.News

Finance Budget Shows $10 Million Increase

By at March 15, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

Finance Budget Shows $10 Million Increase

The Board of Finance and Taxation (BFT) last week approved a budget to send to Mayor Erin Stewart showing a 4 percent increase equaling about $10 million. The board recommended a budget of $251,553,733 for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, compared to the current operation budget of $241,537,535. “Ninety-nine percent of the budget is contractual agreements and health more...

.News

NBHS Students Walk Out Against School Violence

By at March 15, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

NBHS Students Walk Out Against School Violence

Schools across the Country staged walkouts Wednesday to protest gun violence one month after the deadly Florida high school shootings. New Britain High School and the NBHS Satellite Careers Academy came together as one community with speeches and a walkout. The event began around 11 a.m. with Kerri-Lynn Major, Associate Principal and several students speaking in a more...

.News , Feature

State of the City Stable; Bi-Partisanship Key

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

State of the City Stable; Bi-Partisanship Key

Mayor Erin Stewart gave her 5th State of the City address Wednesday night focusing on many positives for the City, but stated that “the state of the city is as strong as the will of the people sitting around this chamber.” She began the speech talking about the responsibility of working with the Common Council. “We have each been given an enormous more...

.News , Feature

Properties For Sale

By at March 8, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Properties For Sale

In order to reduce costs of caring for city-owned properties, the City has created an initiative to sell them. The initiative is on properties that have been vacant and unused for an extended period of time. “It costs the City money to take care of these properties. The right buyer can do more with the property and has an opportunity to increase the overall more...

.News , Feature

Stewart Decision Coming Soon

By at March 8, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Stewart Decision Coming Soon

Mayor Erin Stewart said she has had a positive month traveling all over the State during her exploratory run for governor. She will make a decision by April 1st on if she will announce her intention to run for the office. “I have been talking to Republican Town Committees and bringing my message of change. I’ve gotten so much positive feedback online and in more...

.News , Feature

Irish Travel Consultant, Korean War Vet to Represent New Britain in 47th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

By at March 2, 2018 | 2:35 pm |

Irish Travel Consultant, Korean War Vet to Represent New Britain in 47th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

New Britain’s Irish community will honor New Britain natives, a longtime Irish travel consultant and a Korean War veteran, when this year’s annual Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off on Saturday, March 10th at 11:15 am. They will join more than 5,000 marchers to celebrate Irish culture and honor Irish-Americans who have made Central Connecticut more...

.News , Local

Historic City of Pride Launch Party

By at February 27, 2018 | 11:20 am |

Historic City of Pride Launch Party

[caption id="attachment_15299" align="alignnone" width="580"] [media-credit name="Rachel Anonuevo" align="alignnone" width="580"][/media-credit] Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman speaks to Luna Tikk Amore during the City of Pride Launch Party at Back Nine Tavern on Friday night.[/caption] Over 50 people came out last Friday night to eat, mingle and dance at the City of Pride more...

.News , Feature

Vendors Needed for Downtown Farmer’s Market

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

Vendors Needed for Downtown Farmer’s Market

If you have produce to sell or are a crafter or a non-profit or a vendor of any other sort, it is time to grab a spot at the downtown Central Park Farmers’ Market. Mayor Erin Stewart announced this week that the City is seeking vendors interested in participating in the market, which made its successful debut in 2016. “The downtown New Britain farmers’ more...

.News

Changes Take Shape at A.W. Stanley Park

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

Changes Take Shape at A.W. Stanley Park

Work began at A. W Stanley Park to renovate the park bringing in a new pool, paths, parking lot, basketball hoops, baseball fields and more began last Fall, but the cold weather has slowed it down. “We attempted to start before it got really cold, but once the ground freezes we can’t do anything,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “The cost of the project is not for more...

.News , Feature

Is the Democratic Council Holding Up City Business?

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

Is the Democratic Council Holding Up City Business?

When the Democratic majority led Council delayed moving forward with debt restructuring and then delayed the Beehive Bridge Project, some Republican Council members said they began to fear the Council was halting City business under Mayor Erin Stewart. “I believe it to be true,” said Alderman Robert Smedley, who first brought up the issue at a Council meeting more...

.News , Feature