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Mayor Needs Many Qualities

By at June 11, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Mayor Needs Many Qualities

This week the City Journal asked its Facebook group members “Which qualities are most important in a Mayor for our City?” Honesty and transparency topped the list, but according to residents there are many other qualities needed for a good mayor. Here are a few of the comments. “Communication, compassion, vision, connections at federal and state levels more...

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East Culture Arts Show At ToM

By at June 5, 2015 | 9:00 am |

East Culture Arts Show At ToM

East Culture Arts, Inc. (ECA) and Trinity-On-Main of New Britain will present a fun for all ages Multi-Cultures Celebration of Music and dance from around the world on Sunday, June 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted. It will be at Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main Street in New Britain. Call 860-978-4452 or 860 978-2949, or go online to more...

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Homeless Program Gaining Momentum

By at June 4, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

Homeless Program Gaining Momentum

The mayor’s taskforce to end homelessness, “Building Hope Together”—formerly known as “The Mayor’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness”—has been working hard to snuff out vagrancy, and get at its root causes. The plan, which got started under Mayor Timothy Stewart, is now in its seventh year and its goals focus on three areas (and each has its own more...

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Ahead of Schedule

By at June 4, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Ahead of Schedule

Gaffney Renovation Project Progressing The current academic year isn’t quite over, but schools officials are already eagerly anticipating the start of the 2015-16 school year, when the renovated, state-of-the-art Gaffney School, located at 322 Slater Rd., will reopen. According to New Britain Board of Education President Sharon Beloin Saavedra, the $30 million more...

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Stewart, Bernacki Speak Frankly at CPOA Annual Meeting

By at June 4, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Stewart, Bernacki Speak Frankly at CPOA Annual Meeting

The Citizen Property Owners Association (CPOA) held their annual meeting Sunday at the Police Department Community Room. The group opened the meeting by donating $1,400 for a training suit to the K9 Division of the New Britain Police Department. The division introduced the group to two dogs including a hound dog and a German Shepard. The hound dog will be used to more...

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SEEC Fines Gerratana

By at May 28, 2015 | 4:46 pm |

SEEC Fines Gerratana

The State of Connecticut State Election Enforcement Commission (SEEC) decided on a consent and $400 penalty to Frank Gerratana following a complaint by Republican Town Committee Chairman Pete Steele. The complaint alleges that committee vendor, RDJ Holdings, was used as a front vendor for the candidate (Greg Gerratana) wife’s (Jessica Gerratana) company, Total more...

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City Journal Wins 9 Awards

By at May 28, 2015 | 4:42 pm |

City Journal Wins 9 Awards

The New Britain City Journal won 9 awards Thursday, May 21 at the CT Society of Professional Journalist 2014 Award Dinner in Wallingford. Awards included 5 first place awards in the community non-daily category. First place awards were given to Robin Vinci, editor, for Investigative Reporting for “Rock Cats FOI Reveals New Info” and best single editorial more...

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Mayor Stewart Makes it Official

By at May 28, 2015 | 4:38 pm |

Mayor Stewart Makes it Official

Republican Mayor Erin Stewart made her official announcement to run for re-election for Mayor via a two minute YouTube video Tuesday morning. Stewart began her statement, which took place at Chesley Park, with saying she could not believe it had nearly been two years since residents elected her as mayor. She spoke about how grim the City looked in November of 2013 more...

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Jesus Christ Superstar Coming to New Britain

By at May 22, 2015 | 9:30 am |

Jesus Christ Superstar Coming to New Britain

“Jesus Christ Superstar”, celebrating its 44th Anniversary, will be presented by Phoenix Theater Company at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain, CT from May 22-June 7. The production will take place this May 22nd – June 7th with Friday and Saturday shows at 8:00pm and Sunday shows at 3:00pm at Trinity on Main. “Jesus Christ Superstar” is a 1970 rock opera, more...

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CTFastrak Potential Still Blossoming

By at May 21, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

CTFastrak Potential Still Blossoming

During the New Britain Downtown District’s 31st Annual Meeting Tuesday night at Trinity on Main, downtown business owners gathered with many discussing the potential of what the CTFastrak can bring to New Britain. “We got a call from a fellow who was going to work for Cigna in Hartford. He asked if it was in walking distance to the CTFastrak,” said Avner more...

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