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New Information Desk to Open Soon at City Hall

By at April 12, 2014 | 10:00 am |

New Information Desk to Open Soon at City Hall

If you very seldom walk into City Hall, it can be quite difficult to find your way around. There are signs on the walls, but often they are confusing as the building has many twists and turns. Mayor Erin Stewart has been trying to find a way around that problem. “When I first got into City Hall I noticed that people are walking around downstairs who do not more...

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Senior Center Plans Earth Day, Health Fair

By at April 11, 2014 | 8:30 am |

Senior Center Plans Earth Day, Health Fair

The month of April is a busy one at the senior center and two events look to be very popular. Christine Crawford, social works student at the University of Connecticut, this year is initiating an event to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. “I created the event because I noticed there was a courtyard in the senior center that hasn’t been used,” said Crawford. more...

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Mayor’s Budget Shows 4.88 Mill Increase

By at April 10, 2014 | 5:53 pm |

Mayor’s Budget Shows 4.88 Mill Increase

Mayor Erin Stewart presented her proposed 2015 City budget to the Common Council Wednesday night showing a 4.88 mill increase which would put the mill rate at 49.08. “What I am putting forward to you tonight is NOT the budget that I really want, but it is the budget that I feel New Britain really needs,” said Stewart. “We’ve got a $19 million deficit in more...

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Welcome to My World of Autism Plans Dance and More

By at April 10, 2014 | 5:52 pm |

Welcome to My World of Autism Plans Dance and More

[caption id="attachment_8869" align="alignnone" width="580"] Tyler and Livia Arasimowicz[/caption] On Saturday, April 26 Welcome to My World of Autism will hold its biggest fundraiser of the year The Heart for Autism at St. Jean Baptiste Church, 209 Smalley St. The non-profit program was started in 2010 for autistic children in New Britain. “Every year we do more...

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“Holding Rooms” in New Britain Schools Questioned

By at April 10, 2014 | 5:51 pm |

“Holding Rooms” in New Britain Schools Questioned

School officials plan to review the practice of using student “holding rooms” at New Britain High School after receiving several complaints from community members. During the school board’s meeting on April 7, around a dozen community members spoke out against the use of the four rooms, describing them as unacceptable for teenagers and prison-like more...

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Ald. Salerno Holds Second Coffee Open Government Forum

By at April 4, 2014 | 10:15 am |

Ald. Salerno Holds Second Coffee Open Government Forum

About 20 people showed up for Alderman Daniel Salerno’s second “Coffee for Open Government II” Saturday at Angelo’s Market. But, he says he wished to see more residents come out as many were City officials. More than half of the people who came our were officials from the board of education to the New Britain Police Commission, Mayor Erin Stewart, to more...

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Rose Garden Festival Planned for June 14

By at April 4, 2014 | 10:00 am |

Rose Garden Festival Planned for June 14

This year the City of New Britain along with the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce is planning an event that will bring thousands of people to the Walnut Hill Rose Garden. The first ever New Britain Rose Garden Festival that will include drinks, dinner and dancing has been scheduled for Saturday, June 14 from 5-10 p.m. According to Bill DeMaio, parks and more...

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Various City War Monuments to be Restored

By at April 4, 2014 | 8:45 am |

Various City War Monuments to be Restored

After several years of having various monuments stolen or destroyed, the City has received $350,000 in Local Capitol Improvement (LoCIP) grants to fix up four of them this year. Four brass plaques were stolen and 1 was damaged in the past 3-5 years at the World War I Memorial at Walnut Hill Park. “They were stolen because they are brass and worth money,” more...

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Carcasses Dumped Around City

By at April 3, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Carcasses Dumped Around City

Parks and Recreation employee Diane Domejczyk says she finds a lot of strange things dumped at Fairview Cemetery. But lately the increasing number of dead chickens with their heads chopped off has been disturbing. On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, Domejczyk found four dead chickens in plastic bags. Three had their head removed and one had its neck more...

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Darius Miller Band Shell Gets Makeover

By at April 3, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Darius Miller Band Shell Gets Makeover

This year when music begins for the Summer Music Festival Series at the Darius Miller Shell at Walnut Hill Park, viewers will not be looking at a rundown stage with paint peeling around the edges. For about 10 months the City has had a contractor giving the shell a $250,000 face lift. “It has really needed this,” said Bill DeMaio, parks and recreation more...

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