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Summer Jobs at Parks and Recreation Available

By at February 16, 2017 | 5:15 pm |

Summer Jobs at Parks and Recreation Available

New Britain residents 15 and older are encouraged to apply now for summer employment at the parks and recreation department. Jobs include working at summer camps, lifeguards and specialty instructors. “If you want your kid to have a summer job, don’t think about it in April because it is too late,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “We are accepting applications and more...

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‘The Devil is in the Details’

By at February 16, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

‘The Devil is in the Details’

Could City Get $28 Million? If Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposed budget were to pass unchanged, New Britain could get an additional $28 million more from the State for fiscal year 2017-18. With months of budget negotiating by legislators still to come, Mayor Erin Stewart said a lot will change by completion in June. “Preliminary it’s difficult to tell because more...

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City Advises: Be Responsible When It Snows

By at February 16, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

City Advises: Be Responsible When It Snows

Between last Thursday and Sunday nearly two feet of snow fell in New Britain. The City is 13.2 square miles with 622 streets, over 500 intersections and 170 miles of roads. City officials are asking residents to be patient and responsible during snow storms. “It is very difficult to deal with no matter how many plows there are in the street. When it snows in the more...

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Rebranding NBHS Sports Programs Through Agility Classes

By at February 9, 2017 | 5:00 pm |

Rebranding NBHS Sports Programs Through Agility Classes

The school district is looking to hire a 'Athletics Student Athlete Development and Community Outreach Liason' to oversee an initial planning and feeder program for high school sports in the City. “We want to rebrand our sports program in New Britain. We need to give it a facelift,” said Superintendent of Schools Nancy Sarra. “We need to be able to produce. We more...

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More Money?

By at February 9, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

More Money?

Gov. Malloy’s proposal Could Help NB Schools Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s new budget proposal could change the state’s formula for funding local education to allow more aid to get to the neediest communities like New Britain. “Throughout the state of Connecticut, we all need to pull together to say that all of our students matter – every one of them,” said more...

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Park Getting New Playscape

By at February 9, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Park Getting New Playscape

Walnut Hill Park will soon get new play equipment installed, a new landscape structure and handicapped accessible rubber surfacing. “The current equipment is dangerous and in disrepair,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “It is not in compliance with American Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. We have to make these improvements before we get cited, but I’ve also more...

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City Looks to Salvage Soft Recyclables

By at February 9, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

City Looks to Salvage Soft Recyclables

Soon items in the blue bins may not be the only trash residents will recycle. The firm of “So Simple Recycling” is looking to collect all of the City’s soft recyclables “including textiles such as clothing, blankets, towels and other similar items. “It’s another initiative that goes towards our smart trash program. It’s more efficient, environmentally more...

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Snow Day, Easter Bunny, Fishing Derby and More

By at February 2, 2017 | 5:00 pm |

Snow Day, Easter Bunny, Fishing Derby and More

The 2017 Winter Spring Park and Recreation brochure is out featuring new events and bringing back a few popular ones as well. New this year is Snow Day on Feb. 17 from 4-8 p.m. weather permitting. It will replace Winterfest. It is a free family event featuring sledding, DJ music and hot cocoa at Walnut Hill Park. “We had canceled Winterfest because of too much more...

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NB Diner Owners Recall Coming to US from Turkey

By at February 2, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

NB Diner Owners Recall Coming to US from Turkey

You don’t see too many diner menus festooned with American flags and the message “God Bless America”. But you can find one here in New Britain. If you listen to Cedya Tomak, you will realize why. Tomak was born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1972. Engaged to her husband, Fahri, she followed him here 22 years ago. Their reasons for coming to the USA were simple: jobs more...

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City Unveils New Logo, Slogan “Experience the New”

By at January 26, 2017 | 5:00 pm |

City Unveils New Logo, Slogan “Experience the New”

In an attempt to re-brand the City, officials unveiled the new slogan and logo, at the New Britain Museum of American Art on Tuesday. The logo is of a honeycomb that is also a bee in flight design in yellow and black. The slogan, chosen from four by the City Journal Facebook group, is “Experience the New”. The word “new” is a bold maroon and “britain” is more...

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