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Thousands Enjoy Great American Boom

By at July 6, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Thousands Enjoy Great American Boom

For Maria Benitez coming to the Great American Boom every year is a tradition. “I used to come here for years with my mom,” said Benitez who set up towels and chairs around 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Stanley Quarter Park. “My mom passed away, but I am keeping the tradition alive.” She brought along her daughter Allysia whose birthday was Tuesday and her brother more...

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Walnut Hill Playground Dedicated to Lisa Carver

By at June 29, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

Walnut Hill Playground Dedicated to Lisa Carver

During her 8 years as Chief of Staff for Timothy Stewart, Lisa Carver put parks and recreation money away for a future endeavor. A year after Carver’s passing the City used that money to makeover Walnut Hill Playground and dedicated it to Carver. “Lisa would be mortified by this. She was such a low key, do your job in the background kind of person and she more...

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Fireworks Set for July 4th

By at June 29, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Fireworks Set for July 4th

The 25th Annual Great American Boom is back this year and may just be the best one yet. It will take place at Stanley Quarter Park on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (rain date: July 5). According to the parks and recreation department, this giant 4th of July celebration begins at 5 p.m. with the opening of several attractions and food vendors, followed by a concert starting more...

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Fairview Cemetery Undergoes Various Improvements

By at June 29, 2017 | 2:16 pm |

Fairview Cemetery Undergoes Various Improvements

  There is a lot of summer work that is going on around the City and one of the biggest improvements is occurring at Fairview Cemetery at 120 Smalley St. About $164,000 has gone to Fairview Cemetery to fix the water system. “Many people who have loved ones that are buried there often struggle to water the flowers that they have around their loved ones more...

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State Budget Delays Sending Car Tax Bills

By at June 29, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

State Budget Delays Sending Car Tax Bills

When you receive your property tax bill in the next few days, do not be surprised to see your car tax bill not be included. The State of Connecticut’s budget is not finalized. Therefore, Mayor Erin Stewart said that the annual motor vehicle bills that are usually due in July will not be part of the City’s regular tax bill mailing scheduled to go out this more...

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Crowd Sings and Dances at Rose Garden Festival

By at June 22, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Crowd Sings and Dances at Rose Garden Festival

Misty rain and clouds tried to hinder another City event on Saturday night, but hundreds of people still attended the Rose Garden Festival at Walnut Hill Park despite threatening clouds. Upon entering women were given a single rose donated by Scott’s Florist. The event began with a Happy Hour from 5 to 6 p.m. Five restaurants lined the interior of the rose more...

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Nothing Could Dampen the NBHS Graduation

By at June 22, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Nothing Could Dampen the NBHS Graduation

As the procession wound its way from the high school down Mill and South Main Street, you could tell this was going to be an unusual graduation event. From Nicholas Mercier, President of the Board of Education, in the front, to graduate Isaac Torres, the last man in back of the long line, there were comments of anticipation, celebration and apprehension about the more...

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Council Easily Approves 2017-18 Budget

By at June 8, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

Council Easily Approves 2017-18 Budget

It didn’t take long for a budget to be approved on Tuesday night. With no verbal opposition during public audience and none by Council members, the $241.5 million budget was approved 10-2 in about 10 minutes. Democrats Manny Sanchez and Shirley Black voted against the budget, but did not state why they did so during the meeting. All Republican endorsed candidates more...

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Aquinas Project Heads to State

By at June 8, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Aquinas Project Heads to State

Chrysalis Center Real Estate Corporation applied for $6.5 million of Champ 11 Funding on Monday, if approved would start the process for apartments to be built at the former Aquinas High School on Kelsey St. Maryellen Shuckerow, the chief development officer at Chrysalis Center Real Estate Corporation, said the group put a package together in four more...

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School District Bringing Graduation to the Internet

By at June 8, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

School District Bringing Graduation to the Internet

Whether or not you can physically attend the New Britain High School graduation on June 16 this year, you can see all the activities live and much more. Matthew Cannata, school board public relations specialist, is setting up many different types of Internet views for the public using social media. “Anyone not there can still experience it. You can view it first more...

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