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CTFastrak Potential Still Blossoming

By at May 21, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

CTFastrak Potential Still Blossoming

During the New Britain Downtown District’s 31st Annual Meeting Tuesday night at Trinity on Main, downtown business owners gathered with many discussing the potential of what the CTFastrak can bring to New Britain. “We got a call from a fellow who was going to work for Cigna in Hartford. He asked if it was in walking distance to the CTFastrak,” said Avner more...

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Gala Will Showcase Downtown

By at May 21, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Gala Will Showcase Downtown

Downtown New Britain will be the focus of Connecticut Main Street Center’s (CMSC) 2015 CT Main Street Awards Gala at Trinity on Main, June 8. A gathering reception and presentation of awards will take place at Trinity-on-Main. Following the awards presentation, gala attendees will then be able to take advantage of a “menu” of New Britain Experiences that are more...

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Budget Just Beginning

By at May 14, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

Budget Just Beginning

Council Members to Take Long Look At Budget After listening to only six people speak during the public hearing on the budget Tuesday night, Council members said they have a lot to look into before approving the budget. Mayor Erin E. Stewart presented her budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016 at a special meeting of the Common Council April 16. The Mayor’s proposed more...

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Dog Vaccination Clinic/Licensing June 7

By at May 14, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Dog Vaccination Clinic/Licensing June 7

The New Britain Police Department and New Britain Animal Control will host a dog vaccination and licensing event next month on Sunday, June 7, from 9 a.m.-noon at the NBPD, 10 Chestnut St. The three-hour event, which will take place in the parking lot behind the police station, will vaccinate dogs from rabies as well as Parvovirus, which the city requires for all more...

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School Poverty Level Increasing

By at May 7, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

School Poverty Level Increasing

Demographic Profile Breaks Down Student Body A steadily increasing graduation rate in recent years and a high poverty rate among city students are two highlights of the recently released “Demographic Profile 2014-15” for New Britain Schools. The report, which was developed by Board of Education President Sharon Beloin-Saavedra with the help of the school more...

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New Britain is City of Many Things

By at May 7, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

New Britain is City of Many Things

This week the New Britain City Journal asked our Facebook group a couple of interesting questions about the City. We asked “Where do you see the future of New Britain going? What would you like to see its reputation become?” New Britain has always been known as the Hardware City and although that moniker should always remain, according to most residents, the more...

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Cooper Not Granted Extension

By at May 7, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Cooper Not Granted Extension

New Britain School Superintendent Kelt Cooper’s time in New Britain has “run its course” and board members have decided not to renew his contract extension. In a 7-1 vote on Monday board members voted not to extend the contract which is set to end in June of 2016. “He was tasked to create a pathway/structure for change and was asked to accomplish more...

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Running on Empty

By at April 30, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

Running on Empty

Local Pantry Reduced to Crumbs For over half a century, the Spanish Speaking Center of New Britain has provided residents with services ranging from adult education and career development, to consumer protection and legislative advocacy. Like many organizations, they have been losing funding with no end in sight, leaving their community pantry with meager more...

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Residents React to Baltimore Riots

By at April 30, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Residents React to Baltimore Riots

Racial tensions and issues of police brutality have come to the forefront of our national interest, due to recent deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of law enforcement. Many residents have strong opinions on whether similar events could happen in New Britain. “I don’t think something like that could happen here in New Britain,” says Daniel Solomon. “I more...

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YWCA Conducting Photo Contest

By at April 24, 2015 | 8:15 am |

YWCA Conducting Photo Contest

The YWCA New Britain is currently holding a photo contest that will land a local kid/kids on the front of the non-profit agency’s Spring Brochure. Parents whose children utilize programs at the New Britain YWCA, located at 19 Franklin Square, are encouraged to take part in the photo contest by emailing a photo of them (to valerierodino@ywcanewbritain.org) taking more...

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