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Police Department to Purchase Six New Motorcycles

By at December 12, 2014 | 9:30 am |

Police Department to Purchase Six New Motorcycles

Last month, the New Britain Common Council voted to give permission to the New Britain Police Department to move forward with trading in three of their current motorcycles and purchasing six new Harley Davidsons, which will total $106,284. The funds that are being used to purchase the bikes comes from the Drug Asset Forfeiture Fund, which is a federal government more...

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Giant Step Forward

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

Giant Step Forward

Ice Cream Among New Projects New Businesses may soon be popping up in New Britain. As the CTFastrak Project comes closer to completion, businesses across the country are calling the Mayor’s Office inquiring about what space is open in the City. “We have been getting a lot of inquiries and giving a lot of tours of the City lately. There are a lot on a weekly more...

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Rebuilding the City’s Credit

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

Rebuilding the City’s Credit

The Common Council decided on Wednesday night to refinance $40 million in debt in a move that a financial consultant said would help go towards rebuilding the city’s credit rating. The debt stems from $108 million that was issued in 1998 to pay for outstanding pension obligations. Part of that debt structuring featured variable financing rates which were more...

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First in a Decade

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

First in a Decade

In 2004, the seniors on this year’s New Britain High School Golden Hurricanes football team were running around on playgrounds in elementary school while the sophomores and juniors on the team were just starting their schooling career. Head Coach Tebucky Jones was playing for the New Orleans Saints in the National Football League, where he racked up 78 tackles and more...

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Shop Local First

By at December 4, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Shop Local First

It may be a bit easier to park and shop at one of the malls, but shopping locally is not only good for the economy, it may also help you get hard to find items and a bargain if you know where to look. Local small stores in New Britain and Berlin boast a number of items at prices you may not find at the big retailers. Amato’s Toy and Hobby, 283 Main St., has more...

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Local Group Seeking “Koats for Kids”

By at December 4, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Local Group Seeking “Koats for Kids”

Welcome To My World Autism —a New-Britain-based support group for families with an autistic child—is holding its 5th annual Koats for Kids drive through Dec. 15 and is currently seeking new or gently-used coats, hats, gloves and scarves for K-8 youngsters. Those interested in donating are asked to place the requested items in a drop box at Roma Bar and more...

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JFK Remembered by Ancient Order of Hibernians

By at November 28, 2014 | 8:00 am |

JFK Remembered by Ancient Order of Hibernians

Every year members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) honor Former President John F. Kennedy’s passing on Nov. 22 the day he was assassinated in 1963. This year, like many in the past, the group went to the JFK Monument at Walnut Hill Park to say a few words in the former president’s memory and lay wreaths. AOH member John Higgins led the ceremony of more...

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Complete 180

By at November 27, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Complete 180

In just a few short months, the Commission on Animal Welfare has made positive strides in working towards addressing the city’s various animal issues, city officials say. The changes are a turn around from the commission that was started under the Tim O’Brien administration as the Humane Commission and was frequently marked by bickering among more...

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Agencies Helping During Holidays

By at November 27, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Agencies Helping During Holidays

With Thanksgiving upon us, several city charitable organizations, including the Human Resources Agency (HRA) of New Britain, were slated to distribute turkeys and other food to needy families this week. This past Tuesday, Nov. 25, HRA’s food pantry, the New Britain Food & Resource Center, provided turkeys (donated by Foodshare) and other community-donated more...

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Gerratana Attorney Files FOIA Complaint Against City

By at November 27, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Gerratana Attorney Files FOIA Complaint Against City

Claiming members of the Civil Service Commission did not take a formal vote, the firm of Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn and Kelly of Hartford has officially filed a Freedom of Information complaint. The complaint was filed in October, but City officials said at the November meeting that it had not received the complaint. “The FOI complaint may or may not more...

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