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Water Rising

By at May 25, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Water Rising

Mayor Explains Rate Increases A mix of state mandates and the use of water from MDC during the drought, will cause water rates to increase by 5 percent this year in all towns which receive New Britain water. According to Mayor Erin E. Stewart the water rate has not increased in 10 years, but sewer bills have gone up recently. “When you get your water bill, the more...

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Residents Enjoy Housing and Health Fair

By at May 25, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Residents Enjoy Housing and Health Fair

Booths filled with information on health and homes filled the New Britain High School cafeteria on Saturday during the Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain, Inc., regional housing and health fair. “The HRA of New Britain is a community action agency. I am outreaching to the community to let them know what we do. We help people apply for department of social more...

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Unified Sports Program Thriving at High School

By at May 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Unified Sports Program Thriving at High School

During Monday night’s Board of Education meeting the Unified Sports Capstone Project presented information on its program by students Nicole Tyc and Danielle DeSimone. “People from unified sports involved are from across the state,” said Tyc “We back each other and see how we can do more.” Some of the projects being done include Feed My Starving more...

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United Way Summer Smarts Helps City Youth

By at May 18, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

United Way Summer Smarts Helps City Youth

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is championing for kids and families this summer by bringing together resources needed for Summer Smarts programs. “We feel it is critically important that every young person and family has the opportunity to succeed,” said Paula S. Gilberto, president and Chief Executive Officer of the United Way. “Our job is more...

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Board Hears Presentation for Innovation Grant

By at May 18, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Board Hears Presentation for Innovation Grant

The CTNext board of directors listened to details for the Innovation Place grant request for New Britain, Berlin and Farmington on Monday. The grant, which can be up to $1 million a year for 5 years, will impact downtown New Britain, the Route 4 corridor and UConn Health Center in Farmington and the Berlin Train Station in Berlin. The proposal, made by the Central more...

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Bike to Work Day in New Britain Friday

By at May 18, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Bike to Work Day in New Britain Friday

If you’re into bicycle riding, you will want to participate in Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19. The event is part of Bike Walk Connecticut. Bike Walk Connecticut is changing the culture of transportation through advocacy and education to make bicycling and walking safe, feasible and attractive for a healthier, cleaner Connecticut. On Friday, New Britain more...

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‘Bees Across New Britain’ to Adorn City

By at May 11, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

‘Bees Across New Britain’ to Adorn City

In 2008 West Hartford began the Cow Parade with life size cows scattered throughout their town. In 2017 New Britain is beginning a similar venture with 6 foot Bees. Soon the City will have 25 Bee sculptures across the City, Mayor Erin Stewart told the City Journal this week. “It is a new art project and we are calling it Bees Across New Britain,” said Stewart. more...

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Fidget Spinners Distraction in Classroom

By at May 11, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Fidget Spinners Distraction in Classroom

In the 1980s it was the Rubik’s Cube, in the late 1990s it was the Tamagochi, in 2009 we got Zhu Zhu pets and now we have a new fad. You’ve probably seen the latest craze among youth in fidget spinners. The toy is meant to be for those with attention disorders. But, the general population loves them. Fidget spinners are a handheld device that people can fidget more...

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Top 10 Liquor Stores in New Britain/Berlin

By at May 11, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Top 10 Liquor Stores in New Britain/Berlin

There are many liquor stores across the City, but which ones do residents like the most. That is the question we asked Facebook group members this week and they have chosen their favorite liquor stores. Liquor Depot, 687 West Main St., New Britain - This took first place in a close competition. Readers said it has a full selection of wine and a very large more...

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Polish Party

By at May 4, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Polish Party

Festival Survives Rain Polish food, dancing, music, contests and friends were the theme for Sunday’s 6th Annual Little Poland Festival. “What an event. It was indescribable to see thousands of people having a good time. It is hard to find someone who did not enjoy themselves,” said Lucian Pawlak, event organizer. “We had a beautiful opening ceremony and an more...

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