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Third Annual Little Poland Festival Set for Sunday

By at April 25, 2014 | 9:45 am |

Third Annual Little Poland Festival Set for Sunday

The Polonia Business Association is asking everyone to “Go Polish for the Day!” Sunday as the Third Annual Little Poland Festival takes place on Broad St. “We are branching out and not limiting it to Polish only,” said Lucian Pawlak, event organizer “We are trying to diversify.” Foods will not be just Polish fare. East Side Restaurant will offer more...

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City Leaders Meet to Discuss the $4 Million Question

By at April 24, 2014 | 8:30 pm |

City Leaders Meet to Discuss the $4 Million Question

Mayor Erin Stewart met with Board of Education members Sharon Beloin Saavedra and Judy Greco Tuesday to help find a compromise in the $4 million discrepancy concerning the School Minimum Budget Requirement (MBR). Was the $4 million included in the Board of Education budget last year meant as an increase or was it part of the $4 million given by state grants? That more...

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Landlords Propose Fixing City’s East Side

By at April 24, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Landlords Propose Fixing City’s East Side

Members of the Connecticut Property Owners Association (CTPOA) met Tuesday night at East Side Restaurant to discuss ways to fix up the properties on the east side of the City. “We can work together and make it better moving forward,” said Bob DeCosmo, CTPOA president. DeCosmo introduced a bill to the capitol that was meant to help New Britain and Waterbury more...

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Earth Day City Tree Project Begins

By at April 24, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Earth Day City Tree Project Begins

Mayor Erin Stewart planted the first of 80 trees Tuesday that will be placed around the City following a $24,000 Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Grant. The first tree – a Princeton Elm – was placed on the island near Okay Industries on Columbus Boulevard as part of the celebration the City had for Earth Day. “We took a survey and more...

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Graduation Delayed

By at April 17, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Graduation Delayed

As the City is in the proccess of installing field turf at Veteran’s Stadium, it has caused a delay in New Britain High School’s graduation ceremonies. Instead of holding graduation on June 20 as planned it has been pushed to June 27 as it will be held at Rock Cat Stadium and games are being played in that location through June 25. “The work had to be done at more...

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City Receives Streetscape Grants

By at April 17, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

City Receives Streetscape Grants

New Britain has received two new grants totalling $4.3 million that will move the local buses and fix up the Harry Truman Overpass. With the assistance of the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency (CCRPA), the City secured a $3 million grant for improvements for downtown at Columbus Boulevard, Main Street, and Bank Street. The project will address more...

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Interesting Facts

By at April 17, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Interesting Facts

City Journal Facebook Members Join in City History The New Britain City Journal is helping the City gain information on at least 30 interesting facts for signage to be located across the City. On the paper’s Facebook group, “The New Britain City Journal”, will be a post asking for interesting facts that could be put on the signs. Information will be viewed by more...

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Vinyl Revolution Live at Trinity-on-Main

By at April 11, 2014 | 9:30 am |

Vinyl Revolution Live at Trinity-on-Main

On Saturday April 12th at 8 p.m., New England’s premier classic rock experience, Vinyl Revolution takes the Trinity-on-Main stage for a night of classic rock and roll. Take a journey back in time as Vinyl Revolution re-creates some of the most popular songs from the biggest bands of Rock’s greatest era with the best classic rock hits of the late 1960’s through more...

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Mayor’s Budget Shows 4.88 Mill Increase

By at April 10, 2014 | 5:53 pm |

Mayor’s Budget Shows 4.88 Mill Increase

Mayor Erin Stewart presented her proposed 2015 City budget to the Common Council Wednesday night showing a 4.88 mill increase which would put the mill rate at 49.08. “What I am putting forward to you tonight is NOT the budget that I really want, but it is the budget that I feel New Britain really needs,” said Stewart. “We’ve got a $19 million deficit in more...

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Welcome to My World of Autism Plans Dance and More

By at April 10, 2014 | 5:52 pm |

Welcome to My World of Autism Plans Dance and More

[caption id="attachment_8869" align="alignnone" width="580"] Tyler and Livia Arasimowicz[/caption] On Saturday, April 26 Welcome to My World of Autism will hold its biggest fundraiser of the year The Heart for Autism at St. Jean Baptiste Church, 209 Smalley St. The non-profit program was started in 2010 for autistic children in New Britain. “Every year we do more...

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