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TRIAD Annual Pancake Breakfast Set for March 18

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

TRIAD Annual Pancake Breakfast Set for March 18

New Britain TRIAD holds many events each year including an Intergenerational Senior Prom. In order to raise money for various events, the TRIAD Annual Pancake Breakfast takes place in March. This year it will be held on Sunday, March 18 from 8-11 a.m. at the New Britain Senior Center, 55 Pearl St. The cost is $6 in advance at $7 at the door. It includes pancakes, more...

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Keep Track of All Your Trash Bins

By at February 15, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

Keep Track of All Your Trash Bins

When the City first started its plastic bin program in 2007, the City was replacing them for residents at no charge. The City ran up a bill of about $40,000 to replace carts. “Carts were being seen in Hartford and everywhere because no one really cared that much,” said Joyce Zukowski of public works. “People just called public works and we brought them a new more...

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DMTS Radio Coming Downtown This Summer

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

DMTS Radio Coming Downtown This Summer

Deivone Tanksley started DMTS Radio seven months ago in his basement, and this summer will open a studio on Main Street. He first connected with 18 local businesses to sponsor the radio station. “That is how it kicked off. Then I decided to implement the show with it and download the free radio app,” said Tanksley. “I am trying to give entertainment that is more...

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Sticking Out in A Male Oriented Profession

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

Sticking Out in A Male Oriented Profession

Being a young female can be difficult in many professions. Mackenzie Angels, at age 26, is not letting that stop her from becoming a first class attorney. Angels, a new associate for GB Law Group, has seen difficulties in the field. She has done family, criminal, bankruptcy and real estate law. “As you walk into the courthouse and are not an attorney you have to more...

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Beehive Bridge Project Bid Sent to Committee

By at February 14, 2018 | 10:34 pm |

Beehive Bridge Project Bid Sent to Committee

The Common Council Wednesday night sent the Beehive Bridge Project back to a meeting of the Admin, Finance and Law Committee in March rather than sending it out to bid to Martin Lavierio Construction Company of Bristol for $7.49 million. Ald. Carlo Carlozzi said that due to the present financial situation he wants more thought before approving money for the project. more...

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Bees Across New Britain Needs More Sponsors

By at February 8, 2018 | 4:00 pm |

Bees Across New Britain Needs More Sponsors

Stephen Hard, director of the Greater New Britain Art Alliance (GNBAA), said the group is working hard to get more sponsors for Bees Across New Britain. “We are still short of sponsors and are working the phones. That’s what it takes and I was away and sick for most of January,” said Hard. “We are very close and I am confident we’ll get the number we more...

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Residents Mixed on Debt Restructuring Proposal

By at February 8, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

Residents Mixed on Debt Restructuring Proposal

While Mayor Erin E. Stewart’s debt restructuring proposal is still being considered, residents said in the City Journal Facebook group that they have mixed feelings about it. The City Journal Question of the Month was, “Are you in favor of the City Debt restructuring plan or not? Why?” The originally proposed restructuring plan would authorize the mayor to more...

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Bringing City Services Into the 21st Century

By at February 8, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

Bringing City Services Into the 21st Century

In the third and final segment of the series on New Britain’s SMART City Initiative, we will look into the City’s commitment to bringing city services into the 21st century. Government at Your Fingertips: In assuring constituents are able to access city services and information with ease, the City has made significant improvements to multiple technology-based more...

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Debt Delay Costly

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

Debt Delay Costly

As the delay to decide on a debt restructuring plan continues, Mayor Erin E. Stewart said interests rates have risen causing increased costs of $1.9 million. Since the initial debt restructuring meeting interest rates have increased several times. On Jan. 10 the 10-year treasury rate was at 2.56 percent. On Feb. 2 it went up to 2.72 percent and on Feb. 6 it more...

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Snow Budget Depleting

By at February 8, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Snow Budget Depleting

About 70 percent of the over $470,000 budgeted for snow removal has been used. “It’s not out of the ordinary. When you have a lot of little storms, we call people in to get ice off the roads,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “Every time it has snowed it has been during the day during work hours so that is great.” There are over $4 million in contingency more...

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