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New Britain Board of Education Saves All Day Kindergarten

By at May 16, 2011 | 9:04 pm |

New Britain Board of Education Saves All Day Kindergarten

Using a two percent set aside available from the state, the board of education set aside $1.478 million Monday night, which would give the school board over $3 million in funds from it for the 2011-12 budget. The two percent set aside saves 18.5 all day kindergarten positions allowing an unemployment saving realization of $490,000; the ability to fund 10 all day more...

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NB Police Explorers Win 1st Place for Best Overall Post

By at May 16, 2011 | 8:00 am |

NB Police Explorers Win 1st Place for Best Overall Post

The New Britain Police Explorers competed in the “ Connecticut – Stations Day 2011” at the Police Academy in Meriden, on Saturday May 7th, 2011. At Stations Day, 35 Explorer Posts competed with approximately 400 attendees. The Posts were from the State of Connecticut and New York. Our Explorers did a great job and represented our Department in the best light more...

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Come 4 Fun to Open Again for Area Seniors

By at May 15, 2011 | 1:00 am |

Come 4 Fun to Open Again for Area Seniors

Are you over 50 and looking for something new to do outside in the months of May and June? The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back for its second year “Come4Fun”, a program designed to introduce new and exciting opportunities for seniors ages 50 and older. “Last year when we started it, the initial thought was to allow opportunity for more...

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Want Fireworks? Contest May Help

By at May 13, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Want Fireworks? Contest May Help

As budget negotiations continue, whether or not fireworks on the fourth of July will happen this year in New Britain is still a mystery. Doug O’Leary and Carlo Carlozzi, sale representatives of Liberty Mutual, have tried to come up with ways to keep New Britain’s annual tradition alive. The two work for Liberty Mutual Insurance and have merged the company’s more...

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Malloy Visits Polish Group

By at May 12, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Malloy Visits Polish Group

On May 6, Dannel Malloy, 88th and current governor of CT, accepted an invitation from the Polish Americans of CT Political Action Committee (PacPac) to meet for an open forum at the Falcon Club Nest 88 on Washington St. Supported by 10 members, PacPac’s purpose is to provide a cohesive political voice for Polish-Americans throughout CT by active participation in the more...

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Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union Opens on West Main St.

By at May 11, 2011 | 5:18 pm |

Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union Opens on West Main St.

Although Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union had a good following on Curtis St., many residents still did not realize it existed. On Wednesday the credit union held its grand opening at a highly visible 955 West Main St. “In 2001 we merged with the Stanley Credit Union,” said Lisa Asadourian, vice president of marketing. “This is a better location. We were kind of more...

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Oktoberfest Details Announced

By at May 10, 2011 | 6:37 pm |

Oktoberfest Details Announced

  New details were released this week on an event officials hope will rival past City events like Main Street USA. “This has the makings of quite an interesting event for the City of New Britain,” said Mayor Timothy Stewart. “People always wanted to resurrect something like Main Street USA to bring people together.” Several years ago the City started a car more...

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Mock Emergency Drill at Hospital Uses High-Tech Mannequin

By at May 10, 2011 | 9:33 am |

Mock Emergency Drill at Hospital Uses High-Tech Mannequin

On May 6, staff with The Hospital of Central Connecticut and New Britain Emergency Medical Services participated in an emergency drill involving a new, high-tech mannequin that can mimic a myriad of health problems, including some life-threatening conditions. The drill, held on one of the hospital’s nursing units, involved physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists more...

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Walnut Hill Park Gazebo Opening

By at May 9, 2011 | 3:01 pm |

Walnut Hill Park Gazebo Opening

CW Resources announces the opening of the Walnut Hill Park Gazebo for the upcoming season.  The historic gazebo, first built in approximately 1913, had been dormant for 13 or so years until last year when CW, with great assistance from the NB Park & Rec Dept., renovated and opened it. The gazebo will feature snacks, drinks, coffee and tea, ice cream, more...

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Police Station Making Progress

By at May 8, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Police Station Making Progress

Construction of the new police department, on the corners of Chestnut and Main St., is right on schedule. “Right now we are look for finishes on what the flooring, ceiling and other specialties will be like,” said Ed Moriarty of Downes Construction. “The concrete work is done and it is on schedule.” Kaestle Boos Associates are working with Police Chief more...

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