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Tercyak Voting Questioned as Possible Conflict

By at October 23, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Tercyak Voting Questioned as Possible Conflict

Rep. Peter Tercyak, the Democrat who has represented the 26th House District since 2003, may have showed favoritism on several occasions when he supported bills that benefited the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services - a department overseen by his live-in girlfriend, according to a review of records by the New Britain City Journal. According to a more...

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City Looks at Ebola Preparedness

By at October 23, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

City Looks at Ebola Preparedness

The New Britain Health Department has begun coordinating efforts for Ebola response if necessary in the City. “We started meeting in the beginning of October to plan to assess and coordinate efforts if necessary,” said Sergio Lupo, director of health. “We are prepared and have been prepared for disasters since 9/11.” Ebola, is a type of hemorrhagic more...

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Leaf Pick-up to Begin

By at October 23, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Leaf Pick-up to Begin

It is time once again to rake those leaves and put them in bags as the New Britain Public Works Department will begin pick-up on Nov. 3. There was a program started in the Spring that is being re-introduced this Fall. It involves the City picking leaves up based on 12 routes. “We are going to pick them up by area,” said Mark Moriarty, public works more...

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Bridging the Gap

By at October 16, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Bridging the Gap

Residents Help Plan Future of Downtown Bridge Following a meeting at the New Britain Police Department Community Room Wednesday that gave initial ideas of plans to re-do the Route 72 Bridge on Main St., residents had the opportunity to voice their visions for a new bridge to gap the two downtowns of the City. The new project calls for making the bridge narrower and more...

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Health & Services Expo Returns

By at October 16, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Health & Services Expo Returns

After a year off, the New Britain TRIAD Expo 16 was held again Oct. 9 at the Hospital for Special Care Community Center. “We missed one year. We had so many people requesting we come back,” said Mary Carpenter of the NB TRIAD who organized the event along with Art Powers of the police department. “I had people stopping me downtown asking us to do it more...

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Schools Discuss Testing Policies

By at October 16, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Schools Discuss Testing Policies

To address the on-going debate surrounding how much students get tested every year, school officials recently gave a presentation on the topic detailing the time spent on assessments from kindergarten to high school. Board of Education President Sharon Beloin Saavedra said she asked for the presentation and requested that each test be labeled whether it is mandated more...

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Bielinski Decision: Removal, Fine

By at October 9, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Bielinski Decision: Removal, Fine

After hearing testimony for over a month, the Civil Service Commission Monday recommended that Mayor Pro Tem Suzanne Bielinski should be removed from her position on the Council, fined $2,500 and the position of Council Secretary reposted. Alderman Lou Salvio filed a complaint against Bielinski of hiring her niece by marriage – Jessica Gerratana – to the more...

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Cease and Desist Filed On “Timeless Tales”

By at October 9, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Cease and Desist Filed On “Timeless Tales”

Amy Kirby of the New Britain Historical Society sent a request from Hurwit & Associates of Newton, Mass. to the City and Bill DeMaio, parks and recreation director, asking that the City cease and desist from advertising, promoting and using “Timeless Tales” without legal license from Kirby to do so. City Corporation Counsel did not return phone calls at more...

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Halloween Safe Zone Trick or Treat Coming Soon

By at October 9, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Halloween Safe Zone Trick or Treat Coming Soon

On Halloween night all New Britain and area children are invited to attend the 2014 Halloween Safe Zone Trick or Treat event happening in downtown New Britain. This year more businesses than ever will take part and various organizations will have booths to distribute candy to our children in costume on Oct. 31 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. At around 6:30 p.m. a Halloween more...

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Rocky Horror Show Returns to New Britain

By at October 3, 2014 | 8:45 am |

Rocky Horror Show Returns to New Britain

The Phoenix Theater Company is bringing The Rocky Horror Show back to Trinity-On-Main in New Britain, Connecticut Oct. 17 to Nov. 1. Come see the spectacle! Sing and dance to the great music! Come dressed as your favorite character! Enjoy the wedding and the creation! Participation bags will be available. There will be nine performances: at 8 p.m. on Fridays, more...

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