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New Roses Planted for Summer

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

New Roses Planted for Summer

About 60 people turned out for the 2nd Annual Planting Day to take care of the roses at Walnut Hill Park on April 9. “It was a great turnout,” said Kate McCue, project coordinator and founder of the Friends of the Walnut Hill Rose Garden. “We had kids from the high school, students from the UConn Master Gardener Program and repeaters from last year.” The more...

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Mayor’s Budget: Zero Tax Increase

By at April 14, 2011 | 9:22 pm |

Mayor’s Budget: Zero Tax Increase

Mayor Timothy Stewart presented the Common Council with his budget Wednesday night showing a zero percent increase in taxes. Stewart said that this is his eighth budget and this year, “the picture is even gloomier.” He proposed a cut of $10 million in the City budget. The Board of Education budget was flat funded and was budgeted only the amount mandated by the more...

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Tax Situation Highlighted at CPOA Annual Meeting

By at April 13, 2011 | 2:36 pm |

Tax Situation Highlighted at CPOA Annual Meeting

The Citizens Property Owners Association, Inc. (CPOA) held its 87th annual meeting Sunday with three speakers including Mayor Timothy T. Stewart, Susan Kniep, President of the Federation of CT Taxpayer Organizations and Nicholas Mercier, Chairman of the Board of Finance and Taxation. The topic was what else, but taxes. Mercier, the keynote speaker, explained the more...

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New York Bully Crew Gives Advice on Handling Pit Bulls

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

New York Bully Crew Gives Advice on Handling Pit Bulls

Those dealing with dogs – in particular pit bulls - at the city pound were given a number of tips on handling the dogs as well as ways to get them adopted. The New York Bully Crew made a visit to the pound April 2 to provide information to officers and volunteers. The crew has two shelters for dogs that are taken from people, the animal control department or found more...

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Busway Project Drives Forward

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

Busway Project Drives Forward

A project New Britain officials see as key to the future of the City received the go ahead by Gov. Dannel Malloy on Monday. Malloy gave approval to the $572 million Hartford to New Britain Busway Project, committing $113 million in state money. “The busway and associated transit oriented development will mean hundreds of jobs for local residents and will be more...

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Malloy Listens to Resident Concerns

By at April 6, 2011 | 2:42 pm |

Malloy Listens to Resident Concerns

In the 15th of 17 town hall meeting stops, Gov. Dannel Malloy listened to concerns of New Britain residents at Trinity-On-Main Tuesday night. Mayor Timothy Stewart thanked Malloy for coming to New Britain. “It’s an honor to welcome Gov. Malloy to New Britain and we appreciate being included in these series of town hall meetings,” said Stewart. “I want to more...

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Major Crimes Drop

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

Major Crimes Drop

New Britain Mayor Timothy Stewart and Police Chief William Gagliardi have released the latest major crime statistics reported by the Connecticut Department of Public Safety. The latest statistics indicate a significant drop in major crime index for the City for the third quarter of 2010 as compared with the same time period in 2009. “I am very pleased to report that more...

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No Carnival This Year

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

No Carnival This Year

Those waiting for the Coleman Brothers Carnival will be a bit disappointed. Officials say there will be none this year. The state would not give permission for the right of way for the property where the carnival is held. The carnival is usually held on Main St. near the railroad tracks in the empty plaza. The city rents out the first part of the plaza for parking, but more...

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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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