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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...

Health

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...

Health

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...

New Britain Polish Life

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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Pinnacle Heights Purchased – Magnet school coming to city

By at May 26, 2011 | 6:10 am |

Pinnacle Heights Purchased – Magnet school coming to city

The Connecticut Region Education Council (CREC) entered into an agreement with the City Wednesday to look at purchasing 17 acres of land on the Pinnacle Heights property known as 34 Marimac Road for a Magnet School. “We are very excited about the prospect about building a magnet school on this site,” said Don Walsh, deputy executive of CREC. “This would be one of more...

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Good Old Boys Raise Money for Charity Once Again

By at May 25, 2011 | 1:44 pm |

Good Old Boys Raise Money for Charity Once Again

A group of New Britain men, calling themselves “the good old boys”, held their second reunion in April raising money for the Children’s Hospital in Hartford. Joe Cisz, of the group, says the guys who went to school in the 1950-60s, get together for breakfast twice a month. “We wanted to have a reunion and have the proceeds donated to a charity,” said Cisz. more...

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Youth & Family Services Honors Four at Annual Ceremony

By at May 22, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Youth & Family Services Honors Four at Annual Ceremony

The New Britain Commission on Youth & Family Services honored four recipients at its Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards on May 6, 2011 at a ceremony held at Angelico’s Restaurant. The awards recipients are as follows: Youth of the Year:Derrick Mitchell, Jr. Adult of the Year:Captain Dennis Beatty Organization of the Year:Central Connecticut State more...

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