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No Oktoberfest Downtown

By at May 19, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

No Oktoberfest Downtown

Due to scheduling conflicts Oktoberfest will once again not happen this year in downtown. In January Mayor Erin Stewart announced Main Street USA will take place on Saturday. Sept. 17 at Walnut Hill Park. As it turned out, that is the only weekend Oktoberfest Organizer Nick Augustino had available for Oktoberfest. “They will run Main Street USA. I did not tell the more...

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Berkowitz Project Delayed

By at May 19, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Berkowitz Project Delayed

Douglas Bromfield of Capital Restoration Inc., a Hartford-based developer, will have to wait a little longer to start restoration of the Berkowitz Building. This month the project did not receive money from the CHAMP Fund, a state grant. “They did not get the money, but met with the state and are going to re-apply,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “They may change more...

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Downtown District Holds Annual Meeting

By at May 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Downtown District Holds Annual Meeting

Mayor Stewart Talks of New Events Downtown The New Britain Downtown District held its 32nd Annual Meeting at the Timothy T. Stewart Community Room at the police department Wednesday. Guest speaker Mayor Erin E. Stewart told district members about what has taken place downtown as well as new happenings. Central Park, which is Phase 3 of the Streetscape plan, was more...

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CCSU police Can Now Ticket Student Violators

By at May 13, 2016 | 9:45 am |

CCSU police Can Now Ticket Student Violators

The Common Council Wednesday approved allowing Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) police officers to issue tickets to students who break the law involving issues of partying in neighborhoods around the university. Residents of the Belvidere section of the City have been complaining for years about excessive noise and inappropriate behavior from CCSU students more...

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Charter Revision Endorses 4 Year Mayor Term

By at May 12, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

Charter Revision Endorses 4 Year Mayor Term

The Charter Revision Commission Tuesday night unanimously voted to change the term of the Mayor from 2 years to 4 years. After listening to Mayor Erin Stewart explain that a Mayor could get more done in four years, because there is no need to campaign every other year, the commission decided to endorse the idea. “Two years is not long to establish yourself,” more...

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Management Company to Look at Parking

By at May 12, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Management Company to Look at Parking

Eighteen years ago the City did a parking study. Much has changed since then. This City Council Wednesday night approved hiring Desman Design Management (DDM) of Rocky Hill to determine future City parking demands expected to be obtained at parking garages and on-street locations. DDM is a national specialist in parking planning, design and restoration. “As we more...

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State Recognizing Improvements at Town Clerk’s Office

By at May 6, 2016 | 8:15 am |

State Recognizing Improvements at Town Clerk’s Office

The New Britain Town Clerk’s Office has made a lot of changes under Mark Bernacki, who has been town clerk for three years. The State of Connecticut has recognized what is being done and selected New Britain to assist in piloting two different programs for their election management system. In the presidential primary election, which occurred last week. Towns used more...

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Race in the Park Saturday at Walnut Hill

By at May 6, 2016 | 8:00 am |

Race in the Park Saturday at Walnut Hill

The 13th Annual Race in the Park by the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative (CT BHI) is ready to begin Saturday (historically the day before Mother’s Day) at Walnut Hill Park. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the initiative who has held it in New Britain each year with an average of about 5,000 people. “We are expecting a really good turnout,” said more...

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Mayor Stewart: “Take Ownership of This Park”

By at May 5, 2016 | 6:45 pm |

Mayor Stewart: “Take Ownership of This Park”

About 200 people came out Tuesday morning, despite intermittent rain, to mark a new chapter at Central Park. After over a year of changes at the park which included making it 33 percent larger, new landscaping, removal of trees, new granite sitting areas, newly cleaned monuments, and more, Mayor Erin Stewart held a re-dedication ceremony asking residents to “take more...

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Change Coming

By at May 5, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

Change Coming

City Expects Old PD Proposal Soon Residents are one step closer to seeing something new happen on Columbus Boulevard. The City expects to receive a letter of intent from a developer this month for the purchase of the old police department. “We went thru the RFP (request for proposal) process and now are waiting for letter of intent from a single developer,” said more...

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