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OIC Holds Winter Coat Drive

By at August 19, 2011 | 9:00 am |

OIC Holds Winter Coat Drive

If you have any coats or winter clothing in good condition, don’t throw them out. The Opportunity Industrialization Center (OIC) at the Hardware City Bicycle on Arch St. is seeking them. The group that helps summer youth employment for troubled teens has kicked off a new Coat Drive. “One of our programs in the summer is employment and helping the community,” more...

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Packed House Attends Busway Public Meeting

By at August 11, 2011 | 9:30 pm |

Packed House Attends Busway Public Meeting

Over 300 people showed up Thursday night at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) to listen to an informational meeting and public comments concerning the New Britain to Hartford Bus Rapid Transit facility project along a 9.4 mile corridor. Many people were left in hallways or turned away as a packed house full of residents for and against the project filled more...

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Aquinas Project Denied

By at August 11, 2011 | 10:00 am |

Aquinas Project Denied

After heated debate between common council members and Mayor Timothy Stewart, the Democratic majority voted against a project calling for the sale of property for housing at the former Aquinas building on Kelsey St. “I’m so relieved,” said Rebecca Woods, who lives on Kelsey St. “We are committed to the neighborhood and want it to retain the characteristics more...

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Democratic Petition for Costco Information Causes Stir

By at August 10, 2011 | 11:16 pm |

Democratic Petition for Costco Information Causes Stir

Democrats handed Mayor Timothy Stewart a petition asking for a meeting on Sept. 6 between him, the Coscto Corporation and the planning and zoning commission of the common council to discuss all plans on the Costco Project. “People have been coming here for the past few months talking about Costco, but we don’t know how much they want to pay for it and it if is Plan more...

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Busway Project Leads to Incentive Housing Grants

By at August 5, 2011 | 9:45 am |

Busway Project Leads to Incentive Housing Grants

The City has received two separate grants from the state that will allow for incentive housing zones (IHZ) to be built around stops for the proposed Busway. “The intent is to increase the housing available in and around transportation,” said Ken Malinowski, department of municipal development director. “It gets rural communities to take part in Connecticut more...

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Vote for Willow Brook Park in Contest

By at August 5, 2011 | 9:30 am |

Vote for Willow Brook Park in Contest

Do you think the events held at Willow Brook Park are the best in America? Mayor Timothy T. Stewart and Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Jamie Giantonio are asking residents to take a minute and vote that Willow Brook Park is the best in the country. The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department is asking residents to think about several questions. Do more...

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NB Firemen Take 1st Place in Relay Race

By at August 5, 2011 | 9:15 am |

NB Firemen Take 1st Place in Relay Race

Twelve New Britain firemen recently ran the 200 mile Ragnar Relay event from Lighthouse Point in New Haven to Harvard Stadium in Boston taking home first place for the City. “It was a 27 hour event that ran through the night,” said Lt. Kevin Klett. “We had two vans consisting of six guys per van.” Runners slept in vans or exchange sleeping facilities more...

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National Night Out a Success in New Britain Communities

By at August 4, 2011 | 10:57 am |

National Night Out a Success in New Britain Communities

New Britain communities joined in with state and national communities Tuesday night for the 28th National Night Out. The night is meant for people to join together as a community against violence and crime. Neighborhoods across the country were encouraged to turn on their outside house lights and meet their neighbors. At Chesley Park, the East Side NRZ gathered for a more...

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Brittany Farms Plays Big Role in Congestive Heart Failure

By at August 1, 2011 | 9:00 am |

Brittany Farms Plays Big Role in Congestive Heart Failure

Brittany Farms Health Center has become one of 10 facilities in the state to become Joint Commission Accredited for taking care of those with Congestive Heart Failure. “We got into the congestive heart failure program because the Hospital of Central Connecticut wanted us to join the collaborative,” said Matt Catalano, admissions director. “Hospitals are now more...

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Democrats Choose O’Brien for Mayor

By at July 29, 2011 | 8:15 am |

Democrats Choose O’Brien for Mayor

Mayoral Democratic Primary Appears Imminent Although four Democratic candidates for mayor stepped forward, the party chose one in Tim O’Brien, Tuesday during its endorsement meeting. “There are a lot of things we need to get done in our City,” said O’Brien. “This is the beginning of the new beginning of whatever our future is.” He said as a Democrat it more...

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