GOP Chair Predicts Broad Candidate Pool for 2026 Governor’s Race
CT Examiner, December 12, 2023

NEW BRITAIN – Asked about New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart, who recently won a sixth term and is seriously considering a 2026 gubernatorial run, Proto said she has done a great job in the city. “She’s been an outstanding mayor and one of Connecticut’s better mayors for many years. She’s had an interest in running for governor and, I think, would be a strong candidate,” he said.

Eighth annual Holiday house decorating contest announced
New Britain Herald, December 8, 2023

NEW BRITAIN — Mayor Erin Stewart announced the eighth annual Mayor’s Merry and Bright Holiday House Decorating Contest. Each year, New Britain residents can participate in this contest and compete for a variety of awards and prizes.

New Britain PD hiring entry level officers
New Britain Herald, December 4, 2023

NEW BRITAIN – “We are looking for the best and brightest,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “If you have a passion for public safety and community service, we strongly encourage you to apply to become part of the best police department in the state of Connecticut.”

City-wide holiday home decorating contest returns to New Britain
FOX 61, November 29, 2023

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — A city-wide holiday home decorating contest will continue its tradition this holiday season. The eighth annual New Britain Mayor’s Merry and Bright Holiday House Decorating Contest was announced Wednesday, with many awards, prizes and holiday cheer to share this holiday season. “This event is always one of my favorites,” said Mayor Erin Stewart.

Stewart Maps Out the Future in Interview with CT Examiner
CT Examiner, November 26, 2023

NEW BRITAIN – Three weeks after Election Day New Britain Republican Mayor Erin Stewart finds herself in a familiar place: getting ready for the next two years as mayor.

Fresh Off Election Win, Stewart Hints at Run for Governor
CT Examiner, November 21, 2023

NEW BRITAIN – After a decisive victory on Nov. 7 over Democrat Chris Anderson, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart has her eyes on the 2026 gubernatorial campaign. “Is it something that I’d like to pursue? Yes,” Stewart told CT Examiner in an interview on Monday.

‘We Don’t Hide’: New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart inaugurated for the sixth time
New Britain Herald, November 14, 2023

NEW BRITAIN — Mayor Erin Stewart was inaugurated for the sixth time as mayor of New Britain on Tuesday at New Britain High School following her reelection on Nov. 7. Master of Ceremonies Paul Salina referenced the city’s motto, “Industry fills the hive and enjoys the honey.”

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart wins 6th term without much of a fight
Hearst Media, November 8, 2023

NEW BRITAIN — New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart sailed into a 6th term Tuesday without much of a fight. Stewart, a Republican, trounced Democratic challenger Chris Anderson, a former city councilor and current Democratic Town Committee chairman, according to unofficial results.

Erin Stewart wins re election, defeating Chris Anderson in New Britain mayoral race
New Britain Herald, November 8, 2023

NEW BRITAIN — Republican Mayor Erin Stewart defeated Democratic challenger Chris Anderson with 4,895 votes compared to Anderson’s 3,074, according to the Registrar of Voters. Mayoral candidates Alfred P. Mayo and Angel D. Segarra earned 58 and 22 votes, respectively.

New Britain Republican Mayor reelected to serve sixth term
FOX 61, November 8, 2023

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — Republican Erin Stewart was reelected for a sixth term to serve as Mayor of New Britain. According to unofficial results tallied by Republicans, Stewart received 4,539 votes beating Democrat Chris Anderson, who received 3,074 votes. Stewart also beat unaffiliated candidates Alfred Mayo and Angel Segarra who received 58 and 22 votes.

Republican Erin Stewart will serve sixth term as New Britain mayor
NBC Connecticut, November 7th, 2023

Republican Erin Stewart will serve a sixth term as mayor of the city of New Britain. Stewart has touted the economic progress of the city since she first became mayor 10 years ago. She cited new business coming to town, new housing complexes and school renovations.

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart gives birth to second baby
Hartford Courant, October 20, 2023

In the midst of her race for a sixth term, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart this week announced news that goes beyond the election: the birth of her second child, Domenic.

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart, hoping one day to be CT’s governor, announces birth of second child
CT INSIDER, October 20, 2023

NEW BRITAIN — Mayor Erin Stewart and her husband, Domenic Mutone, on Thursday announced the birth of their second child. The baby boy, Domenic “Nicky” Thomas Mutone, was born Monday. “We are beyond thrilled to announce that Lina is finally a big sister,” Stewart said. “Domenic and I are so pleased to bring this little bundle of joy into the world, and add to our happy family. The baby and I are healthy, home, and happy.”

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart gives birth to baby boy, ‘Nicky’
New Britain Herald, October 20, 2023

NEW BRITAIN — Mayor Erin Stewart and her husband, Domenic Mutone, announced the birth of their second child, a baby boy named Domenic “Nicky” Thomas Mutone, who was born on Monday.

New Britain mayor gives birth to baby boy
FOX 61, October 20, 2023

Stewart and her husband said, ‘We are beyond thrilled to announce that Lina is finally a big sister.”

ERIN STEWART: Fall means Election time for New Britain residents
New Britain Herald – October 1, 2023

While everyone is getting out their seasonal decorations, going to local fairs and enjoying their favorite fall themed foods, I wanted to remind our residents that there is also an election happening here in New Britain on November 7.

New Britain raises Puerto Rican flag in Central Park to honor Hispanic Heritage Month
New Britain Herald – September 29, 2023

Over one-third of New Britain residents are of Puerto Rican descent, according to Mayor Erin Stewart.

Puerto Rican flag raised over New Britain
WTNH – September 28, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart said the city’s Hispanic heritage is strong and that one-third of the municipality’s population is of Latino descent.

New Britain migrates to Google Workspace to increase efficiency, accessibility and safety
New Britain Herald – September 28, 2023

The city previously used Outlook and had run into difficulties with email and calendar systems. The Google Workspace platform is easier to use on mobile devices and is also safer, Mayor Erin Stewart said.

Renovated house in New Britain on sale through lottery system
New Britain Herald – September 26, 2023

“This project turned an unsafe property that was an eyesore for the surrounding neighborhood into a beautifully renovated house ready for someone to call home,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “We remain focused on providing homeownership opportunities for those looking to put down roots and grow their families in our great city as a way to help our community thrive.”

Developer: Over the next two years, this CT downtown will add more than 500 new apartments
Hartford Courant – September 20, 2023

“All my New Britain historians here know how important The Strand was to the history of our city. When you look at the old pictures of the landscape of downtown, it’s the first thing you see,” Mayor Erin Stewart said at the groundbreaking ceremony. “It’s in paintings all over city hall because of how iconic it was, it was a place for people to go to see a show, it was the cornerstone of our downtown.

Developer breaks ground on 100-unit development in New Britain
Hartford Business Journal – September 20, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart said the “iconic” former venue was a cornerstone of the city and representative of the city’s downtown. She said the units reserved for affordable housing are an important component of the project.

Digging History: City breaks ground on The Strand apartment complex project in downtown New Britain
New Britain Herald – September 20, 2023

City officials and residents gathered on Main Street in downtown New Britain where The Strand, a six-story movie theater-themed housing building, will soon stand.

‘They believe in you’: New Britain celebrates newly-renovated Chamberlain Elementary School
New Britain Herald – September 17, 2023

Students, staff, city officials and state partners were thrilled to celebrate the newly renovated Chamberlain Elementary School with a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony.

Helping a Hero: House of Heroes gives free home repairs to New Britain veteran
New Britain Herald – September 14, 2023

An 80-year-old Air Force and Vietnam veteran in New Britain received one-day, no-cost home repairs from House of Heroes Connecticut Thursday.

New Britain leaders, first responders, residents remember 9/11 during Central Park ceremony
New Britain Herald – September 11, 2023

Police officers, firefighters, veterans, members of the city of New Britain and city residents gathered at Central Park Monday morning for a remembrance ceremony of the terrorist attacks that took place on Sept. 11, 2001.

New Britain mayor preparing for birth of 2nd child and reelection
WTNH – September 10, 2023

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart is preparing for two significant events: the birth of her second child and facing reelection soon after.

New Britain leaders celebrate arrival of newest fire truck
New Britain Herald – September 10, 2023

New Britain celebrated the arrival of its newest fire truck with a dedication ceremony on Friday at Fire Station 2. Through a $1.1 million allocation, the vehicle will enhance the quality of service for city residents.

Fun & Safe: New playground at Smith Elementary School in New Britain opens, for entire community
New Britain Herald – September 7, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new, safer and neighborhood-friendly playground at Smith Elementary School.

ERIN STEWART: New school year begins with focus on ‘Becoming the Beacon’
New Britain Herald – September 6, 2023

After a fun-filled summer here in New Britain, our students have headed back to school for what I know will be another great year! While it is always a little tough coming to terms with the fact that the end of summer is here, this time of year is also filled with excitement as our kids put on their best outfits and enter back into the classroom to see all their friends again and continue along their academic journey.

Goya donation of 7,000 pounds of products in New Britain helps over 1,000 area families
New Britain Herald – September 6, 2023

Goya Foods, in partnership with the CICD Puerto Rican Parade, donated 7,000 pounds of Goya Foods products to the Human Resources Agency of New Britain (HRA) at the New Britain Stadium.

New Britain program works to build positive relationships between students and police
NBC CT – August 24, 2023

“We’re looking for long-term impact on our youngest citizens. And I think this will go a long way,” said New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart.

WinnDevelopment breaks ground on $85m affordable housing project
New England Real Estate Journal – July 21, 2023

The City of New Britain Department provided $950,000 in HOME Funds to support the development. “The redevelopment of this historical Landers, Frary & Clark factory building into housing for elderly and disabled residents is helping fill a critical need within our community,” said mayor Erin Stewart. 

Break-Fast House opens in Little Poland section of New Britain
New Britain Herald – July 20, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart joined members of the Common Council and other local leaders for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Break-Fast House on 93 Broad St. in Little Poland.

Stewart has raised nearly $139K for reelection campaign
New Britain Herald – July 16, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart’s mayoral campaign, Re-Elect Erin, announced she has raised a total of $138,978. Over $91,000 has been raised in the last three months.

Busiest Dunkin’ in New Britain is renovated, celebrates with ribbon cutting ceremony
New Britain Herald – July 14, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Dunkin’ on 741 West Main St.

From appliances to apartments, historic building in New Britain to be transformed
WNPR – July 10, 2023

“I say this a lot and I feel passionately when I say it and it’s not a bad thing. We may be New Britain, but we deserve nice things too,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “No longer are we settling for just whatever kind of housing, we’re not settling for housing that doesn’t meet the standards or the codes of what people should be living in today.”

Upscale restaurant House of Goats holds grand opening in New Britain
New Britain Herald – July 10, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart joined restaurant staff and employees of the City of New Britain for the ceremony and a free meal.

Fresh vision for historic Connecticut factory: 154 apartments in $85 million project
Hartford Courant – July 10, 2023

“This really is a monumental day for the city,” said Mayor Erin Stewart, who said Landers, Frary and Clark was one of the major manufacturers that defined New Britain.

Stewart, city officials tour New Britain Public Works Yard $20 million project construction
New Britain Herald – July 7, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart did a walkthrough of the New Britain Public Works Yard, a $20 million project launched in November 2022.

ERIN STEWART: Summer fun is well underway in New Britain
New Britain Herald – July 5, 2023

School is out, temperatures are rising and summer has certainly arrived here in the City of  New Britain! This is one of the best times of the year to experience everything that our community has to offer, and there are countless activities planned for residents of all ages to  maximize their fun in the sun this summer. 

‘It’s a go’: New Britain plans fireworks display amid stormy forecast
NBC CT – July 3, 2023

“The question was, ‘Hey mayor, how much of a risk are you willing to take for [Tuesday]?’ And I said forget it. I said ‘We’ll go for it.’ The weather is really all over the place,’” said Mayor Erin Stewart, R – New Britain.

Members of New Britain’s commissions honored during awards night ceremony
New Britain Herald – July 2, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart began the ceremony by thanking the commissions for the services they provide to the community and giving back to those around them.

Board of Regents Approves Tuition Hike Amid Deficit Concerns
CT NewsJunkie – June 30, 2023

Two regents, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart and Ari Santiago, opposed the budget because they wanted more information on how the administration would get the spending plan into balance. 

Why this Hartford-owned park has been closed since 2015 and what could come next
CT Insider – June 29, 2023

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said Wednesday that she was disappointed by another delay, but added that with most dealings with the state, it’s to be expected.

Future Vision: Apartments, distillery, restaurant, café coming to Arch Street in New Britain
New Britain Herald – June 27, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart walked through a new construction project at 266 Arch Street that is projected to advance New Britain’s vision for the future.

GoNetspeed Service Now Available to North End New Britain Residents and Businesses
Business Wire – June 26, 2023

“GoNetspeed is continuing to make rapid progress and more of our residents and businesses are now able to experience a higher quality of online life,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “The partnership with GoNetspeed will support our growth as a community, paving a path for success and development that will carry New Britain well into the future. We are thrilled to see the impact of a new provider and a new option for our residents as we near the completion of the project.”

New Britain holds Juneteenth Freedom Fest to celebrate, recognize holiday
New Britain Herald – June 20, 2023

“On Juneteenth we recommit ourselves to the work of equity, equality and justice,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “We also celebrate the centuries of courage and hope that brought us to this time of progress and possibility.”

New Britain community observes Juneteenth with celebration
NBC CT – June 19, 2023

In New Britain’s Central Park, the Juneteenth flag is flying proudly. For many, Juneteenth is a chance to learn about the holiday and celebrate it.

New Britain Juneteenth Celebration
WFSB – June 19, 2023

New Britain hosts Juneteenth celebration!

New Britain High School graduates set to shape world’s future (with 20 photos)
New Britain Herald – June 16, 2023

Following the singing of the National Anthem, Mayor Erin Stewart greeted the graduating Class of 2023. After encouraging them to applaud for everyone who helped them to get to this day, she offered them advice as a fellow graduate.

New Britain to host Juneteenth Freedom Fest in Central Park
New Britain Herald – June 15, 2023

“Celebrating Juneteenth allows us to honor a significant piece of American history,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “The City of New Britain is proud to host this community event that brings residents together to honor this day.”

Stewart, New Britain Pride hold Pride Flag raising ceremony in city
New Britain Herald – June 12, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart took part in New Britain’s annual Pride Flag Raising ceremony on June 5 outside City Hall. The event was organized by John Board, head of the New Britain Pride group.

ERIN STEWART: New city budget protects fiscal stability among challenging economic trends
New Britain Herald – June 11, 2023

Management of the city’s finances is arguably my biggest responsibility as mayor, and  this includes creating the city’s operational budget each year.

Celebrate New Britain: Hot dog eating contest new to festival
New Britain Herald – May 12, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart Recreation Chairman Patrick Dorsey, and the New Britain Parks, Recreation, & Community Services Department have announced the Celebrate New Britain will be held Saturday, May 20 from noon to 8 p.m. in downtown New Britain.

Celebrate New Britain: Hot dog eating contest new to festival
New Britain Herald – May 12, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart Recreation Chairman Patrick Dorsey, and the New Britain Parks, Recreation, & Community Services Department have announced the Celebrate New Britain will be held Saturday, May 20 from noon to 8 p.m. in downtown New Britain.

20th Anniversary Race in the Park!
Lite 100.5 – May 12, 2023

New Britain unveils health facility
WTIC 1080 – May 12, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart said the Nursing Division will work there, run by Nursing Supervisor Francine Truglio.

City holds cookout as thank you to neighbors of Chamberlain Elementary School
New Britain Herald – May 11, 2023

New Britain city and education leaders held a cookout to thank the neighbors of Chamberlain Elementary School for their patience during the building’s renovation.

ERIN STEWART: Continued investment in public education critical to New Britain’s future
New Britain Herald – May 10, 2023

It’s always a guarantee that there are two issues which will be at the top of everyone’s mind in town, taxes and education.

New speakeasy opens on Arch Street
New Britain Herald – May 9, 2023

City and Chamber leaders celebrated the grand opening of “I Know You Know”, a new speakeasy on Arch Street.

First of its Kind: Only bilingual AAA office in the country opens in New Britain
New Britain Herald – May 7, 2023

City and Chamber leaders celebrated the opening of New Britain’s new AAA location, which is the first bilingual office in the country.

New Britain seeking Purple Heart recipients
New Britain Herald – May 3, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart, Veterans Commission Chair John Buckley and Major Daniel Eddinger, national coordinator for the Purple Heart Trail, are asking for New Britain residents who received a Purple Heart, or the family members of deceased Purple Heart recipients, to come forward so they can be recognized during the designation ceremony.

New Britain swears in new police chief
WTNH – May 1, 2023

Matthew Marino was sworn in Monday morning at city hall after years of making his way through the ranks. He previously served on the force as a captain.

Youngest police chief in New Britain’s history sworn in
FOX61 – May 1, 2023

Marino is the city’s 16th Chief of Police and the youngest in New Britain’s history. He grew up in the “Hardware City” alongside Mayor Erin Stewart – the city’s youngest mayor in history.

Youngest police chief in New Britain’s history sworn in
Hartford Courant – May 1, 2023

Marino takes command of the 165-member department at a time when police culture is changing, driving a need to build on core ethics while modernizing daily operations, Mayor Erin Stewart said at a standing-room-only ceremony at City Hall.

New Britain swears-in youngest Police Chief
WTIC 1080 – May 1, 2023
Mayor Erin Stewart administered the oath of office. Other dignitaries in attendance included former Police Chiefs James Wardwell and Christopher Chute and Fifth District Congresswoman Jahana Hayes.

‘Huge Honor’: Matthew Marino sworn in as New Britain police chief
New Britain Herald – May 1, 2023
Matthew Marino is sworn in as the new police chief by Mayor Erin Stewart.

Kingz of Car Washes: City, Chamber officials celebrate opening of new business in New Britain
New Britain Herald – April 28, 2023
Kingz Kar Wash & Auto Detailing celebrated its grand opening Thursday with city and Chamber leaders.

CCM leaders make push to speed up school funding
Republican American – April 27, 2023
New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart takes no pride that her city’s school district is the lowest performing in Connecticut, but said long-standing disparities in state funding add to the education challenges.

Third-generation police officer named New Britain’s new chief
CT Insider – April 27, 2023
New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart noted Thursday that Marino is a life-long city resident and dedicated to serving the community. 

New condos coming to edge of Batterson Park in New Britain
Hartford Courant – April 26, 2023
“We’ve been talking a lot lately about the transformation our city is undergoing and the way we’re purposefully creating opportunities for growth in every single neighborhood,” Mayor Erin Stewart said at the ceremony. “I keep saying we’re rebuilding our city block by block.

Breaking Ground: Construction begins on Alexander Place condos in New Britain
New Britain Herald – April 26, 2023 
Mayor Erin Stewart and city leaders join Michael Frisbie, owner at Noble Energy Real Estate Holdings and his business partner Abdul Tammo in breaking ground for the Alexander Place at Batterson Park condos Tuesday. 

Second public involvement meeting to discuss proposed ‘Beeline Trail’ set
New Britain Herald – April 25, 2023
“The creation of outdoor recreation space in our city is paramount to quality of life for our residents,” Stewart said. “When complete, the Beeline Trail will connect Downtown New Britain to the Farmington Canal trail, so public input in its development is important to ensure it will best fit the needs of our community.”

Another baby on the way for New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart
New Britain Herald – April 24, 2023
Mayor Erin Stewart announced Monday that she has another baby on the way.

New Britain mayor reveals she’s expecting 2nd child
WTNH – April 23, 2023 
On Monday, Erin Stewart, 35, announced that she and her husband, Domenic, are expecting their second child.

Tributes pour in after death of William McNamara, longest-serving New Britain mayor
Hartford Courant – April 19, 2023 
Along the way, the lifelong Democrat established a reputation as a political conservative, routinely supporting Republican candidates locally, snubbing Jane Fonda, grandly welcoming President Ronald Reagan and ending up as mentor to Republican Mayor Erin Stewart.

Here’s what you need to know about the three finalists vying to be New Britain’s next police chief
CT Insider – April 19, 2023
The trio, who combined have nearly 60 years of police experience in the city, met with residents and Mayor Erin Stewart on Monday in the department’s community room to pitch their candidacies and answer questions.

City, state, military leaders celebrate National Borinqueneers Day in New Britain
New Britain Herald – April 13, 2023
City leaders, state representatives, members of the military and military family members gathered at the Borinqueneers monument in New Britain to honor the sacrifices of the 65th Infantry Regiment from Puerto Rico on National Borinqueneers Day Thursday.

New Britain budget plan: Raise school spending for first time since 2016
Hartford Courant – April 13, 2023
New Britain schools will get their first new money from the city since 2016 under Mayor Erin Stewart’s new proposal.

State gives $11 million for Bristol Route 72 streetscape, New Britain factory conversion
Hartford Courant – April 7, 2023
The city has agreed to a 20-year phase-in of taxes on Ellis Commons. Mayor Erin Stewart has said she’s especially interested in seeing local senior citizens find retirement housing there.

Something’s Cooking: Angelo’s Market
WFSB – April 7, 2023
New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart is another regular visitor. “I’ve been coming here since I’ve been a kid,” Stewart said.

Egg Hunt: Area children will get to take part in Easter tradition at Chesley Park Saturday
New Britain Herald – March 30, 2023 
“This newer event is one that residents have grown to look forward to, and is a great way to kick off spring,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “Easter is right around the corner and this will be a great opportunity for families to spend some quality time together in one of our gorgeous parks.”

Long-shuttered Batterson Park in New Britain and Farmington could become state park
New Britain Herald – March 30, 2023 
New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said a state takeover is the best solution for all three communities.

GoNetspeed, expanding service across Connecticut, opens state headquarters in Berlin
Hartford Courant – March 29, 2023
Late last year, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart called the deal an effective way to end the digital divide, raise competition between internet service providers and lower internet expenses for residents. 

Funding available for those growing art in New Britain
New Britain Herald – March 29, 2023
The New Britain Commission on the Arts and Mayor Erin Stewart have announced the 2023 New Britain Arts and Cultural Organizations (NBACO) State Grant Program is now open.

New Britain Police Department achieves full accreditation years before deadline
New Britain Herald – March 29, 2023
New Britain Police took a proactive approach to passing the three tiers set by the Connecticut State Police Officer Standards and Training Council well before the Dec. 2026 deadline, according to Mayor Erin Stewart and Interim New Britain Police Chief Ben Murphy.

Connecticut Breast Health Initiative’s Race in the Park names honorary chairs
New Britain Herald – March 26, 2023 
The 2023 honorary co-chairs are: Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart, Dr. Kristen Zarfos, medical director of the Karl J. Krapek, Sr. Comprehensive Women’s Health Center at St. Francis Hospital, Dr. Camelia Lawrence, director of breast surgery at the Hospital of Central Connecticut and MidState Medical Center and Anne D’Alleva, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Connecticut. 

Hartford-owned Batterson Park to become CT state park, made free if new plan approved
Hartford Courant – March 23, 2023
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart, and Farmington First Selectman C.J. Thomas also spoke on the state’s plan.

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart looks back and to the future as she seeks a 6th term

CT Insider – March 21, 2023

That’s the analogy Erin Stewart’s opponents tried to use to turn voters against her during her last run for mayor as a Republican in a traditionally Democratic-voting, working-class city.

High-speed internet service comes to New Britain’s south end

New Britain Herald – March 20, 2023

“We are thrilled to see GoNetspeed’s progress as they work to ensure that residents and businesses throughout our community have access to reliable, high-speed internet,” Mayor Erin Stewart said.

State-of-the-art driving range opens at Stanley Golf Course in New Britain

New Britain Herald – March 17, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart wore her green golf shoes and used a lucky golf ball to take her first swing in one of 19 bays.

‘A sign of spring’: Newly improved Stanley Golf Course opens for season in New Britain

FOX61 – March 16, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart took the first swing of the new year at the high-tech driving range.

Stanley Golf Course opens for the season

WFSB – March 16, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart wasn’t sure this day would happen so soon, but since Winter Storm Brenda didn’t produce much snow in New Britain, it allowed them to open the range today.

‘Off to the races’: Stewart kicks off re-election campaign as New Britain mayor

New Britain Herald – March 15, 2023

With continued positive change in her sights, Mayor Erin Stewart is embarking on a campaign for re-election.

ERIN STEWART: New Britain is energized and the State of Our City is strong

New Britain Herald – March 15, 2023

Over the past decade we have been working together to bring New Britain back and to build the bright future for New Britain that we all deserve.

Former Hartford Mayor Ann Uccello — first woman to lead a U.S. capital city — dies at 100

New Haven Register – March 14, 2023

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said Uccello “paved the way for countless women to serve their communities.”

Stewart family creates fund for yearly scholarship

New Britain Herald – March 12, 2023

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart joined her father and former Mayor Tim Stewart and fellow members of the family at City Hall recently to sign the document officiating the Stewart Family Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.

‘It’s stunning’: City, school officials tour new Chamberlain School

New Britain Herald – March 1, 2023

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tony Gasper toured the renovated building on the city’s east side Wednesday with school building committee members, architect Kaestle Boos and construction manager Newfield Construction.

2023 Power 50: 20. Erin Stewart

Hartford Business Journal – February 20, 2023

New Britain’s Republican Mayor Erin Stewart is serving in her fifth two-year term and shows no signs of slowing down.

New Britain officials say Grand List has grown by just over 40%

New Britain Herald – February 16, 2022

“New Britain is in the midst of a transformation unlike anything that’s been seen in years, and our grand list growth mirrors this exciting economic turnaround,” New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said.

Celebrating Jerome Home: Facility expands to help those struggling with dementia, Alzheimer’s

New Britain Herald – February 16, 2023

City officials, including Mayor Erin Stewart, and those with Jerome Home cut the ribbon during a ceremony in new Britain Wednesday.

Crisis cops in New Britain help bridge gap between law enforcement and mental health

CT Insider – February 16, 2023

The effort in New Britain started in the spring of 2022 as Wichowski, a 10-year veteran of the force, pursued a master’s degree in mental health counseling at Sacred Heart University, Mayor Erin Stewart said.

Hot housing market fuels 40.5% increase in New Britain’s Grand List

Hartford Business Journal – February 14, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart said that property values spiked when New Britain underwent a state-mandated revaluation in 2022, which came at a time of inflation, high demand, low inventory and favorable interest rates.

Talking Charter: New Britain mayor believes COO could be hired this summer

New Britain Herald – February 10, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart sat down with the Herald recently to discuss how and when revisions to the document known as the city’s “Constitution” will come to fruition.

‘A great honor’: Nine Black community members honored with exhibit

New Britain Herald – February 9, 2023

One of nine Black community members honored in a Black History Month exhibit outside Mayor Erin Stewart’s office in City Hall, McDougald is living his dream.

Galentine’s Dance to recognize women leaders

New Britain Herald – February 8, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart will be awarded “The Helen McInerney” Leadership Award; Paulette Fox, executive director of OIC, will be awarded “The Donna Lasher Rutola” Workforce Partnership Award; Carol Tomasso Ficks will be awarded “The Judy Greco Guilding The Future” Award; and Theresa Lee will be awarded “The Torches to Light The Future” Award.

Exhibit celebrating nine Black community members taking place at City Hall

New Britain Herald – February 7, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart and the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities announced that the City of New Britain will open the exhibit on the second floor of City Hall, right outside of the Mayor’s Office, Wednesday at 6 p.m.

State, New Britain officials launch safer roads initiative

New Britain Herald – February 6, 2023

Blumenthal was joined at the New Britain Public Works Yard by Mayor Erin Stewart, CRCOG Executive Director Matt Hart and Deputy Program Advisor for Infrastructure of the CT Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Team, Stephen Nocera.

This Week in Connecticut: New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart says governor would be ‘dream job,’ Stefanowski wrong candidate

WTNH – February 5, 2023

There’s big news out of New Britain this week as Mayor Erin Stewart announced she is running for a sixth term.

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart talks decision to run for re-election

New Britain Herald – February 3, 2023

Erin Stewart is officially running for re-election for mayor of New Britain. The announcement did not come without prior contemplation and candid conversations with family, friends and residents.

Stewart, Chute to participate in St. Patrick’s Day Parade

New Britain Herald – February 3, 2023

All are welcomed to the New Britain Lodge of Elks 957 at 6 pm for the ceremony. Mayor Erin Stewart and retired Police Chief Christopher Chute will receive their parade sashes, which they will don as they lead the New Britain Contingent in this year’s parade.

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart Seeking Re-Election

NBC CT – February 1, 2023

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart has announced she is seeking re-election. In a video posted to Twitter on Wednesday, she said she filed her candidacy to seek re-election because “the work’s not done just yet.”

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart says she is running for sixth term

CT Insider – February 1, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart announced on Tuesday her bid for a sixth term, saying she wants to continue leading the city’s economic turnaround and helping schools improve.

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart announces run for re-election

Fox61 – February 1, 2023

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart announced that she is seeking re-election for the November 2023 election. The announcement on Twitter came Wednesday morning. In it, she said that the “work’s not done just yet.”

Erin Stewart wants new term as New Britain mayor: ‘I’m not done just yet’

Hartford Courant – February 1, 2023

After months of speculation, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart announced Wednesday morning that she’s running for a nearly unprecedented sixth term.

Mayor Stewart seeks re-election in New Britain

WTNH – February 1, 2023

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart (R-Conn.) will run for re-election this year. The 35-year-old Republican unveiled her plans on Instagram Wednesday morning.

New Britain’s mayor seeks a sixth term

WFSB – February 1, 2023

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart officially announced her plans on Wednesday to run for reelection. Stewart posted the announcement to her social media accounts.

ERIN STEWART: Building. Caring. Leading … And Running Again

New Britain Herald – February 1, 2023

I am excited to announce that after careful consideration, community input and personal reflection that I have officially decided to toss my hat into the ring and  announce my candidacy to run as your Mayor for another term.

New Britain Mayor Stewart announces she’s running for sixth term

Hartford Business Journal – February 1, 2023

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart confirmed Wednesday that she was throwing her hat in the ring for a sixth, two-year term as the Hardware City’s top political leader.

New Britain looks to bar named ‘Prohibition,’ renovated apartment building to lead revival of Arch Street corridor

Hartford Courant – January 23, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart said the building represents what New Britain wants to bring to Arch Street.

New Britain luxury apartment development ‘The Prohibition’ debuts

Hartford Business Journal – January 23, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart, who last week toured the renovated property at 67-69 Arch St., said “projects like this one will only add to the vibrancy of Arch Street and will help this neighborhood thrive well into the future.

New apartment complex – Prohibition – almost ready for occupancy in downtown New Britain

New Britain Herald – January 20, 2023

“This is the second development for Exclusive Development and it certainly doesn’t disappoint,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “You walk in and it’s not just the design work, but the finishes, the historic build, the blue kitchen cabinets, everything that you’re looking for in a modern apartment is what they’ve accomplished here.”

Termination upheld for New Britain fire lieutenant in drug scandal

CT Insider – January 18, 2023

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said at the time that she was told police didn’t have enough evidence to make an arrest. 

New Britain city officials name acting chief as outgoing chief retires

New Britain Herald – January 18, 2023

“We are here tonight to celebrate a man who has given his entire adult life in service to the New Britain community, and for that we cannot thank you enough,” Mayor Erin Stewart said at Chute’s retirement party.

Beloved Irish Pub Leaving Hartford, Where Will It Go Next?

Patch – January 18, 2023

Republican New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart quickly commented on where she would like the restaurant/pub to relocate.

Arbitrator upholds dismissal of ex-New Britain fire lieutenant, concludes he lied about dealing drugs

Hartford Courant – January 18, 2023

Mayor Erin Stewart fired the 17-year veteran, saying he had violated the city’s code of conduct by lying to investigators. Yagmin took his case to arbitration, saying he had been unfairly punished.

New Britain officials unveil renderings for newest downtown development

New Britain Herald – January 12, 2023

“This is another exciting day for downtown New Britain,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “This is honestly proof of another project where Amit (Lakhotia) and everybody had a vision that complements ours, that complements the plans that we put together going back to the Transit Oriented Development plans of 2016.

Developer Lakhotia launches $17.5M New Britain apartment project

Hartford Business Journal – January 12, 2023

“This is the latest project aimed at transforming our downtown while preserving the history that makes New Britain so unique,” Stewart said Tuesday. “I am grateful to developer Amit Lakhotia for sharing in our vision and helping to revive downtown New Britain into the bustling hub it once was.”

ERIN STEWART: New Year promises new opportunity for New Britain

New Britain Herald – January 9, 2023

Happy New Year New Britain! It is a brand new year and I am so excited for all that is in store for our great community. It might feel like 2022 will be a hard one to beat, but we have so much to look forward to over the next 365 days. 

New Britain’s longest living resident turns 107

New Britain Herald – January 9, 2023

World War II Army Air Corps veteran Alexander Pierro turned 107 Saturday and was presented with a certificate from the Office of Mayor Erin Stewart recognizing him as the city’s longest living resident.

New Britain seeking submission for third annual Prominent Black Residents exhibit

New Britain Herald – January 6, 2023

With Black History Month approaching in February, Mayor Erin Stewart and the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities have a call for submissions for the third annual Prominent Black Residents exhibit.

Towering construction cranes in 2022 mean changing skylines for Bristol, New Britain. Will it revitalize downtowns?

Hartford Courant – January 3, 2023

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart calls the change “a metamorphosis,” and predicts more ahead.

New Britain chooses three individuals with local ties to open cannabis businesses in city

New Britain Herald – January 4, 2023

“We’re excited to welcome new business owners to town,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “And I think everybody has this sense of nervousness, not really knowing what to expect, knowing that this is an emerging market and knowing that this is also going to be a market that is going to shift drastically as its emerging.”

Decades of neglect followed by years of restoration: Historic New Britain building nearly ready for tenants

Hartford Courant – December 31, 2022

“This has been a long time coming. To put new housing right on the turn for Broad Street is very attractive to people, and I know a lot of people are very much looking to live in that neighborhood,” New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said.

Historic Berkowitz Building project in New Britain is finally completed

New Britain Herald – December 30, 2022

“The city is breathing a sigh of relief because for the last 30 years this building has been a bone of contention, it has always been on our blight list, always asked about by everybody in town, so we’re really excited and proud we’re going to see a piece of New Britain history come back to life,” Mayor Erin Stewart said.

New Britain celebrates completed renovation of historic Berkowitz Building

Hartford Business Journal – December 30, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart and the city then sold the building to developer Doug Bromfield in 2015 for $65,000. Bromfield, city officials said, spent about $5 million renovating the building.

New Britain Local Prevention Council wins Coalition of the Year award

New Britain Herald – December 30, 2022

“The New Britain Local Prevention Council is a critical component to our NB Recovers initiative that has really become a leader in the field of youth prevention,” Mayor Erin Stewart said.

New Britain downtown surge continues: Amit Lakhotia converting old bank building into apartments, cafe, rooftop bar

Hartford Courant – December 29, 2022

“This grant will go a long way to restoring a historic building into another unique option for those looking to live downtown,” Mayor Erin Stewart said Friday.

Century-old New Britain building comes back to life

WTNH – December 28, 2022

“It just makes it incredibly attractive, especially for those who might not need a car to get around,” New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said.

New Britain looks to 2023

New Britain Herald – December 24, 2022

“My hope for 2023 is that the City of New Britain continues on this path of growth towards a very bright future, and that all who come to live or work here continue to thrive,” said Mayor Erin Stewart.

New Britain’s Merry & Bright House Decorating Contest winners announced

New Britain Herald – December 23, 2022

After taking a ride through town, Mayor Erin Stewart announced the winners of the Merry & Bright Holiday House Decorating Contest.

New Britain to receive 170 miles of high-speed fiber internet starting next month. How much will it cost?

Hartford Courant – December 21, 2022

Even though in-person classes have long since resumed, the inequity is still an issue for children because so much of learning relies on a reliable, fast digital connection, Mayor Erin Stewart said.

Stingers Indoor Golf brings cutting-edge technology, fun atmosphere to New Britain

December 16, 2022 – New Britain Herald

“This is neat and I think it’s great to have a unique recreational option in town, especially as the winter is coming,” Mayor Erin Stewart said.

Construction set to begin on fiber optic internet network in New Britain

December 16, 2022 – New Britain Herald

“The city entered into this unique public-private partnership with GoNetspeed as a way to alleviate the struggles so many of our residents experienced due to the digital divide, which was exacerbated during the pandemic,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “This project will bring an affordable high speed internet option to every resident, which is critical to the quality of life for our families and students.”

Wreaths Across America’s annual Escort to Arlington makes stop in New Britain

December 14, 2022 – New Britain Herald

Mayor Erin Stewart also took to the stage to say a few words and spearheaded a few important presentations.

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart appointed to Board of Regents for Higher Education

December 12, 2022 – New Britain Herald

Mayor Erin Stewart has been appointed to the Board of Regents for Higher Education.

New Britain will once again commemorate Wreaths Across America Day this year

December 9, 2022 – New Britain Herald

Among others taking part in the ceremony are Mayor Erin E. Stewart, Wreaths Across America of New Britain 2023 Honorary Chair and State Representative Donna Veach, and DAV Chapter 8 Commander Peter Scirpo.

Brian and Company w Mayor Erin Stewart 12-7-22

December 7, 2022 – WTIC 1080

After long delays, New Britain fuel cell project on track to produce energy by early 2024

Hartford Courant – December 3, 2022

“The plans to develop this site continue to evolve as we respond to the environment and the realities that are around us,” Mayor Erin Stewart told business leaders and city councilmen who gathered Thursday at a former Stanley building on Curtis Street.

ERIN STEWART: Another year full of excitement, transformation comes to end in New Britain

New Britain Herald – December 2, 2022

We are in the last month of 2022, and what a year it has been! The holiday season is in full swing here, and I love how almost everywhere you go you can see decorations and lights on the homes or businesses of those getting into the Christmas spirit. 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in New Britain after Central Park tree lighting

New Britain Herald – December 2, 2022

“This is such a beautiful night to begin to celebrate Christmas,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “I love seeing all the looks on all the kids’ faces on how excited they are to see Santa.”

New Britain kicks off first phase of fuel cell-anchored Energy & Innovation Park

Hartford Business Journal – December 2, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart, construction officials and other project stakeholders held a ceremony at the former Stanley Works facility in New Britain Thursday morning to launch phase one of the long-awaited Energy & Innovation Park initiative that is being capped off with a new fuel cell power plant.

Number of redevelopment projects underway at Myrtle Street Corridor in New Britain

New Britain Herald – December 2, 2022

“This area used to be a thriving hub of activity for decades when Stanley Works operated out of these buildings, and while they are certainly iconic, this site has unfortunately been vacant since the early 1990s,” Mayor Erin Stewart said at the Phase I of The Energy & Innovation Park Project kick off. “We are starting to see a resurgence of the Myrtle Street Corridor and this project will play a major role in making sure that continues.”

New Britain police chief retiring after more than 30 years

New Britain Herald – December 2, 2022

“Chief Chute has done a great job of leading the New Britain Police Department through unprecedented times, most notably a worldwide pandemic,” Mayor Erin Stewart said in a statement.

Tree Lightings, Holiday Events Take Place Across the State

NBC CT – December 1, 2022

Hundreds of people came out to New Britain’s Central Park as it flipped the switch on its holiday tree. The 40-foot tree was lit by Mayor Erin Stewart and some helpers, who rolled in on a firetruck.

New Britain breaks ground on massive fuel cell facility

WTNH – December 1, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart and stakeholders celebrated the first phase of one of the state’s most closely watched tech projects. City officials said it would activate a vacant plot of land and turn it into what they say is a catalyst for redevelopment.

New Britain Building to Become Energy and Data Center

NBC CT – December 1, 2022

New Britain officials broke ground on the former Stanley Black & Decker manufacturing building Thursday, which is becoming an energy and data center.

Phase I of Energy & Innovation Park Project officially begins in New Britain

New Britain Herald – December 1, 2022

“While they are certainly iconic, this site has unfortunately been vacant since the early 1990s,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “We are starting to see a resurgence of the Myrtle Street corridor and this project will play a major role in making sure that continues.

New Britain’s police chief to retire after 26 years with the department

WFSB – November 30, 2022

New Britain Police Chief Christopher Chute is retiring after serving with the department for 26 years. Mayor Erin Stewart announced Chute’s retirement on Wednesday.

New Britain Police Chief to retire in early 2023

WTNH – November 30, 2022

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart announced the city’s police chief will retire in 2023 after serving New Britain for 26 years Wednesday.

New Britain police chief to retire

WTIC 1080 – November 30, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart said “Chief Chute has done a great job of leading the New Britain Police Department through unprecedented times, most notably a worldwide pandemic.”

Mobile Mayor’s Office happening Tuesday

New Britain Herald – November 30, 2022

Erin Stewart will be hosting another Mobile Mayor’s Office event on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

New Britain duo bringing vegan food to downtown, opening Vegan Bodega

New Britain Herald – December 23, 2022

“We’re really excited to bring the MicroGrants Program to fruition because so many of our small businesses need just a little boost and so up to $7,500 is available in a forgivable loan for small businesses throughout town to buy things that they may need to keep their operation going whether it’s a freezer or printer,” said Mayor Erin Stewart.

Free Thanksgiving Day Feast returning to New Britain

New Britain Herald – November 23, 2022

“I’m thankful to the police department, in partnership with the Black Ministerial Alliance, for continuing this tradition of providing a Thanksgiving meal for those in our community who are in need and we are grateful for the many residents who donated to make this important event possible,” Mayor Erin Stewart said.

New Britain’s Stanley Quarter Park pond will be dredged with hopes of returning it to its iconic former state

New Britain Herald – November 22, 2022

“This beautiful pond is absolutely an iconic part of Stanley Quarter Park and so many of our residents have wonderful memories here. A lot of us know Dan and Arlene Palmer, they got married here, and their bench is still here,” Mayor Erin Stewart said.

New Britain breaks ground on new, $20 million Public Works Operation Facility

New Britain Herald – November 18, 2022

“Mark and I have been going back and forth for years on potential locations and we ended up on a great location and I think that’s important that we both understood that there was a dire need for this facility,” Mayor Erin Stewart said.

What You Need to Know If Your Home is Being Reassessed This Year

NBC CT – November 17, 2022

“We know our property values are going to shoot through the roof,” New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said.

Old Plimpton & Hills building in New Britain will be renovated, turned into apartment complex

New Britain Herald – November 17, 2022

“When Alex came to us and said he was looking for properties in New Britain it was exciting to see a young developer who is from the New Haven area looking at New Britain,” Mayor Erin Stewart said.

State-funded $3 million upgrade to one of New Britain’s most-traveled roadways is on horizon

New Britain Herald – November 16, 2022

Among the largest commercial and light industrial centers in New Britain, John Downey Drive was selected by the state to receive roadway and pedestrian improvements, Mayor Erin Stewart told the Herald Wednesday.

New Britain residents approve new chief operating officer position

CT Insider – November 11, 2022

“I am thrilled that the residents of New Britain voted ‘yes’ for the proposed changes to the city charter,” Stewart said in a statement.

ERIN STEWART: Residents can expect new real estate property assessments

New Britain Herald – November 11, 2022

You may have heard rumblings around town about an upcoming property revaluation process, so I wanted to use this month’s column to clarify what this means and give you more information on what to expect.  

OP-ED | Bipartisan Transportation Choice

CT News Junkie – November 11, 2022

Can cities, towns, and states get beyond division and partisan sniping to come together around goals for improved road safety, all ages walkability, and economically successful communities? Let us look at New Britain, Connecticut and Republican Mayor Erin Stewart.

Referendum results: Voter questions bring big and small changes to towns

Hartford Courant – November 9, 2022

“I am thrilled that the residents of New Britain voted yes for the proposed changes to the city charter,” Mayor Erin E. Stewart said. “Together we can now ensure that New Britain’s transformation continues, and that the future remains bright for all who live, work, or visit this great city.”

Controversial CTfastrak busway spurs New Britain transit-oriented development boom

Hartford Business Journal – November 8, 2022

The local plans involved city officials not only retaining consultants and developers for the work, but gathering input from the main stakeholders — residents — to gauge what people of New Britain want to see in their city, Republican Mayor Erin Stewart said.

What voters need to know about New Britain’s charter referendum

CT Insider – November 8, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart said she supports approving the charter questions.

Hartford Mayor and New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart talk 2022 Midterm Elections

FOX61 – November 8, 2022

Results are pouring in from across the state and the two mayors give their take on results.

New Britain voters to consider several proposed amendments to Charter, including hot-button possible addition of a chief administrative officer

New Britain Herald – November 3, 2022

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart, who has been advocating for passage of the referendum in monthly columns published by the Herald, says the changes will bring balance and stability to the city. Democrats are in opposition, claiming the amendments would consolidate power in the mayor’s office and suppress voter control.

Hundreds of children, families have scary good time during Halloween Trick-or-Treat Safe Zone in New Britain

New Britain Herald – November 1, 2022

“My daughter Lina and I had so much fun celebrating Halloween in the heart of Downtown New Britain,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “Residents were able to trick or treat in a safe, fun environment and I’m already looking forward to next year.”

New Britain’s Veterans Day ceremony to take place in Central Park

New Britain Herald – November 1, 2022

“While many Americans will never know the true extent of the bravery, courage, and strength that our veterans have displayed while in the service, we know that they are without a doubt our country’s greatest heroes,” Mayor Erin Stewart said.

Mayor, Police Chief to represent city in Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade this coming March

New Britain Herald – October 31, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart and the City of New Britain’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Contingent are hosting a kickoff fundraising event on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hook & Ladder, 136 Main St., New Britain.

New Britain honors retiring State Rep William Petit for years of service

New Britain Herald – October 27, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart honored State Rep. Dr. William Petit for his years of service during the City’s Common Council meeting this week.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Safe Zone returning to downtown New Britain

New Britain Herald – October 27, 2022

“Our community is excited to have this event back in downtown New Britain because it provides residents with a safe, walkable place to trick-or-treat,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “I encourage all of our families to come and trick-or-treat right in the heart of our city.”

New Britain referendum could shake up city hall, create new municipal executive

Hartford Courant – October 19, 2022

Calling the initiatives a way to improve city government, Republican Mayor Erin Stewart and the council’s GOP caucus are urging voters to approve the questions on Election Day.

New Britain Latino Coalition raises Puerto Rican flag in Central Park to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

New Britain Herald – October 19, 2022

“New Britain has a vibrant Hispanic population that is a critical component to the unique makeup of this great city,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “The Puerto Rican flag flying high in Central Park pays homage to the impact Puerto Rican residents have made on our city’s history, and the important role they play in its bright future.”

New Britain ‘eyesore’ public housing complex may get demolished

CT Insider – October 10, 2022

In a May letter to the chairman of the board of commissioners, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart expressed support for the redevelopment, calling it “long overdue.

How New Britain development is ‘dramatically changing’ downtown

CT Insider – October 7, 2022

When it comes to revitalizing a city, Mayor Erin Stewart described the chicken or the egg dilemma when it comes to development.

Saint Joseph Pantry in New Britain celebrates expansion, continues to serve residents with community’s help

New Britain Herald – October 4, 2022

“We know New Britain’s story and we know that we have a lot of people who are in need, so the fact that all of the members of the parishes come together to meet that need is incredibly helpful for our community, so we’re extremely grateful for the service that their providing,” New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said.

‘Experience of the Future’: Newly-renovated McDonald’s in New Brite Plaza opens again to public

New Britain Herald – October 3, 2022

“This is the third busiest McDonald’s in the state of Connecticut, but Keith has been an amazing owner. He is attentive to the property, really cares about his staff and the people he serves here, and I think that speaks a lot about him as a business owner,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “So I’m really thrilled for him to be making these upgrades and investments to give people that come to the New Brite McDonald’s a better experience.”

Nearing two centuries of service, New Britain’s fire department promotes first female supervisors

Hartford Courant – October 1, 2022

“Having the first two women lieutenants is a historic moment in and of itself,” said Mayor Erin Stewart, who attended the ceremony. “We also promoted the first Latino assistant fire marshal, Eddie Irizarry. That’s a big moment too. And he’s from New Britain, so it’s nice to see New Britain residents rising through the ranks.”

FEMA grant of more than $700K will allow New Britain firefighters to train in safety, survival

New Britain Herald – September 30, 2022

“We’re so grateful for this,” Mayor Erin Stewart told a FEMA representative outside the safety training tower on Stanley Street. “This is going to go such a long way. An opportunity to supplant city funds for training our fire department is a win for the city.”

Re-launched New Britain High Voltage Art Project seeking artists

New Britain Herald – September 29, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart and the New Britain Commission on the Arts are holding a call to artists for the re-launch of the New Britain High Voltage Art Project. This call will start Phase III of the project.

New Britain Fire Department promotes 14 during annual ceremony

New Britain Herald – September 28, 2022          

“Our New Britain firefighters show up during what are some of the scariest moments in our residents’ lives,” Mayor Stewart said in her address. “They are a source of comfort when people need it most…Thank you for everything each and every one of you does for our city and good luck with your careers.”

VIDEO: Renovations planned at popular New Britain golf course

WFSB – September 28, 2022

The Stanley Golf Course in New Britain is getting a big upgrade.

New Britain Fire Department promotions include first two woman lieutenants

FOX61 – September 28, 2022

The promotion ceremony was held after tough battles with the pandemic and internal issues.

Mayor’s Trophy Charitable Fund Golf Tournament raises $45K for youth, community causes in city

New Britain Herald – September 26, 2022

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart and Patrick Dorsey, MTCF Golf Tournament chairman, welcomed the golfers to the fall festival themed tournament at Stanley Golf Course with a few words thanking them, the sponsors and all volunteers that made the event possible.

Festa Italiana a celebration of culture, history

New Britain Herald – September 25, 2022

Beaver Street was officially declared the city’s own “Little Italy” by Mayor Erin Stewart in honor of the Festa Italiana that took place there Sunday.

The Bottom-Up Revolution Is…a Mayor Working for Safe Streets and a Thriving Downtown

Strong Towns Podcast – September 22, 2022     

Erin Stewart has served as mayor of New Britain, Connecticut, since 2013. She was elected at the age of just 26 and was the youngest mayor in the city’s history.

Rich’s Foods plans $21M New Britain expansion

Hartford Business Journal – September 20, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart told the Hartford Business Journal Tuesday morning that Rich’s Foods — also known as Rich Products Corp. — first contacted her office about their plans to expand their current 138,130-square-foot site into a new 191,330-square-foot facility.

Fudgie The Whale factory in New Britain planning a $21 million expansion. Here’s what the company has in store

Hartford Courant – September 20, 2022

“I was thrilled that they chose New Britain. I think they see the value in our workforce,” Mayor Erin Stewart said Monday. “They built a beautiful, impressive plan at the old Fafnir Bearings property that opened in 2018. Now they’re expanding.”

New Britain hosts ‘Beehive Bridge Festival’

WTNH – September 16, 2022

Downtown New Britain was buzzing with activity Friday night for the city’s third annual Beehive Bridge Festival!

New Britain Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month at Puerto Rican Restaurant

NBC CT – September 15, 2022

Several people, including the governor, gathered at a Puerto Rican restaurant in New Britain Thursday to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month.

$21 million expansion of Rich’s Foods in New Britain to begin this fall

New Britain Herald – September 15, 2022       

Headquartered at 263 Myrtle St. the company, also known as Rich’s Products Corporation, is set to begin the expansion project in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to Mayor Erin Stewart.

One-of-a-kind microgrid powering system in New Britain recognized by people across US

New Britain Herald – September 15, 2022

“The City of New Britain takes great pride in renewable energy projects to reduce our carbon footprint,” Mayor Stewart said. “To see other organizations also heading in that direction truly shows the commitment to making New Britain and our state a carbon-neutral place.”

Hartford’s Batterson Park renovation delayed; targeted mid-2023 reopening at risk

Hartford Courant – September 15, 2022

“I’m looking forward to productive conversations with the mayors’ offices in each respective town to come together on a maintenance agreement to ensure the parks success for decades to come,” Stewart said. “It benefits all communities that we get it right from the start.

Newest New Britain development plan: 100-unit apartment complex with two-story destination restaurant

Hartford Courant – September 14, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart’s administration is supporting a 26-year tax phase-in for The Strand, a move that Krohn said is essential to any large-scale development downtown.

New Britain to possibly sell city-owned building for planned 100-unit apartment redevelopment

Hartford Business Journal – September 14, 2022

In addition, Mayor Erin Stewart said the pending agreement with Jasko calls for the developer to enter into a parking agreement for 120 spaces in nearby Szczesny Garage to accommodate future residents of The Strand.

Ethnic diversity in New Britain among highest in nation

New Britain Herald – September 13, 2022

“The diversity of our residents in New Britain is an essential part of what makes our community so special,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “Our diversity provides access to a wide range of ideas, talents, and cultures that together helps this city thrive.”

$20 million apartment project might be coming to downtown New Britain

New Britain Herald – September 12, 2022

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart announced that Jasko Development had plans to construct a 100-unit apartment building to be known as “The Strand” at 157 Main St. The Common Council is expected to approve a tax modification agreement for the property at its meeting Wednesday night.

New Britain remembers those who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11

New Britain Herald – September 11, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart recalled being a freshman in high school when the attacks occurred. “I think there was a collective sense of fear that came over our whole country in that moment,” she said. “We were all united in our pride for our country, in who we are and the lengths we’ll go to protect it…Today we pay homage to those who made the ultimate sacrifice when their country needed them more than ever.”

The Burrito Loko & MofonGo Express opens on campus of CCSU                                 

New Britain Herald – September 7, 2022

“The taco salad is a favorite of mine,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “I get it frequently from the location downtown.”

ERIN STEWART: New Britain deserves professional leadership to ensure future success

New Britain Herald – September 2, 2022

Through revising our City Charter to allow for a Chief Administrative Officer, I aim to give the future mayors of our city the ability to actually be a mayor, and to not deprive our taxpayers of the professionalism that they deserve with our government operations.

New Britain’s new schools chief says he’ll turn the state’s lowest-performing district around. Here’s how

Hartford Courant – September 2, 2022

After several years of an icy standoff between New Britain’s top school officials and Mayor Erin Stewart’s administration, this school year is starting with a new superintendent, a vastly more cooperative atmosphere and fresh goals for improving education.

‘We’re happy to start another fantastic school year’: Students return to New Britain schools for first day of classes

New Britain Herald – August 31, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tony Gasper stood alongside Vance Elementary School Principal Sarah Harris bright and early Wednesday morning, greeting students on their first day of school.

At Vance School in New Britain, mayor and police chief greet youngsters on first day of class

Hartford Courant – August 31, 2022

As they filed in for the first day of class at Vance School on Wednesday morning, New Britain youngsters exchanged high fives with Mayor Erin Stewart, Police Chief Chris Chute and Principal Sarah Harris.

‘A golden moment’ in New Britain as educators look for a fresh start with new leaders

Hartford Courant – August 24, 2022

In a signal that the past several years of political turmoil might be left behind, Gasper invited Mayor Erin Stewart to speak, saying “I want to say a sincere thanks to the mayor for her teamwork.”

Applications open for small business owners in New Britain to receive forgivable financial loans

New Britain Herald – August 24, 2022

“We’re a HUD (Housing and Urban Development) entitlement community and received an annual allocation from the government,” Mayor Erin Stewart said.

New Britain offers no-interest loans to small businesses in low-income neighborhoods

Hartford Courant – August 23, 2022

“This isn’t meant to assist larger manufacturers — the need is with our corner shop, the bakeries,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “One of the companies that’s going to apply is a small appliance store.”

New Britain offers no-interest loans to small businesses in low-income neighborhoods

Hartford Courant – August 23, 2022

“This isn’t meant to assist larger manufacturers — the need is with our corner shop, the bakeries,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “One of the companies that’s going to apply is a small appliance store.”

New Britain awards HUD grants to nonprofits dedicated to helping others

New Britain Herald – August 23, 2022                                                

“The City of New Britain is what you would call an entitlement community and entitlement communities exist throughout the country,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “These are communities that receive what is called Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) each year from the Housing and Urban Development Department of the Federal Government (HUD).”

New loan program targets New Britain small businesses

CT Insider – August 22, 2022

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said one appliance store on North Street is seeking a grant to fund security cameras after a series of break-ins.

New Britain’s Complete Streets Phase 8 Project will cost nearly $3 million; begins this week

New Britain Herald – August 22, 2022

“This is the final phase of the original Complete Streets Master Plan that the city finished in 2013,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “Phase 8 looks at really putting a bow on the amount of sidewalk and street work that we’re doing in the downtown area. So everyone always talks about all the sidewalk work, the brick work, the crosswalks, the street lights we’ve been doing downtown, etc., this is the final piece of that.”

Little Poland has a new addition to its business community

New Britain Herald – August 18, 2022

“I think adding another great place to eat on Broad Street is great,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “Broad Street isn’t all Polish restaurants, although it is the heart of it, there is so much more to the street that people don’t think about. It really is this great community and a consortium of businesses of all different kinds and I think that Mai is going to be a great addition.”

Mayor Stewart holding office hours at Alvarium Thursday morning

New Britain Herald – August 17, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart is looking forward to a casual visit with her constituents Thursday morning.

10 years, $43M later, New Britain boasts more livable downtown, neighborhoods

CT Insider – August 12, 2022

“You want to improve your gateways, you want to reinvigorate and enhance your neighborhoods, you want to support bicycle and pedestrian connectivity and safety,” New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said. “And I think these are the things that that we really aimed to identify and tackle.”

$10 million renovation of Osgood Park in New Britain now underway

New Britain Herald – August 11, 2022

A $10 million renovation of Osgood Park kicked off this week, with Mayor Erin Stewart behind the controls.

New Britain Commission on the Arts awards grants to 11 area organizations

New Britain Herald – August 8, 2022

“The purpose of the grant is obviously to promote art and culture in the New Britain community,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “So for example, the New Britain Youth Museum would like to use their grant for offsetting costs for educational art programs for children using nature as its focus.”

ERIN STEWART: Residents can expect Charter revision questions on ballots in November

New Britain Herald – August 4, 2022

Since January the city has been in the process of considering multiple reforms to the City Charter, which is the guiding document that serves as the foundation of municipal government in New Britain.

New Britain breaks ground on next phase of Stanley Loop Trail project

WTNH – August 4, 2022

“It’s an opportunity in an urban setting to get people really utilizing the forest,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “It’s a great addition to an already incredible system we’re continually building, creating, and evolving.”

New Britain officials excited to break ground of Phase II of Stanley Loop Trail

New Britain Herald – August 3, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart, Director of Public Works Mark Moriarty and Common Council members broke ground on Phase II of the Stanley Loop Trail Wednesday morning.

Brian and Company w Mayor Erin Stewart 8-2-22

WTIC 1080 – August 2, 2022

Dennis House fills in for Brian Shactman and talks with Mayor Erin Stewart about all the things happening in the hardware city of New Britain.

Complete streets: Here’s how streetscapes, bike lanes and sidewalks can spur major economic development

Hartford Business Journal – August 1, 2022

That work may not be flashy or grab headlines, but New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said businesses and investors have shown more interest in the Hardware City because of those infrastructure investments and other efforts.

National Night Out event returns to New Britain Tuesday

New Britain Herald – July 29, 2022

The New Britain Police Department and Mayor Erin Stewart are excited to bring local law enforcement and first responders together with city residents for the 38th annual National Night Out event this Tuesday.

New Britain Food and Resource Center has moved into St. Jerome Church for the summer

New Britain Herald – July 26, 2022

“We’re really happy they’ve been able to find a temporary home at St. Jerome Church and we’re excited for them to find a permanent home,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “The building they were in was not the most ideal to begin with.”

Campers enjoy the Mayor’s Pencil Hunt

New Britain Herald – July 26, 2022

As Mayor Erin E. Stewart pulled up to greet them in a lit up fire truck the campers waved, screamed and cheered. Stewart said a few words before she did the Pencil Hunt countdown.

Mayor’s Pencil Hunt returns tomorrow

New Britain Herald – July 25, 2022

The annual Mayor’s Pencil Hunt hosted by Mayor Erin E. Stewart, Commission Chairman Patrick Dorsey, and the New Britain Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is back again this year tomorrow at 9:15am.

Kids in the North-Oak Street neighborhood are enjoying summer

New Britain Herald – July 20, 2022

“There are way too many kids in this neighborhood not to have this park packed,” New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said Wednesday morning, when she dropped in to see how the program, which began July 1 and runs through Aug. 19, was going.

New Britain’s Abilities Walk & Roll event happening Wednesday night

New Britain Herald – July 18, 2022

“New Britain would not be the great city it is without the beautiful diversity of its residents,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “We celebrate those of all ability levels and appreciate the contributions they make to our community every day.”

New Britain unveiling winning piece of art commemorating city’s sesquicentennial anniversary

New Britain Herald – July 13, 2022

The commission along with Mayor Erin Stewart selected the piece based on its representation of New Britain’s history and culture. D’Amore received an initial $500 award for his submission, donated by the Mayor’s Trophy Charitable Fund.

New Britain sells 22.5 acres of land to Polamer Precision for $1 million

New Britain Herald – July 13, 2022

“This deal will allow Polamer to expand their operations in a significant way, bringing hundreds of more manufacturing jobs to New Britain over the next five-to-seven years,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “It signifies the continued growth of the manufacturing industry here in New Britain that this city was founded on, and is a critical piece to the ongoing development of our Northwest neighborhood.”

Random Drug Testing is a ‘Turning Point’ for New Britain Fire Department: Mayor

NBC CT – July 12, 2022

“This is a turning point for the New Britain Fire Department,” New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said.

New Britain to begin random drug testing for firefighters after one died of a suspected overdose

WTNH – July 12, 2022

“The policy is going to enact random drug testing throughout the department. It will randomly test a third of the department each year, about 40 people. Their name will get thrown back in the hat. They can get picked within the same year. We’re testing for a myriad of different drugs,” said New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart.

After scandal, New Britain fire department and union reach deal for random drug-testing

Hartford Courant – July 12, 2022

“Unfortunately it took some really horrible events to get us to this point, but it’s time to start moving forward,” Mayor Erin Stewart said Monday afternoon.

New Britain Fire, union agree to random drug testing following issues within department

FOX61 – July 12, 2022

“After extensive collaboration with the New Britain Fire Union, there is now a comprehensive random drug policy in place that ensures our residents receive the high level of professionalism from the City’s first responders that they are entitled to, while protecting our firefighters. This is yet another positive step towards modernizing the New Britain Fire Department and creating a culture that reflects the best of 21st century firefighting,” Mayor Erin Stewart said in a statement to FOX61.

Lead hazards in older homes throughout New Britain will be eliminated with $5.6 million grant

New Britain Herald – July 12, 2022

“Lead exposure can cause significant medical issues like reduced IQs, learning disabilities, behavioral problems and speech or hearing problems,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “The Healthy Homes New Britain program allows us to protect residents who may be living in older homes that do not have the resources for lead abatement themselves.”

New Britain finalizes sale of 22.5 acres to Polamer Precision

Hartford Business Journal – July 11, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart said the sale will go a long way toward growing the city’s manufacturing base.

New policy will suspend New Britain firefighters without pay, require rehab if they test positive for drugs

New Britain Herald – July 11, 2022

“All employees and applicants of the fire department are going to be asked to comply with this policy as a condition of their employment,” Mayor Erin Stewart told the Herald.

Drug use allegations spur New Britain’s new testing policy that could have saved firefighter, mayor says

CT Insider – July 11, 2022

The policy takes effect Aug. 1. Similar to rules for city police, the process includes chances for rehabilitation, but anyone who fails three times is out, Stewart said. All fire personnel are also trained in recognizing signs of substance abuse and must confront individuals they believe are under the influence, Stewart said.

Face CT 7/3/22

WTIC 1080 – July 5, 2022

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart describes the city’s Complete Streets Masterplan that aims to reduce traffic and greenhouse gases while connecting different parts of the city and beautifying public spaces

ERIN STEWART: New Britain bridges digital divide with citywide fiber internet connectivity project

New Britain Herald – July 1, 2022

One of the many lessons we learned from the covid-19 pandemic was just how much students and families depend on high-speed internet to maintain everyday life, as well as professional and academic success outside the walls of the office or classroom.

Centerpiece of ongoing transformation of downtown of New Britain unveiled during groundbreaking

New Britain Herald – June 30, 2022

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart and city officials joined Jasko Development and the construction team at the future site of “The Highrailer” – a modern, 114-unit apartment building going up at 283 Main St.

New Britain officials hoping to bring new life to city’s east side with single-family homes development

New Britain Herald – June 30, 2022

“There’s been a lot of talk over the last 15 to 20 years about what to build there,” Stewart said. “Numerous attempted developments, from densely populated apartment buildings to condominium complexes, were not met with the greatest support from our community. The neighborhood really wanted to see a development there that matches the landscape, which is mainly single- and two-family homes.”

New Britain in search of developer for single-family homes in Eastside neighborhood

Hartford Business Journal – June 29, 2022

“We have been transforming our neighborhoods block-by-block, and this project is a significant part of New Britain’s exciting transformation,” the mayor said in a statement. “The removal of a dangerous, blighted building has made way for beautiful single-family homes that will attract more families into our great city to grow our tax base and expand our thriving community.”

New Britain Water Department making three major upgrades which will cost about $27 million

New Britain Herald – June 27, 2022

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart spoke to the Herald Monday about the projects, which are being funded through the department’s operating budget and loan/grant programs available to the city.

For first time in NBFD’s 190-year history, two female firefighters have reached lieutenant rank

New Britain Herald – June 23, 2022

“The city intentionally fosters an environment within our fire department that provides opportunities for female firefighters to rise up through the ranks,” Stewart said. “The fact that women are applying for lieutenant positions for the first time proves this ongoing shift to a modern, inclusive fire department culture continues to be successful.”

New Britain announces citywide fiber internet project

Hartford Business Journal – June 23, 2022

The $5 million project will be the largest fiber optic public-private project in the state and is expected to be completed within one year, according to Mayor Erin Stewart.

$5 Million Project for City-Wide High Speed Internet in New Britain

NBC CT – June 22, 2022

High speed internet is coming to New Britain. Mayor Erin Stewart announced a new partnership with GoNetspeed.

New Britain launches $5 million high-speed internet project

FOX61 – June 22, 2022

“Our children and our students were required to adapt to online learning. But one of the this that we found was that our students didn’t have access to high-quality, affordable internet,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “I think the most important piece about this project is that we are truly bridging the digital divide.”

New Britain launches $5M project for citywide internet

WTNH – June 22, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart, joined by Thomas Perrone of GoNetspeed, announced the city’s partnership with GoNetspeed, and the building of a high-speed fiber Internet network throughout the entire city.

New Britain announces plans to expand high-speed internet access

WFSB – June 22, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart said there was always a want for access to high-speed internet in New Britain, but it was really the pandemic that brought that want to a need.

$10 million high-speed, fiber internet network in New Britain should be ready by end of next summer

New Britain herald – June 22, 2022

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart held a press conference on the city’s public-private partnership with high-speed broadband provider GoNetspeed Wednesday morning in City Hall.

High-speed internet coming to all New Britain homes, mayor says

CT Insider – June 22, 2022

While the project will not be completed in time for the start of school in the fall, Mayor Erin Stewart predicts it will be up and running about halfway through the school year. GoNetspeed still has to talk to the companies using the poles about adding fibers from GoNetspeed and start installing them.

Bike Rodeo taking place this Saturday at Central Park in New Britain

New Britain Herald – June 22, 2022

“Bicycling is a great way for people to get active in a low-cost, environmentally-friendly way,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “This event provides residents with a chance to become more responsible bike riders so they can safely enjoy the nearly 53 miles of bike-friendly lanes and trails we have in New Britain all summer long.”

Juneteenth Celebration Held in New Britain

NBC CT – June 21, 2022

From the live music to the free food, an event had all the feelings of a party in New Britain on Monday.

New Britain celebrates Juneteenth with flag-raising, cookout

WTNH – June 21, 2022

“By celebrating Juneteenth we are honoring an incredibly important moment in history for millions of Americans,” said Mayor Stewart. “We are proud to take part in celebrating Juneteenth and recognizing it not just as a holiday but a day of liberty.”

City celebrates Juneteenth with flag-raising, cookout downtown

New Britain Herald – June 21, 2022

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart along with the City’s Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities (CHRO), city officials and residents came together to raise the Juneteenth flag downtown, also enjoying a cookout and live music.

Juneteenth celebrations took place in New Britain

WFSB – June 20, 2022

“I think a lot of people have a lot of learning to do about what Juneteenth is, what it stands for. Communities like ours have been celebrating it for years but that doesn’t mean people understand or comprehend what it’s all about,” said Mayor Erin Stewart.

City set to begin annual paving program later this week

New Britain Herald – June 20, 2022

The annual program, facilitated by Mayor Erin Stewart’s Office and the Department Public Works, was a key part of the city’s debt restructuring for the 2022-23 Budget.

New Britain demolishes three downtown buildings; makes way for new apartments

Hartford Business Journal – June 1, 2022

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart and several city economic leaders attended a Wednesday afternoon ceremony celebrating the demolition of three downtown buildings — including the former home of Amato’s Toy and Hobby — that will make way for a new mixed-use apartment development that will feature 114 residential units.

As wreckers come for Amato’s and Dakille in New Britain, developer promises second $20 million, six-story apartment tower will rise in their place by late ‘23

Hartford Courant – May 31, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart said there were plenty of complaints eight years ago when the city first proposed a massive makeover for the block, largely prompted by the start of high-frequency CTfastrak express bus service to Newington, West Hartford and Hartford.

New Britain Street Market will take place in Central Park Wednesday

New Britain Herald – May 31, 2022

“We realized we had a lot of different vendors and people who wanted to be a part of it,” Mayor Erin Stewart explained. “Jewelers, artists, crafters. It wasn’t just a farmer’s market anymore. It evolved into much more and we thought this was an opportune time to rebrand it.”

Mayor Stewart, Jasko Development make way for new apartment building

New Britain Herald – May 31, 2022

“We’re excited to see what was once thought of as a ‘pie in the sky dream’ actually come to life,” Stewart pointed out.

Residents come out in droves for city’s Memorial Day Parade

New Britain Herald – May 30, 2022

New Britain’s Memorial Day Parade was a joyous occasion, featuring Mayor Erin Stewart and fellow city officials, New Britain Police and Fire Departments, the New Britain High School Golden Hurricanes Marching Band and many other city organizations and community groups.

New Britain’s Memorial Day will be full of activities

New Britain Herald – May 25, 2022

“The City of New Britain is proud to continue our tradition of honoring the sacrifices and contributions of our servicemen and women through our annual Memorial Day Parade,” Mayor Stewart said. “It is our honor and solemn duty never to forget those sons and daughters who have given their lives so that we might live ours in freedom.”

Redevelopment of former Stanley Tools factory begins

New Britain Herald – May 24, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart and developer Amit Lakhotia broke coconuts outside 480 Myrtle St. Tuesday, a traditional Indian ritual to ask for God’s blessing.

New Britain Mayor Stewart smashes coconut to celebrate keystone apartment project for Myrtle Street revival

Hartford Business Journal – May 24, 2022

Westport developer Amit Lakhotia and New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart each smashed a coconut outside of the former Stanley Black & Decker headquarters in New Britain Tuesday, celebrating the launch of a $7.5 million effort to transform the vacant building into apartments.

Developer plans more than 100 apartments in former Stanley office building in New Britain

Hartford Courant – May 24, 2022

For 20 years, Myrtle had “almost the look of a Stanley Works gravesite,” Mayor Erin Stewart said.

Seniors will be modeling 1920s fashions, dancing at upcoming event

New Britain Herald – May 19, 2022

The New Britain Senior Center in conjunction with Mayor Erin Stewart will present the inaugural Bees Knees’ Senior Citizen Ragtime Runway Show on Thursday, May 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Senior Center, located at 55 Pearl

Renovation of Chamberlain Elementary School is nearing halfway point

New Britain Herald – May 16, 2022

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart toured the property with the construction team Monday, including architect Kaestle Boos, construction manager Newfield Construction and members of the School Building Committee.

Keynote speaker of the YWCA New Britain’s 19th Biennial Women in Leadership Luncheon shares her story

New Britain Herald – May 12, 2022

In honor of New Britain’s 150th anniversary as a city, the Sesquicentennial Women’s Research Project identified 20 New Britain women who have been exemplary leaders throughout history. Also among Thursday’s honorees, this group was headed up by Mayor Erin Stewart.

Prevention Palooza coming to New Britain this Saturday

New Britain Herald – May 10, 2022

“Prevention is a key aspect of the work the city has been doing to combat the addiction crisis,” Mayor Erin Stewart told the Herald. “Bringing prevention resources directly to the community through family-friendly events like this allow us to maximize outreach and impact.”

Mayor tours New Britain Senior Center’s new exercise facility

New Britain Herald – May 9, 2022

“It looks amazing. I’m really excited about this,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “Rex (Cone) and Eric (Barbieri) started to transform the Senior Center really in every way; it started with the programming, and now we’re adapting the programming to the needs of the seniors and the age of the seniors we have coming here.”

New Britain Senior Center is having a two-day flower sale

New Britain Herald – May 9, 2022

“This sale features over 100 types of plants,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “But everyone should get down there early, last year it sold out.”

ERIN STEWART: New Britain Charter revision process explained

New Britain Herald – May 4, 2022

Over the past couple of months I have publicly mentioned that the city is in the process of considering multiple proposed changes to our Charter. The city’s Charter is the guiding document that serves as the foundation for so much that goes on here in New Britain, so it is crucial that document is updated to reflect the modern times in which we live. 

New Britain officials seeking public input on planned completion of multi-use Beeline Trail

New Britain Herald – May 3, 2022

“The Beeline Trail will provide a beautiful option for enjoying our city through the great outdoors,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “We encourage residents to get involved in the design process so this trail will have the maximum positive impact on our community that it can have.”

Eversource donates saplings for 68 trees to be planted in parks and areas across New Britain

New Britain Herald – April 28, 2022

“We all need trees to breathe,” Mayor Erin Stewart said as she and her daughter Lina, almost 2, helped to plant saplings in Walnut Hill Park Thursday morning.

New Britain Senior Center holding Mother’s Day flower sale to help provide new programming

New Britain Herald – April 28, 2022

“This annual flower sale provides a fun and creative way for those from our community and beyond to support the New Britain Senior Center,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “I encourage everyone to come to this event and purchase the beautiful plants that were grown by the members of our Senior Center.”

New Britain approves amendment to Code of Ordinances regarding school building modifications

New Britain Herald – April 19, 2022

In February, Mayor Erin Stewart made references to investigations into state school building projects, including New Britain, on a Facebook Live prior to a Common Council meeting. Stewart said New Britain was one of several cities throughout the state that was “held hostage” by Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration and pressured into making certain hires.

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart presents budget of roughly $251 million

New Britain Herald – April 14, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart presented a roughly $251 million budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year…

Mayor Erin Stewart: 2021 tax cut will stay in place for another year in New Britain

Hartford Courant – April 13, 2022

Crediting the federal government’s infusion of millions of dollars in COVID-19 relief, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart announced Wednesday that she plans to keep last year’s property tax cut unchanged for another year.

65th Infantry Regiment celebrated in New Britain with Borinqueneers Day ceremony

Fox 61 – April 13, 2022

“With most New Britain residents being of that descent, it is only fitting that we have this beautiful monument here in our city. It honors the Borinqueneers that fought for our country across the entire United States,” explained New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart.

New Britain leaders, community members celebrate the legacy, courage of the Borinqueneers during ceremony downtown [WITH VIDEO]

New Britain Herald – April 13, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart, members of the New Britain Veterans Commission, representatives from the New Britain Latino Coalition and residents from the community gathered at the Borinqueneers Monument located at 246 Beaver Street to honor the 65th Infantry Regiment.

New Britain honoring Borinqueneers Day with ceremony Wednesday

April 12, 2022 – New Britain Herald

The New Britain Veterans Commission and Mayor Erin Stewart will host a ceremony Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. honoring Borinqueneers Day.

New Britain suspending parking fees in Little Poland for Easter shopping

New Britain Herald – April 12, 2022

“Our Little Poland neighborhood is a well-known destination for residents and visitors alike during Easter time,” New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said. “We hope that by making parking even more convenient it encourages more people choose the wonderful shops and markets on Broad Street for all their Easter shopping.”

After a year of conflict between superintendent and mayor, New Britain close to hiring new schools leader

Hartford Courant – April 6, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart twice last year used high-profile speeches to denounce the schools’ performance, and in January, Sarra and her second-in-command, Michael Foran, announced they’ll retire this summer.

ERIN STEWART: New Britain’s financial journey reaches stability

New Britain Herald – April 4, 2022

Anyone who has even remotely followed the work we’ve been doing over the past eight and half years knows that our city’s finances have always been my top priority, and when you look back and see just how far we have come, it’s not hard to understand why.

Families have a blast at Chesley Park Easter Egg Hunt

New Britain Herald – April 2, 2022

New Britain Parks and Recreation staff thanked Mayor Erin Stewart for making the Easter Egg Hunt possible.

New Britain celebrating life, legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with pair of events

New Britain Herald – March 31, 2022

“Martin Luther King Jr. made an immeasurable impact on society that can still be felt decades after his passing,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “Dr. King’s tireless fight for equality and unwavering love for his fellow man is a constant inspiration to us all.”

Erin Stewart hosting Mobile Mayor’s Office Thursday

New Britain Herald – March 28, 2022

Stewart will be available to directly connect with New Britain residents to discuss the upcoming projects and programs, to address concerns or answer any questions about what is going on throughout the city.

How New Britain plans to expand its transit-oriented housing

CT Insider –March 25, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart and members of the city’s Common Council hope to further expand transit-oriented housing options near New Britain’s downtown.

New Britain will utilize millions of dollars from unused bonds for new city improvement projects

New Britain Herald – March 25, 2022

“These are old bonds that still have money in them but the project that they were spent on but the money they were spent on and can only be spent on are completed,” Stewart said. “So this money is sitting there, the city is paying on this and we don’t need to be doing that. We need to save every dime we can so we’re defunding these projects.”

New Britain Water Department set to begin water main flushing program

New Britain Herald – March 24, 2022

“Each year the city’s water department flushes the water mains by opening up fire hydrants throughout New Britain as part of our efforts to ensure our water quality remains as high as possible,” Stewart said.  “We appreciate the patience and understanding from our residents as we perform this important maintenance activity.”

New Britain’s former St. Thomas Aquinas High School to be demolished; single-family home development eyed

Hartford Business Journal – March 23, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart said the building, which was last occupied from 1955 to 1999 as a high school, has been a blighted nuisance for the city for decades.

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart says number of homeless individuals in city has dropped significantly

New Britain Herald – March 23, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart said Wednesday the number of homeless individuals in the city has dropped significantly in the past few years.

Late New Britain artist will have work featured at City Hall; reception set to celebrate new collection

New Britain Herald – March 21, 2022

The Fitzsimmons family lent the artwork collection to the City of New Britain in January. The collection will be on permanent loan to the city for the remainder of Mayor Erin Stewart’s time in office.

Development Project to Bring Hundreds of Jobs to New Britain

NBC CT – March 21, 2022

An energy and innovation park development project is expected to bring as many as 2,000 jobs to New Britain over the next several years.

Stanley Golf Course in New Britain opens for the season

WTNH – March 18, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart was among those teeing it up and taking their first swings of the season. Stewart even brought her daughter along.

Stanley Municipal Golf Course ready for the season

WFSB – March 18, 2022

“The opening of Stanley Golf Course is one of the unofficial signs that spring is finally here in New Britain,” Stewart said. “This course is a true gem within our city that attracts thousands of golfers each year, and I know this season will be no different.”

New Britain raises Irish flag for the first time on St. Patrick’s Day

WTNH – March 17, 2022

“New Britain has a long history with Irish roots, with Irish families that settled here, and it’s a testament to the number of people who showed up this morning. It’s an honor to be the mayor, the Irish mayor of a community like ours on St. Patrick’s Day, and to celebrate our heritage,” said New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart.

‘Love what you do in ’22’: New Britain departments collaborating to promote summer jobs through new marketing campaign

New Britain Herald – March 17, 2022

The New Britain Parks, Recreation Department, along with Mayor Erin Stewart, Commission Chairman Patrick Dorsey and the Community Services Department are promoting these jobs with the tagline: “Love what you do in ‘22.”

New Britain sells parcels for $65K, moving forward with second phase of Berkowitz building construction project to bring parking, more apartments

New Britain Herald – March 17, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart told the Herald Wednesday she was excited to see the next phase of the projects.

New Britain launches new website

New Britain Herald – March 14, 2022

In an interview with the Herald, Mayor Erin Stewart said the goal was to provide residents with a platform that provides relevant and timely information.

New Britain will raise the Irish flag in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day

New Britain Herald – March 11, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart will kick off a flag raising event March 17 in Central Park. The city will raise the Irish flag in an event at 9:30 a.m. to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

STEWART: The state of the city is stronger than it has ever been

New Britain Herald – March 11, 2022

I recently stood before members of the Common Council, elected officials, department leaders, city employees, and my fellow residents of New Britain to deliver my ninth State of the City address. In this column I share an abbreviated version of that speech, but if you are interested the full address can be found on the City’s brand new website at www.newbritainct.gov.

After tax cut last year, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart hints at new no-tax-increase budget

Hartford Courant – March 10, 2022

Indicating that she’ll soon be proposing a budget with no tax increase, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said it’s essential the city apply fiscal discipline. In her annual State of the City address to the Common Council on Wednesday night, Stewart cited “fiscal restraint and taxpayer protection” among her key goals for 2022.

New Britain’s Common Council passes a resolution affirming support for the independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity of Ukraine

New Britain Herald – March 10, 2022

Alderman Aram Ayalon introduced the resolution and said Mayor Erin Stewart and members of the Common Council stand strongly in support of the Ukrainian people.

Mayor Erin Stewart gives her State of the City address

New Britain Herald – March 10, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart called for bipartisan support in local government, praised the work of city apartments in new projects, and urged the use of fiscal restraints Wednesday night as she presented her annual State of the City address to residents and the city’s Common Council.

New Britain Parks and Recreation Department, Mayor Erin Stewart will host annual Easter Egg Hunt

New Britain Herald – March 9, 2022

The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department and Mayor Erin Stewart will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 2 at Chesley Park.

New Britain holds State of the City address

WFSB – March 9, 2022

The New Britain mayor addressed her constituents in the state of the city address. This is Mayor Erin Stewarts ninth year in office.

New Britain State of the City Address

WTNH – March 9, 2022

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart gives her State of the City Address

‘SAVED’ Program Aims to Help Kids Process Trauma, Curb Teen Crime

NBC CT – March 9, 2022

“We talk about drilling down to the root cause of the problem, it starts with trauma at home, it starts with children that are watching traumatic experiences,” New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said.

New Britain receives renewed HEARTSafe Community designation

New Britain Herald – March 8, 2022                                  

“Statistics have shown us that those experiencing a medical emergency have a significantly higher chance of survival if someone around them can quickly begin CPR,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “It is crucial that people know how to perform CPR because it can mean the difference between life and death for a person in distress.”

Connecticut Republicans seeking minority voters in 2022 elections in a blue state

Hartford Courant – March 7, 2022

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart personifies that effort, having won a record-breaking five consecutive terms in a pro-union city where Democrats hold a 6-to-1 advantage in voter registration. Despite those odds, Republicans made gains last year on the school board and reached a super-majority on the city council.

New Britain pilot program aims to reduce child trauma from violence

CT Public Radio – March 6, 2022

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart, who has been critical of the state’s response to juvenile crime after a teen was charged in a fatal hit-and-run that took place in New Britain last year, said the program is focused on addressing juvenile crime rates.

New Britain pilot program aims to reduce child trauma from violence

Hartford Courant – March 5, 2022

“You can’t fix the problem of repeat juvenile offenders if you’re not taking [care of] it right at the beginning, targeting these students and speaking with them on the problems that they face and talking to them about how to work through it,” Stewart said. “This is about becoming a best version of themselves.”

Pilot Program Aims To Address Children’s Exposure To Violence

CT News Junkie – March 4, 2022

Preleski, with area police chiefs and New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart, announced Wednesday the launch of the State’s Attorney’s Violence Eradication and Disruption – or SAVED – program to address trauma for children who have witnessed violence.

New Britain pilot program aims to reduce child trauma from violence

CT Mirror – March 4, 2022

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart, who has been critical of the state’s response to juvenile crime after a teen was charged in a fatal hit-and-run that took place in New Britain last year, said the program is focused on addressing  juvenile crime rates.

New SAVED program helps youth impacted by community violence

WTIC 1080 – March 3, 2022                                                              

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart echoed the sentiment that the SAVED program is an effort to help keep children from getting involved in the criminal justice system.

Pilot program will help CT children exposed to trauma

CT Insider – March 3, 2022

“We are painfully aware of how exposure to violence can affect a child’s well-being, it’s a multifaceted impact that requires a holistic approach to healing,” New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said.

New Britain, Bristol, Newington partnering with New Britain State’s Attorney’s Office for ‘most forward-looking crime deterrent program’ the state has ever seen

New Britain Herald – March 3, 2022

“This is something that’s different, something that we’ve never seen before,” New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said. Stewart said she has talked extensively about juvenile offenders and “the need for changing the systems that we have in place in order to make sure these things don’t continue to happen.”

Urban Voters Are the Focus of New Republican National Committee Office in New Britain

CT Examiner – March 3, 2022

“When you see us door-knocking in the projects you know what’s up – we’re coming to get your vote,” Republican city Mayor Erin Stewart said to cheers from dozens crammed into the space that was until recently her own campaign office. “This is our election to lose and we cannot let that happen.”

National Republicans set up shop in New Britain as they eye midterms

CT Insider – May 2, 2022

The space where the RNC has set up shop formerly housed Mayor Erin Stewart’s campaign office. The RNC has leased the space through the end of the year and has hired a full-time staffer to work out of the office.

Youth Prevention Council of New Britain honored by national anti-drug coalition

New Britain Herald – February 28, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart praised the group for their efforts in combating substance use and misuse in the community.

New Britain Common Council to consider adding language to Code of Ordinance for school building projects

New Britain Herald – February 25, 2022

In a Facebook Live before Wednesday nights’ meeting, Mayor Erin Stewart made references to investigations into state school building projects, including New Britain.

MIEL Coffee, with unique twist of using honey instead of sugar, celebrates opening in downtown New Britain

New Britain Herald – February 24, 2022

“It’s unique, it’s small, and it’s going to serve the folks that are living upstairs from here too,” Mayor Erin Stewart said at the coffee shop’s ribbon cutting Tuesday afternoon.

Dan Haar: Stefanowski at Erin Stewart’s ball sparks speculation over GOP ticket

Danbury News Times – February 14, 2022

Erin Stewart is easily the most important Republican in Connecticut who won’t appear on a ballot in 2022. Or will she?

New Britain reports nearly 4% increase to Grand List; plus list of top 10 taxpayers of the year

New Britain Herald – February 10, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart said the city has seen a growth in its Grand List consecutively for the past nine years.

New Britain partnering with energy company to turn food compost, cow manure into renewable energy

New Britain Herald – February 10, 2022

In an interview with the Herald, Mayor Erin Stewart said the project, which is contracted for the next 10 years, will power several schools in New Britain.

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart says she’s focused on running city, not running for lieutenant governor

New Britain Herald – February 8, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart said she will focus on the city of New Britain after rumors of a potential run for lieutenant governor were discussed during a television interview.

New Britain to honor several members of Black community with exhibit at City Hall

New Britain Herald – February 7, 2022

The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and Mayor Erin Stewart will unveil an exhibit at City Hall Wednesday that will feature nine prominent Black members of the community.

This Week in CT: New Britain mayor gives a tour of the big and small changes coming to the city

WTNH – February 6, 2022

New Britain often lives in the shadow of Hartford and West Hartford, but there is a new plan to make it the place to be in the Capital region. The mayor of the Hardware City gave Dennis House a tour of what’s changing, from big to small.

Long-delayed $1 billion fuel cell, data center in New Britain could start construction this year

Hartford Courant – February 3, 2022

“I’m still holding my breath for the next 60 days until those regulatory approvals go through, but once that happens all signs point to go,” Mayor Erin Stewart said this week.

New Britain officials, residents gather in Central Park for raising of Pan African flag

New Britain Herald – February 2, 2022

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said the city will exhibit a display on the 2nd floor of City Hall that will highlight the black individuals who have contributed to New Britain’s history. “The strength of diversity in our community is what makes New Britain so incredibly,” Stewart said. “Our city wouldn’t be the city we are today without the significant contributions from its black residents both past and present.”

STEWART: City’s new Plan of Conservation and Development maps out bright future for all of New Britain

New Britain Herald – February 1, 2022

You have heard me talk time and time again about the development projects happening throughout New Britain and with a simple look around you can physically see the block-by-block transformation occurring in almost every corner of our city.

New committee to consider, among many actions, developmental projects that benefit neighborhoods throughout city instead of just downtown

New Britain Herald – February 1, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart has created a committee to oversee the implementation of the city’s updated Plan of Conservation and Development.

Storm cleanup continued across region Sunday

New Britain Herald – January 30, 2022

“The City of New Britain did great with the snow storm yesterday,” New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said Sunday. “I am proud of our plow drivers. Even though we were short staffed everyone worked hard to get the roads clear and safe for our residents.”

Crews across Conn. prepare for Saturday’s winter storm

WTNH – January 27, 2022

“All of our trucks are GPS-equipped,” New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said. “In real-time, we can monitor and watch where our routes and where our drivers are and be able to reallocate resources accordingly if we see one neighborhood hasn’t been touched in a certain number of hours.”

At 34 And After 8 Years In Office, Connecticut’s ‘Miracle Mayor’ Looks Ahead

NewsMax – January 24, 2022

Eight years after she became the youngest (age 26) big-city mayor in the U.S., Erin Stewart not only coasted to a landslide fifth two-year term in New Britain, Conn., (population: 74, 135) but led a coalition of fellow Republicans and non-Republican friends to capturing 12 out of 15 seats on the City Council.

Residents will have chance to meet, chat with New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart

New Britain Herald – January 18, 2022                                  

Mayor Erin Stewart will host the first Mobile Mayor’s Office Thursday, Jan. 27 at Cafe Busy Bean, located 135 Main St. The purpose of the meet and greet events is to bring City Hall to the residents of New Britain. Residents will be able to ask Stewart any questions or stay for coffee and a chat.

New Britain schools to offer Narcan access, training in wake of overdoses at schools in Hartford, New Haven

New Britain Herald – January 17, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart shared the Facebook post by CSDNB and commented on the recent overdose. “You know the creation of NB Recovers is my baby,” Stewart said. “My heart breaks learning of what happened in Hartford.”

New Britain City Update

WTIC News Talk 1080 – January 17, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart, New Britain City update Tune in weekdays from 5:30-9 and get all the information you need to get your day started with Brian and Company.

Spurred by grant money, New Britain begins plans to renovate long-abandoned, blighted Polar building property

New Britain Herald – January 12, 2022

Mayor Erin Stewart said the city will partner with the owner of the Polar building, a former manufacturing and industrial property, to renovate the property into a mixed-income residential development with 62 rental units on the 1.5-acre site.

State puts up $1.3 million to help convert New Britain factory into mixed-income apartments

Hartford Courant – January 11, 2022

The $15 million project is an example of how CTfastrak — controversial when it opened seven years ago — has been a major plus for the city, Mayor Erin Stewart said.

New Britain holding second at-home covid test kits and masks distribution event

New Britain Herald – January 10, 2022

Stewart said the Consolidated School District of New Britain has already been provided additional covid-19 home test kits from the state and will distribute supplies at the discretion of the superintendent.

$15M project will turn blighted N. Britain property into mixed-income apartment development

Hartford Business Journal – January 10, 2022

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart and a developer have announced plans for a $15 million project that will turn a blighted property into a new mixed-use apartment development.

New Britain Updates with Mayor Erin Stewart

The River 105.9 – January 6, 2022

Here is Renee’s interview with Erin Stewart, Mayor of New Britain. She shares the latest COVID updates for New Britain and more!

Lee Elci Interview

Lee Elci – January 6, 2022

Lee Elci interviews Mayor Erin Stewart

Amato’s toy shop in New Britain closing after more than 60 years; stylish mid-rise apartment building on the way

Hartford Courant – January 6, 2022

“Amato’s Toy and Hobby is a landmark business in our city and has been a source of cherished memories for so many,” Mayor Erin Stewart said Wednesday afternoon. “Steve and Sheri Amato have been pillars of our community for decades.”

Thousands of cars line up to receive free covid-19 test kits in New Britain

New Britain Herald – January 4, 2022

“Today’s covid-19 home test kit and mask distribution event was incredibly successful due to the planning and coordination between our Emergency Services team and multiple city departments,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “We were able to get all of the test kits we received from the state into the hands of our residents to help everyone have easier access to testing as we continue to deal with the impact of the pandemic.”

New Britain holding an N95, at-home test kit distribution Tuesday

WTNH – January 4, 2022

“So, as my phone was ringing at 5 a.m. saying, ‘hey mayor, the line is on South Main Street all the way down to Schaller Auto.’ I said, ‘once we get set up, we need to open up early. We have enough to go around, at least get the traffic through,’” said Mayor Erin Stewart.

COVID-19 test kit distribution continues in a number of cities, towns today

WFSB – January 4, 2022

“The goal for today is to make sure as many individual home COVID kits can get into as many homes as possible, which is why one kit per car is what we decided to do,” said New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart.

Too few tests and long lines: As some towns distribute state supplied COVID test, others give them to at-risk residents

Hartford Courant – January 3, 2022

“We didn’t have to have staff working, we didn’t have to spend overtime — our plans weren’t impacted,” said Mayor Erin Stewart, who announced last week that she wouldn’t try to distribute tests before the New Year’s weekend.

ERIN STEWART: New Year looks bright for New Britain

New Britain Herald – January 3, 2022

Happy New Year New Britain! I hope over these past couple of weeks you had the chance to relax, connect with loved ones, and reflect on the past year.

Residents of certain New Britain buildings encouraged not to attend free covid test distribution event Tuesday

New Britain Herald – January 3, 2022

“Testing continues to be a crucial part of keeping our residents safe from covid-19,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. “These free at home rapid tests will allow individuals to know quickly if they have covid so they take the necessary measures to keep those around them safe.”

City handing out test kits Tuesday, Mayor says

New Britain Herald – January 2, 2022

The City is set to hand out covid-19 test kits on Tuesday, Mayor Erin Stewart announced over the weekend.

Rapid COVID test kits arrive in CT; Gov. admits ‘a day late and a dollar short’

FOX 61 – December 31, 2021

“We still don’t know how they are planning to divide those up for each municipality. So we don’t know how many we would have access to. The only question we have been asked is how quickly could we mobilize a pickup,” explained Mayor Stewart.

First shipment of at-home COVID tests arrive in the state

WFSB – December 31, 2021

Stewart has New Britain teaming up with the Hospital of Central Connecticut to get more testing for residents.

New Britain mayor discusses city’s plans for distributing at-home COVID tests

FOX61 – December 30, 2021

As the State of Connecticut experiences delays in shipments of at-home COVID tests, municipalities are trying to figure out when they can distribute them to people.

Connecticut failed to deliver at-home COVID-19 tests because supplier backed out, Gov. Ned Lamont says

Hartford Courant – December 30, 2021

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart had said all week that she wouldn’t schedule distribution until next Tuesday because she wasn’t certain the state would deliver on time.

Officials, community leaders in New Britain, Berlin give their New Year’s resolutions

New Britain Herald –December 20, 2021

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart said she looks forward to 2022 and the things she has planned for the city.

West Hartford town manager resigns to lead regional government council

Middletown Press –December 21, 2021

New Britain’s mayor, Erin Stewart, was recently named chair of the council and issued a statement praising Hart’s appointment.

Process of converting to LED high efficiency lights for New Britain city buildings has begun

New Britain Herald – December 6, 2021

Mayor Erin Stewart announced the Facilities Department has begun the process of replacing “inefficient lighting in several city-owned buildings.” The SMART City Committee stated more than 1,200 LED light fixtures are slated to be installed throughout city buildings.

City changing frequency of when residents need to pay water and sewer bills

New Britain Herald – December 6, 2021

In a Facebook post, Mayor Erin Stewart said the city will be mailing water and sewer bills every three months.

New Britain is looking for volunteers to serve on a variety of Boards, Commissions

New Britain Herald – December 2, 2021

Mayor Erin Stewart announced this week that the city will have several vacancies on the city’s Commissions and Boards.

New Britain updates billing system, makes it easier for residents

New Britain Herald – December 1, 2021

“We could all use a little help managing our finances these days, which was really the driving force behind making this upgrade to the City’s billing system,” said Stewart. “Mailing municipal bills more often will keep it top of mind for our residents and allow them to make more manageable payments.”

Area officials, leaders say what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving

New Britain Herald – November 24, 2021

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart is thankful she gets to continue her work in the city. “I am thankful for my family and the citizens of New Britain for electing me to another term so I can continue transforming our community into a better place for all,” she said.

ERIN STEWART: Bright future lies ahead for the City of New Britain

New Britain Herald – November 19, 2021

Improving the quality of life for all New Britain residents is at the core of every decision I make as your mayor. I certainly did not need any additional incentive to make this community a better place, but nothing motivates me more than the thought of my daughter being able to grow up in the very same city that has given me everything. <%