New Britain City Journal

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Business

Chamberlain Square Business Center Enhancing East Side

In 2008 when Jim Sanders Jr. bought the old 88,000 square foot Siracusa Moving and Storage building on East St., people thought he was crazy. The building needed extensive work, the economy was on a downturn and the location wasn’t…

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School Board Reviews Scores, Improvements

Although New Britain students did not fare well against peers across the state in the recent Connecticut Mastery Tests and Connecticut Academic Performance Tests, there were some signs of positive growth. “We saw some great growth in third grade reading,”…

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Only 2 Teaching Jobs Eliminated

Due to the approval of concessions from the teachers union, only two teaching positions are being eliminated. Interim Superintendent of Schools Ron Jakubowski, said schools are better off than they were last year or two years ago. “Last year we…

Feature News

Packed House Attends Busway Public Meeting

Over 300 people showed up Thursday night at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) to listen to an informational meeting and public comments concerning the New Britain to Hartford Bus Rapid Transit facility project along a 9.4 mile corridor. Many people…

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Aquinas Project Denied

After heated debate between common council members and Mayor Timothy Stewart, the Democratic majority voted against a project calling for the sale of property for housing at the former Aquinas building on Kelsey St. “I’m so relieved,” said Rebecca Woods,…

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Democratic Petition for Costco Information Causes Stir

Democrats handed Mayor Timothy Stewart a petition asking for a meeting on Sept. 6 between him, the Coscto Corporation and the planning and zoning commission of the common council to discuss all plans on the Costco Project. “People have been…

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Sen Gerratana: Home Solar Panels More Affordable

State Senator Terry Gerratana (D-New Britain) has outlined how newly-effective legislation will make rooftop solar panel systems more affordable for homeowners. She spoke about the program at a home on Corbin Avenue where local solar system designer PV2 (“PV Squared”)…

Commentary

Mayoral Views – Alderman Mark Bernacki (R)

The New Britain City Journal is asking candidates for Mayor questions every three weeks related to the City. It is our hope this will give residents time to understand their views and make a proper choice for mayor. The question…

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Mayoral Views – State Rep. Tim O’Brien (D)

The New Britain City Journal is asking candidates for Mayor questions every three weeks related to the City. It is our hope this will give residents time to understand their views and make a proper choice for mayor. The question…

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Mayoral Views – Alderman Paul Catanzaro (D)

The New Britain City Journal is asking candidates for Mayor questions every three weeks related to the City. It is our hope this will give residents time to understand their views and make a proper choice for mayor. The question…