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City Files Objection to Rock Cats Motion

By at August 15, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

City Files Objection to Rock Cats Motion

After the New Britain Rock Cats filed a motion to re-open talks with New Britain and Berlin concerning taxes, the City of New Britain filed an objection to intervene motion on Wednesday. According to the motion filed by City Attorney Gennaro Bizzaro, judgment has already entered, and the club was provided with notice of the tax appeal on numerous occasions and they more...

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Costco Shovels Could be in the Ground by Labor Day

By at August 15, 2014 | 10:00 am |

Costco Shovels Could be in the Ground by Labor Day

Now that most obstacles surrounding Costco have been accounted for, Mayor Erin Stewart said she is hoping that all paperwork will be signed in the next few weeks and Costco shovels will be in the ground by Labor Day. “We don’t have an exact date set yet because we still have to go through all the legal procedures,” said Stewart. “The attorneys are currently more...

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Police Department Looking for New Recruits

By at August 15, 2014 | 8:30 am |

Police Department Looking for New Recruits

If becoming a police officer is your dream, now is the time to apply for the job in the City of New Britain. Police Chief James Wardwell said there are eight more positions at the New Britain Police Department. “We are at 164 officers and we want 172,” said Wardwell. “In July of 2012 we had 126 officers so this is awesome.” Out of the 164, ten are in more...

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Asked to Resign

By at August 14, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Asked to Resign

Trueworthy Only Apologizes In a written statement spoken at the end of Wednesday night’s Common Council meeting, Republican Alderman Don Naples asked Democratic Alderman Michael Trueworthy to resign or he will seek a removal of office according to City Charter. This follows a July 22 drunken outburst by Trueworthy in which he called Mayor Erin Stewart vulgar names more...

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New Kiosks Not as Intimidating as They Seem

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

New Kiosks Not as Intimidating as They Seem

There are six kiosks in the City that have been in place since last year. But, many people have shied away from them because they can seem complicated. Officials say once people use them they are not as intimidating as they look. “It’s relatively simple and we want to simplify it as we go through the process. It is a learning curve for us too, because we more...

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Annual National Night Out Thrives in New Location

By at August 8, 2014 | 8:00 am |

Annual National Night Out Thrives in New Location

Over 1,000 people turned out Tuesday night at Walnut Hill Park to meet, learn about crime prevention, eat and have a little fun at the 31st Annual National Night Out. Police motorcycles put on demonstrations, children were taught about bicycle safety and given helmets, while everyone had the opportunity to sit in emergency and police vehicles and even put the siren more...

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Costco, Patton Brook Q & A

By at August 7, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Costco, Patton Brook Q & A

As the City looks to progress on two projects, facts are unclear as to what exactly is the truth. The New Britain City Journal sat down with Mayor Erin Stewart to try to clear up the issues. Costco Q. When the company came here did they ask for a tax abatement? A. This was before my existence here as Mayor. It is my understanding that they did not. Q. How more...

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New Signs Lead the Way

By at August 7, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

New Signs Lead the Way

As the streetscape project continues to progress, way finding signs have been put up across the City. “It’s a process we are going through because they have been working on them for a while,” said Mark Moriarty, public works director. “We are looking at every location to make sure that all the information is correct and making sure that they take you more...

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BOE Plans Fundraiser for Musical Instruments

By at August 1, 2014 | 8:00 am |

BOE Plans Fundraiser for Musical Instruments

The New Britain Board of Education is inviting residents to a fundraiser to purchase musical instruments for the elementary & middle schools. “The owner of West Side Tavern (Issac Silva) approached me about wanting to host a a fundraiser for the school board,” said Daniel Davis, board of education member. “He said he has a strong desire to give back to more...

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More Details of Drunken Rampage

By at July 31, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

More Details of Drunken Rampage

New Mayor Pro Tem to be Named Soon Democratic Alderman Michael Trueworthy went on a drunken spree July 22 that started at City Hall calling Mayor Erin Stewart vulgar names and ended at the West Side Tavern using anti-gay slurs. According to a police report the event was reported around 12:15 p.m. but started earlier in the day as Trueworthy, 36, sent multiple emails more...

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