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NBHS Valedictorian to Head to Medical Profession

By at June 23, 2016 | 7:30 pm |

NBHS Valedictorian to Head to Medical Profession

After earning the top spot in the New Britain High School Class of 2016, valedictorian Hawley Brown is ready for the next chapter in her life. Hawley will attend Tufts University in Medford, MA, where she plans on majoring in biology (though she says that could change). “I am really excited,” said Hawley of going off to college. “I am looking forward to the more...

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One of Ten

By at June 23, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

One of Ten

NB Captures All-America City Award The City of New Britain has once again lived up to its Hard Hittin’ Slogan. After an energizing weekend presentation in Denver, CO by community stakeholders focusing on the city’s accomplishments in raising healthy, successful children, the National Civic League on Sunday designated New Britain a 2016 All-America City. One of more...

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Take a Quick Survey

By at June 23, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Take a Quick Survey

The Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce and the City have teamed up to start a marketing program to help make a plan for the future of the City. “We have done a good job marketing with the beehive and things, but the City needs a good solid strategy,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “A lot of it includes resident and employee feedback and even parent more...

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IN DIRE NEED – Rose Garden Needs Volunteers Before Festival

By at June 9, 2016 | 7:00 pm |

IN DIRE NEED – Rose Garden Needs Volunteers Before Festival

If you go to the Rose Garden, atop Walnut Hill Park near the World War I Monument, you may notice something else strewn around the roses. “The weeds are over-taking the rose garden and we have the Rose Garden Festival on June 18,” said Kate McCue Scierka, founder of the Rose Garden Project along with the Friends of Walnut Hill Rose Garden. “It’s not going to more...

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Chronic Homeless Population Drops

By at June 9, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Chronic Homeless Population Drops

It was revealed this week, that the chronic homeless population has decreased from 103 families three years ago to 1 family and 64 people in total today. At the Mayor’s Building Hope Together meeting last week, which is a plan to help end homelessness, there was a detailed discussion on the numbers of homeless in the coordinated network (includes New Britain, more...

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State Budget Cuts Alarms City

By at June 9, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

State Budget Cuts Alarms City

The State cut of $20 million from municipal budgets this week, is a big concern to New Britain. “He (Governor Dannel Malloy) used his line item veto power, which is rarely used by Governors, to put Cities and towns in a precarious predicament,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “He line item vetoed $20 million of cuts to municipal aid. The cities and towns are reliant more...

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Candidates Qualify

By at June 9, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Candidates Qualify

Both Lucian Pawlak and Sharon Beloin-Saavedra have picked up enough signatures to force a Democratic Primary on Aug. 9. The official count took place Tuesday. Saavedra is vying against Democratic Incumbent Theresa Gerratana for the state Senate 6th District seat, which covers New Britain, Berlin and part of Farmington. “I am humbled to have received the more...

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Two NBHS Students Earn Four-Year College Scholarships

By at June 2, 2016 | 7:30 pm |

Two NBHS Students Earn Four-Year College Scholarships

It goes without saying that college expenses (and the many subsequent years of loan repayment) can be burdensome and expensive. So when New Britain High School seniors Nooraldeen Abdulla and Karolina Osowiecka were recently accepted into the Travelers EDGE Scholarship Program at Central Connecticut State University, a huge weight was lifted off their more...

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Central Park Concert Series Begins With a Bang

By at June 2, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Central Park Concert Series Begins With a Bang

Papa Lapa has been a New Britain resident for 12 years, but hasn’t spent much time in the City. “I’ve been to CVS, Stop and Shop and Town and Country Pizza. Besides that I never ventured into New Britain,” Lapa said. “New Britain has never had much to offer.” On Wednesday during the Central Park Concert Series, Lapa a member of the State Judicial Court more...

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Three Questions For the Public

By at June 2, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Three Questions For the Public

Only two people spoke Wednesday night during the public hearing of the Charter Revision Commission. The Commission reviewed all the recommendations from the Council and chose three recommended ballot questions to be added the November ballot. They are: “Shall the term of Office of the Mayor be changed from a two year term to a four year term commencing in the more...

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