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NBHS Receives Christmas Miracle

By at December 7, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

NBHS Receives Christmas Miracle

New Britain High School is decked out for the Christmas season as Ald. Robert Smedley led an effort Sunday to inspire students for the holidays by decorating the school. “I had an idea of decorating the first floor of the New Britain High School hallway to have holiday spirit and boost morale of the kids,” said Smedley, an alderman, who also works for the more...

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New Park Becomes Reality

By at December 7, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

New Park Becomes Reality

Residents will no longer be heading to other towns to skateboard. On Saturday the City officially opened a revamped skateboard park at Stanley Quarter Park. According to Mayor Erin E. Stewart, the skate park gets a lot of use and skateboarders having been asking for improvements for quite some time. It was also getting unsafe to use. “This was put in about 17 more...

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Top 10 Winners 2017 New Britain/Berlin Winners Announced

By at December 7, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Top 10 Winners 2017 New Britain/Berlin Winners Announced

Throughout the year the City Journal posted many Top 10 categories for New Britain and Berlin. Members of the New Britain City Journal Facebook group were invited to vote for their favorites. On pages 2 and 3 are photographs of the first place winners in each category. Here is a brief recap of the 2017 winners. [caption id="attachment_15010" align="alignnone" more...

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Senior Center Newsletter

By at November 30, 2017 | 5:15 pm |

Senior Center Newsletter

Please join us for our annual Holiday Breakfast! The Senior Center Staff is happy to provide a pancake breakfast for any interested member. Friday, Dec. 15 from 8 to 10 a.m. Breakfast is Free of Charge (City Employees invited from 7-8 a.m.) The Senior Center Greenhouse is currently being constructed! Once completed, a variety of programs and classes will be more...

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Pigskin Predictions

By at November 30, 2017 | 5:00 pm |

Pigskin Predictions

9-5 two weeks ago to put me at 94-47 for the year. A few teams surprise me – Dallas and Kansas City. These were top 5 teams who seem to have lost it. They are so bad right now. I hope each gets a bit of that bluster back. Who looks good? My Top 5 will tell you that. Washington 23, Dallas 20 – Afraid to pick Cowboys Minnesota 28, Atlanta 24 – Game of more...

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New Britain Industrial Museum Opens December 2

By at November 30, 2017 | 4:30 pm |

New Britain Industrial Museum Opens December 2

Come experience the history and story of New Britain in the Industrial Museum’s new location – 59 West Main Street. From 10 – 4 on Saturday December 2 visitors will be able to see how the former Leaves and Pages space has been transformed into the New Britain Industrial Museum. “With Arlene & Dan’s love of New Britain it is appropriate that this is the more...

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Editor’s Note 11/30/2017

By at November 30, 2017 | 4:15 pm |

Editor’s Note 11/30/2017

I could not be prouder than to name Sheri and Steve Amato as our Persons of the Year for 2017. I have seen these two continually do whatever they can to help the residents of New Britain and beyond. Besides bringing in the movie (A Very Merry Christmas Store), raising money and goods for the Salvation Army and helping needy children with toys, they have been on City more...

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There’s No Bah Humbug Here!

By at November 30, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

There’s No Bah Humbug Here!

It’s coming to the time of year when it is easy to lose sight of the meaning of the holidays. With the hustle and bustle of getting ready, the stress and demands on your time might detract your attention from the important ones in your lives. Instead, let the library bring some merry to your day, help you with the holiday preparation and make this time a bit less more...

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Tree Lighting Set for Tuesday

By at November 30, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

Tree Lighting Set for Tuesday

The New Britain Downtown District and the City of New Britain is pleased to be celebrating the annual lighting of the “City of New Britain Downtown Christmas Tree” in Downtown New Britain, Tuesday, Dec. 5th. The lighting celebration will take place between 4 and 7:30 p.m. in Central Park, on Main Street, Downtown New Britain. The annual highlight of the celebration more...

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TubaChristmas Scheduled for Dec. 16

By at November 30, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

TubaChristmas Scheduled for Dec. 16

Dozens of amateur and professional tuba and lower brass musicians of all ages from the region – and beyond – are tuning up for the annual New Britain TubaChristmas, set to take the stage at Trinity-on-Main on Dec. 16. New Britain attorney Anne Marshall has organized the event since its debut in 2015 and continues to be gratified by the response, which has more...

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