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NBSO Recorder Quartet Presents Free Concert

By at January 31, 2014 | 9:45 am |

NBSO Recorder Quartet Presents Free Concert

Take your sweetheart, family, and friends to a special Valentine’s Day concert at Mooreland Hill School on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m. featuring the delightful sounds of the recorder. The program, offered by the New Britain Symphony Recorder Quartet, will cover a breadth of music from ancient to modern. The performance will appeal especially to school children who are more...

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New Chamber President Introduced

By at January 30, 2014 | 7:45 pm |

New Chamber President Introduced

The Greater New Britain-Berlin Chamber of Commerce introduced their new Chamber President - Tim Stewart – to about 100 of its members on Wednesday night at the Stanley Black and Decker Headquarters. Stanley Black and Decker is celebrating their 170th year in business. “He (Tim Stewart) has done a lot,” said John Lundgren, chairman and CEO of Stanley Black more...

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Finance Board Facing Tough Road Ahead

By at January 30, 2014 | 7:30 pm |

Finance Board Facing Tough Road Ahead

Budget to Come with “Shared Sacrifice” On Tuesday night the finance board took its first look at the 2014-15 budgets. After all departments had made their requests, the board is looking at a $48 million increase that would equal about an additional 20.57 mills. Mayor Erin Stewart said the public should not worry as this increase will not happen. It is just part more...

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Dunkin’ Donuts Opening Soon

By at January 30, 2014 | 7:00 pm |

Dunkin’ Donuts Opening Soon

The new Dunkin’ Donuts on Main St. at the New Britain Police Department is planned to open in the next two to three weeks. “His (Cary Gagnon, owner) projection is once the city gives him electricity and flips the switch it will be open five days after,” Bill Carroll, business development director, said. “I expect all the work will be done within three more...

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Theirs, Not Ours

By at January 23, 2014 | 3:57 pm |

Theirs, Not Ours

The Latino community will not be able to erect a monument recognizing the Borinqueneers 65th Infantry Regiment anytime soon. It appears the City does not own the land on the corner of Beaver and Washington Streets. Alderman Willie Pabon told the New Britain City Journal Tuesday that the state owns that property and the City cannot do anything with it. “We are more...

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BOE Wants $9.4 Million

By at January 23, 2014 | 3:52 pm |

BOE Wants $9.4 Million

Mayor Says City is Millions in Debt The school board decided Wednesday night not to change Superintendent Kelt Cooper’s budget request for 2014-15. But, it may not be realistic for the City. Cooper’s budget shows a $9.4 million increase. Mayor Erin Stewart said the City is facing tough financial times. “The City is facing a harsh reality with millions of more...

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Tebucky Jones Reinstated as NBHS Football Coach

By at January 23, 2014 | 12:51 pm |

Tebucky Jones Reinstated as NBHS Football Coach

More information will be out soon...here is a message this morning from Superintendent Kelt Cooper!!   I was hired as the superintendent of schools in New Britain 18 months ago with the goal of making improvements in three significant areas: to get all students reading at grade level, to improve the outcomes of our English Language Learners and to raise the more...

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Central Park Streetscape Plan Chosen

By at January 16, 2014 | 6:38 pm |

Central Park Streetscape Plan Chosen

Mayor Erin Stewart has signed off on a new plan that will reinvent Central Park. There were originally three possible plans and residents voted and gave comments on them as well. “There were really two ways to go - a town green or a hardscape, like a plaza,” said Mark Moriarty, public works director. “We decided on the plaza plan.” This is Phase III of more...

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Jones Rescinds Resignation

By at January 16, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Jones Rescinds Resignation

On Friday, Jan. 10, Tebucky Jones notified athletic director Len Corto that he would be resigning from his position as head football coach of the New Britain High School Golden Hurricanes football team. However, Jones, who compiled a 13 – 17 record in three seasons, says that he was forced to resign and it wasn’t a decision that he wanted to make. He said that if he more...

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Super Increases School Budget $9.4 Million

By at January 16, 2014 | 5:20 pm |

Super Increases School Budget $9.4 Million

Superintendent Kelt Cooper presented school board members a $9.4 million increase in the 2014-15 proposed school district budget on Monday night. Before sitting down to discuss it further, board of education members gave residents the chance to express their feelings on it at a Public Hearing Wednesday night. About 30 people turned out at New Britain High on the more...

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