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Town and Gown Meeting Sept. 26

By at September 22, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

Town and Gown Meeting Sept. 26

The City is looking for information on what residents would like to see built around the CTFastrak. On Monday Sept. 26 there will be a Town and Gown meeting at CCSU in the Carlton Room at the student center from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to discuss transit oriented development. “It will be a combination of representatives from the university along with neighbors. We are more...

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Residents Enjoy Vendors, Food and Fireworks at Main Street USA

By at September 22, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Residents Enjoy Vendors, Food and Fireworks at Main Street USA

Thousands of people enjoyed Main Street USA Saturday which featured food vendors, entertainment, helicopter rides and fireworks. This month City Journal asked our Facebook group, “What was your favorite thing about Main St USA and what would you like to see added?” Most had great things to say about the event. “The number of food vendor options this year more...

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Schools Cutting Down on Absenteeism

By at September 22, 2016 | 2:05 pm |

Schools Cutting Down on Absenteeism

If a student has missed one day of school already this year, they are now considered chronically absent in New Britain. “We will check this right through to 180 days of school so that we are on top of this,” Joe Vaverchak, District Supervisor of Attendance/Residency. “We put a team together to put interventions into place.” So far 1,080 students, 10 more...

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City Settles Gerratana Lawsuit

By at September 15, 2016 | 7:15 pm |

City Settles Gerratana Lawsuit

The lawsuit from Jessica Gerratana against the City of New Britain and Alderman Lou Salvio has been resolved with the City paying Gerratana $9,500. The settlement of both cases is based on a number of considerations including the anticipated legal fees if the lawsuit is not resolved and a trial on the merits is required. This resolution was found to be in the best more...

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Council Approves Aquinas Sale

By at September 15, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Council Approves Aquinas Sale

The Common Council unanimously approved moving forward with the sale of the former St. Thomas Aquinas Building at 74 Kelsey St. for $80,000 to Chrysalis Center Real Estate Corporation on Wednesday night. Chrysalis will spend $6 million in rehabilitating and refurbishing this building and will not seek any enterprise zone benefits. “As a proud graduate of St. more...

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Many Activities Planned for Main Street USA Saturday

By at September 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Many Activities Planned for Main Street USA Saturday

Get ready for a fun-filled Saturday as this year’s Main Street USA offers activities from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event takes place at Walnut Hill Park where the roadway will be filled with food, craft, and vendor booths, a “kids zone” with rides and amusement activities, stages with community performances and headlining musical acts, and more. A new highlight more...

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Diversity Takes Center Stage in New Britain

By at September 8, 2016 | 7:00 pm |

Diversity Takes Center Stage in New Britain

New Britain held two big cultural events on Aug. 27 in the first ever Latin Festival and the 36th Annual Dozynki Polish Festival. KOHOE Centers and the Latino Festival Coalition presented its First Annual Latin Festival at Walnut Hill Park Saturday. Food vendors lined the park featuring such goodies as Shish-ke-bobs, tacos, pina coladas, cheese fries, pinchos, more...

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Halloween Safe Zone Fundraiser Planned at West Side

By at September 8, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

Halloween Safe Zone Fundraiser Planned at West Side

Halloween night is special in New Britain as kids of all ages go downtown to trick or treat for candy and participate in a costume parade as part of the Annual New Britain Halloween Safe Zone. In order for that to happen, money needs to be raised. This year the New Britain Halloween Safe Zone Committee is hosting a fundraiser at West Side Tavern, 586 West Main St. in more...

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School Funding Unconstitutional

By at September 8, 2016 | 3:25 pm |

School Funding Unconstitutional

Connecticut Superior Court judge Thomas Moukawsher ruled Wednesday that the state’s education funding system is irrational and unconstitutional. In 2005, Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding (CCJEF) filed a lawsuit against the state contending that the current formula used to fund school systems is not adequate for cities like New Britain, which more...

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Amato’s Return from Toy Delivery to Flood Victims

By at September 8, 2016 | 3:21 pm |

Amato’s Return from Toy Delivery to Flood Victims

Calling the trip an eye opener, Steve and Sheri Amato of Amato’s Toy and Hobby returned Wednesday after delivering over 5,000 toys to Louisiana flood victims. In August, prolonged rainfall in Louisiana resulted in catastrophic flooding that submerged thousands of homes and businesses. Louisiana’s governor, John Bel Edwards, called the disaster a “historic, more...

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