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League of Women Voters Plans Pasta, Pot Luck and Politicians

By at September 19, 2014 | 9:45 am |

League of Women Voters Plans Pasta, Pot Luck and Politicians

On Monday, Sept. 29 the New Britain Area League of Women Voters (NB-LWV) will hold its annual Pasta, Pot Luck and Politicians Dinner event. “We have invited guest speakers in the Mayor (Erin Stewart), the Common Council and the Board of Education,” said Patricia Passehl Mag, of the NB-LWV.” This is an informal get-together to familiarize the public with the more...

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Anvil Grant

By at September 18, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Anvil Grant

$190,000 for Downtown Growth Good things continue to happen in New Britain’s downtown. This week it was been announced that Anvil Place, 51 West Main St. has received a $190,000 NeighborWorks America Grant from Mutual Housing. It will be used for renovation of the first floor of the commercial space. “When you are doing a project like this, the first funder more...

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Rock Cats Switch Affiliation

By at September 18, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Rock Cats Switch Affiliation

After 20 years the Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday that for now they have cut ties with the New Britain Rock Cats. According to the Pioneer Press, Twins General Manager Terry Ryan said, “We had to do something (by Thursday’s deadline) and we did.” “We don’t know if they’re going to move to Hartford; I don’t know if anybody knows,” Ryan said in more...

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City Real Estate Transactions on the Rise

By at September 18, 2014 | 6:04 pm |

City Real Estate Transactions on the Rise

New National Franchise Business Coming in the Near Horizon With outside investors viewing New Britain as a reasonably priced and “under serviced market,” real estate transactions—particularly in the commercial sector— are on the rise in the Hardware City, according to Eric Amodio, commercial broker at New Britain-based Amodio and Co. Real Estate. “We are more...

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City Designates September as Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Awareness

By at September 13, 2014 | 10:00 am |

City Designates September as Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Awareness

On Wednesday night the Common Council designated September as a month to recognize and bring awareness to Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma. When it comes to lymphoma, Mayor Erin Stewart has a special connection to the deadly disease. “My cousin (Suzanne DiLernia) passed away from lymphoma in 2011. We were the same age. She was born two weeks after me. We were more...

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Bielinski Complaint Hears New Testimony, Extended

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

Bielinski Complaint Hears New Testimony, Extended

There will be one more testimony given before a decision is made on a complaint filed by Alderman Lou Salvio against Mayor Pro Tem Suzanne Bielinski that she violated the charter when hiring of her niece by marriage - Jessica Gerratana - as Council Secretary. On Monday night the Civil Service Commission said that Patty Lewis, who was the highest ranking candidate more...

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No Hearing for Trueworthy

By at September 11, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

No Hearing for Trueworthy

The Democratic majority led council voted 7-6, along party lines, Wednesday night against a hearing to see if Alderman Michael Trueworthy should be removed from office. On July 22, Trueworthy stormed into Mayor Erin Stewart’s office intoxicated, using vulgar language and degrading her. Later that night, he went to West Side Tavern and used anti-gay slurs and more...

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Special Needs Child Goes Missing

By at September 11, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Special Needs Child Goes Missing

Tay Pérez Sierra wants the public to be aware of the disasters that could happen because the New Britain schools do not have enough para-educators. On Tuesday, Sept. 9 her special needs daughter, Yuansueé Burgos-Perez, a 17-year-old senior at New Britain High School, did not come home from school on the bus as she does every day. Perez has mental retardation, more...

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Homelessness Program to be Re-vamped Sept. 15

By at September 11, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Homelessness Program to be Re-vamped Sept. 15

The Mayor’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness is having an executive board meeting Sept. 15 to present a new draft for changes. “The re-vamped plan will have a lot of new changes,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “The way the old plan reads, it has a good solid framework, but a lot depends on federal funding and grants that no longer exist.” Programs such as more...

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220 New Jobs Coming

By at September 4, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

220 New Jobs Coming

Officials touted the news that 220 new jobs would occur thanks to Costco coming to New Britain during groundbreaking ceremonies at the Red Nine of Stanley Golf Course on Wednesday. “I can’t believe we are finally here,” said Mayor Erin Stewart to open the ceremonies. “As Mayor of the great City of New Britain I could not be happier. The most important part more...

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