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Graduation Delayed

By at April 17, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Graduation Delayed

As the City is in the proccess of installing field turf at Veteran’s Stadium, it has caused a delay in New Britain High School’s graduation ceremonies. Instead of holding graduation on June 20 as planned it has been pushed to June 27 as it will be held at Rock Cat Stadium and games are being played in that location through June 25. “The work had to be done at more...

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City Receives Streetscape Grants

By at April 17, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

City Receives Streetscape Grants

New Britain has received two new grants totalling $4.3 million that will move the local buses and fix up the Harry Truman Overpass. With the assistance of the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency (CCRPA), the City secured a $3 million grant for improvements for downtown at Columbus Boulevard, Main Street, and Bank Street. The project will address more...

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Interesting Facts

By at April 17, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Interesting Facts

City Journal Facebook Members Join in City History The New Britain City Journal is helping the City gain information on at least 30 interesting facts for signage to be located across the City. On the paper’s Facebook group, “The New Britain City Journal”, will be a post asking for interesting facts that could be put on the signs. Information will be viewed by more...

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Mayor’s Budget Shows 4.88 Mill Increase

By at April 10, 2014 | 5:53 pm |

Mayor’s Budget Shows 4.88 Mill Increase

Mayor Erin Stewart presented her proposed 2015 City budget to the Common Council Wednesday night showing a 4.88 mill increase which would put the mill rate at 49.08. “What I am putting forward to you tonight is NOT the budget that I really want, but it is the budget that I feel New Britain really needs,” said Stewart. “We’ve got a $19 million deficit in more...

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Welcome to My World of Autism Plans Dance and More

By at April 10, 2014 | 5:52 pm |

Welcome to My World of Autism Plans Dance and More

[caption id="attachment_8869" align="alignnone" width="580"] Tyler and Livia Arasimowicz[/caption] On Saturday, April 26 Welcome to My World of Autism will hold its biggest fundraiser of the year The Heart for Autism at St. Jean Baptiste Church, 209 Smalley St. The non-profit program was started in 2010 for autistic children in New Britain. “Every year we do more...

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“Holding Rooms” in New Britain Schools Questioned

By at April 10, 2014 | 5:51 pm |

“Holding Rooms” in New Britain Schools Questioned

School officials plan to review the practice of using student “holding rooms” at New Britain High School after receiving several complaints from community members. During the school board’s meeting on April 7, around a dozen community members spoke out against the use of the four rooms, describing them as unacceptable for teenagers and prison-like more...

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Rose Garden Festival Planned for June 14

By at April 4, 2014 | 10:00 am |

Rose Garden Festival Planned for June 14

This year the City of New Britain along with the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce is planning an event that will bring thousands of people to the Walnut Hill Rose Garden. The first ever New Britain Rose Garden Festival that will include drinks, dinner and dancing has been scheduled for Saturday, June 14 from 5-10 p.m. According to Bill DeMaio, parks and more...

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Carcasses Dumped Around City

By at April 3, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Carcasses Dumped Around City

Parks and Recreation employee Diane Domejczyk says she finds a lot of strange things dumped at Fairview Cemetery. But lately the increasing number of dead chickens with their heads chopped off has been disturbing. On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, Domejczyk found four dead chickens in plastic bags. Three had their head removed and one had its neck more...

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Darius Miller Band Shell Gets Makeover

By at April 3, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Darius Miller Band Shell Gets Makeover

This year when music begins for the Summer Music Festival Series at the Darius Miller Shell at Walnut Hill Park, viewers will not be looking at a rundown stage with paint peeling around the edges. For about 10 months the City has had a contractor giving the shell a $250,000 face lift. “It has really needed this,” said Bill DeMaio, parks and recreation more...

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Mayor Stewart Announces New City-Wide Anti-Blight Process

By at April 3, 2014 | 6:06 pm |

Mayor Stewart Announces New City-Wide Anti-Blight Process

Mayor Erin E. Stewart has announced the creation of a new procedure, by which the city will handle complaints for blighted properties, and other health and building code violations. This process will act as the primary trigger for the City’s Clean and Lien program and will leverage new technology to create a series of checks and balances to ensure that City more...

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