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West Side Tavern Renovates, Celebrates Two Years

By at March 31, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

West Side Tavern Renovates, Celebrates Two Years

The new owners of West Side Tavern, 596 West Main St., celebrated their two year anniversary this past March. Since it opened, it has gone through a few changes. “It’s amazing the way it has grown,” said Isaac Silva, owner. “Before, we had a lot of people that said we were going in the wrong direction. We were trying to imitate something that New Britain did more...

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Family Fun – Easter Eggs

By at March 25, 2016 | 8:30 am |

Family Fun – Easter Eggs

Eggs! Eggs! Eggs! What would Easter be without eggs? Color them, fill them, hide them there are so many fun things to do with eggs! Real eggs, plastic eggs and even porcelain eggs! Today we are going to make Easter Bunny Eggs! Materials needed: Small cardboard tubes from the bathroom tissue Plastic or real hard boiled eggs Small amounts of paint in Spring more...

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Budget Outlook Grim

By at March 24, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

Budget Outlook Grim

Taxes Could Rise Next Fiscal Year Starting with an 11 mill rate increase from the Board of Finance, Mayor Erin E. Stewart is working on trimming the budget numbers. So far she said she has cut it about 5 or 6 mills, but a tax increase is very possible this coming July. The mill rate is presently 49. “It is looking pretty grim. Our taxpayers cannot sustain another more...

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Abandoned Court Street Building Sold

By at March 24, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Abandoned Court Street Building Sold

The City has once again sold 57 Court Street. Previously it had sold the building to a firm who was unable to get funding. This time the City feels confident the new owner - Chrysalis Center of Hartford - will be able to transform the abandoned building into 24 one-bedroom housing units for a $6 million project. “This is an old blighted building that is a complete more...

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Family Fun – Tulips

By at March 18, 2016 | 9:00 am |

Family Fun – Tulips

Spring! Can you almost feel it? The tulips are popping out of the ground the birds are going crazy and singing from first light to dark and people are breaking out the shorts and flip flops! Let’s go with that happy theme this week and make flowers! These can be lined up cheerfully on a window sill or on the kitchen table. No matter where they “grow” they will more...

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Building the Beehive Bridge

By at March 17, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

Building the Beehive Bridge

How tall the bees will be on the four exterior corners of the new beehive bridge was one of many questions designers from Fuss & O’Neill and public works employees discussed Tuesday during a Main Street Bridge joint meeting. The group of about 10 are getting details for the new bridge together before it begins building in January of 2017. “It’s not your more...

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A New Vision of New Britain’s Future Development

By at March 17, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

A New Vision of New Britain’s Future Development

More restaurants, a roller skating rink, more housing and a new home for the New Britain Industrial Museum were among the ideas residents gave Monday night during the New Britain Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Visioning Workshop. “The whole purpose on hiring Milone & MacBroom to do this whole study is to make sure New Britain capitalizes on all of the more...

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Saavedra Intends to Run for 6th District

By at March 17, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Saavedra Intends to Run for 6th District

School Board President Sharon Beloin Saavedra has announced she plans to run for the 6th District seat in November. Saavedra, a life long resident of New Britain, a public school advocate, a special education and community services advocate, said she can and does work well across party lines to get things done. “I announce my intention to run for the Sixth more...

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Collage Art Show at Stockman Gallery in New Britain

By at March 11, 2016 | 8:15 am |

Collage Art Show at Stockman Gallery in New Britain

The opening reception of Collage featuring the art work of Matthew Best, Matthew Feiner and Margaret Vaughn will be Wednesday, March 16 at the Stockman Gallery at Trinity-on-Main at 19 Chestnut Street in New Britain from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The show runs until April 22. This is a Program of the Greater New Britain Arts Alliance and more...

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A State of Recovery and a Renaissance

By at March 10, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

A State of Recovery and a Renaissance

Mayor Stewart Delivers Enthusiastic State of the City Mayor Erin Stewart presented the first ever State of the City address given electronically on Wednesday night. “We are on the way to a new place: a state of recovery and a renaissance. New Britain is rising! The state of the city is strong and we have a front row seat to watch its rebirth,” said Stewart. more...

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