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Beautiful Lives Project Helps Disabled Play Ball

By at August 3, 2017 | 2:10 pm |

Beautiful Lives Project Helps Disabled Play Ball

Bryce Weiler doesn’t take “no” for an answer. He also doesn’t take “you can’t.” Now he’s sharing that determination with others, and having a lot of fun in the process. Weiler is blind, and a baseball fan. One boring night at two in the morning he had the idea of making professional baseball fields more accessible to disabled people and he emailed more...

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Public Information Meeting Planned for Eddy Glover Blvd

By at July 27, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

Public Information Meeting Planned for Eddy Glover Blvd

The City will hold a public information meeting on Eddy Glover Boulevard safety improvements to get input from residents on Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. at City Hall in Room 504. “We did a preliminary design of safety improvements. It will reconfigure the area,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “It is very confusing. We have a lot of accidents and near misses on Eddy Glover more...

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New Britain Pride Group Organizing LGBT Events

By at July 27, 2017 | 2:43 pm |

New Britain Pride Group Organizing LGBT Events

A new group is forming and planning lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) events for next June which is Gay Pride Month. Among the events being planned are a proclamation and a Gay Pride Parade. “I was in New York Pride in June and it popped into my head that we in New Britain don’t have anything,” said John Board, who has been organizing the event more...

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Gay, Stewart Chosen as Political Parties Finalize Endorsements

By at July 27, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Gay, Stewart Chosen as Political Parties Finalize Endorsements

The Democrats endorsed Merrill Gay for Mayor on July 20 while the Republicans supported incumbent Mayor Erin Stewart on July 24. “I am humbled and honored to receive the Democratic nomination for mayor of New Britain,” said Gay. “The people of New Britain deserve to know what both mine and my opponent’s vision for New Britain are and whether or not we are more...

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Car Tax Bills to Go Out Sept. 1

By at July 26, 2017 | 7:58 pm |

Car Tax Bills to Go Out Sept. 1

Whether or not the State approves a budget, car tax bills are set to go out on Sept.1 and will be due by Oct. 1. “Because we cannot wait any longer we have to issue bills. We were holding out hoping it would be done in July. They were in session this past week and did not pass a State budget. We are hearing rumors they may not pass a budget until August or more...

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Veteran Stadium Park Improvements Benefits Those with Disabilities

By at July 20, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

Veteran Stadium Park Improvements Benefits Those with Disabilities

Mayor Erin Stewart and Craig Bowman, of the parks and recreation department, led a group of about 20 in a tour of Veteran’s Stadium on Tuesday to show off the $774,000 worth of Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) renovations at Willow Brook Park. “This was fully funded by the City to improve ADA facilities in all of our parks,” said Stewart. “Last year we more...

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Pets Have Night of Their Own

By at July 20, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Pets Have Night of Their Own

All kinds of breeds of dogs turned out Wednesday at Walnut Hill Park for the City’s 3rd Annual Pets-A-Palooza held during the Concert in the Park Series. Pet grooming, a mobile dog service, New Britain animal control “take me home zone”, City of New Britain dog licensing, inflatable amusements, a cartoon artist, a photo booth, cat & dog food collections and more...

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School District Reminds Parents of Universal Uniform

By at July 20, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

School District Reminds Parents of Universal Uniform

The Consolidated School District of New Britain will have a new universal dress code for the 2017-2018 school year for all elementary and middle schools. The departments wants all residents to be reminded of it so they can buy their child’s clothing appropriately. Previously, schools had the option of which colors to wear. The new universal uniform will consist of more...

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New Details Emerge on Bees Across New Britain

By at July 20, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

New Details Emerge on Bees Across New Britain

New sketches are ready, a timeline has been set and ideas for Bees have been established as the City prepares for Bees Across New Britain. In 2008 West Hartford began the Cow Parade with life size cows scattered throughout their town. In 2017 New Britain began a similar venture with 6 foot Bees. “This is indigenous to our City,” said Stephen Hard, director of more...

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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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