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A Buzzing Summer Awaits the Residents of New Britain

June 1, 2021 

It is finally summer time here in New Britain, and if you have lived in this City for any extended period of time then you know this means there is bound to be a whole list of fun activities for those of all ages to enjoy. Summer was certainly NOT cancelled last year, and we are bringing that same energy back for Summer 2021!

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City of New Britain Announces Details for the 7th Annual Rose Garden Festival

May 20, 2021 

New Britain, CT - Mayor Erin E. Stewart, Parks and Recreation Chairman Patrick Dorsey, and the New Britain Parks, Recreation, & Community Services Department recently announced the return of the New Britain Rose Garden Festival. This event will take place at the Walnut Hill Rose Garden on Saturday June 19th from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The rain date for the Rose Garden Festival will be Saturday June 26th.

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Mayor's Warrant

May 20, 2021 

MAYOR’S WARRANT

TO THE CLERK OF THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN:

BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, you are hereby commanded to notify Robert Smedley, Richard Reyes, Paul Catanzaro, Kristian Rosado, Aram Ayalon, Wilfredo Pabon, Daniel Salerno, Iris Sanchez, Francisco Santiago, Chris Anderson, Sharon Beloin-Saavedra, Michael Thompson, Kris Rutkowski, Howard Dyson, and Colin Ivan Osborn, Aldermen and Alderwomen of said City, that there will be a Special Meeting of the Common Council on Thursday evening, June 3, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 27 West Main Street, City Hall, for the following purposes:

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City of New Britain Seeks Public Input for Plan of Conservation and Development Updates

April 26, 2021 

New Britain, CT – Mayor Erin E. Stewart announced today that the City of New Britain is seeking input from residents and property owners to help guide updates to the City’s Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD). The City has prepared a POCD Community Survey about quality of life, housing, transportation, parks and recreation, economic development, access to services and amenities, as well as other topics of importance to New Britain.

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Newly Combined New Britain Little League to Celebrate First Opening Day

April 23, 2021 

New Britain, CT – Mayor Erin E. Stewart and the New Britain Little League recently announced that plans for the first Opening Day Ceremony since New Britain Little League and Fagan Baseball League combined earlier this year. Opening Day ceremonies will take place on Saturday April 24th at 10:00 a.m. at Veteran’s Stadium. The community is invited to join New Britain Little League for this event and in supporting the future of youth baseball and softball in New Britain.

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Legal Notice

April 20, 2021 

In accordance with Article X §10-3(d) and Article XI § 11-2(d) of the Charter of the City of New Britain the “Mayor’s Proposed Budget” and “Mayor’s Proposed Capital Projects Budget” was filed with the City Clerk concurrently with its submission to the Common Council. A Special Meeting was held on April 14, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers to formally present the “Mayor’s Proposed Budget” and the “Mayor’s Proposed Capital Projects Budget” to the Common Council both of which are available for public inspection in the City and Town Clerk’s Office, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, CT.

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Legal Notice - Public Hearing

April 20, 2021 

In accordance with Article X §10-3(e) of the Charter of the City of New Britain the Common Council will hold a Public Hearing on the “Mayor’s Proposed Budget” and “Mayor’s Proposed Capital Projects Budget” on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. in the Common Council Chambers, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, CT. Detailed reports are available for public inspection in the City and Town Clerk’s Office, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, CT and handouts will be provided at the Public Hearing.


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City of New Britain Seeks 150 Family Recipes to Reflect New Britain’s Culture in Honor of Its Sesquicentennial Celebration

April 12, 2021 

New Britain, CT – Mayor Erin E. Stewart and the City of New Britain Department of Community Services announced today that the City is inviting New Britain residents to take part in the yearlong 150th anniversary celebrations by submitting their recipes to be included in a Recipe Book that will highlight the multicultural food scene here in New Britain.

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Mayor's Warrant

April 1, 2021 

TO THE CLERK OF THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN:

BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED TO NOTIFY Kristian Rosado, Daniel Salerno, Francisco Santiago, Wilfredo Pabon, Robert Smedley, Chris Anderson, Aram Ayalon, Sharon Beloin-Saavedra, Paul Catanzaro, Howard Dyson, Colin Osborn, Iris Sanchez, Richard Reyes, Kris Rutkowski, Michael Thompson, Aldermen and Alderwomen of said city, that there will be a special meeting of the Common Council on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 27 West Main Street, City Hall, for the following purpose:

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Notice of Special Meeting

April 1, 2021 

The Standing Bonding Subcommittee of the Common Council Committee on Administration, Finance and Law will hold a special meeting on Wednesday evening, April 14, 2021 at 6:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, CT for the following:

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Community Input is Key to Brighter Future for Public Education in New Britain

April 1, 2021 

I was thrilled to see that my 2021 State of the City Address spurred an active community conversation on how to improve public education in our City. During my speech I made it clear to our residents that the School District currently receives 53% of tax dollars each year, has access to the Educational Savings Account that I created last year as an alternative option for increased education funding, and will receive nearly $78 million in CARES Act and American Rescue Act funding. I also stated that I will not to increase taxes in order to increase the Board of Education’s budget this year, especially as many of our residents continue struggle to make ends meet due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As I just mentioned, the School District will be provided with ample funding and I am looking forward to seeing what they can accomplish with the additional $78 million, as I am sure all of you are as well.

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New Britain Recovers: Success of City’s Rapid Referral Network Signifies Need

March 24, 2021 

New Britain, CT – Mayor Erin E. Stewart announced today that the City of New Britain’s Rapid Referral Network, a program of New Britain Recovers, successfully enrolled 71 patients into the Recovery Partner Portal within the first month of the network officially going live. This high number of patients speaks to the effectiveness of the Rapid Referral Network, while also signifying the need for this type of holistic initiative in New Britain.

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City of New Britain Seeks Community Input on Identifying 150 Community “Gems” as Part of the City’s Sesquicentennial Celebrations

March 3, 2021 

New Britain, CT – Mayor Erin E. Stewart announced today that the City of New Britain is inviting the entire community to help celebrate the City’s Sesquicentennial by collaboratively identifying the top 150 “gems” that make New Britain special. These “gems” can be a person, place or event and the final list will be used to help promote the aspects of the City that help make New Britain a vibrant place to live, work and play.

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PARKING BAN

February 18, 2021 

SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING BAN: Beginning Thursday February 18th, 2021 AT 4:00 p.m.

A parking ban has been ordered by Mayor Erin Stewart of New Britain in anticipation of the snow which has been forecasted. The parking ban will go into effect at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 18th, 2021. Parking will be prohibited on all City streets while the ban is in effect.

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City of New Britain Announces Increase in Grand List

February 16, 2021 

New Britain, CT – Mayor Erin Stewart and City Assessor Michael Konik announced today that the City of New Britain’s Grand List has shown a gross increase of 1.46%. The Grand List is an aggregate valuation of taxable property throughout the City of New Britain and is used to calculate the City’s tax rate. This is the eighth consecutive year of Grand List growth for the City of New Britain.

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The Mayor's Column is Back

February 8, 2021 

The Mayor’s Column is BACK here in the New Britain Herald! I took a little break, but I am excited to use this space once again to bring you, the wonderful residents of New Britain, the latest and greatest news directly from City Hall.

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City of New Britain Celebrates 150 Years of Incorporation with Sesquicentennial Events

February 2, 2021 

New Britain, CT – Mayor Erin Stewart announced today that 2021 marks 150 years since the City of New Britain became an incorporated city. New Britain was incorporated as a town in 1850, however due to the influx of those relocating for opportunity and to build a future, a public meeting was held on January 13, 1871 where it was approved to officially incorporate as a City.

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Mayor Erin Stewart Brings City Hall Directly to the Community through her Mobile Mayor’s Office Event

January 22, 2021 

New Britain, CT – Mayor Erin Stewart announced today she will be hosting a Mobile Mayor’s Office event this weekend as part of an ongoing effort to make local government more accessible and to directly connect with New Britain residents. The Mobile Mayor’s Office event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday January 23rd in front of the Aldi, located at 693 Farmington Avenue in New Britain.

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Mayor Stewart Launches “City of New Britain COVID-19 Education and Marketing Program” to Encourage the Ongoing Safe Reopening of the City

January 21, 2021 

New Britain, CT – Today Mayor Erin Stewart launched the “City of New Britain COVID-19 Education and Marketing Program,” a vast marketing campaign created to educate the public on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the relevant areas where it is impacting the City of New Britain. The campaign will additionally be used to market the City of New Britain and select highlighted businesses to encourage local, expanded, and safe economic activity. The campaign’s tagline is “Experience the NEW, Safely.”

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New Britain Little League and New Britain Fagan Baseball League Join Together in Monumental Agreement for Local Youth Sports

January 20, 2021 

New Britain, CT – The New Britain Little League and New Britain Fagan Baseball League recently announced that the two programs have come together to form the newly combined New Britain Little League/Fagan Baseball and Softball. This unified league was created in efforts to give young New Britain athletes the best baseball and softball experience possible under one organization. This agreement between the two leagues signifies a historical moment for youth baseball and softball in the City of New Britain.

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City of New Britain to Host Annual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Virtually

January 14, 2021 

New Britain, Conn. – Mayor Erin E. Stewart and the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities announced today that the City of New Britain will hold its annual event honoring the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. virtually this year. The pre-recorded event will be aired on the City of New Britain Facebook page and on Nutmeg TV’s Public Access Channel (Xfinity Channels 5 & 1070; Frontier Channel 6060) at 11:00 a.m. on Monday January 18, 2020.

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MAYOR STEWART ANNOUNCES RELAUNCH OF THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN’S “NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION PROGRAM”

January 11, 2021 

New Britain - Mayor Erin Stewart announced today the relaunch of the City’s Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP). The goal of this program is to provide technical and financial assistance to property owners for residential rehabilitation. The Neighborhood Preservation Program has helped hundreds of homeowners in New Britain since its 1977 inception, but has had limited utility from residents in the past decade. Mayor Erin Stewart said she hopes the City’s relaunch of the program will help urge property owns to utilize this program.

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MAYOR STEWART ANNOUNCES SUSPENDED PARKING METER FEES FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

December 14, 2020 

New Britain - Mayor Erin Stewart announced today, that beginning Friday, December 18th, 2020 she will suspend parking meter fees in New Britain’s downtown and Broad Street areas to provide up to two hours of free parking for holiday shoppers. The regular parking meter rates will resume starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2020. The parking meter fee suspension will be available to local residents and all visitors to The City of New Britain.

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MAYOR STEWART ANNOUNCES “DRUG FREE COMMUNITIES” GRANT AWARD

December 14, 2020 

New Britain - Mayor Erin Stewart announced today, that The City of New Britain’s Local Prevention Council is being awarded a Drug Free Communities (DFC) grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The grant is in the amount of $1.2 million and will be awarded to the City of New Britain annually for the next ten years ($125,000 per year). The DFC program, created in 1997, provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners as a way to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use. New Britain is amongst only 700 communities across the country that will be awarded this grant.

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MAYOR STEWART ANNOUNCES “MAYOR’S MERRY AND BRIGHT HOLIDAY HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST”

December 8, 2020 

NEW BRITAIN – Mayor Erin Stewart announced today the second annual Mayor’s Merry and Bright Holiday House Decorating Contest. Each year City of New Britain residents have the opportunity to participate in this contest and compete for a variety of awards and prizes. The Mayor’s Merry and Bright Holiday House Decorating Contest is sponsored each year by DATTCO, Inc.

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MAYOR STEWART ANNOUNCES RELAUNCH OF THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN’S “HOME OWNERSHIP PROGRAM”

December 8, 2020 

New Britain - Mayor Erin Stewart announced today the relaunch of the City of New Britain’s Home Ownership Program, also referred to as HOP. The goal of the HOP program is to help low-to-moderate income families become first time homebuyers in New Britain. Mayor Erin Stewart is excited about the restart of this program and is optimistic about the impact it will have for qualifying families.

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MAYOR STEWART ANNOUNCES ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY AT CENTRAL PARK

November 23, 2020 

New Britain - Mayor Erin E. Stewart and the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department are proud to announce the details for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Central Park. The event will take place on Tuesday December 1st, 2020 and will be streamed live across various City of New Britain and the Mayor’s social media channels at 5:30pm. The event will be held rain or shine.

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MAYOR STEWART ANNOUNCES CITY PARTNERSHIP WITH BEST BUDDIES INTERNATIONAL FOR “HALLOWHEELS TRICK OR TREAT DRIVE-THRU EVENT,” ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL HALLOWEEN EVENTS & DETAILS

October 28, 2020 

NEW BRITAIN – Today, Mayor Erin Stewart proclaimed that Halloween is NOT canceled in the City of New Britain and announced a partnership between the City of New Britain and Best Buddies International to host the first ever “Hallowheels Trick or Treat Drive-Thru Event” in New Britain. Additionally, the Mayor announced details about Costume Day at the New Britain Museum of American Art and offered safety tips for trick-or-treating in the city.

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MAYOR’S TROPHY RAISES OVER $35,000 FOR NEW BRITAIN YOUTH

October 28, 2020 

NEW BRITAIN – Mayor Erin Stewart is proud to announce that The Mayor’s Trophy Charitable Golf Tournament this year was another huge success. Golfer’s from around the state gathered at Stanley Golf Course on September 25th to enjoy a relaxing day of golf, festivities, and charitable giving. All proceeds raised at the tournament directly benefited local New Britain charities.

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MAYOR STEWART AND NBPD ANNOUNCE CAR BURGLARY TASK FORCE “Operation: Arrest, Release, Repeat” Results in Crime Reduction”

October 28, 2020 

NEW BRITAIN – On Wednesday, Mayor Erin Stewart and New Britain Police Chief Christopher Chute gathered to announce the creation and early results of a new police department task force dedicated to crack down on car break-in burglaries in the City of New Britain. The task force is made up of over 20 officers, detectives, and police department supervisors. The task force is aimed at car break-in burglaries, not car thefts.

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CITY OF NEW BRITAIN ANNOUNCES WATER SUPPLY DROUGHT WATCH

October 20, 2020 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 6, 2020

NEW BRITAIN – Today, Mayor Erin Stewart announced a Water Supply Drought Watch for New Britain. Due to the abnormally low amount of rainfall in the past few months the water levels in the city’s reservoirs have fallen to 57% of total capacity. This low level of supply has triggered additional actions to be taken as per the city’s water supply plan. As such, Mayor Stewart and the City of New Britain Water Department are asking all customers of the New Britain Water Utility to voluntarily take additional conservation measures.

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CITY OF NEW BRITAIN ANNOUNCES SEWER TESTING NOTICE

October 20, 2020 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2020

NEW BRITAIN – Mayor Erin Stewart announced today, a sewer testing notice to City of New Britain residents. Over the past few weeks, Comprehensive Environmental Inc. (CEI) has been doing house inspections in select areas of the City as part of an ongoing sewer study. The next phase of the study involves the use of non-toxic smoke testing for the purpose of locating sources of storm water inflow to the sanitary sewer system. The study will attempt to locate direct and indirect connections from sources like catch basins, roof drains, broken sewer pipes, etc. The smoke testing will be done by Martinez Couch & Associates with a CEI representative assisting the team. The testing will take place on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020.

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Legal Notice City Assessor

October 1, 2020 

Legal Notice

City Assessor

City of New Britain

In accordance with Section 12-40 of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut, the City Assessor of the City of New Britain hereby gives notice to all persons liable to pay personal property taxes to file a declaration for taxable property belonging to them as required by state law. The declarations must be filed or postmarked on or before November 2, 2020 to avoid late filing penalties.

Michael T. Konik

City of New Britain Assessor

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City of New Britain Announces Water Supply Drought Advisory

September 8, 2020 

NEW BRITAIN – Today, Mayor Erin Stewart announced a Water Supply Drought Advisory for New Britain. Due to the abnormally low amount of rainfall in the past few months the water levels in the city’s reservoirs have fallen to 67% of total capacity. This low level of supply has triggered action be taken as per the city’s water supply plan. As such, Mayor Stewart and the City of New Britain Water Department are asking all customers of the New Britain Water Utility to voluntarily conserve water and reduce their water usage.

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Mayor Erin Stewart Announces Beehive Bridge Festival

September 2, 2020 

NEW BRITAIN – Mayor Erin E. Stewart, Parks and Recreation Chairman Patrick Dorsey, and the New Britain Parks, Recreation, & Community Services Department are pleased to announce the Beehive Bridge Festival will be on Friday, September 18th from 5:00pm-10:00pm. This socially distanced event is a celebration of the one year anniversary of the dedication of the Beehive Bridge in Downtown New Britain and will feature live entertainment, Five Churches and Alvarium breweries, and various food trucks.

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Legal Notice

August 19, 2020 

LEGAL NOTICE (as per Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No 7I) In accordance with Connecticut General Statutes, Section 12-110, the New Britain Board of Assessment Appeals will meet during the month of September 2020 in New Britain City Hall, Room 101, 27 West Main Street for the sole purpose of hearing appeals related to the assessment of motor vehicles.

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Mayor Stewart Announces Grant Award for NBFD

August 17, 2020 

Mayor Erin Stewart announced today that the City of New Britain Fire Department is being awarded $84,567 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant for their Operations & Safety Program. This grant will go towards additional training for the New Britain Fire Department and will also cover some overtime expenses the department incurs.

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Mayor Stewart Announces New & Expanded Free Wi-Fi Locations Available to CSDNB Students and City Residents

August 17, 2020 

NEW BRITAIN – Mayor Erin Stewart announced today that free city WIFI has been added to three locations throughout the City of New Britain as a result of the efforts of the School Technology Task Force. The locations include: the City Health Department, Willow Street Park and the New Britain Public Library. The goal of the task force is to connect students of the Consolidated School District of New Britain to the internet.

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Clinton Street/Bond Street/Broad Street - Water Main Replacement

July 30, 2020 

This letter is to inform you that the New Britain Utility Division is performing work on the above referenced project starting on August 3rd, 2020. This work is needed to replace an old deteriorating water main within Clinton Street (from Corbin Ave to Bond St), a portion of Bond Street (from Clinton St to Broad St) and a portion of Broad Street (from Bond St to Burritt St).

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Legal Notice of Special Meeting

June 15, 2020 

The Common Council of the City of New Britain, Connecticut will hold a special meeting on Wednesday June 24, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, CT for the following:

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Warrant Special Meeting

June 10, 2020 

TO THE CLERK OF THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN:
BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED TO NOTIFY Robert Smedley, Richard Reyes, Emmanuel Sanchez, Aram Ayalon, Wilfredo Pabon, Daniel Salemo, Iris Sanchez, Francisco Santiago, Cln·is Anderson, Sharon Beloin-Saavedra, Michael Thompson, Kris Rutkowski, Howard Dyson, and Colin Ivan Osborn, Aldermen and Alderwomen of said City, and Erin Stewart, Mayor, that there will be a special meeting of the Common Council on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., in the Community Room of the New Britain Police Department, 10 Chestnut Street, New Britain, Connecticut for the following purposes:

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Statement - Chair of Human Rights and Commission

June 4, 2020 

As chair of the Human Rights and Opportunities Commission, I am tasked to remain impartial in the hopes that clearer minds will prevail. The injustices to people of color need to stop, but destroying our communities isn’t the best solution.

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Mayor's Warrant

May 29, 2020 

TO THE CLERK OF THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN:

BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, you are hereby commanded to notify Robert Smedley, Richard Reyes, Emmanuel Sanchez, Kristian Rosado, Aram Ayalon, Wilfredo Pabon, Daniel Salerno, Iris Sanchez, Francisco Santiago, Chris Anderson, Sharon Beloin-Saavedra, Michael Thompson, Kris Rutkowski, Howard Dyson, and Colin Ivan Osborn, Aldermen and Alderwomen of said City, that there will be a Special Meeting of the Common Council on Thursday evening, June 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 27 West Main Street, City Hall, for the following purposes:

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Notice of Mayor's Proposed Budget Filing

April 15, 2020 

LEGAL NOTICE

In accordance with Article X §10-3(d) and Article XI § 11-2(d) of the Charter of the City of New Britain the “Mayor’s Proposed Budget” and “Mayor’s Proposed Capital Projects Budget” was filed with the City Clerk concurrently with its submission to the Common Council.

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Notice of Public Hearing on Mayor's Proposed Budget

April 15, 2020 

LEGAL NOTICE

In accordance with Article X §10-3(e) of the Charter of the City of New Britain the Common Council will hold a Public Hearing on the “Mayor’s Proposed Budget” and “Mayor’s Proposed Capital Projects Budget” on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. in the Common Council Chambers, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, CT. Detailed reports are available for public inspection in the City and Town Clerk’s Office, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, CT and handouts will be provided at the Public Hearing.

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LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING Notice of Availability for Public Comment

April 7, 2020 

On April 15, 2020, the New Britain Common Council will hold a Public Hearing at 7:05 p.m.

The purpose of this Hearing is to offer citizens an opportunity to comment on the City's proposed 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan for HUD Programs, the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing, and the Proposed 2020 Annual Action Plan. The Consolidated Plan governs the Federal funds under HUD's formula grant programs: the Community Development Block Grant and HOME.

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MAYOR STEWART ENACTS NEW MEASURE AT CITY HALL TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS

April 6, 2020 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2020

MAYOR STEWART ENACTS NEW MEASURE AT CITY HALL TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS

NEW BRITAIN— Mayor Erin Stewart announced a new proactive measure on Monday aimed at combating the possible spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in City Hall; effective Tuesday April 7th, 2020, New Britain City Hall will be closed to the public for two weeks. This proactive measure is designed to protect the safety of the public and City Hall employees during the anticipated “surge” period of coronavirus cases in Connecticut. City Hall is scheduled to re-open to the public on Tuesday April 21st, 2020, however it will be subject to the recommendation of the Director of Public Health.

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Mayor's Warrant

April 2, 2020 

Mayor’s Warrant

TO THE CLERK OF THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN:

BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED TO NOTIFY Kristian Rosado, Daniel Salerno, Emmanuel Sanchez, Wilfredo Pabon, Robert Smedley, Chris Anderson, Francisco Santiago, Aram Ayalon, Sharon Beloin-Saavedra, Howard Dyson, Colin Osborn, Iris Sanchez, Richard Reyes, Kris Rutkowski, Michael Thompson, Aldermen and Alderwomen of said city, that there will be a special meeting of the Common Council on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 6:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 27 West Main Street, City Hall, for the following purpose:

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Water Main Flushing

March 27, 2020 

The City of New Britain will start its Annual Water Main Flushing Program starting on April 13th, 2020 as required by the state of Connecticut’ Department of Public Health Regulations. The City’s intends to flush the entire city [see below for area and street map]. Additionally the Water Department will flush all the dead-end lines within the entire distribution system.

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Legal Notice Invitation for Bids

March 24, 2020 

The City of New Britain, Commission on Community & Neighborhood Development, acting through the Department of Community Development, will receive Bids for the renovations of two existing homes at 63 Cottage Place and 66 Cottage Place. Bid No. 6366-20 until 2:00pm April 2, 2020, at the Department of Community Development, Room 311- City Hall, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, CT 06051, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

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NEW BRITAIN ENACTS MEASURES TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS

March 13, 2020 

NEW BRITAINMayor Erin Stewart announced several proactive measures on Friday aimed at combating the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). These initial measures include the closure of New Britain Public Schools, the suspension of several programs at the Senior Center, and institution of a city-wide curfew for unsupervised youth.

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City Receives $650,000 Grant to Aid in Opioid Task Force

February 6, 2020 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13, 2020

CITY OF NEW BRITAIN RECEIVES $650,000 GRANT TO AID IN OPIOID TASK FORCE

NEW BRITAIN—The City of New Britain has been awarded a $650,000 Overdose Data to Action grant from the Center for Disease Control to aid individuals struggling with opioid addiction and treatment by leveraging data to better understand and respond to the epidemic in the community.

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MAYOR WAIVES DOWNTOWN PARKING FEES...

December 18, 2019 

MAYOR WAIVES DOWNTOWN PARKING FEES FOR REMAINDER OF THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON

NEW BRITAIN—Mayor Erin E. Stewart is announcing that beginning Monday, Dec. 23rd, she will suspend parking meter fees in the downtown area to provide up to two hours of free parking for holiday shoppers. Regular meter rates and enforcement will resume at 7 a.m. on Thursday, January 2.

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Warrant

November 1, 2019 

WARRANT


TO THE CLERK OF THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN:
BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED
TO NOTIFY:

Brian Keith Albert, Aram Ayalon, Katie Breslin, Carlo Carlozzi, Jr., Jamie Giantonio, Don Naples, Wilfredo Pabon, Richard Reyes, Kristian Rosado, Daniel Salemo, Emmanuel Sanchez, Iris Sanchez, Francisco Santiago, Robert Smedley, Alde1men and Alderwomen of said City, and Mayor Erin Stewart, that there will be a special meeting of the Common Council on Monday, November 4, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, Connecticut for the following pmposes:

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Legal Notice of Special Meeting

June 7, 2019 

The City of New Britain Common Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, Connecticut for the following purposes:

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Legal Notice of Special Meeting

May 31, 2019 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

The Standing Bonding Subcommittee of the Common Council Committee on Administration, Finance and Law will hold a special meeting on Wednesday evening, June 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, CT for the following:

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Mayor's Warrant

May 23, 2019 

TO THE CLERK OF THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN:

BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, you are hereby commanded to notify Eva Magnuszewski, Carlo Carlozzi, Jr., Robert Smedley, Richard Reyes, Emmanuel Sanchez, Kristian Rosado, Brian Keith Albert, Aram Ayalon, Katie Breslin, Jamie Giantonio, Don Naples, Wilfredo Pabon, Daniel Salerno, Iris Sanchez, Francisco Santiago, Aldermen and Alderwomen of said City, that there will be a Special Meeting of the Common Council on Wednesday evening, May 29, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 27 West Main Street, City Hall, for the following purposes:

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New Britain’s Memorial Day Parade Honors Veterans on Thursday, May 30th at 6 p.m.

May 22, 2019 

Mayor Erin E. Stewart, Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Patrick Dorsey, and Veterans Commission Chairman Peter Scirpo announced today that the New Britain Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department will be hosting the 2019 Memorial Day Parade in honor of all the brave men and women who have served and those who are currently serving in the United States military.

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Update on Allen Street Fire

May 13, 2019 

Following a fire on Friday evening that displaced residents who lived at 180 Allen St., the City’s Community Services Department has offered assistance to 14 families and has undertaken a needs assessment to connect them with basic needs, support, and transitional housing.

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Memorial Day Services Announced

May 1, 2019 

Mayor Erin E. Stewart and Peter Scirpo, Chairman of the Veterans Commission, announced today that the New Britain Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department will be hosting the 2019 Memorial Day Services. The Memorial Day Services are commemorative ceremonies that recognize and honor the men and woman who served in the United States military at various war memorials and landmarks throughout the city of New Britain.

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Mayor's Warrant

April 5, 2019 

TOTHE CLERK OF THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN:

BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, YOU AREHEREBY COMMANDED TO NOTIFY Eva Magnuszewski, Carlo Carlozzi, Jr., RobertSmedley, Richard Reyes, Emmanuel Sanchez, Kristian Rosado, Brian Keith Albert,Aram Ayalon, Katie Breslin, Jamie Giantonio, Don Naples, Wilfredo Pabon, DanielSalerno, Iris Sanchez, Francisco Santiago, Aldermen and Alderwomen of saidcity, that there will be a special meeting of the Common Council on Wednesday, April10, 2019 at 6:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 27 West Main Street, City Hall,for the following purpose:
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City of New Britain Reduces Carbon Footprint

February 27, 2019 

The City of New Britain’s Department of Public Works has finalized its biannual Fleet Report, which details the City’s continued reduction in the number of City vehicles on the road over the last three years, along with a decrease in fuel consumption, among other changes

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2018 Annual Water Report

February 14, 2019 

This report documents the City of New Britain’s efforts to comply with the conditions of the MS4 General Permit to the maximum extent practicable (MEP) from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

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Emergency Preparedness

January 24, 2019 

Are You Prepared For An Emergency?

None of us knows when the next emergency will happen or what it will be. We can however work together to best plan and prepare for an emergency before it happens.

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Standard & Poor Affirmd City Bond Rating at A+

December 13, 2018 

NEW BRITAIN—Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings Service (“S&P”) has affirmed the City of New Britain’s “A+” rating on both its new and underlying debt. At the same time, S&P has affixed its top short-term rating of “SP-1+” to the City’s short term debt obligations.

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Mayor's Call for Art

November 2, 2018 

Mayor Erin E. Stewart and the New Britain Commission on the Arts are seeking artists to display their work in New Britain’s City Hall for the 2018-19 Mayor’s Invitational Exhibition as part of the city’s Art in the Heart series.

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Legal Notice of Special Meeting

October 16, 2018 

The City of New Britain Common Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, Connecticut for the following purposes:

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Mayor's Warrant

June 7, 2018 

TO THE CLERK OF THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN:

BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, you are hereby commanded to notify Eva Magnuszewski, Carlo Carlozzi, Jr., Robert Smedley, Richard Reyes, Emmanuel Sanchez, Kristian Rosado, Brian Keith Albert, Aram Ayalon, Katie Breslin, Jamie Giantonio, Don Naples, Wilfredo Pabon, Daniel Salerno, Iris Sanchez, Francisco Santiago, Aldermen and Alderwomen of said City, that there will be a Special Meeting of the Common Council on Saturday afternoon, June 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 27 West Main Street, City Hall, for the following purposes:

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Mayor's Warrant

June 4, 2018 

BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, you are hereby commanded to notify Eva Magnuszewski, Carlo Carlozzi, Jr., Robert Smedley, Richard Reyes, Emmanuel Sanchez, Kristian Rosado, Brian Keith Albert, Aram Ayalon, Katie Breslin, Jamie Giantonio, Don Naples, Wilfredo Pabon, Daniel Salerno, Iris Sanchez, Francisco Santiago, Aldermen and Alderwomen of said City, that there will be a Special Meeting of the Common Council on Wednesday evening, June 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 27 West Main Street, City Hall, for the following purposes:

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Mayor's Warrant

April 4, 2018 

TO THE CLERK OF THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN:

BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED TO NOTIFY Eva Magnuszewski, Carlo Carlozzi, Jr., Robert Smedley, Richard Reyes, Emmanuel Sanchez, Kristian Rosado, Brian Keith Albert, Aram Ayalon, Katie Breslin, Jamie Giantonio, Don Naples, Wilfredo Pabon, Daniel Salerno, Iris Sanchez, Francisco Santiago, Aldermen and Alderwomen of said city, that there will be a special meeting of the Common Council on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 27 West Main Street, City Hall, for the following purpose:

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Warrant

April 3, 2018 

TO THE CLERK OF THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN:

BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED TO NOTIFY Brian Keith Albert, Aram Ayalon, Katie Breslin, Carlo Carlozzi, Jr., Jamie Giantonio, Don Naples, Wilfredo Pabon, Richard Reyes, Kristian Rosado, Daniel Salerno, Emmanuel Sanchez, Iris Sanchez, Francisco Santiago and Robert Smedley, Aldermen and Alderwomen of said City, and Mayor Erin E. Stewart, that there will be a special meeting of the Common Council on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, Connecticut for the following purposes:

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Mayor's Warrant

March 26, 2018 

TO THE CLERK OF THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN:

BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED TO NOTIFY Eva Magnuszewski, Carlo Carlozzi, Jr., Robert Smedley, Richard Reyes, Emmanuel Sanchez, Kristian Rosado, Brian Keith Albert, Aram Ayalon, Katie Breslin, Jamie Giantonio, Don Naples, Wilfredo Pabon, Daniel Salerno, Iris Sanchez, Francisco Santiago, Aldermen and Alderwomen of said City, that there will be a special meeting of the Common Council on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, CT for the following purposes:

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Special Meeting

March 25, 2018 

The Standing Bonding Subcommittee of the Common Council Committee on Administration, Finance and Law will hold a special meeting on Wednesday evening, March 28, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, CT for the following:

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January 22, 2018 

TO THE CLERK OF THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN:

BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED TO NOTIFY Eva Magnuszewski, Carlo Carlozzi, Jr., Robert Smedley, Richard Reyes, Emmanuel Sanchez, Kristian Rosado, Brian Keith Albert, Aram Ayalon, Katie Breslin, Jamie Giantonio, Don Naples, Wilfredo Pabon, Daniel Salerno, Iris Sanchez, Francisco Santiago, Aldermen and Alderwomen of said City, that there will be a special meeting of the Common Council on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, CT for the following purposes:

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January 12, 2018 

TO THE CLERK OF THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN:

BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED TO NOTIFY Eva Magnuszewski, Carlo Carlozzi, Jr., Robert Smedley, Richard Reyes, Emmanuel Sanchez, Kristian Rosado, Brian Keith Albert, Aram Ayalon, Katie Breslin, Jamie Giantonio, Don Naples, Wilfredo Pabon, Daniel Salerno, Iris Sanchez, Francisco Santiago, Aldermen and Alderwomen of said City, that there will be a special meeting of the Common Council on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 6:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, CT for the following purposes:

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Notice of Special Meeting

January 11, 2018 

The Standing Bonding Subcommittee of the Common Council Committee on Administration, Finance and Law will hold a special meeting on Wednesday evening, January 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, CT for the following:

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January 3, 2018 

TO THE CLERK OF THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN:

BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED TO NOTIFY Eva Magnuszewski, Carlo Carlozzi, Jr., Robert Smedley, Richard Reyes, Emmanuel Sanchez, Kristian Rosado, Brian Keith Albert, Aram Ayalon, Katie Breslin, Jamie Giantonio, Don Naples, Wilfredo Pabon, Daniel Salerno, Iris Sanchez, Francisco Santiago, Aldermen and Alderwomen of said City, that there will be a special meeting of the Common Council on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 6:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, CT for the following purposes:

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Notice of Special Meeting

January 2, 2018 

The Standing Bonding Subcommittee of the Common Council Committee on Administration, Finance and Law will hold a special meeting on Wednesday evening, January 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, CT for the following:

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Notice of Construction

November 8, 2017 

Road closure of Main Street between Columbus Boulevard and East Main Street will begin at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017 and is expected to remain closed until 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2017. Pedestrian access is expected to remain closed until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

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Stanley Golf Course is Honoring All Veterans

November 7, 2017 

Mayor Erin E. Stewart, Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Patrick Dorsey, and Vice Chairman Paul Shaker, Sr. are pleased to announce that Stanley Golf Course will be honoring Veterans on Friday, November 11, 2016 with a free greens fee. All military personnel and veterans will receive a free greens fee when they show their Veteran ID card (or similar proof). Veterans are encouraged to relax and enjoy the day that is in their honor by playing a round of golf at beautiful Stanley Golf Course.

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Motor Vehicle Tax Bills Delayed

July 19, 2017 

The State of Connecticut's budget is not finalized. Therefore, Mayor Erin Stewart is informing residents that annual motor vehicle bills that are usually due in July will not be a part of the City's regular tax billing scheduled to go out this week.

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Walk and Roll 2017

July 18, 2017 

Mayor Erin Stewart and New Britain's Commission on Persons with Disabilities celebrate the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with the 10th Annual 'Walk and Roll" at Walnut Hill Park.

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Great American Boom

July 3, 2017 

Mayor Erin E. Stewart, Commission Chairman Patrick Dorsey announced today that the New Britain Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will be hosting the 25th Annual Great American Boom at Stanley Quarter Park on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (rain date: July 5).

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2017 Pavement Rehabilitation Program

June 15, 2017 

Mayor Erin Stewart and the New Britain Public Works Department announce the start of the 2017 Pavement Rehabilitation Program. Work will be performed by contractors retained by the City and will begin in August.

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City Prepares for Tuesday's Storm

March 13, 2017 

The City of New Britain is preparing for Tuesday’s snow storm by bringing additional snow plows into operation, pre-treating roads with salt, coordinating emergency response efforts among various departments, and closely watching the forecast, Mayor Erin Stewart said Monday morning.

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Snow Emergency Parking Ban

March 13, 2017 

A parking ban has been ordered by Mayor Erin Stewart of New Britain in anticipation of the snow which has been forecasted. The parking ban will go into effect at 11:59pm (Midnight) on Monday March 13, 2017 and will likely continue through to Wednesday morning. Parking will be prohibited on all city streets while the ban is in effect.

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Press Release: Snow Emergency Parking Ban

February 12, 2017 

CITY of NEW BRITAIN

PRESS RELEASE – SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING BAN

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12TH, 2017 AT 9:00AM

A parking ban has been ordered by Mayor Erin Stewart of New Britain in anticipation of the snow which has been forecasted. The parking ban will go into effect at 9am on Sunday February12th, 2017 and will likely continue through to Monday afternoon. Parking will be prohibited on all city streets while the ban is in effect.

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Press Release: Snow Emergency Parking Ban

February 8, 2017 

PRESS RELEASE – SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING BAN

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 8TH, 2017 AT 11:59 PM (MIDNIGHT)

A parking ban has been ordered by Mayor Erin Stewart of New Britain in anticipation of the snow which has been forecasted. The parking ban will go into effect at 11:59 PM (midnight) on Wednesday February 8th, 2017 and will likely continue through to Thursday afternoon. Parking will be prohibited on all city streets while the ban is in effect.

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New Britain's 2016 Grand List Increases

February 1, 2017 

Mayor Erin E. Stewart and City Assessor Michael Konik announced today that the City’s 2016 Grand List has increased by 0.96 percent—adding $23,708,422 in new assessments to the City’s list of taxable property. This is the third consecutive year that the Grand List has had positive growth.

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November 29, 2016 

TO THE CLERK OF THE CITY OF NEW BRITAIN:

BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED TO NOTIFY Wilfredo Pabon, Jamie Giantonio, Shirley Black, Carlo Carlozzi, Jr., Don Naples, Daniel Salerno, Louis Salvio, Emmanuel Sanchez, Robert Smedley, Tremell Collins, Daniel Davis, Jerrell Hargraves, Christopher Polkowski, Kristian Rosado, Jim Sanders, Jr., Aldermen and Alderwomen of said City, that there will be a special meeting of the Common Council on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 6:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, Connecticut for the following purposes:

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Legal Notice of Special Meeting 20161026 1830

November 29, 2016 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

The Standing Bonding Subcommittee of the Common Council Committee on Administration, Finance, and Law will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 27 West Main Street, New Britain, Connecticut for the following purpose:

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