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Aquinas Project Denied

By at August 11, 2011 | 10:00 am |

Aquinas Project Denied

After heated debate between common council members and Mayor Timothy Stewart, the Democratic majority voted against a project calling for the sale of property for housing at the former Aquinas building on Kelsey St. “I’m so relieved,” said Rebecca Woods, who lives on Kelsey St. “We are committed to the neighborhood and want it to retain the characteristics more...

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Democratic Petition for Costco Information Causes Stir

By at August 10, 2011 | 11:16 pm |

Democratic Petition for Costco Information Causes Stir

Democrats handed Mayor Timothy Stewart a petition asking for a meeting on Sept. 6 between him, the Coscto Corporation and the planning and zoning commission of the common council to discuss all plans on the Costco Project. “People have been coming here for the past few months talking about Costco, but we don’t know how much they want to pay for it and it if is Plan more...

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Sen Gerratana: Home Solar Panels More Affordable

By at August 8, 2011 | 9:00 am |

Sen Gerratana: Home Solar Panels More Affordable

State Senator Terry Gerratana (D-New Britain) has outlined how newly-effective legislation will make rooftop solar panel systems more affordable for homeowners. She spoke about the program at a home on Corbin Avenue where local solar system designer PV2 (“PV Squared”) has installed 36 photovoltaic solar panels. “It’s like a Prius for your home,” Sen. more...

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Busway Project Leads to Incentive Housing Grants

By at August 5, 2011 | 9:45 am |

Busway Project Leads to Incentive Housing Grants

The City has received two separate grants from the state that will allow for incentive housing zones (IHZ) to be built around stops for the proposed Busway. “The intent is to increase the housing available in and around transportation,” said Ken Malinowski, department of municipal development director. “It gets rural communities to take part in Connecticut more...

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Vote for Willow Brook Park in Contest

By at August 5, 2011 | 9:30 am |

Vote for Willow Brook Park in Contest

Do you think the events held at Willow Brook Park are the best in America? Mayor Timothy T. Stewart and Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Jamie Giantonio are asking residents to take a minute and vote that Willow Brook Park is the best in the country. The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department is asking residents to think about several questions. Do more...

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NB Firemen Take 1st Place in Relay Race

By at August 5, 2011 | 9:15 am |

NB Firemen Take 1st Place in Relay Race

Twelve New Britain firemen recently ran the 200 mile Ragnar Relay event from Lighthouse Point in New Haven to Harvard Stadium in Boston taking home first place for the City. “It was a 27 hour event that ran through the night,” said Lt. Kevin Klett. “We had two vans consisting of six guys per van.” Runners slept in vans or exchange sleeping facilities more...

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National Night Out a Success in New Britain Communities

By at August 4, 2011 | 10:57 am |

National Night Out a Success in New Britain Communities

New Britain communities joined in with state and national communities Tuesday night for the 28th National Night Out. The night is meant for people to join together as a community against violence and crime. Neighborhoods across the country were encouraged to turn on their outside house lights and meet their neighbors. At Chesley Park, the East Side NRZ gathered for a more...

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Questions Surround Schools Meeting Hispanic Students Needs

By at August 3, 2011 | 9:00 am |

Questions Surround Schools Meeting Hispanic Students Needs

According to a June 2011 report by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Connecticut has one of the largest “achievement gaps” - or differences in academic performance - in the United States between Hispanic students and their white peers, as measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test. To study these claims at a local more...

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A Campaign for Reading Success by Third Grade

By at August 2, 2011 | 9:00 am |

A Campaign for Reading Success by Third Grade

With the shade of a canopy and a warm, gentle breeze blowing, Lisette Velasquez of the New Britain Youth Museum opened the bilingual folktale “The Lizard and the Sun,” and began to read aloud. The story centers on a little lizard that refuses to give up on bringing light and warmth back to Mexico after the sun disappears. To help illustrate her story, Velasquez more...

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Brittany Farms Plays Big Role in Congestive Heart Failure

By at August 1, 2011 | 9:00 am |

Brittany Farms Plays Big Role in Congestive Heart Failure

Brittany Farms Health Center has become one of 10 facilities in the state to become Joint Commission Accredited for taking care of those with Congestive Heart Failure. “We got into the congestive heart failure program because the Hospital of Central Connecticut wanted us to join the collaborative,” said Matt Catalano, admissions director. “Hospitals are now more...

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