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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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Senior Prom for Young at Heart

By at April 22, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Senior Prom for Young at Heart

The New Britain Senior TRIAD held its Annual Intergenerational Senior Prom April 14 as a sold out crowd of over 500 attended the dinner and danced at the cafeteria of New Britain High School. The theme was “Black and White” as tables were decorated in the colors with tablecloths, hats and other fun décor. This is the 14th year the Senior Prom has been held, but more...

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Illegal Breeders Sought by Police

By at April 20, 2011 | 1:19 pm |

Illegal Breeders Sought by Police

The New Britain Police Department is seeking assistance from the public to identify persons who are illegally breeding dogs in the City. According to Police Chief William Gagliardi, “it is a fact that our dog pound has a significant number of abandoned dogs, especially American Staffordshire Terriers (known as Pit Bulls). These dogs turned out onto our streets more...

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New Britain Public Library Celebrates Its Birthday

By at April 15, 2011 | 7:00 am |

New Britain Public Library Celebrates Its Birthday

The New Britain Public Library celebrated Saturday as the main Erwin Library turned 110 and the Mary Richardson Hawley Children’s Library turned 80. Library Director Pat Rutkowski presented to those in attendance a brief history of the origins of the libraries as well as their historical significance. “I’m not an expert on the library or architecture, but I more...

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New Roses Planted for Summer

By at April 15, 2011 | 7:00 am |

New Roses Planted for Summer

About 60 people turned out for the 2nd Annual Planting Day to take care of the roses at Walnut Hill Park on April 9. “It was a great turnout,” said Kate McCue, project coordinator and founder of the Friends of the Walnut Hill Rose Garden. “We had kids from the high school, students from the UConn Master Gardener Program and repeaters from last year.” The more...

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Mayor’s Budget: Zero Tax Increase

By at April 14, 2011 | 9:22 pm |

Mayor’s Budget: Zero Tax Increase

Mayor Timothy Stewart presented the Common Council with his budget Wednesday night showing a zero percent increase in taxes. Stewart said that this is his eighth budget and this year, “the picture is even gloomier.” He proposed a cut of $10 million in the City budget. The Board of Education budget was flat funded and was budgeted only the amount mandated by the more...

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