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Pinnacle Heights Purchased – Magnet school coming to city

The Connecticut Region Education Council (CREC) entered into an agreement with the City Wednesday to look at purchasing 17 acres of land on the Pinnacle Heights property known as 34 Marimac Road for a Magnet School. “We are very excited…

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Good Old Boys Raise Money for Charity Once Again

A group of New Britain men, calling themselves “the good old boys”, held their second reunion in April raising money for the Children’s Hospital in Hartford. Joe Cisz, of the group, says the guys who went to school in the…

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Pawlak Announces run for Mayor

Former four-term mayor Lucian Pawlak (Democrat) told the New Britain City Journal Tuesday he plans to run for mayor in this year’s election. “One of the things I’ve always said is that I am very proud of New Britain. I…

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Youth & Family Services Honors Four at Annual Ceremony

The New Britain Commission on Youth & Family Services honored four recipients at its Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards on May 6, 2011 at a ceremony held at Angelico’s Restaurant. The awards recipients are as follows: Youth of the Year:Derrick Mitchell,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

Want Fireworks? Contest May Help

As budget negotiations continue, whether or not fireworks on the fourth of July will happen this year in New Britain is still a mystery. Doug O’Leary and Carlo Carlozzi, sale representatives of Liberty Mutual, have tried to come up with…