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O’Brien Wins Primary by 3-1 Vote Over Catanzaro

A few minutes before 9 p.m. the crowd of Democrats at Whinstone Tavern exploded with joy as State Rep. Tim O’Brien (24th district) walked in the door. He had just won the Democratic Primary for mayor over Paul Catanzaro by…

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Connecticut Breast Health Initiative Plans Jazzercise Fundraiser

Are you looking to have a fun workout and donate to a good cause at the same time? On Oct. 1 the Connecticut Breast Health Initiative (CT-BHI) is holding a Jazzercise Fundraiser encouraging people to get their pink on! Marsha…

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NB Students Get First Hand Exploration Information

New Britain students will have the opportunity to learn about exploration directly from one of our own as Thomas Menditto, district science technology coordinator, boards the EN Nautilus with Dr. Robert Ballard in the South Aegean Seas. Menditto, will take…

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Buses Get Smartplus

New Britain students getting off and on buses will soon be a little bit safer. Smartplus is installing new cameras on buses that will catch those cars that do no obey a school bus red flasher and pass illegally. “The…

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Various Towns Want Costco

If New Britain doesn’t want Costco, neighboring towns do. Representatives of Costco made that point very clear Tuesday night to the City Planning and Zoning Committee of the Common Council. Joe Montesano, of Northwest Atlantic, representing Costco said he has…

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Volunteers Help United Way Day

Across the state more than 1,000 volunteers helped out in celebration of United Way’s Day of Caring. In New Britain about 20 Stanley Black & Decker workers went to Community Mental Health Affiliates, Inc., (CMHA) at 270 John Downey Dr….

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Boys & Girls Club of NB Gala Event Honors Michael Timura, Coach Geno Auriemma

The Boys & Girls Club of New Britain announced today that long-time Club volunteer Michael Timura and Hall of Fame Coach Geno Auriemma will be honored at their Thursday, Sept. 8, gala event held at the Aqua Turf. The new…

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United Way ‘Rocks’ Out During New Britain Appreciation Event

Even before the New Britain Rock Cats first pitch against the Reading Phillies last week, New Britain was a winner. Celebrating the community work done in New Britain, a dedicated volunteer and local company were honored at an on-the-field ceremony…

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Irene Causes Floods, Knocks Down Trees

It was around 6:45 a.m. Sunday morning when several New Britain residents heard the first sounds of Hurricane Irene. “We heard a big boom and then the lights went out,” said Ken Williamson. “I thought it was a transformer.” It…

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Some Getting Power Back on (Update!!!)

  As of 1:02 p.m. Monday 10,573 had no power in our City. But on Tuesday morning at 11:30 a.m. there are only 447  NB residents without power CL&P says they are working as fast as they can and power should…