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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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Race in the Park Ready to Go This Saturday

By at May 5, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Race in the Park Ready to Go This Saturday

All week long pink ribbons have been found across New Britain adorning street poles, trees, signs and buildings. It is in celebration of Saturday’s Race in the Park for breast cancer research. The Connecticut Breast Health Initiative took over the event 8 years ago in order to keep funds raised in the state. It was 18 years ago the Komen Foundation ran the race for more...

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Message about Capt. Tuttle from Police Chief William Gagliardi

By at May 4, 2011 | 6:03 pm |

Message about Capt. Tuttle from Police Chief William Gagliardi

Captain Matt Tuttle will be buried with full honors. A bus will transport officers, dispatchers and officials to the funeral home, to the church and to the interment. The Honor Guard will be present, Taps will be played, a bag pipe will play appropriate traditional police funeral music, and a salvo of firearms will be fired as a salute. We have requested that officers more...

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Mayor Stewart Will Not Run for Fifth Term

By at May 3, 2011 | 9:20 pm |

Mayor Stewart Will Not Run for Fifth Term

After eight years, Republican Mayor Timothy Stewart with tears in his eyes, announced Tuesday evening at a Republican Town Meeting that he will not run for re-election. “After careful consideration and consultation with my family, friends and political supporters, I have decided not to seek re-election to a fifth term as Mayor of the City of New Britain,” Stewart more...

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