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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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First Renderings of CREC Medical Academy Released

By at August 26, 2011 | 10:00 am |

First Renderings of CREC Medical Academy Released

Antinozzi Associates, PC Architects of Bridgeport and Stantec Consulting Services of Hamden have released the first renderings of what the new Connecticut Region Education Council (CREC) Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy at Pinnacle Heights would look like at a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting. It is to be built on the area known as 34 Marimac more...

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American Savings Foundation Awards $675,000 in College Scholarships

By at August 20, 2011 | 9:00 am |

American Savings Foundation Awards $675,000 in College Scholarships

At a time of cutbacks in state and federal financial aid, many college students and their families are not sure how they are going to cover fall tuition, let alone four years of rising college costs. The American Savings Foundation will make that easier for 396 students by awarding $675,000 in college scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year, a 10% increase over last more...

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Officer Carol – Helping Seniors and Children in the Community

By at August 19, 2011 | 9:30 am |

Officer Carol – Helping Seniors and Children in the Community

When it comes to the community, no police officer is more well-known than Officer Carol Zesut. Zesut is the community services officer. She most often can be found helping out a child or a senior in need. “I help in our quality of life issues for everybody,” said Zesut, a New Britain resident most of her life. “I do a lot of referrals for officers on elderly more...

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Preserving New Britain’s Past

By at August 19, 2011 | 9:10 am |

Preserving New Britain’s Past

City to Create Historic Preservation Commission The City is looking at putting together an historic commission that will help protect historic and culture assets of the City. “A couple of years ago we applied to Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation in an effort to develop an historic plan for the city of New Britain,” said Ken Malinowski, director of the more...

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OIC Holds Winter Coat Drive

By at August 19, 2011 | 9:00 am |

OIC Holds Winter Coat Drive

If you have any coats or winter clothing in good condition, don’t throw them out. The Opportunity Industrialization Center (OIC) at the Hardware City Bicycle on Arch St. is seeking them. The group that helps summer youth employment for troubled teens has kicked off a new Coat Drive. “One of our programs in the summer is employment and helping the community,” more...

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School Board Reviews Scores, Improvements

By at August 12, 2011 | 9:10 am |

School Board Reviews Scores, Improvements

Although New Britain students did not fare well against peers across the state in the recent Connecticut Mastery Tests and Connecticut Academic Performance Tests, there were some signs of positive growth. “We saw some great growth in third grade reading,” said Sharon Locke district coordinator of testing and guidance services. “Third grade is a starting more...

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Only 2 Teaching Jobs Eliminated

By at August 12, 2011 | 9:00 am |

Only 2 Teaching Jobs Eliminated

Due to the approval of concessions from the teachers union, only two teaching positions are being eliminated. Interim Superintendent of Schools Ron Jakubowski, said schools are better off than they were last year or two years ago. “Last year we looked at class sizes in the 30s,” said Jakubowski. “We are in much better shape than last year or the year more...

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Packed House Attends Busway Public Meeting

By at August 11, 2011 | 9:30 pm |

Packed House Attends Busway Public Meeting

Over 300 people showed up Thursday night at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) to listen to an informational meeting and public comments concerning the New Britain to Hartford Bus Rapid Transit facility project along a 9.4 mile corridor. Many people were left in hallways or turned away as a packed house full of residents for and against the project filled more...

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