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Malloy Visits Polish Group

On May 6, Dannel Malloy, 88th and current governor of CT, accepted an invitation from the Polish Americans of CT Political Action Committee (PacPac) to meet for an open forum at the Falcon Club Nest 88 on Washington St. Supported…

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Police Station Making Progress

Construction of the new police department, on the corners of Chestnut and Main St., is right on schedule. “Right now we are look for finishes on what the flooring, ceiling and other specialties will be like,” said Ed Moriarty of…

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State Releases Strategic Profile

In New Britain 16.5 percent of K-12 students are not fluent in English. This was one of the statistics the state released in an outline of the 2009-10 profile on the school district. At a recent Board of Education meeting,…

Clean-up Takes Place Around City

You may notice the City is a bit cleaner this week. Last weekend the East Side NRZ and the North Oak NRZ were among the groups cleaning up litter and graffiti throughout New Britain. “These groups establish a sense of…

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Race in the Park Ready to Go This Saturday

All week long pink ribbons have been found across New Britain adorning street poles, trees, signs and buildings. It is in celebration of Saturday’s Race in the Park for breast cancer research. The Connecticut Breast Health Initiative took over the…

Mayor Stewart Will Not Run for Fifth Term

After eight years, Republican Mayor Timothy Stewart with tears in his eyes, announced Tuesday evening at a Republican Town Meeting that he will not run for re-election. “After careful consideration and consultation with my family, friends and political supporters, I…

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Hardware City’s Peak Years

Downtown New Britain in bygone days held a special atmosphere. It was alive with activity, business and people. Residents consider 1920-60s the prime years of the City. What was it like? The Gates Building, then home to Michael’s Jewelers, maintained…

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Busway Leads to Downtown Grant

The City received a $212,000 Sustainable Communities Planning Grant in order to look at how to beautify downtown. The grant became available because the Busway Project was approved. “We are using it to look at making downtown New Britain more…

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Senior Prom for Young at Heart

The New Britain Senior TRIAD held its Annual Intergenerational Senior Prom April 14 as a sold out crowd of over 500 attended the dinner and danced at the cafeteria of New Britain High School. The theme was “Black and White”…

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Illegal Breeders Sought by Police

The New Britain Police Department is seeking assistance from the public to identify persons who are illegally breeding dogs in the City. According to Police Chief William Gagliardi, “it is a fact that our dog pound has a significant number…