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Summer School Gets Overhaul

By at January 9, 2014 | 8:30 pm |

Summer School Gets Overhaul

Hopes to Triple Grades 1-3 School officials have revamped the city’s summer school program for students entering Grades 1 through 3 in an effort to triple enrollment, increase attendance, and boost literacy rates. Three years ago, with the aid of a seed grant, the school system partnered with more than 40 community-based organizations and Smalley Academy to more...

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Fields to Get Turf, Scoreboard

By at January 9, 2014 | 8:15 pm |

Fields to Get Turf, Scoreboard

One stadium in New Britain is getting field turf and another field a new scoreboard. On Wednesday night, the Council approved the rewording of a bond allocation of about $2.6 million after the original amount bonded was insufficient. The original bonding was about $1 million less than the actual cost. The Council first approved this at a June 25 meeting before the more...

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Salvio, Carlozzi Win Ward 5 Re-Vote

By at January 9, 2014 | 8:00 pm |

Salvio, Carlozzi Win Ward 5 Re-Vote

A new election appears to have resulted in new results as Republican Lou Salvio came ahead in votes in Ward 5 beating Democrat Roy Centeno by seven votes. In the Nov. election Centeno won by three votes. That election was compromised as on Election Day, poll workers handed out the wrong ballots to 17 voters at the DiLoreto School. Hartford Superior Court Judge David more...

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Candidates from Ward 5 Give Differing Viewpoints

By at January 3, 2014 | 3:00 pm |

Candidates from Ward 5 Give Differing Viewpoints

Ward 5 residents will being going to polls to vote for ward candidates only for the second time on Tuesday, Jan. 7. In early December, Hartford Superior Court Judge David Sheridan concluded that the results of the Nov. 5 election were compromised and ordered a new election. On Election Day, poll workers handed out the wrong ballots to 17 voters at the DiLoreto more...

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A Benefit for Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

By at January 3, 2014 | 1:45 pm |

A Benefit for Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

An event to raise funds for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines will be held on Friday, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. to Midnight at the Trinity-on-Main Performance Center, 69 Main Street, New Britain. Admission is a minimum donation of $15. It will be $5 after 10:00 pm at the door only. Tickets are available at the Trinity-on-Main box office at 19 Chestnut St. (at the more...

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Mayor Releases Top 6 Plans for 2014

By at January 3, 2014 | 12:30 pm |

Mayor Releases Top 6 Plans for 2014

Mayor Erin Stewart sat down with the New Britain City Journal to go over what she wants to accomplish in 2014. These are her top 6 priorities. 1. Balance the Budget The City is in the process of having an audit done. Part of it is complete. But, it is expected be finished in January. It will show where City finances are at this point. The early outlook shows the City in more...

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Leaders Give New Year Wishes for New Britain

By at January 3, 2014 | 12:15 pm |

Leaders Give New Year Wishes for New Britain

Each year the New Britain City Journal asks many local leaders to give their wishes for the City in the upcoming year. The following responded. “For 2014, I resolve to do whatever I can to energize New Britain’s youth to take pride in their City, and for the City to take pride in them. I wish all residents a blessed and Happy New Year!” Mayor Erin Stewart “My more...

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Chamber of Commerce Meet & Greet of Stewart Planned

By at January 3, 2014 | 12:00 pm |

Chamber of Commerce Meet & Greet of Stewart Planned

If you are a New Britain/Berlin Chamber of Commerce member and have not yet met the new chamber president, circle Jan. 29 on your calendar. A Meet and Greet for Tim Stewart will be held at the Stanley World Headquarters. “It will be hosted by Stanley Works and will have light food and refreshments,” said Stewart who was recently named the new chamber president. more...

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The Sting: Evenings at a New Britain Nightclub

By at December 21, 2013 | 8:00 pm |

The Sting: Evenings at a New Britain Nightclub

(Part four of a four part series) As far as the history of modern New Britain goes, the 1990s was rock bottom for the city, says Daniel Salerno, a sociology professor at University of Hartford who has seen how things have changed. In the late 1980s a Hispanic kid was stabbed near the high school in an apparent gang-related incident. Drugs and crime soon became normal, more...

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Basic Square, Round and Line Dances Available Weekly in New Britain

By at December 20, 2013 | 9:30 am |

Basic Square, Round and Line Dances Available Weekly in New Britain

This message is for seniors who know that Square, Contra and Round Dancing are good for the soul and our bodies. Many seniors have left the flock of dancers because it had become too strenuous keeping up with groups of younger dancers. Some have slight imperfections in physical makeup that leaves us to sit out at regular Square Dance offerings around the state. Here in more...

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