain Station. “With CTfastrak, Connecticut commuters will have another option to beat traffic as localities see new economic opportunities,” Governor Malloy said. “We are improving lives, easing more...

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Mayor Opposes State Budget Cuts

By at March 26, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

Mayor Opposes State Budget Cuts

Plan Hurts City’s Most Vulnerable Gov. Dan Malloy’s budget proposal could have an alarming effect on city residents who receive mental health treatment and the agency that provides those services, the private/non-profit Community Mental Health Affiliates (CMHA). “Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget has proposed cuts to health and human services that will force more...

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Chesley Park to Get Field Turf

By at March 26, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Chesley Park to Get Field Turf

The Junior Canes have had an outstanding year and it is only getting better. On Wednesday night the Common Council approved a project to take their unsafe field at Chesley Park and put in field turf. During the Mayor’s State of the City address early in the month she said, “One of the finest youth programs in the nation – yet the field they play on is in more...

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Community Urged to Get Involved with NRZ’s

By at March 26, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Community Urged to Get Involved with NRZ’s

With three active Neighborhood Revitalization Zones (NRZs) around New Britain, city officials are encouraging members of the community to get involved, have their voices heard and make a difference. NRZs are “a collaborative process for communities to work together with government, nonprofits, businesses and neighborhoods,” said Margaret Malinowski, the more...

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