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Great American Boom Set for Wednesday

By at June 28, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Great American Boom Set for Wednesday

One of the biggest firework displays in the State will return on Wednesday, July 4th as the City presents The 26th Great American Boom at Stanley Quarter Park in honor of Independence Day. “We expect anywhere from 25-30,000 people within the park that night,” said Craig A. Bowman, Recreation Services Coordinator. “The CCSU parking garage and surrounding more...

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YWCA New Britain Youth Theater Presents Premiere Performance

By at June 14, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

YWCA New Britain Youth Theater Presents Premiere Performance

A new youth theater program has begun at the New Britain YWCA. The YWCA Youth Theater formed in May and will be putting on Mary Poppins Jr. at Trinity on Main Friday June 29 at 7 p.m. and Saturday June 30 at 2 p.m. Christine Kuzia, YWCA Performing Arts Director, said Katie Desjardins, director, is the brainchild of the program. “It is something that I have more...

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Project Begins to Bridge Two Parts of Downtown

By at June 14, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Project Begins to Bridge Two Parts of Downtown

One of the biggest, if not most important, parts of the City’s Streetscape Project is finally coming to fruition. One June 1, state and local officials gathered near the Route 72 bridge to celebrate the beginning of the Beehive Bridge reconstruction. As part of the Streetscape Project, begun under former Mayor Timothy Stewart, a way of connecting the two ends of more...

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Democratic Budget Cuts Could Be Costly

By at June 14, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Democratic Budget Cuts Could Be Costly

On Saturday the Democratic Council majority released a budget proposal ammendment cutting various City Hall positions and programs amounting to about $1.7 million. Democratic Alderman Carlo Carlozzi presented the cuts saying that cutting the budget sets a precedent. Several cuts such as the senior center director, human rights officer and director of community more...

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Crowds Come Out for Memorial Day Parade

By at May 31, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Crowds Come Out for Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Services were held Wednesday and the feature program - The Memorial Day Parade – took place as residents lined the street for the celebration. A longer parade, lasting nearly an hour, took place compared to recent years. “We had a big crowd today. More community groups than ever signed up. They wanted to march and be a part of the parade,” said more...

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DMTS Open Doors on West Main Street Saturday

By at May 31, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

DMTS Open Doors on West Main Street Saturday

  After bringing a crowd around downtown to promote businesses who are sponsoring DMTS (Directing Musicians to Success) Radio, Deivone Tanksley gathered in front of his new studio building at 105B West Main St, to cut the ribbon for his new radio station on Saturday. “We just did our community walk and entered into sponsors establishments to show love in turn more...

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Should New Britain Residents Vote on an Annual Budget?

By at May 31, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Should New Britain Residents Vote on an Annual Budget?

  Although the City is not considering changing the charter to have residents vote on the budget, other towns such as Berlin do vote on that issue. The City Journal this month asked residents if they would like to vote on approval of the budget. Most residents said “no” for a variety of reasons. Bill Weber said, “No. It is not working well in more...

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Listen up Musicians: City Sponsoring Jingle Contest

By at May 24, 2018 | 2:33 pm |

Listen up Musicians: City Sponsoring Jingle Contest

Are you good at making up words to a song? Can you write a catchy tune about New Britain? The city is looking to tap local talent in creating a jingle that can encapsulate its new tagline “Experience the New”. In January of 2017, New Britain embarked on a branding and marketing campaign to promote and highlight all that is new and changing in the city. The more...

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City Officials Celebrate Smalley Renovation

By at May 24, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

City Officials Celebrate Smalley Renovation

Renovations at Smalley Elementary School, 175 West St., started earlier this year, but on Wednesday various City Officials held a celebratory grounbreaking ceremony. Smalley Elementary School is undergoing an extensive $50 million in renovations and it is anticipated that the school will be ready to open in August 2019 for the start of 2019-2020 school year. more...

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Clinic Helps to Vaccinate, License Your Pet

By at May 24, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Clinic Helps to Vaccinate, License Your Pet

New Britain Town & City Clerk Mark H. Bernacki has announced that Town Clerk’s Offices throughout the state will begin licensing dogs for the new fiscal year between June 1st to June 30th. Existing dog licenses expire June 30th. This year there will be a Rabies and Parvovirus Clinic on Sunday, June 3rd from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oak Street Police Substation more...

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