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Veterans Honored In City Ceremony

By at October 26, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Veterans Honored In City Ceremony

Over 150 of the City’s bravest men and women were honored Saturday as the City held a Veteran’s Medal Ceremony for the first time in over 30 years. “I would like to thank all veterans for your service,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart, who was the MC for the event. “Our Country and our community is stronger because of your dedication and courage.” New more...

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New Textile Recycling Set to Begin Next Week

By at October 26, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

New Textile Recycling Set to Begin Next Week

Residents will soon be getting two pink bags in the mail. These bags are part of Simple Recycling, a free curbside textile collection service that opened it’s doors at 33 John St. on Wednesday with a ribbon cutting. The recycling business out of Ohio operates in nearly 10 states and makes its debut in Connecticut in the City of New Britain. Simple Recycling, a more...

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Candidates Opinions Conflict During LWV Debate

By at October 19, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Candidates Opinions Conflict During LWV Debate

Last Saturday Candidates running for Common Council and Mayor had the chance to let the public know exactly where they stood on the issues as the League of Women Voters held their Annual Debate at Trinity on Main. Many candidates sparred on issues including the controversial Tilcon plan, finances and education. Republican Mayor Erin Stewart, challengers Merrill more...

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Halloween Safe Zone Ready for Night of Ghouls

By at October 19, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Halloween Safe Zone Ready for Night of Ghouls

Those preparing for Halloween will want to be sure to add a stop downtown as the 6th Annual NB Halloween Safe Zone is set to take place Oct 31 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. “Once again we will be having a party downtown, with a DJ, the New Britain YWCA School of Dance Junior and Senior Company and this year an improv from the New Britain Youth Theater,” said Robin Vinci, more...

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Groundbreaking Held Tuesday for Columbus Commons

By at October 19, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Groundbreaking Held Tuesday for Columbus Commons

A group of over 50 people including Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, Mayor Erin Stewart, members of the State delegations and others turned out Tuesday for the groundbreaking ceremony of Columbus Commons. In 2016, the City of New Britain designated Xenolith Partners and Dakota Partners as the developer of 125 Columbus Boulevard, the former site of more...

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City to Offer Discount Prescription Program

By at October 12, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

City to Offer Discount Prescription Program

Lights, Bees Discussed The Common Council Wednesday night looked at various items including working with Pro-Act Inc. to join the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) Discount Prescription Drug Program. “Because we are a member of CCM this is offered to members at no cost. We can provide prescription savings to every resident of the City of New Britain more...

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Bi-Partisan BOE Leadership Bid Fails

By at October 12, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Bi-Partisan BOE Leadership Bid Fails

When the Republican party took over leadership of the Common Council and the Board of Education two years ago, one of the first things done was change the way leadership of the school board was done. Under Republican Nicholas Mercier (school board president) and former School Board President Democrat Sharon Beloin-Saavedra an agreement was reached that the Board of more...

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Despite State Budget Stalemate – New Britain on Solid Ground

By at October 12, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Despite State Budget Stalemate – New Britain on Solid Ground

The lack of a state budget is affecting many municipalities. In New Britain, officials said they started discussing the problems at the State level last fall. “The administration took steps last year and early this year to mitigate a potential shortfall from the state in revenue to the City,” said Finance Director Lori Granato. Under Governor Malloy’s more...

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Bike New Britain to Open Center Downtown

By at October 5, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Bike New Britain to Open Center Downtown

The City and Bike New Britain are looking to reach an agreement allowing the group to rent the first floor of the Szczesny Parking Garage on 35 Bank St. Bike New Britain is an advocacy group that has a goal of making New Britain a bike friendly community. This involves establishing safe bike routes between all the City’s parks, schools, CCSU, and also the CTFastrak more...

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Ace Livingston Got Bass

By at October 5, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Ace Livingston Got Bass

New Britain’s has many hidden talents. Among them is Ace Livingston. Livingston has toured the country and played with many nationally known groups and singers. It is a far cry from when he first started. The son of Jamaican clergy, his family came to the USA in 1988. At that time his life revolved around soccer. But an injury ended all his aspirations of playing more...

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