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Pigskin Predictions

By at October 12, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

Pigskin Predictions

I was 11-3 in football picks this week putting my overall record at 41-18. Who would have thought after 5 weeks that the Patriots would be average, the Giants winless and the Jaguars would destroy Pittsburgh. Football is unpredictable. Philadelphia 28, Carolina 30 – Home team slight advantage Miami 13, Atlanta 31 – Blow out! Green Bay 33, Minnesota 21 more...

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Editor’s Note 10/12/2017

By at October 12, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

Editor’s Note 10/12/2017

Here we go, one day closer to Halloween. We are still looking for volunteers to be trunk or treaters on Halloween as well as raffle donations. Our raffle is Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at Grand Pizza on Main St. Candy donations can be made at the Downtown District, 66 Main St. If you want to participate or help with a donation, email me at nbcityjournal@yahoo.com I am excited more...

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A Campaign for New Britain, By New Britain

By at October 12, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

A Campaign for New Britain, By New Britain

By now, nearly every voter, every reader of this journal has seen our candidates campaigning throughout New Britain. All summer, sweating up the steep hills of our little city, our eager Democrats and their supporters, bringing a message of renewal to our hard-hitting town. Lead by the hardest worker, our candidate for mayor, Merrill Gay, we have knocked on thousands of more...

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Make the Right Choice

By at October 12, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

Make the Right Choice

It’s about 1 month till Election Day. Voters will go to the polls to choose the leaders of our city. They will have a choice to make. -They will have to choose if they want a leader who was willing to make the hard choices that brought our city from a $30 million deficit to a surplus and brought us an unprecedented 4 notch upgrade in our credit rating. -They more...

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Elections 2017 Wards 3 & 4

By at October 12, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

Elections 2017 Wards 3 & 4

The New Britain City Journal asked those running for Common Council this November to write profiles about themselves for the paper. Below are submissions from the candidates that responded. Ward 3 Iris Sanchez and Aram Ayalon (D) Iris Sanchez and Aram Ayalon, the two candidates for city council in Ward 3, are running for office on a platform of more social programs more...

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City to Offer Discount Prescription Program

By at October 12, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

City to Offer Discount Prescription Program

Lights, Bees Discussed The Common Council Wednesday night looked at various items including working with Pro-Act Inc. to join the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) Discount Prescription Drug Program. “Because we are a member of CCM this is offered to members at no cost. We can provide prescription savings to every resident of the City of New Britain more...

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Bi-Partisan BOE Leadership Bid Fails

By at October 12, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Bi-Partisan BOE Leadership Bid Fails

When the Republican party took over leadership of the Common Council and the Board of Education two years ago, one of the first things done was change the way leadership of the school board was done. Under Republican Nicholas Mercier (school board president) and former School Board President Democrat Sharon Beloin-Saavedra an agreement was reached that the Board of more...

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Despite State Budget Stalemate – New Britain on Solid Ground

By at October 12, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Despite State Budget Stalemate – New Britain on Solid Ground

The lack of a state budget is affecting many municipalities. In New Britain, officials said they started discussing the problems at the State level last fall. “The administration took steps last year and early this year to mitigate a potential shortfall from the state in revenue to the City,” said Finance Director Lori Granato. Under Governor Malloy’s more...

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Pigskin Predictions

By at October 5, 2017 | 4:30 pm |

Pigskin Predictions

I was 11-5 last week to put me at 30-15 for the year. A few surprises so far this season. I am surprised to see the Giants still winless at this point. I am surprised that Dallas is not as good as I expected. I don’t see the Patriots going to the Superbowl. Denver looks really good this year. It’s definitely going to be an interesting year. There are a lot of more...

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Editor’s Note 10/5/2017

By at October 5, 2017 | 4:15 pm |

Editor’s Note 10/5/2017

Only a few more weeks to Halloween. We are certainly having the Halloween Safe Zone this year from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. downtown on Oct. 31. A lot more news to come, but first please plan on attending our Halloween Pizza Party so we can raise funds for the event. It is on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6-9 p.m. at Grand Pizza on Main St. in the back room. It is a $10 donation and more...

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