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NBHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian Class Of 2011 Named

By at June 1, 2011 | 7:00 am |

NBHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian Class Of 2011 Named

Hard work, studying endless amounts for exams and an overall desire to learn more is reflected in Valedictorian Katherine Varga and Salutatorian Husein Becirovic of New Britain High School (NBHS) graduating class of 2011. Becoming valedictorian and salutatorian does not come easy. Their academic motivation and interest to learn by both is evident through their academic more...

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NB Leads the Way With New Standards-Based Report Cards

By at May 31, 2011 | 7:00 am |

NB Leads the Way With New Standards-Based Report Cards

In preparation for when the CMTS will be a thing of the past in 2014 and the Common Core Assessments will be the main form of assessment for student achievement of the future, the Consolidated School District of New Britain is taking a proactive approach to professional development. The buzz words for teachers and administrators of late has been ‘Common Core,’ more...

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McNamara Receives College Excellence Award

By at May 30, 2011 | 7:00 am |

McNamara Receives College Excellence Award

John McNamara, Capital Community College’s Director of Institutional Advancement, was named the recipient of the 2011 Board of Trustee Educational Excellence Award from the college. “It’s an unexpected honor to be recognized with the College Educational Excellence and Distinguished Service Award this year by the leadership and colleagues here at the College,” more...

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Rabies is a Virus Everyone Should Look to Prevent

By at May 28, 2011 | 8:05 am |

Rabies is a Virus Everyone Should Look to Prevent

Recently a woman in New Britain was bitten by a raccoon in her back yard. This animal was caught and killed by the animal control officer. Analysis of the brain at the state health department revealed that the animal was infected with rabies. Rabies is a virus that may infect any mammal. In Connecticut, the most common animals infected in the wild are more...

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Get Off the Couch! – Getting Kids to Exercise

By at May 28, 2011 | 8:00 am |

Get Off the Couch! – Getting Kids to Exercise

With a world full of technology it’s often hard to tear your child away from the glowing screens of computers, cell phones and TVs, but with childhood obesity rates more than tripling in the past 30 years, it’s important to start now. The consequences of childhood obesity include high blood pressure, asthma, low self-esteem, sleep apnea, bone and joint problems and more...

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Council Sends Mayor Zero Increase Budget

By at May 27, 2011 | 7:49 pm |

Council Sends Mayor Zero Increase Budget

After looking at the budget, the Democratic Majority Council Friday night agreed to send a zero percent increase budget back to the mayor for approval. It would keep the mill rate at 36.63. Through sales of property, the council added back $1 million to the police department budget in order to keep funds of $2 million from a federal appropriation for officers. “By more...

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Falcon Nest 88 Golf Club Participates to Benefit PJPII Catholic School

By at May 27, 2011 | 8:15 am |

Falcon Nest 88 Golf Club Participates to Benefit PJPII Catholic School

Twelve members of the Polish Falcons of America Nest 88’s Golf Club formed three foursomes to play 18 holes of golf on May 20, 2011, participating in the Pope John Paul II Fourth Annual Golf Tournament at New Britain’s Stanley Municipal Golf Course, benefitting the Pope John Paul II Catholic School in New Britain. Nest 88’s Golf Club team consisted of: Richard more...

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PJPII Catholic School Wins Mohegan Tribe Grant

By at May 27, 2011 | 7:03 am |

PJPII Catholic School Wins Mohegan Tribe Grant

During the second half of this school year, Mrs. Anne Wysowski (grade 6 teacher) and Mrs. Kathleen Welch (grade 7 teacher) from Pope John Paul II Catholic School (PJPII), were awarded the Mohegan Tribe Challenge Grant. Both teachers applied for this grant after collaborating a proposal indicating how they would incorporate teaching Native American history into their more...

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Memorial Day Parade Plans

By at May 27, 2011 | 6:00 am |

Memorial Day Parade Plans

Mayor Timothy T. Stewart, Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Jamie A. Giantonio, Vice Chairman Paul Shaker, Sr., and Veterans Commission Chairman William B. Coyle announced today that the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 2011 Memorial Day Parade in honor of all the brave men and women who served and are currently serving in the United more...

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Camp TotalRec Day Camp Information Released

By at May 26, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Camp TotalRec Day Camp Information Released

The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for Camp TotalRec Day Camp, which runs Monday, June 27- Friday, August 5 at two neighborhood parks. Camp TotalRec is a “camp-like” total recreation program which features daily activities including sports, games, field trips, tournaments, arts and crafts, special events, swim lessons, and more...

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