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Permanent Asphalt Coming for Potholes

By at April 5, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Permanent Asphalt Coming for Potholes

Those pesky holes that form when the asphalt fails because the cold weather freezes and then warms up again, better known as potholes, have been a menace across City roads this year. But now instead of a cold patch, a more permanent asphalt will be used to repair them. “We have been repairing them with reclaimed asphalt and cold patch. That is why they have been more...

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Annual City Fishing Derby Scheduled For April 14

By at March 29, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

Annual City Fishing Derby Scheduled For April 14

Get your rods and reels cleaned as the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department annual Fishing Derby is to be held at the pond in Stanley Quarter Park is coming quickly. The event is set for Saturday, April 14th, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. It is a fun, family-oriented activity for those who are an expert angler or novice fisherman. About 300-400 people show up to more...

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TRIAD’s 20th Annual Senior Prom Coming April 19

By at March 29, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

TRIAD’s 20th Annual Senior Prom Coming April 19

It’s time for seniors to get all dolled up and be a teen again. This year’s TRIAD Senior Prom is only a few weeks away. It will take place on Thursday, April 19 from 5-9 p.m. at New Britain High School. This year’s theme is a Carnival. There will be clowns and magicians. Last year the theme was casino and another year’s theme was red, white and more...

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Council Approves Debt Restructuring

By at March 29, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Council Approves Debt Restructuring

During a Special Council meeting Wednesday night the Common Council approved a 22-23 year debt restructuring package. According to Ald. Jamie Giantonio, the number of years will be decided at issuance. John Healey of Mesirow Financial Services, the City’s financial advisor, gave a presentation explaining the difference between the 22 or 23 year debt. A 22 more...

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NBHA Has New Executive Director

By at March 29, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

NBHA Has New Executive Director

John Hamilton, the new executive director of the New Britain Housing Authority wants to change the perception of the way public housing is viewed. “Because it is low income (people believe) all we do is provide people someplace to go. It is more than that,” Hamilton said. “My vision is to provide safe, decent homes for people who are low income. But for me it more...

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OIC New Britain Annual Gala “Back in Action” June 1

By at March 22, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

OIC New Britain Annual Gala “Back in Action” June 1

Three people will be honored on June 1 during the OIC New Britain Gala. According to Paulette Fox, executive director of OIC, the group has “already begun preparations for our Annual Gala, an evening destined to be full of surprises, amazing honorees, great food and drinks, an all around fantastic time to celebrate with wonderful people.” This year’s theme more...

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Debt Consolidation Agreement Reached

By at March 22, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Debt Consolidation Agreement Reached

It appears the two parties have reached an agreement and debt consolidation bonding could be passed at next Wednesday’s Council meeting. Mayor Pro-tempore Eva Magnuszewski said a leadership meeting on March 17 took place to discuss the new bonding package with Mayor Erin Stewart, John Healey, Robert Smedley and Carlo Carlozzi. She said the groups are and have been more...

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New Britain Homes: The Best Value Around

By at March 22, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

New Britain Homes: The Best Value Around

Realtors in the City are excited about selling real estate in New Britain as prices continue to rise as homes offer great value to buyers. House properties are on the upturn and millenials are driving the market. “Millenials were renting and traveling, but the younger millenials in their 20’s are now buying and those in their 30’s may start buying home as more...

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Greenhouse, Health Fair Coming to Senior Center

By at March 22, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Greenhouse, Health Fair Coming to Senior Center

The Grand Opening of the new greenhouse at the senior center will take place at the end of April. “It will be completed by the end of the month barring any setbacks,” said Rex Cone, senior center director. “The plumbing, electric, landscaping and finishing touches are all that is left to do.” The greenhouse was done through the Commission on Aging as more...

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It’s Official: Mayor Stewart Running for Governor

By at March 19, 2018 | 4:37 pm |

It’s Official: Mayor Stewart Running for Governor

Mayor Erin Stewart officially announced she will run for Governor on Monday at a press conference at Central Connecticut State University, Founders Hall. With a crowd of supporters in attendance, Stewart said, “There are several reasons I decided to dip my toe into the already cluttered room. One of the big ones is that the 2018 election is a tipping point for more...

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