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School Board Looks at 42 Position Cuts

By at June 13, 2011 | 8:49 pm |

School Board Looks at 42 Position Cuts

The Board of Education Budget Workshop Monday night looked at where cuts would take place in the school system with the existing budget. The school board received $10.5 million in ECS Funds and $107 from appropriated funds totaling $118.060 million. The board looked at the following procedure in analyzing $11 million in cuts from its proposed budget more...

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First Anniversary Celebration of the Rose Garden

By at June 13, 2011 | 9:56 am |

First Anniversary Celebration of the Rose Garden

The Friends of the Walnut Hill Park Rose Garden and the City of New Britain are holding their First Anniversary Celebration of the Walnut Hill Park Rose Garden. Join hundreds of volunteers, community members, students and rose garden lovers they gather to recognize the hard work put into this landmark. Hors D’oeuvres with cash bar will be available, along with a musical more...

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Ranked NBHS Seniors Honored

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

Ranked NBHS Seniors Honored

Seniors ranked in the top ten percent of the graduating class of 2011 at New Britain High School (NBHS) were honored for their academic success on May 5. The annual dinner allowed students and their parents to spend the night enjoying the hard work they put in over their high school career. Board of Education President Sharon Beloin-Saavedra said, “It’s a great more...

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Mayor Encourages Residents to Save the Fireworks

By at June 10, 2011 | 1:12 pm |

Mayor Encourages Residents to Save the Fireworks

New Britain Mayor Timothy Stewart today urged New Britain area residents that were disappointed with the announcement earlier this week that budget cuts had forced the cancellation of this year’s July 4th fireworks to support an online campaign for funding from Liberty Mutual Insurance. “Liberty Mutual Insurance’s ‘Bring Back the 4th Contest’ (see attached more...

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Bernacki to Announce Run for Mayor

By at June 10, 2011 | 7:05 am |

Bernacki to Announce Run for Mayor

Alderman Mark Bernacki (Republican) is expected to announce he will run for mayor at a June 16 event at Falcon’s Club, on Washington St. Bernacki, a business owner of Sir Speedy Printing in downtown New Britain for the past 20 years, has been an Alderman on the City Council for the past 18 years. He has served as Mayor pro tempore for ten years, a post to which he more...

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Costco Releases Info; Residents Speak Their Mind

By at June 8, 2011 | 9:01 am |

Costco Releases Info; Residents Speak Their Mind

Officials representing Costco brought a few power point discussion pieces before the common council Tuesday night followed by resident reactions to their plan. Joseph Montesano, regional director of Costco’s real estate division, told the council that Costco is the second largest retailer in the United States. He said it provides convenient shopping for high quality more...

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New Britain High School Students Learn Forensic Science

By at June 5, 2011 | 10:00 am |

New Britain High School Students Learn Forensic Science

New Britain Academy for Health Professions (NBAHP) students got a chance to learn about forensic science from an expert on May 12 at New Britain High School (NBHS). From the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science at the University of New Haven (UNH), Elaine Pagliaro talked to students about the various task and different crime scenes one faces in the field of more...

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Housing Planned For Aquinas Site

By at June 3, 2011 | 7:01 am |

Housing Planned For Aquinas Site

The City has entered into a purchase and sales agreement for the former Aquinas building, at 74 Kelsey Street with Community Builders Inc. of Boston, MA. The City is looking to sell the property for $145,200. The company is looking to build housing development, based on the assessment of residential market potential consisting of about 50 mixed income rental more...

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Voter Canvass Progressing

By at June 3, 2011 | 6:04 am |

Voter Canvass Progressing

If you have recently moved and plan to vote in the upcoming election, you may want to call or visit the registrar’s office to be sure you are registered. In January, the department started putting together an annual list from the post office and its own records to find data on who is registered and who moved from their previous location. “We match both lists and more...

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Parade Celebrates Memorial Day

By at June 2, 2011 | 11:00 pm |

Parade Celebrates Memorial Day

New Britain honored its veterans in many ways Monday, but nowhere was there more buzz than Main Street as a large crowd turned out to view the Memorial Day Parade in the evening. “The parks and recreation department puts on this event. The department is top shelf,” John Melecsinky, master of ceremonies told the crowd. “I’m so proud of all our kids from the ROTC more...

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