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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”)…

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Busway Project Leads to Incentive Housing Grants

The City has received two separate grants from the state that will allow for incentive housing zones (IHZ) to be built around stops for the proposed Busway. “The intent is to increase the housing available in and around transportation,” said…

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Vote for Willow Brook Park in Contest

Do you think the events held at Willow Brook Park are the best in America? Mayor Timothy T. Stewart and Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Jamie Giantonio are asking residents to take a minute and vote that Willow Brook Park…

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NB Firemen Take 1st Place in Relay Race

Twelve New Britain firemen recently ran the 200 mile Ragnar Relay event from Lighthouse Point in New Haven to Harvard Stadium in Boston taking home first place for the City. “It was a 27 hour event that ran through the…

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National Night Out a Success in New Britain Communities

New Britain communities joined in with state and national communities Tuesday night for the 28th National Night Out. The night is meant for people to join together as a community against violence and crime. Neighborhoods across the country were encouraged…

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Questions Surround Schools Meeting Hispanic Students Needs

According to a June 2011 report by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Connecticut has one of the largest “achievement gaps” – or differences in academic performance – in the United States between Hispanic students and their white peers,…

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A Campaign for Reading Success by Third Grade

With the shade of a canopy and a warm, gentle breeze blowing, Lisette Velasquez of the New Britain Youth Museum opened the bilingual folktale “The Lizard and the Sun,” and began to read aloud. The story centers on a little…