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Council Refers Costco; Approves Sewer Work

By at September 30, 2011 | 9:30 am |

Council Refers Costco; Approves Sewer Work

The Costco Project continues to move forward. On Wednesday night the Costco plan was sent to planning, zoning and housing for further reviews. Approval to move forward also allows the mayor to look into a purchase agreement with Costco. “As promised at our last meeting…details of the purchase and sales agreement will be hammered out in principal before more...

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Yankees Outduel Red Sox at HALS

By at September 30, 2011 | 9:15 am |

Yankees Outduel Red Sox at HALS

It doesn’t matter who wins the American League East at one New Britain school. Every year at HALS (House of Arts, Letters and Sciences) Middle School Academy, there is a Red Sox/Yankees Day. “We do this every fall,” said Barbara Lucas, assistant principal of HALS. “We ask kids to dress in either Yankees or Red Sox colors or in their outfits.” And then, more...

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Monsignor Bojnowski Puts on first “Manor Jammer”

By at September 30, 2011 | 9:00 am |

Monsignor Bojnowski Puts on first “Manor Jammer”

For the first time the fundraising committee of the Monsigner Bojnowski Manor put on a car show in conjunction with the Cam Jammers Auto Club of South Windsor. The event, held Sept. 25, brought out about 25 cars to an area behind the Marian Heights building. “We met together and thought, how about a car show?” said Jay Sinatra, coordinator. “They decided it more...

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Parks & Recreation Department Releases New Program, Event Guide

By at September 26, 2011 | 9:00 am |

Parks & Recreation Department Releases New Program, Event Guide

By Robin Vinci EDITOR Adult programs lead the way in the new season offerings from the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department. “We are offering several new adult programs this year,” said Barbara Zakrzewski, recreation supervisor. “Programs range from dance to yoga to tao.” Dance Fusion, a class infused with dance, pilates and yoga, begins more...

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Revaluation of Properties Coming

By at September 23, 2011 | 10:00 am |

Revaluation of Properties Coming

A revaluation of properties across the City has begun that will effect the Grand List in 2012. “Owners of multi-family properties (2 units and up) have already received a pre-inspection letter,” said Michael Konik, city assessor. “It notifies them a representative will be coming to their neighborhood to inspect the property and verify the data.” Vision more...

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HoCC Program Helping To Fight Breast Cancer

By at September 23, 2011 | 9:30 am |

HoCC Program Helping To Fight Breast Cancer

Three years ago The Hospital of Central Connecticut started a Comprehensive Breast Center using various programs to treat and care for those with the diagnosis. Among its programs includes Nurse Navigators. “Our role is to help newly diagnosed women with breast cancer navigate the health care system, explain the diagnosis, options, clarify things physicians may more...

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Car Show Drives Through City

By at September 23, 2011 | 9:00 am |

Car Show Drives Through City

Downtown New Britain was abuzz Saturday as people lined the streets to view over 200 antique, classic, muscle and exotic cars at the 5th Annual New Britain Car Show. Among them was a 1923 Model T Ford, an antique Ferndale Dairy Products truck, a 1966 Ford Fairlane and an aqua blue 1957 Chevy Belair used in the filming of Indiana Jones 4 and Jacknife. Robert A. more...

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Superintendent Search Offers Online Survey, Meeting

By at September 19, 2011 | 9:00 am |

Superintendent Search Offers Online Survey, Meeting

If you would like to play a role in helping with the new superintendent of schools search, you have various opportunities. Your first opportunity would be to go to http://www.csdnb.org and answer a 33 characteristic survey before Oct 7. Top answers to choose from include such things on the superintendent as, “Is willing to listen to input, but is a decision maker; more...

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Athletic Task Force Has “The Heart of a Hurricane”

By at September 18, 2011 | 9:00 am |

Athletic Task Force Has “The Heart of a Hurricane”

Residents better get used to seeing pins and t-shirts reading “The Heart of a Hurricane” as the Athletic Task Force has adopted it as the new slogan to support sports in New Britain. “We want students to have heart, which they have, but we want it to be pushed in the right direction,” said Len Corto, athletic director and part of the task force. “Sometimes more...

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Stanley Pac Recalls Past

By at September 17, 2011 | 9:00 am |

When Former City Mayor Stanley J. Pac was in politics in the 1960-70s in his words, “it was more competitive”. The number of people involved in politics whether running for office or just voting was more than five times those involved today. “The competition was very intense at that time in New Britain politically,” said Pac in an exclusive interview to the more...

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