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Mock Emergency Drill at Hospital Uses High-Tech Mannequin

By at May 10, 2011 | 9:33 am |

Mock Emergency Drill at Hospital Uses High-Tech Mannequin

On May 6, staff with The Hospital of Central Connecticut and New Britain Emergency Medical Services participated in an emergency drill involving a new, high-tech mannequin that can mimic a myriad of health problems, including some life-threatening conditions. The drill, held on one of the hospital’s nursing units, involved physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists more...

Feature , Health

Walnut Hill Park Gazebo Opening

By at May 9, 2011 | 3:01 pm |

Walnut Hill Park Gazebo Opening

CW Resources announces the opening of the Walnut Hill Park Gazebo for the upcoming season.  The historic gazebo, first built in approximately 1913, had been dormant for 13 or so years until last year when CW, with great assistance from the NB Park & Rec Dept., renovated and opened it. The gazebo will feature snacks, drinks, coffee and tea, ice cream, more...

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Police Station Making Progress

By at May 8, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Police Station Making Progress

Construction of the new police department, on the corners of Chestnut and Main St., is right on schedule. “Right now we are look for finishes on what the flooring, ceiling and other specialties will be like,” said Ed Moriarty of Downes Construction. “The concrete work is done and it is on schedule.” Kaestle Boos Associates are working with Police Chief more...

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State Releases Strategic Profile

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

State Releases Strategic Profile

In New Britain 16.5 percent of K-12 students are not fluent in English. This was one of the statistics the state released in an outline of the 2009-10 profile on the school district. At a recent Board of Education meeting, Sharon Locke, district coordinator of testing, explained the strategic school profile. In 2009 there were 10,224 students enrolled in New Britain more...

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Fun with Science Takes Place at PJPII

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Fun with Science Takes Place at PJPII

Children are naturally curious about the world around them. This was apparent as eager young faces watched every move that Richard Reacto of Mad Science made while engaging them in a fun evening of science exploration at Pope John Paul II Catholic School (PJPII) recently. Reacto’s energy and enthusiasm captivated and intrigued the children, whose hands shot up more...

New Britain Polish Life

Draft Tryouts Scheduled May 24

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Draft Tryouts Scheduled May 24

Mayor Timothy T. Stewart, Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Jamie Giantonio and Vice Chairman Paul A. Shaker Sr. have announced that the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled baseball draft tryouts for the Larry Mangan League and J.C. Courant Prep division league to be held Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Stanley Quarter Park, diamond 1. Mangan League more...

Recreation

Resident Donates Winning Photography to NBMAA Auction

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Resident Donates Winning Photography to NBMAA Auction

Donors to the New Britain Museum of American Art’s (NBMAA) Party of the Year, (the Spring Gala fundraiser on April 30) were treated to a party of their own on April 28. As a “thank you,” Gala committee members, chaired by Carol Conry of Kensington, hosted a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception for the 150 artists who donated their artwork to the Gala’s live and more...

Entertainment

Get Rollin’ & Check Your Colon

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Get Rollin’ & Check Your Colon

One of the top fears in society is being diagnosed with cancer; however, what if I told you that some cancers can be detected early or prevented before harm? Most would see this as wonderful news and jump for the opportunity, if they knew about it. Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon and rectum which is the lower portion of your intestines. If not caught early more...

Health

Discipline that Makes Sense: Natural, Logical, and Imposed Consequences

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Discipline that Makes Sense: Natural, Logical, and Imposed Consequences

Quite often we hear a parent warning a child about the consequences of his or her behavior. Sometimes we watch and listen as frustrated moms and dads try to handle unruly children in the grocery store, only to make matters worse by yelling and yanking, or simply giving up and “yessing” to the demands of little ones. There is a way of addressing difficult behaviors more...

Health

Clean-up Takes Place Around City

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Clean-up Takes Place Around City

You may notice the City is a bit cleaner this week. Last weekend the East Side NRZ and the North Oak NRZ were among the groups cleaning up litter and graffiti throughout New Britain. “These groups establish a sense of pride in the City,” said New Britain Police Chief William Gagliardi. “We all win with this.”   [media-credit name="Rachel Anonuevo" more...

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