Feature

Irene Causes Floods, Knocks Down Trees

By at September 2, 2011 | 9:30 am |

Irene Causes Floods, Knocks Down Trees

It was around 6:45 a.m. Sunday morning when several New Britain residents heard the first sounds of Hurricane Irene. “We heard a big boom and then the lights went out,” said Ken Williamson. “I thought it was a transformer.” It turned out to be a huge oak tree that crashed down on the corner of Pendleton St. and Sunnyslope Dr. “At 6 a.m. we had power and more...

.News , Feature

Some Getting Power Back on (Update!!!)

By at August 28, 2011 | 3:01 pm |

Some Getting Power Back on (Update!!!)

  As of 1:02 p.m. Monday 10,573 had no power in our City. But on Tuesday morning at 11:30 a.m. there are only 447  NB residents without power CL&P says they are working as fast as they can and power should come back either later today or tomorrow. But be aware. Some outages in Connecticut could take up to a week. If power is still out it is advised to more...

.News , Feature

HoCC Using State of the Art Robotic Surgery

By at August 26, 2011 | 10:30 am |

HoCC Using State of the Art Robotic Surgery

Residents don’t need to travel hundreds of miles to get the advanced technology of robotic surgery in a big City hospital. Our local Hospital of Central Connecticut (HoCC) is using state of the art robotic surgery on patients nearly every day. “Robotics surgery was initially developed in the 1990s by the government during the Gulf War so surgeons who were not on more...

Feature , Health

First Renderings of CREC Medical Academy Released

By at August 26, 2011 | 10:00 am |

First Renderings of CREC Medical Academy Released

Antinozzi Associates, PC Architects of Bridgeport and Stantec Consulting Services of Hamden have released the first renderings of what the new Connecticut Region Education Council (CREC) Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy at Pinnacle Heights would look like at a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting. It is to be built on the area known as 34 Marimac more...

.News , Feature

Officer Carol – Helping Seniors and Children in the Community

By at August 19, 2011 | 9:30 am |

Officer Carol – Helping Seniors and Children in the Community

When it comes to the community, no police officer is more well-known than Officer Carol Zesut. Zesut is the community services officer. She most often can be found helping out a child or a senior in need. “I help in our quality of life issues for everybody,” said Zesut, a New Britain resident most of her life. “I do a lot of referrals for officers on elderly more...

.News , Feature

Preserving New Britain’s Past

By at August 19, 2011 | 9:10 am |

Preserving New Britain’s Past

City to Create Historic Preservation Commission The City is looking at putting together an historic commission that will help protect historic and culture assets of the City. “A couple of years ago we applied to Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation in an effort to develop an historic plan for the city of New Britain,” said Ken Malinowski, director of the more...

.News , Feature

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...

.News , Feature

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...

.News , Feature

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...

.News , Feature

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...

.News , Feature