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Thousands of Materials for Sale at the Library Book Sale

By at April 1, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Thousands of Materials for Sale at the Library Book Sale

The Friends of the New Britain Public Library are going through thousands of books this week in preparation for the Spring Book Sale April 13-16. “We start our sale with a window theme,” said Brenda Bemben, standing in front of a magnificent display of books. “This one is America the Beautiful. We have a bit of everything including the Universal Food more...

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Job Training Forum

By at April 1, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Job Training Forum

They came to share their stories – some of success, others frustrated at having lost jobs long ago yet still being unemployed. Many such individuals attended the open forum at CTWorks in New Britain recently when Congressman Chris Murphy (D-5th District), Dep. Commissioner Dennis Murphy and Glenn Marshall, Commissioner of the CT DOL, visited. “I want to bring your more...

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Hospital Announces Hartford Healthcare Partnership, Plans for Future

By at March 30, 2011 | 3:21 pm |

Hospital Announces Hartford Healthcare Partnership, Plans for Future

Calling it an historic night, the Hospital of Central Connecticut (HCC) and Hartford Healthcare announced their partnership and future plans, transitions and hopes at a chamber meeting Tuesday night. “This is a process, journey that took well over two years. It needed approval of different agencies,” said Clarence Silvia, president of the HCC. “We began this more...

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Police Officers and Their Dogs Show Support for Russo

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:34 pm |

Police Officers and Their Dogs Show Support for Russo

Animal Control Officer Jim Russo is still a few weeks from going back to work full-time following a bite from a pit bull a few weeks ago that resulted in a loss of part of his thumb. But, fellow police officers showed support for Russo this week by letting the public have the chance to see dogs they adopted from the pound thanks to Russo. On Monday four New Britain more...

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Dems Override Veto

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:31 pm |

Dems Override Veto

Mayor Timothy Stewart attempted to veto a resolution passed by the common council regarding payments made for non-profit companies owned by the Mayor or any member of the council, but the Democrats voted it down. In an ongoing battle that began when Stewart ran for state senator, the Democrats claimed Republican members of the town council were receiving no-bid more...

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Pothole Repairs Ongoing

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:27 pm |

Pothole Repairs Ongoing

A horrid winter has made fixing potholes a daunting task for the public works department. “The worse the winter the more difficult it is to permanently repair a pothole,” said Mark Moriarty, public work director. “Five years ago we began an aggressive paving program, because streets like Farmington Avenue and Slater Road had major problems.” Roads that have more...

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Health Magnet School in City?

By at March 25, 2011 | 4:24 pm |

Health Magnet School in City?

The City is looking at the possibility of making the present “Health Academy” a Connecticut Education Regional Council (CREC) Inter District Magnet School. CREC currently operates a Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy in Windsor. It is a temporary location and CREC is looking for a permanent location to build or renovate. “Our Mayor and more...

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United Way Receives Grants to Support Income Tax Assistance

By at March 24, 2011 | 3:28 pm |

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut has received a $30,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation and $12,500 from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites in several local cities and towns, including New Britain. At local VITA sites, IRS-trained volunteers help lower-income working families prepare more...

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City Accepting Applications for Small Home Repairs

By at March 21, 2011 | 12:57 am |

Mayor Timothy T. Stewart and the Commission on Persons with Disabilities have announced they are currently accepting referrals for small home repairs completed at no charge by a group of high school and college students. This summer will mark the fourth year the United Methodist Action Reach Out Mission will be returning to New Britain. They are anon-profit organization more...

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Two Democrats Seek Endorsement for Mayor

By at March 21, 2011 | 12:57 am |

New Britain Democrats Alderman Paul Catanzaro and State Rep. Tim O’Brien (D-24) have announced their intentions to run for mayor. “I’m running for Mayor because New Britain is where I was born, raised and lived all my life. I love this City that has been so good to me and want to help make it the City I know it can be again,” said Catanzaro. “I have been helping more...

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