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Mayor Details ‘Drastic’ Cuts

By at May 19, 2011 | 5:05 pm |

Mayor Details ‘Drastic’ Cuts

On April 13, Mayor Timothy Stewart announced that there would be a 10 percent cut ($10.4 million) across the City side of the budget. This week, he detailed where those cuts would occur. “I asked department heads for their recommendations for implementing a 10 percent across-the-board cut to their departments,” Stewart said in a memo to the Common Council. “Many more...

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Council, BOE Discuss Budget

By at May 19, 2011 | 3:03 pm |

Council, BOE Discuss Budget

  There may have been a few moments of disagreements, but overall the Board of Education and Common Council agreed on the most important thing, ‘there just isn’t enough money for everything needed’. “This is a difficult situation, but we are all in it for the right reasons” said Mayor Pro Tempore Michael Trueworthy at a joint meeting Tuesday night between more...

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NB Officials Respond to Gov. Malloy’s Bioscience Plan

By at May 17, 2011 | 4:32 pm |

NB Officials Respond to Gov. Malloy’s Bioscience Plan

On Monday Gov. Dannel Malloy announced an $864 million Bioscience Connecticut research and education plan. Malloy says his Bioscience Connecticut proposal would create about 16,400 permanent jobs by 2037. About $340 million for the proposal is already available in state bond money approved last year. Malloy is asking Connecticut lawmakers to approve another $254 more...

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New Britain Board of Education Saves All Day Kindergarten

By at May 16, 2011 | 9:04 pm |

New Britain Board of Education Saves All Day Kindergarten

Using a two percent set aside available from the state, the board of education set aside $1.478 million Monday night, which would give the school board over $3 million in funds from it for the 2011-12 budget. The two percent set aside saves 18.5 all day kindergarten positions allowing an unemployment saving realization of $490,000; the ability to fund 10 all day more...

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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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