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CCARC’s 9th Annual Toast to Fashion Event

By at March 21, 2014 | 9:15 am |

CCARC’s 9th Annual Toast to Fashion Event

On Friday, March 28th at 6 p.m., the hot spot to be will be St. George’s Greek Orthodox Hall at 301 West Main St. for CCARC’s 9th Annual Toast To Fashion Event. The evening will include a fabulous dinner by Teresa’s Catering, live and silent auctions, a glorious fashion show, cash bar and new for this year – a martini bar and a special performance by Prudence more...

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Schools to Allow Drug Sniffing Dogs

By at March 20, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Schools to Allow Drug Sniffing Dogs

The Board of Education has revised its student search and seizure policy to allow for the use of drug sniffing dogs and metal detectors. Despite the changes, school officials say the measures will be used sparingly, if at all. “At this point, there is no specific plan to have the dogs in the school, but it is something we will discuss with the police to more...

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Think Spring

By at March 20, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Think Spring

Gardens, Homes, Cars Need Check-ups Cold and wintry weather still abound, but spring is officially here on March 21. Many residents should think about preparing for the season. In preparation, here are some important ways to be prepared. If selling your house in on the list this Spring, Sal-Cal Realtor Sally Eigenraam said there are some things you need to more...

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Over 200 Represent NB at St. Paddy’s Parade

By at March 20, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Over 200 Represent NB at St. Paddy’s Parade

New Britain marched last in Hartford’s St. Patrick Day Parade Saturday, but the City contingent was well-represented considering the event was the first one for New Britain in 43 years. The City police won best police department and Off. Brett Morgan won best town honoree. Earlier this year, Officer Morgan was seriously injured by the driver of a stolen more...

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Russian Roulette Averted

By at March 13, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Russian Roulette Averted

The Common Council Wednesday night approved rescinding about $17 million in bonding along with approving $25 million in Tax Anticipation Notes (TAN) that insure the City will pay current expenses and obligations of the City if needed. Discussion lasted over 3 hours and several bonds did not pass, but the biggest discussion centered around the TANs. Dick more...

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Mayor’s State of the City Address Calls for Change

By at March 13, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Mayor’s State of the City Address Calls for Change

Mayor Erin Stewart gave a serious look at New Britain during the State of the City address Wednesday night at City Hall. Stewart said New Britain is at a crossroads. “And when you find yourself at a crossroads you have to make a decision to go one way or the other,” she said. “For too long, we have been traveling down the same road.” Stewart said it more...

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Presatore Academy: A New Direction in Education

By at March 13, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Presatore Academy: A New Direction in Education

Children across the state who do not learn well in a traditional classroom will soon have a scholastic training center right here in New Britain. After over 40 years of developing a learning method, Dr. Paul Picciano, founder and president of Centers for Neurofunctional Restoration Inc. of Farmington is opening the Presatore Academy in September. “Our mission is more...

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Nuts & Bolts: Stories from New Britain Manufacturing

By at March 7, 2014 | 9:30 am |

Nuts & Bolts: Stories from New Britain Manufacturing

There will be an exhibit “Nuts and Bolts: Stories from New Britain Manufacturing” at Gallery 66 at the Visitors Center at 66 West Main St. from March 14 to April 23. Gallery Hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For over 100 years the city of New Britain was home to five major industries – housewares, builders’ hardware, tools, ball bearings more...

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President Obama Speaks at CCSU

By at March 6, 2014 | 6:06 pm |

President Obama Speaks at CCSU

President Barack Obama came to New Britain Wednesday in a historic visit to Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) to speak on raising the minimum wage. After a quick stop at Café Beauregard on Main St. for lunch, where he apparently ordered a Korean beef sandwich and chili, Obama spoke to a large crowd at Detrick Gymnasium for about 35 minutes. He was more...

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Mayor Meets President

By at March 6, 2014 | 6:04 pm |

Mayor Meets President

The first sign of Mayor Erin Stewart’s excitement about the visit by President Barack Obama came on Friday, Feb. 28. “Honored to announce that our President is visiting New Britain next week,” the 26-year-old Republican mayor wrote in a message to her Facebook followers. The post attracted more than 140 comments and 260 “likes.” Stewart said she was more...

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