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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: You Never Saw It Coming

By at May 13, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: You Never Saw It Coming

Several months ago in Waterbury, a carbon monoxide (CO) outbreak sent 32 elementary school students and faculty to the hospital. The school is now installing CO detectors and taking precautions to avoid this from happening again. Carbon monoxide poisoning is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America ; it is also one of the most preventable. The Centers more...

Health

Want Fireworks? Contest May Help

By at May 13, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Want Fireworks? Contest May Help

As budget negotiations continue, whether or not fireworks on the fourth of July will happen this year in New Britain is still a mystery. Doug O’Leary and Carlo Carlozzi, sale representatives of Liberty Mutual, have tried to come up with ways to keep New Britain’s annual tradition alive. The two work for Liberty Mutual Insurance and have merged the company’s more...

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Legacy of Marie Sklodowska-Curie at CCSU

By at May 13, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Legacy of Marie Sklodowska-Curie at CCSU

Marie Sklodowska-Curie’s legacy is immense. Born in 1867, in the Russian-occupied part of Warsaw, Poland, she lived to become a woman of many firsts. She broke scientific barriers and became a brilliant female scientist. She was the first female professor at Sorbonne (university in Paris which dates back to the 13th century); the first female Nobel Prize winner; first more...

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Seniors: Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

By at May 12, 2011 | 11:19 am |

Seniors: Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

Arbor Rose at Jerome Home is hosting a special presentation for seniors entitled, "Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft" on Wednesday, May 25th at 3 p.m.  The seminar is presented by Brian Monroe and John Palmieri, representatives of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group.  Enjoy complimentary refreshments during the presentation.  Arbor Rose at Jerome Home is located at more...

Health

Malloy Visits Polish Group

By at May 12, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Malloy Visits Polish Group

On May 6, Dannel Malloy, 88th and current governor of CT, accepted an invitation from the Polish Americans of CT Political Action Committee (PacPac) to meet for an open forum at the Falcon Club Nest 88 on Washington St. Supported by 10 members, PacPac’s purpose is to provide a cohesive political voice for Polish-Americans throughout CT by active participation in the more...

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Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union Opens on West Main St.

By at May 11, 2011 | 5:18 pm |

Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union Opens on West Main St.

Although Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union had a good following on Curtis St., many residents still did not realize it existed. On Wednesday the credit union held its grand opening at a highly visible 955 West Main St. “In 2001 we merged with the Stanley Credit Union,” said Lisa Asadourian, vice president of marketing. “This is a better location. We were kind of more...

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Oktoberfest Details Announced

By at May 10, 2011 | 6:37 pm |

Oktoberfest Details Announced

  New details were released this week on an event officials hope will rival past City events like Main Street USA. “This has the makings of quite an interesting event for the City of New Britain,” said Mayor Timothy Stewart. “People always wanted to resurrect something like Main Street USA to bring people together.” Several years ago the City started a car more...

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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...

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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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