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Tax Season

By at January 18, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Tax Season

As the new year begins so does tax time. Tax preparers said there are a few changes that will take place this year that people need to be aware of “The tax changes for 2017 are small and there are only five changes that will affect your returns,” said Sara Garcia of New Britain’s H&R Block.” Your standard deduction will go up a smidge in 2017. Individual more...

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City Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By at January 18, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

City Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For the 32nd year, the City of New Britain held a celebration to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unlike many past years, the celebration Monday was held at Trinity on Main in order to open it to the public. “Some will say not much has changed and they will keep fighting to further promote the legacy he left behind and keep hope alive,” said Jessica more...

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Board of Education Requests Budget Increase of $4.7 Million

By at January 11, 2018 | 2:45 pm |

Board of Education Requests Budget Increase of $4.7 Million

The Board of Education (BOE) is asking for $4.7 million more from the City for its 2018-19 budget. Increases in health insurance, salaries and transportation costs amount for much of the increase. The board of education budget would be at $130.4 million. The increase is at 3.82 percent. “As we begin the budget process this draft reflects our best estimate as more...

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Fight Off the Winter Blues

By at January 11, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Fight Off the Winter Blues

As the temperature drops and it gets harder to go outside and get sunlight, it’s not uncommon for the winter blues to set in. Many people spend their time in the house curled up in warm blankets. According to the Mayo Clinic website, “Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about more...

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Debt Restructuring Goes to Subcommittee

By at January 11, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Debt Restructuring Goes to Subcommittee

During a Special Council meeting Wednesday night the Council agreed to send restructuring of City bonding to the standing subcommittee on bonding next Wednesday evening to discuss various debt options rather than vote on Mayor Stewart’s proposed last phase of debt restructuring. Alderman Carlo Carlozzi said the Council wanted to look at other ideas for fixing the more...

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Five Buildings Get over 3,600 Solar Panels

By at January 11, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Five Buildings Get over 3,600 Solar Panels

A crowd of about 75 people went to Marian Heights Tuesday to celebrate five Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Concepcion (DMIC) buildings going solar. A total of 3,668 solar panels were installed on three fields giving power to St. Lucian’s Residence, Prudence Crandall, Monsignor Bojnowski, Hospital for Special Care Education and Marian Heights. Mother more...

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Bingo, Bazaar, Raffle Applications Go Through Police

By at January 4, 2018 | 2:45 pm |

Bingo, Bazaar, Raffle Applications Go Through Police

A new State law began Jan. 1 that those holding bingo, raffles or bazaars must now go through the police department for applications. “There was a change in the laws for the way permits are issued for bingo, raffles and bazaars. It is taking ownership away from the State and putting it on local police departments,” said Mayor Stewart. “We have a lot of churches more...

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Gallbladder Delays Run for Governor Decision

By at January 4, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Gallbladder Delays Run for Governor Decision

The question of whether or not Mayor Erin Stewart will run for Governor or another State office next November will take a bit longer to decide than expected. On Dec. 16 when the Mayor checked herself into the hospital for bad heartburn, which resulted in her actually needing gallbladder surgery, she needed time to recover. This resulted in missing many meetings to more...

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Mayor Sets City Goals for 2018

By at January 4, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Mayor Sets City Goals for 2018

DEVELOPMENT Community Foundation of Greater New Britain December Grants Top a Quarter of a Million Dollars A year ago a plan for development built around transit oriented development was established following two years of input. Residents gathered and supplied ideas as a plan to build and improve the City and area around the CTFastrak was developed. “We have more...

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Top 10 News Events in New Britain in 2017

By at December 14, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Top 10 News Events in New Britain in 2017

Each year the City Journal recaps the biggest stories affecting New Britain in the past year. Here are our Top 10 for 2017. Howey House Breaks ground on North Street In May, the Connecticut Department of Housing awarded a Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties (CHAMP) grant of $2.145 million to fund the construction of 11 units of permanent more...

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