A Batterson Park Renewal

On January 14th, 2020 a meeting was held concerning the state of Batterson Park by a new group named the¬†Batterson Park Conservancy. The meeting consisted of several community leaders:¬†New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart, Town Manager of Farmington Katheeln Blonski, Representative Ritter, Hartford City Council members Rosetti and Bermudez, Farmington Council Chair CJ Thomas, Hartford DPW Director Veselka and Parks and Rec Director of New Britain…

$650K grant a ‘game changer’ for New Britain in fighting opioid crisis

The city has received a $650,000 grant to help those struggling with opioid addiction. The Overdose Data to Action grant from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention will be used to better understand and respond to the epidemic in the community. A central registry will be created to connect caregivers to individuals with the goal of narrowing the time from a Narcan administration to…