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Coach Shaw Releases Book About His Life

By at August 30, 2014 | 10:00 am |

Coach Shaw Releases Book About His Life

Darwin Shaw has faced adversity his entire life but nothing more than when he was growing up in Scranton, Pennsylvania where he experienced hardships and heartbreak early and often. The experiences he had throughout his life inspired him to write co-author a book about his life, which is titled “Becoming Coach Shaw, How I Learned to Run My Own Race”. In the more...

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Magnet School Opens in New Britain

By at August 29, 2014 | 9:30 am |

Magnet School Opens in New Britain

The new school year got started with new digs for students at the CREC (Capitol Region Education Council) Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy, which opened a state-of the-art facility in New Britain at 600 Slater Road this past Wednesday, Aug. 27. Located temporarily in a 50,000 sq. ft. building in Windsor since its founding in 2010-11, the medical more...

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Trueworthy Removal Complex

By at August 28, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Trueworthy Removal Complex

Common Council members say they need at least eight signatures in the next few days to issue a warrant for a special meeting on Sept. 3 in order to discuss whether Alderman Michael Trueworthy can be removed from Council. “If we don’t get the signatures, the Mayor might call a special meeting when she gets back to work on Sept. 2,” said Independent Alderman more...

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Perfect 34th Dozynki Weekend

By at August 28, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Perfect 34th Dozynki Weekend

For Monica Paszkowski and her family who just moved to New Britain from Poland this year, the weather at Dozynki could not have been any better for their first visit to the event. “If you follow Dozynki at least one day it rains and we say it is good for the farmers because it is a harvest festival, but not this year,” said Lucian Pawlak, of the Polish American more...

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Sister City Committee Once Again Active

By at August 28, 2014 | 10:00 am |

Sister City Committee Once Again Active

Although New Britain has five Sister Cities, the committee is hoping to increase that number while being more active with the ones it has. Zeena Tawfik, community outreach organizer, said, “We are now getting in touch with people from the five countries again and need more New Britain residents to be involved with the committee.” The Sister Cities are Atsugi, more...

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Stewart Invites Malloy to Come to City to Discuss Homeless

By at August 22, 2014 | 10:00 am |

Stewart Invites Malloy to Come to City to Discuss Homeless

Mayor Erin Stewart has sent a letter to Gov. Dannel Malloy requesting state funding help and the opportunity for him to discuss the homeless issue with City officials. In the letter, Stewart said, “As you may be aware, there has been mounting pressure to address the homeless problem facing us here in New Britain. Homelessness in New Britain, as in many more...

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Home Ownership Program of New Britain Revamped

By at August 21, 2014 | 6:45 pm |

Home Ownership Program of New Britain Revamped

If you are looking to buy your first home in New Britain, the newly revised Home Ownership Program (HOP) might be the way to go. Owners get a fixed rate second mortgage at three percent interest if the house will be owner occupied, depending on how long you plan to stay in the home and you are a first time homeowner. Borrowers must first complete an approved more...

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New Mayor Pro Tem Investigated

By at August 21, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

New Mayor Pro Tem Investigated

Alderman Lou Salvio has filed a Civil Service Complaint against fellow Alderman and now Mayor Pro Tem, Suzanne Bielinski regarding the hiring of her niece by marriage - Jessica Gerratana - as Council Secretary. According to Salvio’s complaint, “Personnel Director Karen Levine informed me that she was approached by Alderwoman Bielinski in late Spring of 2013 to more...

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City Files Objection to Rock Cats Motion

By at August 15, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

City Files Objection to Rock Cats Motion

After the New Britain Rock Cats filed a motion to re-open talks with New Britain and Berlin concerning taxes, the City of New Britain filed an objection to intervene motion on Wednesday. According to the motion filed by City Attorney Gennaro Bizzaro, judgment has already entered, and the club was provided with notice of the tax appeal on numerous occasions and they more...

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Costco Shovels Could be in the Ground by Labor Day

By at August 15, 2014 | 10:00 am |

Costco Shovels Could be in the Ground by Labor Day

Now that most obstacles surrounding Costco have been accounted for, Mayor Erin Stewart said she is hoping that all paperwork will be signed in the next few weeks and Costco shovels will be in the ground by Labor Day. “We don’t have an exact date set yet because we still have to go through all the legal procedures,” said Stewart. “The attorneys are currently more...

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