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Veteran Stadium Park Improvements Benefits Those with Disabilities

By at July 20, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

Veteran Stadium Park Improvements Benefits Those with Disabilities

Mayor Erin Stewart and Craig Bowman, of the parks and recreation department, led a group of about 20 in a tour of Veteran’s Stadium on Tuesday to show off the $774,000 worth of Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) renovations at Willow Brook Park. “This was fully funded by the City to improve ADA facilities in all of our parks,” said Stewart. “Last year we more...

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Pets Have Night of Their Own

By at July 20, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Pets Have Night of Their Own

All kinds of breeds of dogs turned out Wednesday at Walnut Hill Park for the City’s 3rd Annual Pets-A-Palooza held during the Concert in the Park Series. Pet grooming, a mobile dog service, New Britain animal control “take me home zone”, City of New Britain dog licensing, inflatable amusements, a cartoon artist, a photo booth, cat & dog food collections and more...

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School District Reminds Parents of Universal Uniform

By at July 20, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

School District Reminds Parents of Universal Uniform

The Consolidated School District of New Britain will have a new universal dress code for the 2017-2018 school year for all elementary and middle schools. The departments wants all residents to be reminded of it so they can buy their child’s clothing appropriately. Previously, schools had the option of which colors to wear. The new universal uniform will consist of more...

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New Details Emerge on Bees Across New Britain

By at July 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

New Details Emerge on Bees Across New Britain

New sketches are ready, a timeline has been set and ideas for Bees have been established as the City prepares for Bees Across New Britain. In 2008 West Hartford began the Cow Parade with life size cows scattered throughout their town. In 2017 New Britain began a similar venture with 6 foot Bees. “This is indigenous to our City,” said Stephen Hard, director of more...

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Thousands Enjoy Great American Boom

By at July 6, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Thousands Enjoy Great American Boom

For Maria Benitez coming to the Great American Boom every year is a tradition. “I used to come here for years with my mom,” said Benitez who set up towels and chairs around 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Stanley Quarter Park. “My mom passed away, but I am keeping the tradition alive.” She brought along her daughter Allysia whose birthday was Tuesday and her brother more...

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Walnut Hill Playground Dedicated to Lisa Carver

By at June 29, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

Walnut Hill Playground Dedicated to Lisa Carver

During her 8 years as Chief of Staff for Timothy Stewart, Lisa Carver put parks and recreation money away for a future endeavor. A year after Carver’s passing the City used that money to makeover Walnut Hill Playground and dedicated it to Carver. “Lisa would be mortified by this. She was such a low key, do your job in the background kind of person and she more...

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Fireworks Set for July 4th

By at June 29, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Fireworks Set for July 4th

The 25th Annual Great American Boom is back this year and may just be the best one yet. It will take place at Stanley Quarter Park on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (rain date: July 5). According to the parks and recreation department, this giant 4th of July celebration begins at 5 p.m. with the opening of several attractions and food vendors, followed by a concert starting more...

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Fairview Cemetery Undergoes Various Improvements

By at June 29, 2017 | 2:16 pm |

Fairview Cemetery Undergoes Various Improvements

  There is a lot of summer work that is going on around the City and one of the biggest improvements is occurring at Fairview Cemetery at 120 Smalley St. About $164,000 has gone to Fairview Cemetery to fix the water system. “Many people who have loved ones that are buried there often struggle to water the flowers that they have around their loved ones more...

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State Budget Delays Sending Car Tax Bills

By at June 29, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

State Budget Delays Sending Car Tax Bills

When you receive your property tax bill in the next few days, do not be surprised to see your car tax bill not be included. The State of Connecticut’s budget is not finalized. Therefore, Mayor Erin Stewart said that the annual motor vehicle bills that are usually due in July will not be part of the City’s regular tax bill mailing scheduled to go out this more...

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Crowd Sings and Dances at Rose Garden Festival

By at June 22, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Crowd Sings and Dances at Rose Garden Festival

Misty rain and clouds tried to hinder another City event on Saturday night, but hundreds of people still attended the Rose Garden Festival at Walnut Hill Park despite threatening clouds. Upon entering women were given a single rose donated by Scott’s Florist. The event began with a Happy Hour from 5 to 6 p.m. Five restaurants lined the interior of the rose more...

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