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First Annual Latin Festival Coming to Walnut Hill Park

By at August 18, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

First Annual Latin Festival Coming to Walnut Hill Park

There have been many festivals in New Britain, but none quite like what is coming on Aug. 27. KOHOE Centers and the Latino Festival Coalition will present its First Annual Latin Festival at Walnut Hill Park scheduled for Saturday, August 27. The Latin Festival Event is a collaborative outreach event for the community of New Britain, and aligns perfectly with the more...

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City Seeking Shooting Range, Impound Lot

By at August 18, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

City Seeking Shooting Range, Impound Lot

There are two pressing concerns for the New Britain Police Department. First is the need for a practice shooting range and second is the need to relocate the impound lot. “We have had initial meetings on both of these issues this week,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “We will be working in the next several months to find solutions to both of these problems.” Per more...

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St. John the Evangelist Church Celebrates 100 Years

By at August 18, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

St. John the Evangelist Church Celebrates 100 Years

“A faith driven community welcoming all who enter” is how those of St. John the Evangelist parish, 655 East St., refer to their church. This September 11, the church will celebrate it’s 100th Anniversary with a mass and dinner. Mass is at 10:30 a.m. with the dinner following at noon. A caterer will serve dinner to about 150 people. The hall can hold about 300 more...

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“It aint’ over…”

By at August 11, 2016 | 4:23 pm |

“It aint’ over…”

Gerratana, Pawlak Win Primaries Democratic Incumbent Theresa Gerratana won the primary on Tuesday for 6th District State Senate, but her opponent - fellow Democrat Sharon Beloin-Saavedra, said the race is not over as she will run Unaffiliated in November against Gerratana and Republican candidate Charles Paonessa. Saavedra, 51, at the Whinstone Tavern Tuesday night more...

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Patton Brook Well Proposal Passes

By at August 11, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Patton Brook Well Proposal Passes

[media-credit id=1 align="alignnone" width="580"][/media-credit] Despite a coordinated rally by the Democratic Town Committee, the Common Council approved the sale of the Patton Brook Well to the Southington Water Department for not less than $1 million by an 11 to 4 vote Wednesday night. During Public Audience about 25 people spoke, many with misinformation about more...

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City Looks to Sell Aquinas Building for $80,000

By at August 11, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

City Looks to Sell Aquinas Building for $80,000

Chrysalis Center Real Estate Corporation has offered to buy the former St. Thomas Aquinas Building at 74 Kelsey St. for $80,000. Chrysalis will spend $6 million in rehabilitating and refurbishing this building and will not seek any enterprise zone benefits. The plan calls for creating about 30 rental apartment units with four units being reserved as a priority for more...

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Residents Join Police Officers for National Night Out

By at August 4, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

Residents Join Police Officers for National Night Out

Over 500 people turned out to celebrate National Night Out Tuesday at either Willow Brook Park or Walnut Hill Park as a way to show cooperation with the police department and take back the streets from crime. Children ages 3 and up seemed most interested in investigating police and fire vehicles. At the SWAT truck children gathered to sit in the seats and see what more...

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Important Democratic Primary Tuesday

By at August 4, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Important Democratic Primary Tuesday

A Democratic primary that will affect the City both at the State level and locally will take place this coming Tuesday, Aug. 9. Running for the 6th District primary is Sharon Beloin-Saavedra and incumbent Theresa Gerratana. Saavedra, board of education president, this week received the endorsement from the teachers union. “The E-board wants to fully more...

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National Night Out Set for Tuesday

By at July 28, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

National Night Out Set for Tuesday

On Tuesday Aug. 2 the City of New Britain will once again be hosting National Night Out. There will be two simultaneous venues for National Night Out events at Willow Street Park and Walnut Hill Park. There will be games, prizes, police demonstrations, and a cook out at each location. It will be starting at 5 p.m. and lasting until 9 p.m. “We are out there more...

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More Questions on Patton Brook Well

By at July 28, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

More Questions on Patton Brook Well

Selling the Patton Brook Well continues to create controversy across the City. The Patton Brook Well is located on 0.6 acres of land and is not part of the safe yield plans if something goes wrong at the reservoir. Southington is offering $1 million for the property. Two years ago they offered $1.3 million and that was turned down by the previous Council. Due more...

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