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The Information You Need to Know Behind the Pink Ribbon

By at June 3, 2011 | 8:20 am |

The Information You Need to Know Behind the Pink Ribbon

October is Breast Cancer awareness month, but that doesn’t mean it should be the only month people need to think about this disease. The National Cancer Institute reports that one out of every eight women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer during their lifetime. What many don’t know is that 1% of all breast cancer cases are found in Men. This means that awareness more...

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Housing Planned For Aquinas Site

By at June 3, 2011 | 7:01 am |

Housing Planned For Aquinas Site

The City has entered into a purchase and sales agreement for the former Aquinas building, at 74 Kelsey Street with Community Builders Inc. of Boston, MA. The City is looking to sell the property for $145,200. The company is looking to build housing development, based on the assessment of residential market potential consisting of about 50 mixed income rental more...

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Voter Canvass Progressing

By at June 3, 2011 | 6:04 am |

Voter Canvass Progressing

If you have recently moved and plan to vote in the upcoming election, you may want to call or visit the registrar’s office to be sure you are registered. In January, the department started putting together an annual list from the post office and its own records to find data on who is registered and who moved from their previous location. “We match both lists and more...

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Parade Celebrates Memorial Day

By at June 2, 2011 | 11:00 pm |

Parade Celebrates Memorial Day

New Britain honored its veterans in many ways Monday, but nowhere was there more buzz than Main Street as a large crowd turned out to view the Memorial Day Parade in the evening. “The parks and recreation department puts on this event. The department is top shelf,” John Melecsinky, master of ceremonies told the crowd. “I’m so proud of all our kids from the ROTC more...

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Gerratana Urges Businesses, Homeowners Shop Around for Lower Electric Rates

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

Gerratana Urges Businesses, Homeowners Shop Around for Lower Electric Rates

On the heels of a new report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that predicts New England electricity costs could rise by 10 to 18 percent this summer, state Sen. Terry Gerratana (D-New Britain) is urging business owners and homeowners to shop around for lower electricity rates by visiting: http://www.ctenergyinfo.com/display_rates.htm. “There are about a more...

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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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