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Free Summer Meals Available for Kids

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

Free Summer Meals Available for Kids

A federally funded program through the US Department of Agriculture will be providing free meals (breakfast and lunch) for youth 18 and under at a number of sites around the city this summer. These summer meals for kids and teens are available Monday-Friday at a number of schools (such as Roosevelt School and New Britain High School, beginning Monday, July 6) and more...

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Fireworks Celebration Saturday

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

Fireworks Celebration Saturday

The City of New Britain will present one of the biggest Fourth of July celebrations on Saturday in “The 23rd Annual Great American Boom”. It will take place at Stanley Quarter Park July 4 (rain date: July 5). This giant 4th of July celebration begins at 5 p.m. with the opening of several attractions and food vendors, followed by a concert starting at 6 p.m. by more...

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New Baseball Team Coming in August

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

New Baseball Team Coming in August

Although we still don’t know what team and what league will come to New Britain, Mayor Erin Stewart said a decision should be made in August. “There are three independent leagues that are interested in the stadium,” said Stewart. “There is one option I like the best and I am pursuing it and meeting about that, but they have not made a final decision more...

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SGC Red Nine Ready This Year

By at June 18, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

In about 10 weeks golfers may soon get a taste of the new more difficult Red Nine at the Stanley Golf Course on Hartford Rd. On Tuesday Mayor Erin Stewart had a chance to check out the progress and was very happy. “It was absolutely incredible. I was floored at the amount of progress that has been made at the new holes,” said Stewart, who is a golfer. “The more...

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New Greenhouse Opens at NBHS

By at June 18, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

New Greenhouse Opens at NBHS

A new greenhouse at New Britain High School will expose students to urban farming and some very valuable hands-on learning. In fact, over the last two years, students (and teachers) installed the 20x20 structure, which cost about $20,000, but was paid for entirely through grants and partnerships. “Urban farming is a significant component of our health and more...

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23rd Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival Saturday

By at June 18, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

23rd Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival Saturday

It’s that time of year to go to the top of the hill and view some of the best motor vehicles you will ever see. The 23rd Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Festival will kick-off Saturday with more than 300 antique cars on display. “Thanks to our sponsors, scores of volunteers and more than 300 antique car owners that will show their works of art, not only will this more...

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Council Adopts Budget with Zero Tax Increase

By at June 11, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

Council Adopts Budget with Zero Tax Increase

By a vote of 13-2 the Common Council voted to approve mostly what was Mayor Erin Stewart’s budget for 2016 on Wednesday night. The tax rate will remain at 49 mills. “We made a concerted effort to keep taxes where they are. There is a concern if they are absorbing last year’s 11 percent tax increase or not,” said Mayor Pro Tem Suzanne Bielinski (D). “I more...

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Frisbies Ice Cream, Noble Gas Nearing Completion

By at June 11, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Frisbies Ice Cream, Noble Gas Nearing Completion

Those who drive by Farmington Ave. on a regular basis have seen the corner near Slater Road developing each day. Michael Frisbee of Hunter Development has been building multiple businesses on the site and plans call for their opening in about one month. “Mike Frisbie has been a Godsend. I do not know where he came from,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “He came to more...

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Mayor Needs Many Qualities

By at June 11, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Mayor Needs Many Qualities

This week the City Journal asked its Facebook group members “Which qualities are most important in a Mayor for our City?” Honesty and transparency topped the list, but according to residents there are many other qualities needed for a good mayor. Here are a few of the comments. “Communication, compassion, vision, connections at federal and state levels more...

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East Culture Arts Show At ToM

By at June 5, 2015 | 9:00 am |

East Culture Arts Show At ToM

East Culture Arts, Inc. (ECA) and Trinity-On-Main of New Britain will present a fun for all ages Multi-Cultures Celebration of Music and dance from around the world on Sunday, June 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted. It will be at Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main Street in New Britain. Call 860-978-4452 or 860 978-2949, or go online to more...

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