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Health

Lyme Disease – Know the Facts

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. While ticks can be active in nearly every month of the year, the month of May seems to be the time when they are the most prevalent in the Northeast. In Connecticut, the epicenter…

New Britain Polish Life

Liturgical Artist Speaks at CCSU Recently

Mark Czarnecki, Polish-American iconographer (liturgical artist) recently presented a lecture on one of the most revered images in Poland – the Black Madonna, known also as “Our Lady of Czestochowa.” The lecture was sponsored by the Godlewski Evening of Polish…

Feature News

Mayor Details ‘Drastic’ Cuts

On April 13, Mayor Timothy Stewart announced that there would be a 10 percent cut ($10.4 million) across the City side of the budget. This week, he detailed where those cuts would occur. “I asked department heads for their recommendations…

Feature News

Council, BOE Discuss Budget

  There may have been a few moments of disagreements, but overall the Board of Education and Common Council agreed on the most important thing, ‘there just isn’t enough money for everything needed’. “This is a difficult situation, but we…

Entertainment Feature

Green Faire Plans Daylong Events

If you are looking to learn about the green resources, eat, dance and have fun, the perfect event is set for Saturday. The ReCONNstruction Center, Urban Oaks Organic Farm, and the First Lutheran Church of the Reformation will host a…

Recreation

Stanley Golf Course voted “Best Golf Course”

Mayor Timothy T. Stewart and Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Jamie Giantonio announced today that Stanley Golf Course was voted “Best Golf Course” in the Advocate’s Best of Hartford Readers’ Poll 2011.  The Hartford Advocate polled their readers in search…

Feature News

NB Officials Respond to Gov. Malloy’s Bioscience Plan

On Monday Gov. Dannel Malloy announced an $864 million Bioscience Connecticut research and education plan. Malloy says his Bioscience Connecticut proposal would create about 16,400 permanent jobs by 2037. About $340 million for the proposal is already available in state…

Feature News

New Britain Board of Education Saves All Day Kindergarten

Using a two percent set aside available from the state, the board of education set aside $1.478 million Monday night, which would give the school board over $3 million in funds from it for the 2011-12 budget. The two percent set…

Feature News

NB Police Explorers Win 1st Place for Best Overall Post

The New Britain Police Explorers competed in the “ Connecticut – Stations Day 2011” at the Police Academy in Meriden, on Saturday May 7th, 2011. At Stations Day, 35 Explorer Posts competed with approximately 400 attendees. The Posts were from…

Entertainment Feature

Come 4 Fun to Open Again for Area Seniors

Are you over 50 and looking for something new to do outside in the months of May and June? The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back for its second year “Come4Fun”, a program designed to introduce new…