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Police Station Making Progress

By at May 8, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Police Station Making Progress

Construction of the new police department, on the corners of Chestnut and Main St., is right on schedule. “Right now we are look for finishes on what the flooring, ceiling and other specialties will be like,” said Ed Moriarty of Downes Construction. “The concrete work is done and it is on schedule.” Kaestle Boos Associates are working with Police Chief more...

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State Releases Strategic Profile

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

State Releases Strategic Profile

In New Britain 16.5 percent of K-12 students are not fluent in English. This was one of the statistics the state released in an outline of the 2009-10 profile on the school district. At a recent Board of Education meeting, Sharon Locke, district coordinator of testing, explained the strategic school profile. In 2009 there were 10,224 students enrolled in New Britain more...

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Clean-up Takes Place Around City

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Clean-up Takes Place Around City

You may notice the City is a bit cleaner this week. Last weekend the East Side NRZ and the North Oak NRZ were among the groups cleaning up litter and graffiti throughout New Britain. “These groups establish a sense of pride in the City,” said New Britain Police Chief William Gagliardi. “We all win with this.”   [media-credit name="Rachel Anonuevo" more...

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Race in the Park Ready to Go This Saturday

By at May 5, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Race in the Park Ready to Go This Saturday

All week long pink ribbons have been found across New Britain adorning street poles, trees, signs and buildings. It is in celebration of Saturday’s Race in the Park for breast cancer research. The Connecticut Breast Health Initiative took over the event 8 years ago in order to keep funds raised in the state. It was 18 years ago the Komen Foundation ran the race for more...

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Mayor Stewart Will Not Run for Fifth Term

By at May 3, 2011 | 9:20 pm |

Mayor Stewart Will Not Run for Fifth Term

After eight years, Republican Mayor Timothy Stewart with tears in his eyes, announced Tuesday evening at a Republican Town Meeting that he will not run for re-election. “After careful consideration and consultation with my family, friends and political supporters, I have decided not to seek re-election to a fifth term as Mayor of the City of New Britain,” Stewart more...

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Hardware City’s Peak Years

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Hardware City’s Peak Years

Downtown New Britain in bygone days held a special atmosphere. It was alive with activity, business and people. Residents consider 1920-60s the prime years of the City. What was it like? The Gates Building, then home to Michael’s Jewelers, maintained a hive of attorneys in its upper floors. The Burritt Hotel’s dining room was where one headed for special more...

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Busway Leads to Downtown Grant

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Busway Leads to Downtown Grant

The City received a $212,000 Sustainable Communities Planning Grant in order to look at how to beautify downtown. The grant became available because the Busway Project was approved. “We are using it to look at making downtown New Britain more pedestrian friendly and have a better balance between cars and pedestrians,” said Mark Moriarty, public works director. more...

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Senior Prom for Young at Heart

By at April 22, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Senior Prom for Young at Heart

The New Britain Senior TRIAD held its Annual Intergenerational Senior Prom April 14 as a sold out crowd of over 500 attended the dinner and danced at the cafeteria of New Britain High School. The theme was “Black and White” as tables were decorated in the colors with tablecloths, hats and other fun décor. This is the 14th year the Senior Prom has been held, but more...

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Illegal Breeders Sought by Police

By at April 20, 2011 | 1:19 pm |

Illegal Breeders Sought by Police

The New Britain Police Department is seeking assistance from the public to identify persons who are illegally breeding dogs in the City. According to Police Chief William Gagliardi, “it is a fact that our dog pound has a significant number of abandoned dogs, especially American Staffordshire Terriers (known as Pit Bulls). These dogs turned out onto our streets more...

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New Britain Public Library Celebrates Its Birthday

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

New Britain Public Library Celebrates Its Birthday

The New Britain Public Library celebrated Saturday as the main Erwin Library turned 110 and the Mary Richardson Hawley Children’s Library turned 80. Library Director Pat Rutkowski presented to those in attendance a brief history of the origins of the libraries as well as their historical significance. “I’m not an expert on the library or architecture, but I more...

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