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Volunteers Help Prepare Rose Garden for New Season

By at April 19, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Volunteers Help Prepare Rose Garden for New Season

Spring is on its way as on Saturday new roses were planted at the Rose Garden at Walnut Hill Park, near the World War I Monument, by a number of volunteers. “We are opening up the garden for the season. We do that every year,” said Michelle Malinowski, a board member of the Friends of the Walnut Hill Rose Garden. “Our first planting was on April 10, 2010. What more...

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Mayor’s Budget Calls For No Tax Increase

By at April 12, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Mayor’s Budget Calls For No Tax Increase

Mayor Erin E. Stewart on Wednesday presented to the Common Council a $237.72 million budget for 2018-19 that calls for no tax increase and an overall reduction in spending. The $237,729,089 budget represents a 1.58 percent decrease from the current year’s $241.53 million budget. The Mayor received the Board of Finance and Taxation’s budget proposal on March 8. more...

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“Theo” Intrigues Children

By at April 12, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

“Theo” Intrigues Children

Children at the New Britain Public Library last Thursday night, April 5, had a special treat as they had the opportunity to meet and pet “Theo” the Llama from Country Quilt Llama Farm in Cornwall. Debbie Labbe brought “Leo”, who is 7 years old, to teach the children about the camelid during “Hooked on Llamas” at the children’s library. “Llamas are more...

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NBMAA Celebrates 115th Birthday with Community Day

By at April 12, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

NBMAA Celebrates 115th Birthday with Community Day

The New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) celebrated its 115th year Saturday, April 7, hosting Community Day with free admission and a variety of activities for both adults and children. Guests enjoyed art inspired by the exhibition American Post-Impressionists: Maurice and Charles Prendergast. Maurice Prendergast was interested in what people did for leisure more...

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A History of Urban Renewal in New Britain

By at April 5, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

A History of Urban Renewal in New Britain

Last Wednesday, March 28, graduate student, Anthony J. Vinci majoring in Public History at CCSU, held an opening reception for about 50 people at Gallery 66 for his “New Britain Urban Renewal” Exhibit. Images were on display that help illustrate the history of urban renewal in New Britain. Copies of documents and an array of images from the urban renewal project more...

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Report Blight: SEECLICKFIX App Launched

By at April 5, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Report Blight: SEECLICKFIX App Launched

Now when you see blight, you too can take a picture and report it. Mayor Erin Stewart announced Monday that the City of New Britain has officially launched a mobile application and compendium website called SeeClickFix that allows individuals to report potholes, graffiti, blight and other issues right from their mobile phone. This was one of Mayor Stewart’s Top more...

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Permanent Asphalt Coming for Potholes

By at April 5, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Permanent Asphalt Coming for Potholes

Those pesky holes that form when the asphalt fails because the cold weather freezes and then warms up again, better known as potholes, have been a menace across City roads this year. But now instead of a cold patch, a more permanent asphalt will be used to repair them. “We have been repairing them with reclaimed asphalt and cold patch. That is why they have been more...

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Five Churches Brewing Opens to Large Crowd

By at April 5, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Five Churches Brewing Opens to Large Crowd

The second brewery in the City opened its door last Friday to a large crowd lining Arch St. Five Churches Brewing welcomed a crowd of nearly 200 to its new brewery. “We are extremely excited to welcome Five Churches Brewing to downtown New Britain,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “We have been patiently watching and following their progress over the last year and more...

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Council Approves Debt Restructuring

By at March 29, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Council Approves Debt Restructuring

During a Special Council meeting Wednesday night the Common Council approved a 22-23 year debt restructuring package. According to Ald. Jamie Giantonio, the number of years will be decided at issuance. John Healey of Mesirow Financial Services, the City’s financial advisor, gave a presentation explaining the difference between the 22 or 23 year debt. A 22 more...

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NBHA Has New Executive Director

By at March 29, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

NBHA Has New Executive Director

John Hamilton, the new executive director of the New Britain Housing Authority wants to change the perception of the way public housing is viewed. “Because it is low income (people believe) all we do is provide people someplace to go. It is more than that,” Hamilton said. “My vision is to provide safe, decent homes for people who are low income. But for me it more...

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