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Hardware City Bike Tour Draws 100 Cyclists

By at October 31, 2014 | 8:15 am |

Hardware City Bike Tour Draws 100 Cyclists

Around 100 area cyclists participated in the city’s first annual Bike New Britain event on Saturday, Oct. 25, which offered participants an opportunity to explore the city’s new bike infrastructure and indulge in some sweets along the way. Many of the riders came from out of town—including Woodbridge, Oxford, Manchester, and Farmington, having heard about the more...

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Costco Project Delayed

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

Costco Project Delayed

City to Lose Thousands of Dollars Due to Lawsuit Mayor Erin Stewart said this week that a lawsuit filed by City resident Elaine Lechowicz preventing Costco to move forward will delay construction and cost the City thousands of dollars. Courts originally dismissed the complaint and an appeal, but a second appeal has yet to be decided. A state law states that more...

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Broad St. Construction Moving Forward

By at October 30, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Broad St. Construction Moving Forward

Little Poland got a boost this week as LTC Construction of New Britain was named the lowest bidder and has received the go ahead to be the firm to do the final phase of the Broad Street reconstruction. The $3.7 million project will begin in the Spring and will be on Broad St. from Grove St. to the top of Burritt St. “This is the third and final phase of the more...

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CCSU Students Give Back Through Exercise to St. Lucian’s Residence

By at October 24, 2014 | 8:00 am |

CCSU Students Give Back Through Exercise to St. Lucian’s Residence

Each semester Jason Melnyk, Central Connecticut State University assistant professor in physical education and human performance, brings his student to St. Lucian’s Residence for a course on aging to keep seniors active. “Besides just learning about what happens to our body as we age, a big part of the course is to come here and practice and get hands on more...

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Tercyak Voting Questioned as Possible Conflict

By at October 23, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Tercyak Voting Questioned as Possible Conflict

Rep. Peter Tercyak, the Democrat who has represented the 26th House District since 2003, may have showed favoritism on several occasions when he supported bills that benefited the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services - a department overseen by his live-in girlfriend, according to a review of records by the New Britain City Journal. According to a more...

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City Looks at Ebola Preparedness

By at October 23, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

City Looks at Ebola Preparedness

The New Britain Health Department has begun coordinating efforts for Ebola response if necessary in the City. “We started meeting in the beginning of October to plan to assess and coordinate efforts if necessary,” said Sergio Lupo, director of health. “We are prepared and have been prepared for disasters since 9/11.” Ebola, is a type of hemorrhagic more...

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Leaf Pick-up to Begin

By at October 23, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Leaf Pick-up to Begin

It is time once again to rake those leaves and put them in bags as the New Britain Public Works Department will begin pick-up on Nov. 3. There was a program started in the Spring that is being re-introduced this Fall. It involves the City picking leaves up based on 12 routes. “We are going to pick them up by area,” said Mark Moriarty, public works more...

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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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