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Family Fun – Father’s Day

By at June 9, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

Family Fun – Father’s Day

It’s all about Dad! Father’s Day is June 19. Are ya ready? Sometimes it can be hard to find that perfect gift for Dad or Grampa or your favorite Uncle or the Man in your life. Well, this is a wonderful personalized, handmade sure to please gift! Not only is it great looking when you are finished but it’s really fun to make. This week we are making a customized more...

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Prize-Winning Drama “Our Town” to Be Performed By NBYT

By at June 9, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Prize-Winning Drama “Our Town” to Be Performed By NBYT

The weekend of June 24 through 26, the Teen Company of New Britain Youth Theater (NBYT) will perform Thornton Wilder’s Our Town at the Hole in the Wall Theater in downtown New Britain. Our Town is a 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. The play tells the story of the fictional American town of Grover’s Corners, New more...

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Chronic Homeless Population Drops

By at June 9, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Chronic Homeless Population Drops

It was revealed this week, that the chronic homeless population has decreased from 103 families three years ago to 1 family and 64 people in total today. At the Mayor’s Building Hope Together meeting last week, which is a plan to help end homelessness, there was a detailed discussion on the numbers of homeless in the coordinated network (includes New Britain, more...

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State Budget Cuts Alarms City

By at June 9, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

State Budget Cuts Alarms City

The State cut of $20 million from municipal budgets this week, is a big concern to New Britain. “He (Governor Dannel Malloy) used his line item veto power, which is rarely used by Governors, to put Cities and towns in a precarious predicament,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “He line item vetoed $20 million of cuts to municipal aid. The cities and towns are reliant more...

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Candidates Qualify

By at June 9, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Candidates Qualify

Both Lucian Pawlak and Sharon Beloin-Saavedra have picked up enough signatures to force a Democratic Primary on Aug. 9. The official count took place Tuesday. Saavedra is vying against Democratic Incumbent Theresa Gerratana for the state Senate 6th District seat, which covers New Britain, Berlin and part of Farmington. “I am humbled to have received the more...

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Family Fun!- Summer Days

By at June 2, 2016 | 7:00 pm |

Family Fun!- Summer Days

Hooray for blue skies, warm sunshine and flowers! Soon the kids will be out of school and ready for new adventures. Running through the green grass and sprinklers, kicking balls and blowing bubbles are great ways to spend a beautiful day. Today’s craft celebrates our beautiful days! Feel free to embellish or change in any way that suits you. Materials: Strofoam more...

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Central Park Concert Series Begins With a Bang

By at June 2, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Central Park Concert Series Begins With a Bang

Papa Lapa has been a New Britain resident for 12 years, but hasn’t spent much time in the City. “I’ve been to CVS, Stop and Shop and Town and Country Pizza. Besides that I never ventured into New Britain,” Lapa said. “New Britain has never had much to offer.” On Wednesday during the Central Park Concert Series, Lapa a member of the State Judicial Court more...

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Three Questions For the Public

By at June 2, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Three Questions For the Public

Only two people spoke Wednesday night during the public hearing of the Charter Revision Commission. The Commission reviewed all the recommendations from the Council and chose three recommended ballot questions to be added the November ballot. They are: “Shall the term of Office of the Mayor be changed from a two year term to a four year term commencing in the more...

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Time for Dog Licenses, Clinic Planned

By at June 2, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Time for Dog Licenses, Clinic Planned

June 1 officially began the dog licensing and dog clinic season. This year in New Britain there will have a low cost rabies clinic on June 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oak Street Substation, 99 Oak St. Dogs can get both rabies and parvovirus shots for $30. According to City ordinance dogs in the City are required to have both rabies and parvo shots in order to more...

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Weekly Farmers Market Coming to City’s Central Park

By at June 1, 2016 | 8:09 pm |

Weekly Farmers Market Coming to City’s Central Park

Mayor Erin E. Stewart has announced that a weekly farmer’s market will take place Wednesday afternoons in the city’s recently renovated Central Park beginning in July and running through October. The market will be the state’s newest farmer’s market and will be certified by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture. “Our expanded Central Park is an ideal more...

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