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Fundraising Gala Planned for Youth Center

Light of Hope Ministry is presenting the First Annual Gala to benefit the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth (KOHOE) Youth Center on March 15 at the Saint George Greek Orthodox Church Cultural Center 301 W. Main St. KOHOE began in…

Schools Using New Testing Methods to Pinpoint Instruction

The school system has rolled out a new computerized test that will be given to students in kindergarten through Grade 10 several times a year in an effort to better pinpoint instructional practices. School officials first began administering the untimed…

Officer Morgan to lead NB in St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Following an outpouring of support for an officer seriously injured in the line of duty, the New Britain Police Department will lead a local contingent of participants in the annual Greater Hartford Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, March 15. The contingent…

Foundation Plans Iwo Jima Events

It was 69 years ago that American servicemen fought one of the worst battles of World War II in the Pacific. February 19th, 1945 marks the day they landed on the shores of Iwo Jima to fight what would become…

Health Academy Students Participate in Prestigious Workshop at Yale

Several students of New Britain High School’s Academy for Health Professions participated in a one-day hands on workshop at Yale University’s medical school last weekend. The students applied for the prestigious program, known as the Perry Initiative, where they learned…

Winterfest date postponed

  Winterfest 2014 has been POSTPONED to: Saturday, February 15th 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Stanley Quarter Park Come down to Stanley Quarter Park in New Britain on Saturday, February 15th from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM and enjoy the…

Resident’s Book Inspires Youth to Turn Their Life Around

The first time city resident Deivone Tanksley left New Britain was at the age of 11. While at school, a teacher had asked Tanksley to hand over his yo-yo during class. Tanksley was reluctant and the incident escalated to a…

Sylvia Blau 100 Years Young

Sylvia (aka “Mrs. B”) was born, along with twin brother Milton, in New Haven, CT, on January 9, 1914 to Barnett and Dora (Bush) Gubersky. An independent spirit, Sylvia shares her longevity with her father who lived to 102. As…