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4th Annual BENefit for the NBHS Marching Band Coming

By at August 21, 2015 | 9:00 am |

4th Annual BENefit for the NBHS Marching Band Coming

The 4th Annual Benefit for the New Britain High School Marching Band has been set for Saturday, Sept. 12 from 6-10:30 p.m. at Trinity-on-Main. Ben Cheney was a graduate of NBHS (2008), and a four year member of the Marching Band including service as Drill Sergeant in his senior year. He was interested in the drums even as a toddler. Since his death at the age of more...

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School Begins Next Week

By at August 20, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

School Begins Next Week

It’s the end of August and that means three words for the roughly 10,000 students in the Consolidated School District of New Britain: back to school! The 2015-16 school year gets underway on Monday, Aug. 31 but events have been taking place in recent days, with more scheduled for the coming days, to get students and parents ready for the new academic more...

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Central Park to See New Parking Configuration

By at August 20, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Central Park to See New Parking Configuration

Changes are coming fast in Downtown New Britain. The newest change calls for the parking spaces alongside Central Park to be reconfigured as part of the downtown enhancement project. Beginning this week, the parking located next to Central Park - also known as Main Street 2 – has been changing from the traditional pull in angled parking to head-out angle more...

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35th Annual Dozynki Festival Set for This Weekend

By at August 20, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

35th Annual Dozynki Festival Set for This Weekend

There is nothing quite like the Dozynki Polish Festival in New Britain. The 35th Annual event is set for this weekend at Falcons Field on Farmington Ave. Dozynki is a harvest festival traditionally done in Poland when the final harvest is complete. It celebrates a good harvest and thanking God for a good bounty. The harvest festival in the City has Polish food, more...

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Greater New Britain Community Collaborative Holds Ice Cream Social

By at August 14, 2015 | 8:00 am |

Greater New Britain Community Collaborative Holds Ice Cream Social

On Tuesday night from City Hall Room 504 right through to the elevator was filled with families from New Britain, Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, Newington, Berlin and Kensington celebrating the end of summer and getting ready for the school year. The Greater New Britain Community Collaborative held its second Ice Cream Social to a packed crowd of over 200 more...

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City Aldermen Try to Strengthen Ordinances

By at August 13, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

City Aldermen Try to Strengthen Ordinances

After facing much resistance in trying to make a change to ordinances affecting Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) Students, several Alderman are now trying to strengthen and enforce laws already on the City books. “There are many laws we can enforce,” said Alderman Don Naples. Aldermen Robert Smedley, Daniel Salerno and Naples have attended Town more...

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Student Standardized Testing Reduced

By at August 13, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Student Standardized Testing Reduced

Board of Education President Sharon Beloin Saavedra said this week she was pleased to hear Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s announcement last Thursday, Aug. 6 that the U.S. Department of Education had approved a waiver request he submitted on behalf of the state to reduce the amount of standardized testing required for public high school students. “In an effort to more...

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BOE Plans School Fundraiser to Benefit Athletics

By at August 13, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

BOE Plans School Fundraiser to Benefit Athletics

Athletic departments at the elementary schools will be this year’s recipients of funds from the Second Annual Board of Education Fundraiser at West Side Tavern this month. The event began last year when Isaac Silva, owner of West Side Tavern, heard Daniel Davis was on the board of education. According to Davis, Silva said he always wanted to help the schools more...

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Mayor Erin E. Stewart Accepts Republican Nomination

By at August 7, 2015 | 8:15 am |

Mayor Erin E. Stewart Accepts Republican Nomination

Thank you Dad and Carmelo for those kind words in nominating me for a second term. I have said it many times before, but it has been the greatest honor to serve as Mayor of this great City for the past two years. Together, we have accomplished more than most people thought possible. When I stood here two years ago, many people didn’t think we could do it. But more...

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McNamara Endorsed by DTC

By at August 7, 2015 | 8:00 am |

McNamara Endorsed by DTC

John McNamara accepted his party’s endorsement for Mayor at the July 23rd Democratic Town Committee meeting held at New Britain City Hall as the 47-member committee nominated candidates for all city offices. McNamara, 65, is Chairman of the city Board of Assessment Appeals and has led New Britain Democrats for more than 20 years. “Through the town committee I’ve more...

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