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Job Training Forum

They came to share their stories – some of success, others frustrated at having lost jobs long ago yet still being unemployed. Many such individuals attended the open forum at CTWorks in New Britain recently when Congressman Chris Murphy (D-5th…

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Hospital Announces Hartford Healthcare Partnership, Plans for Future

Calling it an historic night, the Hospital of Central Connecticut (HCC) and Hartford Healthcare announced their partnership and future plans, transitions and hopes at a chamber meeting Tuesday night. “This is a process, journey that took well over two years….

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Police Officers and Their Dogs Show Support for Russo

Animal Control Officer Jim Russo is still a few weeks from going back to work full-time following a bite from a pit bull a few weeks ago that resulted in a loss of part of his thumb. But, fellow police…

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Dems Override Veto

Mayor Timothy Stewart attempted to veto a resolution passed by the common council regarding payments made for non-profit companies owned by the Mayor or any member of the council, but the Democrats voted it down. In an ongoing battle that…

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Pothole Repairs Ongoing

A horrid winter has made fixing potholes a daunting task for the public works department. “The worse the winter the more difficult it is to permanently repair a pothole,” said Mark Moriarty, public work director. “Five years ago we began…

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Health Magnet School in City?

The City is looking at the possibility of making the present “Health Academy” a Connecticut Education Regional Council (CREC) Inter District Magnet School. CREC currently operates a Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy in Windsor. It is a temporary location…

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United Way Receives Grants to Support Income Tax Assistance

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut has received a $30,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation and $12,500 from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites in several local cities and towns,…

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City Accepting Applications for Small Home Repairs

Mayor Timothy T. Stewart and the Commission on Persons with Disabilities have announced they are currently accepting referrals for small home repairs completed at no charge by a group of high school and college students. This summer will mark the…

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Two Democrats Seek Endorsement for Mayor

New Britain Democrats Alderman Paul Catanzaro and State Rep. Tim O’Brien (D-24) have announced their intentions to run for mayor. “I’m running for Mayor because New Britain is where I was born, raised and lived all my life. I love…

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“Transparency” Resolution Passes

A resolution the Democratic Aldermen said that showed “transparency” in the council passed Wednesday after much discussion. Alderman David DeFronzo proposed a resolution that called for a written report to be included in the council agenda for payments made by…