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We Have a Team!

By at September 3, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

We Have a Team!

The Rock Cats are out and a new team is on the way. News that The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs (“ALPB”) had approved a baseball team in New Britain swept through the City rapidly Tuesday as fans delighted in a new team coming in 2016. “That is good news,” said Richard Simonides, New Britain resident. “I hope that it shows the ‘Yard more...

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School Begins Once Again

By at September 3, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

School Begins Once Again

Monday, August 31 was not just any day. It was the first day of school in New Britain. The 2015-16 school year began with over 10,000 students attending classes throughout the district. “Today, the opening day for the 2015-2016 school year went extremely well. Given the number of changes that occurred from last year to this and program movements to different more...

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Garcia Project Coming to Trinity-on-Main in New Britain

By at September 3, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Garcia Project Coming to Trinity-on-Main in New Britain

The Garcia Project a great cover band of The Grateful Dead’s great music is coming to Trinity-on-Main at 69 Main Street in New Britain on Friday, September 11 at 8 p.m. The opening band will be The Remnants. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. The Garcia Project faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled the Jerry more...

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School Begins Next Week

By at August 20, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

School Begins Next Week

It’s the end of August and that means three words for the roughly 10,000 students in the Consolidated School District of New Britain: back to school! The 2015-16 school year gets underway on Monday, Aug. 31 but events have been taking place in recent days, with more scheduled for the coming days, to get students and parents ready for the new academic more...

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Central Park to See New Parking Configuration

By at August 20, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Central Park to See New Parking Configuration

Changes are coming fast in Downtown New Britain. The newest change calls for the parking spaces alongside Central Park to be reconfigured as part of the downtown enhancement project. Beginning this week, the parking located next to Central Park - also known as Main Street 2 – has been changing from the traditional pull in angled parking to head-out angle more...

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35th Annual Dozynki Festival Set for This Weekend

By at August 20, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

35th Annual Dozynki Festival Set for This Weekend

There is nothing quite like the Dozynki Polish Festival in New Britain. The 35th Annual event is set for this weekend at Falcons Field on Farmington Ave. Dozynki is a harvest festival traditionally done in Poland when the final harvest is complete. It celebrates a good harvest and thanking God for a good bounty. The harvest festival in the City has Polish food, more...

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Summer Arts Showcase Features Area Youth Artwork

By at August 14, 2015 | 8:45 am |

Summer Arts Showcase Features Area Youth Artwork

A Summer Arts Showcase featuring a wide variety of diverse youth artwork ranging from photography to comic books to live improv and more will be the featured attraction at a free and open-to-the-public reception on Thursday, August 20, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the New Britain Museum of American Art. The exhibition, available for public viewing through Friday, August more...

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City Aldermen Try to Strengthen Ordinances

By at August 13, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

City Aldermen Try to Strengthen Ordinances

After facing much resistance in trying to make a change to ordinances affecting Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) Students, several Alderman are now trying to strengthen and enforce laws already on the City books. “There are many laws we can enforce,” said Alderman Don Naples. Aldermen Robert Smedley, Daniel Salerno and Naples have attended Town more...

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Student Standardized Testing Reduced

By at August 13, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Student Standardized Testing Reduced

Board of Education President Sharon Beloin Saavedra said this week she was pleased to hear Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s announcement last Thursday, Aug. 6 that the U.S. Department of Education had approved a waiver request he submitted on behalf of the state to reduce the amount of standardized testing required for public high school students. “In an effort to more...

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BOE Plans School Fundraiser to Benefit Athletics

By at August 13, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

BOE Plans School Fundraiser to Benefit Athletics

Athletic departments at the elementary schools will be this year’s recipients of funds from the Second Annual Board of Education Fundraiser at West Side Tavern this month. The event began last year when Isaac Silva, owner of West Side Tavern, heard Daniel Davis was on the board of education. According to Davis, Silva said he always wanted to help the schools more...

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