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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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Democrats Choose O’Brien for Mayor

By at July 29, 2011 | 8:15 am |

Democrats Choose O’Brien for Mayor

Mayoral Democratic Primary Appears Imminent Although four Democratic candidates for mayor stepped forward, the party chose one in Tim O’Brien, Tuesday during its endorsement meeting. “There are a lot of things we need to get done in our City,” said O’Brien. “This is the beginning of the new beginning of whatever our future is.” He said as a Democrat it more...

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Republicans Make It Official

By at July 29, 2011 | 8:10 am |

Republicans Make It Official

Bernacki, Full Slate Chosen for 2011 Election Monday night the Republican Party unanimously endorsed a full slate of candidates led by Mark Bernacki for mayor. Bernacki, a business owner of Sir Speedy Printing in downtown New Britain for the past 20 years, and an Alderman on the City Council for the past 18 years, asked all the candidates running for the party to more...

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Corbin Heights Renovation Set For November

By at July 29, 2011 | 8:05 am |

Corbin Heights Renovation Set For November

After years in the works, Corbin Pinnacle, LLC of West Hartford and Pinnacle Heights Extension, LLC plan to begin renovation of 235 housing units on the premises known as Corbin Heights, located on Corbin Ave. (near Walker Rd and Dean Dr.) and the Pinnacle Heights Extension this November. The project calls for a total of 301 low and moderate housing units. Sixty-six of more...

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Diloreto School Expansion and Improvements Funding Approved

By at July 18, 2011 | 9:00 am |

Diloreto School Expansion and Improvements Funding Approved

The state has that DiLoreto Magnet School in New Britain will receive $7,929,000 million in state school construction funds for additions, renovations and improvements. The state grant saved local taxpayers almost 80 percent of the $10 million cost for the project. The Board of Education will get bids out right away and it should take two months to get bids in. Once more...

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American Savings Foundation Donates $40,000 to Health Academy

By at July 17, 2011 | 9:00 am |

American Savings Foundation Donates $40,000 to Health Academy

The American Savings Foundations (ASF) announced a grant of $40,000 to the New Britain Academy for Health Professions (NBAHP), a smaller learning community focused on training New Britain High School (NBHS) students for futures in healthcare. The NBAHP is the only health academy in Connecticut offering a comprehensive curriculum for high school students interested in all more...

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