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Creative Ways to Increase Budget Funding

By at March 23, 2017 | 5:00 pm |

Creative Ways to Increase Budget Funding

Mayor Erin Stewart recently asked non-profits if they would be willing to pay something considering they do not pay taxes. About 50 percent of property owned in the City is by non-profits. This week’s Question of the week asked Facebook members of the New Britain City Journal group what unconventional ways they had of adding funds for the City. “More regional more...

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City Hires Collection Agency

By at March 23, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

City Hires Collection Agency

The Common Council Wednesday night agreed to hiring two companies that will help increase funds to the City. “We need to look at ways to generate revenue. Naturally, we look at delinquent payments in everything (water and sewer bills, parking tickets, property taxes, blight tickets),” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “We’ve gone back and are looking at outstanding more...

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Rodriguez Top 10 Outstanding McManager

By at March 23, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Rodriguez Top 10 Outstanding McManager

Elizabeth Rodriguez, Manager of the McDonald’s located at 40 Martin Luther King Blvd in New Britain, was a recipient of the 2017 McDonald’s Outstanding Restaurant Manager Awards in Connecticut. The award is presented to managers who display outstanding performance in leadership, commitment to customers, and dedication to running their restaurant to the highest more...

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A.W. Stanley Pool Project Delayed

By at March 23, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

A.W. Stanley Pool Project Delayed

A new pool facility at A.W. Stanley Park will not be built for this season. Last year bonds were approved for an $8 million re-do of the park that included a new pool, a new bath house as well additional playing fields and improvements to both Veteran’s and New Britain Stadiums. The master plan included improvements to a nature trail, parking lot, picnic area, the more...

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Appeals for Aid

By at March 16, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Appeals for Aid

Mayor Asks Non-Profits for Funds Mayor Erin Stewart is trying an unconventional manner to raise income in the City. On March 1st, Mayor Stewart sent non-profits a letter asking them to donate a portion of what their taxes would be, if they were not a non-profit organization, to the City. “One of the many things that make New Britain so special is access to the more...

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Mayor Works to Reduce Proposed Budget Increase

By at March 16, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Mayor Works to Reduce Proposed Budget Increase

The Board of Finance and Taxation (BF&T) has proposed a budget with a 1.35 percent increase, but Mayor Erin Stewart said she will try to bring that number down to zero. A 1.35 percent increase over last year’s budget means a mill rate increase of 12 percent which would amount to a mill rate of 56.78 mills. The budget would be at $242,612,586. According to a more...

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NB EMS Training Academy A Premier Center in New England

By at March 10, 2017 | 8:57 am |

NB EMS Training Academy A Premier Center in New England

While most New Britain residents only recognize them as their blue and white ambulances scurry through town, New Britain EMS is equally active in training, and medical consequence management. The New Britain EMS Training Academy was established in January of 2010. The Academy has quickly grown to be one of the premier EMS and Allied Health training centers in New more...

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Mindset Academy Proposed for Next School Year

By at March 9, 2017 | 5:33 pm |

Mindset Academy Proposed for Next School Year

New Britain High School Principal Joseph Pinchera and staff from the Freshmen Academy proposed a new academy  “to better serve the academic and behavioral needs of New Britain High School students by offering an enriched environment” on Monday night at the board of education meeting. If approved, it is to be called the Mindset Academy. “The Freshmen Academy more...

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State of the City Address 2017: Leading the Way

By at March 9, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

State of the City Address 2017: Leading the Way

Mayor Erin E. Stewart gave an invigorating State of the City address Wednesday night focusing on the City’s ability to adapt and a vision coming to life. “The first address I gave 4 years ago, is much different than the one I will give to you tonight. Our theme for this evening is simple - That New Britain is leading the way,” said Mayor Stewart. “From more...

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Some Pre-School Classes to Become Full Day

By at March 9, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Some Pre-School Classes to Become Full Day

Superintendent of Schools Nancy Sarra is preparing to change pre-school classes in order to give students, especially those with special needs, more attention. School Readiness funds of $1.5 million have always been used for pre-school programs. But, now these funds can be used for those with special needs. “Pre-School has never been a board of education domain. more...

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