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Greenhouse, Health Fair Coming to Senior Center

The Grand Opening of the new greenhouse at the senior center will take place at the end of April. “It will be completed by the end of the month barring any setbacks,” said Rex Cone, senior center director. “The plumbing,…

It’s Official: Mayor Stewart Running for Governor

Mayor Erin Stewart officially announced she will run for Governor on Monday at a press conference at Central Connecticut State University, Founders Hall. With a crowd of supporters in attendance, Stewart said, “There are several reasons I decided to dip…

Finance Budget Shows $10 Million Increase

The Board of Finance and Taxation (BFT) last week approved a budget to send to Mayor Erin Stewart showing a 4 percent increase equaling about $10 million. The board recommended a budget of $251,553,733 for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, compared…

NBHS Students Walk Out Against School Violence

Schools across the Country staged walkouts Wednesday to protest gun violence one month after the deadly Florida high school shootings. New Britain High School and the NBHS Satellite Careers Academy came together as one community with speeches and a walkout….

State of the City Stable; Bi-Partisanship Key

Mayor Erin Stewart gave her 5th State of the City address Wednesday night focusing on many positives for the City, but stated that “the state of the city is as strong as the will of the people sitting around this…

Properties For Sale

In order to reduce costs of caring for city-owned properties, the City has created an initiative to sell them. The initiative is on properties that have been vacant and unused for an extended period of time. “It costs the City…

Stewart Decision Coming Soon

Mayor Erin Stewart said she has had a positive month traveling all over the State during her exploratory run for governor. She will make a decision by April 1st on if she will announce her intention to run for the…

Irish Travel Consultant, Korean War Vet to Represent New Britain in 47th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

New Britain’s Irish community will honor New Britain natives, a longtime Irish travel consultant and a Korean War veteran, when this year’s annual Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off on Saturday, March 10th at 11:15 am. They will…

Historic City of Pride Launch Party

Over 50 people came out last Friday night to eat, mingle and dance at the City of Pride Launch Party at the Back Nine Tavern. “I was so proud to see such a strong turn out by the LGBT community…

Vendors Needed for Downtown Farmer’s Market

If you have produce to sell or are a crafter or a non-profit or a vendor of any other sort, it is time to grab a spot at the downtown Central Park Farmers’ Market. Mayor Erin Stewart announced this week…