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Corbin Heights Renovation Set For November

By at July 29, 2011 | 8:05 am |

Corbin Heights Renovation Set For November

After years in the works, Corbin Pinnacle, LLC of West Hartford and Pinnacle Heights Extension, LLC plan to begin renovation of 235 housing units on the premises known as Corbin Heights, located on Corbin Ave. (near Walker Rd and Dean Dr.) and the Pinnacle Heights Extension this November. The project calls for a total of 301 low and moderate housing units. Sixty-six of more...

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American Savings Foundation Donates $40,000 to Health Academy

By at July 17, 2011 | 9:00 am |

American Savings Foundation Donates $40,000 to Health Academy

The American Savings Foundations (ASF) announced a grant of $40,000 to the New Britain Academy for Health Professions (NBAHP), a smaller learning community focused on training New Britain High School (NBHS) students for futures in healthcare. The NBAHP is the only health academy in Connecticut offering a comprehensive curriculum for high school students interested in all more...

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Blue Bins Save City $75,000

By at July 15, 2011 | 7:15 am |

Blue Bins Save City $75,000

Curbside recycling collection began in mid October 2010 and as of the end of June has saved the City $75,000. “That’s from people disposing of the same items that they used to throw out as trash,” said Mark Moriarty, public works director. “Now, they are recycling it.” The past seven months have seen increases from 77 percent to 117 percent in more...

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Quartette Club Charity Ride to Help Cancer Patient

By at July 15, 2011 | 7:10 am |

Quartette Club Charity Ride to Help Cancer Patient

For the second year the Quartette Club Charity Ride is set to help out a needy local resident Sunday, Aug. 21. “A couple guys in the club got together and wanted to do something community oriented,” said Jim Sanders Jr. of the club. “A few of us rode, so we said why not a bike ride?” Last year about 110 motorcycles joined in for a ride starting at the club more...

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More Info Needed on Aquinas Site

By at July 15, 2011 | 7:00 am |

More Info Needed on Aquinas Site

The Common Council delayed a decision on a project that would lead to the development of low to moderate income housing at the old Aquinas site on Kelsey Road Wednesday night. Alderman Tonilynn Collins said, “We want to put together another informational meeting for residents that were unable to make the previous meeting for questions that were more...

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Bandits Hit Little League Stand

By at July 10, 2011 | 9:49 am |

Bandits Hit Little League Stand

The New Britain Little League is seeking donations following a break-in to their A.W. Stanley Concession Stand late Sunday night or early Monday morning. “Sometime between 10 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday morning someone ripped open a window and took most of the food we use for the concession stand,” said Richard Gadomski, vice president of the New Britain Little more...

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Mayor Seeks Concessions

By at July 8, 2011 | 8:08 am |

Mayor Seeks Concessions

City departments may get an overhaul as Mayor Timothy Stewart fights to find ways to cut over $6 million from its budget. Stewart met with unions Thursday to talk to separate bargaining unions about concessions and early retirement incentives and what it means for each individual bargaining union. “It’s not going to be the same (for each),” said Stewart. more...

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Malloy Talks Jobs

By at July 8, 2011 | 8:00 am |

Malloy Talks Jobs

Gov. Dannel Malloy visited New Britain Wednesday stopping at the corner of Chestnut and Main St. to talk with Iron Workers Local 15 who are constructing the new police station. He spoke with about a dozen workers concerning what they did and how they were trained through the Jobs Funnel Program. Angel Caban of East Hartford said the program was going good and Malloy more...

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Fireworks Light Up City Skies

By at July 6, 2011 | 3:56 pm |

Fireworks Light Up City Skies

For a while it appeared New Britain would not be celebrating the Fourth of July. But, thanks to various donations, the City held its biggest fireworks celebration ever Monday night at Stanley Quarter Park. “We had the best weather and the largest crowd ever because not everyone else is doing it this year,” said Bill DeMaio, parks and recreation director. “We had more...

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Superintendent Search Firm Chosen

By at July 3, 2011 | 8:00 am |

Superintendent Search Firm Chosen

The Board of Education has announced that Ray and Associates, Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa has been chosen as the search firm for a new superintendent. Three vendors responded to the Board’s request for proposals. “After careful review of all proposals and a detailed discussion by the Board of what we believe a strong national search should entail - we selected more...

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