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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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CTFastrak Finally Set to Open March 28

By at March 19, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

CTFastrak Finally Set to Open March 28

In just eight days, CTfastrak, a new rapid transportation bus system, is set to open and is set to revolutionize the way people in New Britain—and the Central Connecticut area—get around in their day to day lives. CTfastrak provides a traffic-free ride “with the convenience and flexibility that the bus provides to deliver riders directly to their more...

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NB Schools Lack Much Needed State Funding

By at March 19, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

NB Schools Lack Much Needed State Funding

The governor’s recent proposal to flat fund Education Cost Sharing (ECS) funds—which provides two-thirds of New Britain schools’ annual funding—for local municipalities has drawn the ire of education officials and employees in the Hardware City. Several folks associated with the Consolidated School District of New Britain—including Board of Education more...

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New Britain’s George LeWitt and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

By at March 19, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

New Britain’s George LeWitt and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

It was 4:30 PM on a warm Saturday New York afternoon, the end of another six-day work week - March 25, 1911 to be exact. Hundreds of women and girls in the top floors of the Asch Building were looking forward to leaving their hot, dusty little shirtwaist factory to finally get the rest and fresh air that they so desperately needed, but so eagerly sacrificed for more...

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Poet, Professor and Father: Charles Fort

By at March 12, 2015 | 6:45 pm |

Poet, Professor and Father: Charles Fort

The New Britain City Journal is currently running a series of articles introducing residents of the New Britain Artists’ Cooperative. This article is the second of the series. Charles Fort, a “semi-retired professor,” is without a doubt the most acclaimed living poet from New Britain. After decades spent across the country, he has returned to the city to be more...

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Mayor Gives Bright State of the City

By at March 12, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

Mayor Gives Bright State of the City

Following a very dismal State of the City address last year, Mayor Erin Stewart was much more optimistic this year. “One year ago, I stood here and declared that New Britain was at a crossroads,” said Stewart. “We were staring down a current year deficit of $19 million and a projected deficit for the next year in excess of $30 million.” At that time more...

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Council Approves Sale of Berkowitz Building

By at March 12, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Council Approves Sale of Berkowitz Building

The plan for the Berkowitz Building will be moving forward as the Common Council unanimously approved it Wednesday night following approval from the Council’s Planning, Zoning, Housing subcommittee. “They will break the project down into three phases,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “There will be a lot of work done first such as an elevator. He will try to use more...

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City Considers Main St. USA

By at March 5, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

City Considers Main St. USA

There is no need to get excited quite yet, but the City is looking into whether it is financially feasible to bring back something similar to Main St. USA. Mayor Erin Stewart would not comment on the idea, but did say in the New Britain City Journal Facebook group that, “Have we discussed it, yes. Are we 100 percent doing it, no. Still outweighing more...

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