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OIC New Britain Honors Paul Salina at Their Annual Gala for 2018

By at May 17, 2018 | 4:00 pm |

OIC New Britain Honors Paul Salina at Their Annual Gala for 2018

There are so many heroes in our history books, but New Britain has an individual who for many years has been a local hero for the youth, parents and community of New Britain and to OIC. Paul Salina will be recognized with the highest award an individual or business can receive from OIC on June 1st at the St George Greek Hall at 5 p.m. The Annual Gala is a great more...

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Editor’s Note 5/17/2018

By at May 17, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

Editor’s Note 5/17/2018

I apologize to those who have been looking for the City Journal the last two weeks. I had to travel out of state to finish some of my mom’s business. Hopefully, that is completed. A lot happened while I was gone. I could not recap everything. I would need more ads for a larger paper to do that. I was surprised and yes disappointed to see Mayor Erin Stewart run for more...

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Parks and Recreation Offering Great Spring/Summer Programs

By at May 17, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

Parks and Recreation Offering Great Spring/Summer Programs

The Parks, Recreation, and Community Services summer brochure has arrived and it is a fun-filled 38 page brochure. If you’re looking for something for the young ones, the department offers a variety of camps, swim lessons, and an assortment of recreational programs. There’s plenty for adults too, including swim lessons, yoga in the park, kickball league, aqua more...

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Tango Festival Coming to City This Month

By at May 17, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

Tango Festival Coming to City This Month

Do you like to tango? How about watching others do the dance? The Garage Dance Studio & Gallery & Hartford Argentine Tango Society, located at 1385 East St. New Britain, is sponsoring and organizing its second annual Alegria Mini Tango Festival on May 25- 27. The festival will go from noon through 1 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at both the garage more...

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Quarters for Stanley Quarter

By at May 17, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Quarters for Stanley Quarter

The City is looking to raise between $12,000 (the amount the City is short in funds) and $100,000 for this year’s Great American Boom on July 4. Alderman Brian Keith Albert came up with the idea of raising money through quarter donations for the event. “Initially I was thinking we couldn’t afford the fireworks in the City. Most people were looking at it as a more...

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Facade Uncovered

By at May 17, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Facade Uncovered

Watching the facade removed at 222 Main St., a five story 66,570-square foot building that was built in 1885, was bittersweet for Christopher and Peggy Porter. The building was formerly owned by B.C. Porter, who used it primarily for retail purposes. Before the Porter family sold the property in 1985, it was known as the B. C. Porter and Sons Furniture Store, whose more...

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Political Convention Brings Surprise

By at May 17, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Political Convention Brings Surprise

Mayor Stewart Chooses to Run for Lt. Governor New Britain Mayor Erin E. Stewart survived the GOP nomination weekend, but she will not be running for Governor this year. In what many people called “a surprise” on Friday, Stewart announced she had decided to run for Lt. Governor instead. On Tuesday she made her first live broadcast on Facebook to explain to her more...

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Choral Singers Invited to Apply to Sing in CONCORA’s 2018 Summer Festival

By at April 26, 2018 | 4:45 pm |

Choral Singers Invited to Apply to Sing in CONCORA’s 2018 Summer Festival

Experienced choral singers are invited to apply by May 20, 2018 to participate in CONCORA’s Summer Festival, “Wonderful Town! A Bernstein Centenary.” The Festival runs from July 29 through August 4. All events take place at Bethany Covenant Church in Berlin. Now in its 20th season, CONCORA’s Summer Festival offers amateur singers an opportunity to rehearse, more...

Entertainment

Pinstripe Press

By at April 26, 2018 | 4:15 pm |

Pinstripe Press

It is way too early in the season for many negative naysayers. As I scanned the Yankees groups on Facebook, I saw a lot of negative comments. People were saying the Yankees will not make the playoffs and they can only hope to vie for a wild card spot. Granted the Boston Red Sox are playing phenomenally, but it is still April. Why are so many people giving up on more...

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Editor’s Note 4/26/2018

By at April 26, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

Editor’s Note 4/26/2018

I do not know how the public feels, but the power struggle coming from the Common Council is an outrage. This week they set a resolution for a hiring freeze. Although I am in favor of a hiring freeze, the Democratic led Council has no right, according to charter, to make this resolution. This appears to be an attempt to take control away from Mayor Erin more...

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