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Quarters for Stanley Quarter

By at May 17, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Quarters for Stanley Quarter

The City is looking to raise between $12,000 (the amount the City is short in funds) and $100,000 for this year’s Great American Boom on July 4. Alderman Brian Keith Albert came up with the idea of raising money through quarter donations for the event. “Initially I was thinking we couldn’t afford the fireworks in the City. Most people were looking at it as a more...

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Facade Uncovered

By at May 17, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Facade Uncovered

Watching the facade removed at 222 Main St., a five story 66,570-square foot building that was built in 1885, was bittersweet for Christopher and Peggy Porter. The building was formerly owned by B.C. Porter, who used it primarily for retail purposes. Before the Porter family sold the property in 1985, it was known as the B. C. Porter and Sons Furniture Store, whose more...

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Political Convention Brings Surprise

By at May 17, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Political Convention Brings Surprise

Mayor Stewart Chooses to Run for Lt. Governor New Britain Mayor Erin E. Stewart survived the GOP nomination weekend, but she will not be running for Governor this year. In what many people called “a surprise” on Friday, Stewart announced she had decided to run for Lt. Governor instead. On Tuesday she made her first live broadcast on Facebook to explain to her more...

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KAMF to Donate Bikes to New Britain Students

By at April 26, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

KAMF to Donate Bikes to New Britain Students

The Kevin Adorno Memorial Fund Inc. (KAMF) has chosen New Britain Elementary Schools for this year’s bike giveaway from the Bikes from Bambino Program. KAMF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by the family and friends of Kevin Adorno and established to support children and young adults in need, financially and socially, throughout Connecticut. KAMF more...

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Council Resolution Has “No Authority”

By at April 26, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Council Resolution Has “No Authority”

Although a new resolution was approved by the Democratic led Council to execute a hiring freeze, the Corporation Counsel said the resolution has “no authority”. According to City Charter §5-1 - The Authority of the Mayor. (a) There shall be a Mayor of the City who shall be its Chief Executive and Administrative Officer and all such executive and administrative more...

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Little Poland Festival This Sunday

By at April 26, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Little Poland Festival This Sunday

If you are attending this year’s 7th Annual Little Poland Festival on Sunday you will have an extra hour of fun as the event has been extended to 7 p.m. You can spend that extra time dancing, drinking, eating, enjoying arts and crafts or riding the carnival rides as Broad Street will be filled with over 20,000 people enjoying all that New Britain’s Little Poland has more...

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New Fire Chief Takes the Reins

By at April 19, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

New Fire Chief Takes the Reins

It may have been rainy outside on Monday, but in the New Britain Fire Department Headquarters at 225 Beaver St., there could not have been a brighter place to be. Mayor Erin Stewart, Fire Commissioners, and a group of nearly 50 gathered for a welcoming and swearing in ceremony for newly-appointed Fire Chief Raul Ortiz. “It has been a long road for the New more...

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Fishing Frenzy

By at April 19, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Fishing Frenzy

Over 300 Come out to Derby The weather was perfect Saturday as the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department held its annual Fishing Derby at the pond in Stanley Quarter Park. “We have over 300 fishers which is more than usual. It is a weather driven event,” said Craig Bowman, Recreation Services Coordinator. “Everyone is itching to get outside because of more...

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Volunteers Help Prepare Rose Garden for New Season

By at April 19, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Volunteers Help Prepare Rose Garden for New Season

Spring is on its way as on Saturday new roses were planted at the Rose Garden at Walnut Hill Park, near the World War I Monument, by a number of volunteers. “We are opening up the garden for the season. We do that every year,” said Michelle Malinowski, a board member of the Friends of the Walnut Hill Rose Garden. “Our first planting was on April 10, 2010. What more...

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Mayor’s Budget Calls For No Tax Increase

By at April 12, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Mayor’s Budget Calls For No Tax Increase

Mayor Erin E. Stewart on Wednesday presented to the Common Council a $237.72 million budget for 2018-19 that calls for no tax increase and an overall reduction in spending. The $237,729,089 budget represents a 1.58 percent decrease from the current year’s $241.53 million budget. The Mayor received the Board of Finance and Taxation’s budget proposal on March 8. more...

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