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NB Police Explorers Win 1st Place for Best Overall Post

By at May 16, 2011 | 8:00 am |

NB Police Explorers Win 1st Place for Best Overall Post

The New Britain Police Explorers competed in the “ Connecticut – Stations Day 2011” at the Police Academy in Meriden, on Saturday May 7th, 2011. At Stations Day, 35 Explorer Posts competed with approximately 400 attendees. The Posts were from the State of Connecticut and New York. Our Explorers did a great job and represented our Department in the best light more...

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Want Fireworks? Contest May Help

By at May 13, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Want Fireworks? Contest May Help

As budget negotiations continue, whether or not fireworks on the fourth of July will happen this year in New Britain is still a mystery. Doug O’Leary and Carlo Carlozzi, sale representatives of Liberty Mutual, have tried to come up with ways to keep New Britain’s annual tradition alive. The two work for Liberty Mutual Insurance and have merged the company’s more...

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Malloy Visits Polish Group

By at May 12, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Malloy Visits Polish Group

On May 6, Dannel Malloy, 88th and current governor of CT, accepted an invitation from the Polish Americans of CT Political Action Committee (PacPac) to meet for an open forum at the Falcon Club Nest 88 on Washington St. Supported by 10 members, PacPac’s purpose is to provide a cohesive political voice for Polish-Americans throughout CT by active participation in the more...

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Police Station Making Progress

By at May 8, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Police Station Making Progress

Construction of the new police department, on the corners of Chestnut and Main St., is right on schedule. “Right now we are look for finishes on what the flooring, ceiling and other specialties will be like,” said Ed Moriarty of Downes Construction. “The concrete work is done and it is on schedule.” Kaestle Boos Associates are working with Police Chief more...

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State Releases Strategic Profile

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

State Releases Strategic Profile

In New Britain 16.5 percent of K-12 students are not fluent in English. This was one of the statistics the state released in an outline of the 2009-10 profile on the school district. At a recent Board of Education meeting, Sharon Locke, district coordinator of testing, explained the strategic school profile. In 2009 there were 10,224 students enrolled in New Britain more...

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Clean-up Takes Place Around City

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Clean-up Takes Place Around City

You may notice the City is a bit cleaner this week. Last weekend the East Side NRZ and the North Oak NRZ were among the groups cleaning up litter and graffiti throughout New Britain. “These groups establish a sense of pride in the City,” said New Britain Police Chief William Gagliardi. “We all win with this.”   [media-credit name="Rachel Anonuevo" more...

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Race in the Park Ready to Go This Saturday

By at May 5, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Race in the Park Ready to Go This Saturday

All week long pink ribbons have been found across New Britain adorning street poles, trees, signs and buildings. It is in celebration of Saturday’s Race in the Park for breast cancer research. The Connecticut Breast Health Initiative took over the event 8 years ago in order to keep funds raised in the state. It was 18 years ago the Komen Foundation ran the race for more...

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Mayor Stewart Will Not Run for Fifth Term

By at May 3, 2011 | 9:20 pm |

Mayor Stewart Will Not Run for Fifth Term

After eight years, Republican Mayor Timothy Stewart with tears in his eyes, announced Tuesday evening at a Republican Town Meeting that he will not run for re-election. “After careful consideration and consultation with my family, friends and political supporters, I have decided not to seek re-election to a fifth term as Mayor of the City of New Britain,” Stewart more...

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Hardware City’s Peak Years

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Hardware City’s Peak Years

Downtown New Britain in bygone days held a special atmosphere. It was alive with activity, business and people. Residents consider 1920-60s the prime years of the City. What was it like? The Gates Building, then home to Michael’s Jewelers, maintained a hive of attorneys in its upper floors. The Burritt Hotel’s dining room was where one headed for special more...

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Busway Leads to Downtown Grant

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Busway Leads to Downtown Grant

The City received a $212,000 Sustainable Communities Planning Grant in order to look at how to beautify downtown. The grant became available because the Busway Project was approved. “We are using it to look at making downtown New Britain more pedestrian friendly and have a better balance between cars and pedestrians,” said Mark Moriarty, public works director. more...

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