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Buses Get Smartplus

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

Buses Get Smartplus

New Britain students getting off and on buses will soon be a little bit safer. Smartplus is installing new cameras on buses that will catch those cars that do no obey a school bus red flasher and pass illegally. “The cameras will go on the side of the bus and will activate when the red flashers come on,” said Ron Jakubowski, acting superintendent of schools. more...

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Various Towns Want Costco

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

Various Towns Want Costco

If New Britain doesn’t want Costco, neighboring towns do. Representatives of Costco made that point very clear Tuesday night to the City Planning and Zoning Committee of the Common Council. Joe Montesano, of Northwest Atlantic, representing Costco said he has been working with Mayor Timothy Stewart for about a year on a plan to bring Costco to Hartford Rd. But, more...

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Volunteers Help United Way Day

By at September 9, 2011 | 8:45 am |

Volunteers Help United Way Day

Across the state more than 1,000 volunteers helped out in celebration of United Way’s Day of Caring. In New Britain about 20 Stanley Black & Decker workers went to Community Mental Health Affiliates, Inc., (CMHA) at 270 John Downey Dr. to help prepare the company for a tag sale. “We are excited to have volunteers from Stanley Black & Decker help us out. more...

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Boys & Girls Club of NB Gala Event Honors Michael Timura, Coach Geno Auriemma

By at September 2, 2011 | 10:00 am |

Boys & Girls Club of NB Gala Event Honors Michael Timura, Coach Geno Auriemma

The Boys & Girls Club of New Britain announced today that long-time Club volunteer Michael Timura and Hall of Fame Coach Geno Auriemma will be honored at their Thursday, Sept. 8, gala event held at the Aqua Turf. The new Hands Across Generations award will be given for the first time to long-time volunteer Michael Timura. Timura, retired General Manager of the more...

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United Way ‘Rocks’ Out During New Britain Appreciation Event

By at September 2, 2011 | 9:45 am |

United Way ‘Rocks’ Out During New Britain Appreciation Event

Even before the New Britain Rock Cats first pitch against the Reading Phillies last week, New Britain was a winner. Celebrating the community work done in New Britain, a dedicated volunteer and local company were honored at an on-the-field ceremony by United Way of New Britain and Berlin. Nathaniel Brickhouse, a faithful New Britain Food and Resource Center volunteer, more...

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Irene Causes Floods, Knocks Down Trees

By at September 2, 2011 | 9:30 am |

Irene Causes Floods, Knocks Down Trees

It was around 6:45 a.m. Sunday morning when several New Britain residents heard the first sounds of Hurricane Irene. “We heard a big boom and then the lights went out,” said Ken Williamson. “I thought it was a transformer.” It turned out to be a huge oak tree that crashed down on the corner of Pendleton St. and Sunnyslope Dr. “At 6 a.m. we had power and more...

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Some Getting Power Back on (Update!!!)

By at August 28, 2011 | 3:01 pm |

Some Getting Power Back on (Update!!!)

  As of 1:02 p.m. Monday 10,573 had no power in our City. But on Tuesday morning at 11:30 a.m. there are only 447  NB residents without power CL&P says they are working as fast as they can and power should come back either later today or tomorrow. But be aware. Some outages in Connecticut could take up to a week. If power is still out it is advised to more...

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State Bond Commission to Approve $15 Million

By at August 28, 2011 | 9:00 am |

State Bond Commission to Approve $15 Million

The New Britain legislative delegation announced expected approval of several items on the bond commission’s next agenda benefitting the revitalization of Corbin Heights Extension and Pinnacle Heights in New Britain. Three items on the agenda will total $15 million dollars for the remake of the public housing facility. “This is a very significant neighborhood more...

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Emergency Shelters in New Britain

By at August 27, 2011 | 1:53 pm |

Emergency Shelters in New Britain

The city is prepared to open the senior center on Pearl Street and the Police Athletic League building on Osgood Avenue as emergency shelters during Hurricane Irene. If necessary, the Housing Authority will open additional shelters at the Mount Pleasant and Knapp Village community rooms. Schools will not open on more...

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Hurricane Preparations to Keep You Safe

By at August 27, 2011 | 8:16 am |

Hurricane Preparations to Keep You Safe

As Hurricane Season approaches, there are a number of tips to help you prepare in case of a storm. Board up your windows to prevent flying debris Store water for drinking as well as in bathtubs and sinks Fill your car with gas as stations may be down Get plenty of candles. matches and batteries Stock up on canned goods, pet foods and medications Know where more...

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