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CCSU Student Issues in Belvidere Make Progress

By at December 3, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

CCSU Student Issues in Belvidere Make Progress

The City is still waiting for Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) officials to sign a contract dealing with the police, concerning improper behavior of college students in homes in the Belvidere section of the City. A contract was given to CCSU last year and again this year. “What the contract basically says is that CCSU police will work together with more...

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Bridge Design to Go to Bond Commission

By at December 3, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Bridge Design to Go to Bond Commission

City officials will be meeting with Department of Transportation (DOT) officials next week to finalize the conceptual design plans for the Route 72 Overpass. “We are aiming to get on the January bond commission agenda,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “There are some things to work out. Next week I will meet with the office of policy and management and then public more...

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City Employees Grab Mittens for Those Less Fortunate

By at December 3, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

City Employees Grab Mittens for Those Less Fortunate

Scarves, gloves, minions, gift cards, football t-shirts and movie gift cards are some of the hot gifts children across the City are seeking this year. On Monday, members of the Community and Youth Services Department put up it’s Annual Mitten Tree on their third floor office. “Employees come in and pick up a mitten that has a wish for youth or a family,” more...

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Compromise Made

By at November 19, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Compromise Made

BOE Members’ Move Unprecedented A last minute compromise brought loud applause from a crowd of close to 200 people at the Board of Education meeting Monday night. The board had reached an agreement that Sharon Beloin-Saavedra will remain as President until November 2016 and Nicholas Mercier will serve as the Vice-President and Elaine Zottola will serve as the more...

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Shop NB this Holiday

By at November 19, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Shop NB this Holiday

It’s almost time to start holiday shopping and stores from New Britain are waiting for you to pick up their newest products. If you are looking for Black Friday specials the newest big store in New Britain - Costco, on Hartford Rd. - has $40 off KitchenAid mixers and $50 off XBox One from Dec. 27-29. Computers, Playstation items and speakers are among the many more...

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First New Council Meeting Approves Various Positions

By at November 19, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

First New Council Meeting Approves Various Positions

The new Republican majority Common Council held its first meeting last Thursday naming a new Mayor Pro Tempore among other leadership positions. “Welcome everyone and congratulations to all of you,” Mayor Erin Stewart told the Council. Jamie Giantonio was then named as Mayor Pro Tempore. He had been nominated several times, but in previous years the more...

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City Ceremony Honors Those Who Serve

By at November 12, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

City Ceremony Honors Those Who Serve

The time of 11:11 a.m. is a very significant time for World War I Veterans. It represents to them the formal ending of the war. Each year at that time, the City of New Britain holds a very special Veteran’s Day Ceremony. On Wednesday (11/11) veterans and dignitaries gathered for a short ceremony at the World War I Memorial Monument at Walnut Hill Park to more...

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Full Speed Ahead: Elected Officials Take Oath

By at November 12, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Full Speed Ahead: Elected Officials Take Oath

West Main Street, just outside of City Hall, was in full regalia Tuesday as the 40th Mayor of New Britain was among the officials sworn-in. Republican Mayor Erin E. Stewart beat out Democrat John McNamara getting 69 percent of the vote last week to become the first ever New Britain female Mayor elected for a second term. On Tuesday elected officials stood on a more...

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Residents Call New Britain Home for Many Reasons

By at November 12, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Residents Call New Britain Home for Many Reasons

“What inspired you to live & stay in New Britain?” That is the question asked this week to the New Britain City Journal Facebook group members. The answers varied from family, to location to culture. Below are some of the answers from many reader submissions. Alice Manulla - My hubby! Scott Clark - Everything is right here or around the area. Great more...

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Power Shift

By at November 5, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Power Shift

Mayor Erin Stewart Wins; Republicans Take Council Super Majority Election Day turned out to be a day New Britain will not soon forget as the power of the Council changed hands as Mayor Erin Stewart was easily re-elected 5,384 to 2,564 (unofficial) over Democrat John McNamara and the Republican slate won 12 of 15 Council seats. Previously it was a 9-6 in the Council in more...

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