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First Annual Hardware City Bike Tour Oct. 25

By at October 17, 2014 | 11:00 am |

First Annual Hardware City Bike Tour Oct. 25

The Central Connecticut Cycling Club together with Bike New Britain will present the First Annual Hardware City Bike Tour next Saturday, Oct. 25 at 9:30 a.m. at Central Park. “We have massive bike lanes and more and more people are using them in Cities across the country,” said Mark Moriarty, public works director. “It increases quality of life, people more...

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City Replies to Complaint

By at October 17, 2014 | 10:45 am |

City Replies to Complaint

Following a letter written to the City from Melissa Kirby asking for a cease and desist on Timeless Tales as she said she is founder of the program, the City sent an email to her attorney stating, “The City of New Britain disagrees with you as the program was created by New Britain Parks and Recreation.” According to the letter, Kirby wants five percent of the more...

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Faith in the Firehouse Event Oct. 29

By at October 17, 2014 | 10:00 am |

Faith in the Firehouse Event Oct. 29

When tragedy strikes, most people would turn to a counselor—a social worker or a pastor— to help get them through the tough times. On Wednesday, Oct. 29, an Ana Grace project event—“Faith in the Firehouse: Lessons from Sandy Hook”—geared toward those counselors will be held at the Stanley Black and Decker Training Center, 1000 Stanley Drive. This all more...

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City Celebrates Columbus Day at McCabe Park

By at October 17, 2014 | 8:15 am |

City Celebrates Columbus Day at McCabe Park

Many City officials gathered Monday at McCabe Park near the Columbus Monument on the corner of Main, Broad and North Streets to honor Christopher Columbus. The City of New Britain, the Italian Heritage Foundation, the Columbian Foundation, Generale Ameglio and General Tomasso’s Order Sons of Italy all put wreaths around the monument. Peter Denuzze made the more...

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Bridging the Gap

By at October 16, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Bridging the Gap

Residents Help Plan Future of Downtown Bridge Following a meeting at the New Britain Police Department Community Room Wednesday that gave initial ideas of plans to re-do the Route 72 Bridge on Main St., residents had the opportunity to voice their visions for a new bridge to gap the two downtowns of the City. The new project calls for making the bridge narrower and more...

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Health & Services Expo Returns

By at October 16, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Health & Services Expo Returns

After a year off, the New Britain TRIAD Expo 16 was held again Oct. 9 at the Hospital for Special Care Community Center. “We missed one year. We had so many people requesting we come back,” said Mary Carpenter of the NB TRIAD who organized the event along with Art Powers of the police department. “I had people stopping me downtown asking us to do it more...

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Schools Discuss Testing Policies

By at October 16, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Schools Discuss Testing Policies

To address the on-going debate surrounding how much students get tested every year, school officials recently gave a presentation on the topic detailing the time spent on assessments from kindergarten to high school. Board of Education President Sharon Beloin Saavedra said she asked for the presentation and requested that each test be labeled whether it is mandated more...

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Candidates Discuss Issues at LWV Debate Tuesday Night

By at October 10, 2014 | 10:00 am |

Candidates Discuss Issues at LWV Debate Tuesday Night

Candidates running in the 24-26th District from New Britain were among those who participated in the League of Women Voters Debate sponsored by the New Britain Herald at the New Britain Police Department Community Room Tuesday night. Issues focused on were gun control, the New Britain Rock Cats, the Common Core and regulating utilities. Tax reform and property more...

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Bielinski Decision: Removal, Fine

By at October 9, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Bielinski Decision: Removal, Fine

After hearing testimony for over a month, the Civil Service Commission Monday recommended that Mayor Pro Tem Suzanne Bielinski should be removed from her position on the Council, fined $2,500 and the position of Council Secretary reposted. Alderman Lou Salvio filed a complaint against Bielinski of hiring her niece by marriage – Jessica Gerratana – to the more...

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Cease and Desist Filed On “Timeless Tales”

By at October 9, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Cease and Desist Filed On “Timeless Tales”

Amy Kirby of the New Britain Historical Society sent a request from Hurwit & Associates of Newton, Mass. to the City and Bill DeMaio, parks and recreation director, asking that the City cease and desist from advertising, promoting and using “Timeless Tales” without legal license from Kirby to do so. City Corporation Counsel did not return phone calls at more...

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