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Blue Bins Save City $75,000

By at July 15, 2011 | 7:15 am |

Blue Bins Save City $75,000

Curbside recycling collection began in mid October 2010 and as of the end of June has saved the City $75,000. “That’s from people disposing of the same items that they used to throw out as trash,” said Mark Moriarty, public works director. “Now, they are recycling it.” The past seven months have seen increases from 77 percent to 117 percent in more...

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More Info Needed on Aquinas Site

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

More Info Needed on Aquinas Site

The Common Council delayed a decision on a project that would lead to the development of low to moderate income housing at the old Aquinas site on Kelsey Road Wednesday night. Alderman Tonilynn Collins said, “We want to put together another informational meeting for residents that were unable to make the previous meeting for questions that were more...

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Eagle Scout Fixes Walnut Hill Park Band Stand

By at July 11, 2011 | 9:00 am |

Eagle Scout Fixes Walnut Hill Park Band Stand

When you go to Walnut Hill Park to see concerts this year, you may notice the band stand looks a little brighter and cleaner. Boy Scout William Womack Jr. noticed the area had some graffiti, missing wood and dulling paint. He wanted to see it look more inviting, especially for the upcoming summer concert series. So, as his Eagle Scout project he undertook the more...

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Bandits Hit Little League Stand

By at July 10, 2011 | 9:49 am |

Bandits Hit Little League Stand

The New Britain Little League is seeking donations following a break-in to their A.W. Stanley Concession Stand late Sunday night or early Monday morning. “Sometime between 10 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday morning someone ripped open a window and took most of the food we use for the concession stand,” said Richard Gadomski, vice president of the New Britain Little more...

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Mayor Seeks Concessions

By at July 8, 2011 | 8:08 am |

Mayor Seeks Concessions

City departments may get an overhaul as Mayor Timothy Stewart fights to find ways to cut over $6 million from its budget. Stewart met with unions Thursday to talk to separate bargaining unions about concessions and early retirement incentives and what it means for each individual bargaining union. “It’s not going to be the same (for each),” said Stewart. more...

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Malloy Talks Jobs

By at July 8, 2011 | 8:00 am |

Malloy Talks Jobs

Gov. Dannel Malloy visited New Britain Wednesday stopping at the corner of Chestnut and Main St. to talk with Iron Workers Local 15 who are constructing the new police station. He spoke with about a dozen workers concerning what they did and how they were trained through the Jobs Funnel Program. Angel Caban of East Hartford said the program was going good and Malloy more...

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Fireworks Light Up City Skies

By at July 6, 2011 | 3:56 pm |

Fireworks Light Up City Skies

For a while it appeared New Britain would not be celebrating the Fourth of July. But, thanks to various donations, the City held its biggest fireworks celebration ever Monday night at Stanley Quarter Park. “We had the best weather and the largest crowd ever because not everyone else is doing it this year,” said Bill DeMaio, parks and recreation director. “We had more...

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Rep. Tercyak Named “Children’s Champion”

By at July 4, 2011 | 8:22 am |

Rep. Tercyak Named “Children’s Champion”

State Representative Peter Tercyak, who represents New Britain in the Connecticut General Assembly, has been honored with a “Children’s Champion” award by the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance. The organization selected Tercyak for this recognition because of his support of legislation during the 2011 session of the General Assembly aimed at improving the more...

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Helicopter Rescue Life Star Team Lands at NBHS

By at July 4, 2011 | 8:13 am |

Helicopter Rescue Life Star Team Lands at NBHS

Over 90 New Britain Academy for Health Profession students gathered outside of the New Britain High School football stadium to receive Hartford Hospital’s LIFE STAR helicopter on Thursday, June 9. Paramedics and respiratory therapists from Hartford Hospital’s LIFE STAR, a critical care helicopter service which responds to and provides air transport for variety of more...

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Great American Boom Schedule

By at July 3, 2011 | 8:11 am |

Great American Boom Schedule

Monday, July 4, 2011 (Rain Date July 5th) 5-9 p.m.; Fireworks around 9:15 p.m. Stanley Quarter Park. Parking is at Central Connecticut State University off Ella Grasso Boulevard in front of University Student Center 11 Different Food Vendors Selling Delectable Delights starting at 5 p.m. Food Vendors Include: Sausages, Steak Sandwiches, Pizza, Hot Dogs, more...

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