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Time to Vote: Election Day is Tuesday

By at November 2, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Time to Vote: Election Day is Tuesday

Do not forget to get to the polls on Tuesday and vote for your favorite candidates. This year the Mayoral election is led by Incumbent Republican Mayor Erin E. Stewart going for her third term against Democrat Merrill Gay. Stewart boasts taking the City from a $30 million deficit to a $15 million surplus and boosting the City credit rating by four notches, growing more...

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Phase 6 Ready

By at October 26, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Phase 6 Ready

Phase 6 of the Downtown Streetscape project has been approved allowing Mayor Erin Stewart to reach an agreement with Cardinal Engineering at a cost of $135,000. The project will involve improvements from Myrtle St. to the East Main St. intersection from Washington St. to Martin Luther King Drive in front of Newbrite Plaza. “This is is the same work that we’ve more...

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Veterans Honored In City Ceremony

By at October 26, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Veterans Honored In City Ceremony

Over 150 of the City’s bravest men and women were honored Saturday as the City held a Veteran’s Medal Ceremony for the first time in over 30 years. “I would like to thank all veterans for your service,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart, who was the MC for the event. “Our Country and our community is stronger because of your dedication and courage.” New more...

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New Textile Recycling Set to Begin Next Week

By at October 26, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

New Textile Recycling Set to Begin Next Week

Residents will soon be getting two pink bags in the mail. These bags are part of Simple Recycling, a free curbside textile collection service that opened it’s doors at 33 John St. on Wednesday with a ribbon cutting. The recycling business out of Ohio operates in nearly 10 states and makes its debut in Connecticut in the City of New Britain. Simple Recycling, a more...

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Candidates Opinions Conflict During LWV Debate

By at October 19, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Candidates Opinions Conflict During LWV Debate

Last Saturday Candidates running for Common Council and Mayor had the chance to let the public know exactly where they stood on the issues as the League of Women Voters held their Annual Debate at Trinity on Main. Many candidates sparred on issues including the controversial Tilcon plan, finances and education. Republican Mayor Erin Stewart, challengers Merrill more...

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Halloween Safe Zone Ready for Night of Ghouls

By at October 19, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Halloween Safe Zone Ready for Night of Ghouls

Those preparing for Halloween will want to be sure to add a stop downtown as the 6th Annual NB Halloween Safe Zone is set to take place Oct 31 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. “Once again we will be having a party downtown, with a DJ, the New Britain YWCA School of Dance Junior and Senior Company and this year an improv from the New Britain Youth Theater,” said Robin Vinci, more...

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Groundbreaking Held Tuesday for Columbus Commons

By at October 19, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Groundbreaking Held Tuesday for Columbus Commons

A group of over 50 people including Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, Mayor Erin Stewart, members of the State delegations and others turned out Tuesday for the groundbreaking ceremony of Columbus Commons. In 2016, the City of New Britain designated Xenolith Partners and Dakota Partners as the developer of 125 Columbus Boulevard, the former site of more...

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City to Offer Discount Prescription Program

By at October 12, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

City to Offer Discount Prescription Program

Lights, Bees Discussed The Common Council Wednesday night looked at various items including working with Pro-Act Inc. to join the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) Discount Prescription Drug Program. “Because we are a member of CCM this is offered to members at no cost. We can provide prescription savings to every resident of the City of New Britain more...

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Bi-Partisan BOE Leadership Bid Fails

By at October 12, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Bi-Partisan BOE Leadership Bid Fails

When the Republican party took over leadership of the Common Council and the Board of Education two years ago, one of the first things done was change the way leadership of the school board was done. Under Republican Nicholas Mercier (school board president) and former School Board President Democrat Sharon Beloin-Saavedra an agreement was reached that the Board of more...

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Despite State Budget Stalemate – New Britain on Solid Ground

By at October 12, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Despite State Budget Stalemate – New Britain on Solid Ground

The lack of a state budget is affecting many municipalities. In New Britain, officials said they started discussing the problems at the State level last fall. “The administration took steps last year and early this year to mitigate a potential shortfall from the state in revenue to the City,” said Finance Director Lori Granato. Under Governor Malloy’s more...

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