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Movie Premiere Excites Residents with City Sites

By at November 30, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

Movie Premiere Excites Residents with City Sites

Residents finally got to see the movie made in New Britain “A Very Merry Toy Store” Sunday night on Lifetime and had mixed reviews. The movie was about Connie Forrester (Melissa Joan Hart), a young single mom, and Will DiNova (Mario Lopez). Each run their small, family-owned toy stores. Similar to their families, Connie and Will have been business rivals for more...

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NBYT Brings “The World’s Favorite Family Musical” to the Stage

By at November 30, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

NBYT Brings “The World’s Favorite Family Musical” to the Stage

The youth theater’s holiday musical, Annie Jr, is based on the comic strip that debuted in 1924 and the Broadway production from 1977. The musical tells the story of the young orphan Annie who is brought from her orphanage to spend Christmas with New York billionaire Oliver Warbucks for a life-changing experience. Among the songs are musical theater favorites more...

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Sheri and Steve Amato Named 2017 Person of the Year

By at November 30, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Sheri and Steve Amato Named 2017 Person of the Year

For the fourth year, the New Britain City Journal has named a person of the Year. For 2017, Sheri and Steve Amato have taken that honor. The Amatos, owners of Amato’s Toy and Hobby, were named for all they do for the City. “I think this is really cool. It is nice to be recognized,” said Steve. “We just enjoy participating in the community. It is a real more...

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Know the Facts on Snow Preparation

By at November 30, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Know the Facts on Snow Preparation

Snow will come down and all residents should be prepared for the arrival of the white flakes from the sky. There is one change in town as there will be real time Geographic Information System (GIS) at the City command center so officials can see where trucks are and what has been plowed making snow removal more efficient. “We did some modifications at the City more...

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New Britain Senior Center Holiday Bazaar Dec. 8

By at November 30, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

New Britain Senior Center Holiday Bazaar Dec. 8

‘Tis the season for Annual Holiday Bazaars. Crafters at the New Britain Senior Center are preparing a number of goods for all to purchase on Friday, Dec. 8. “We make most of the stuff, but some people who are cleaning out their houses give us some trinkets,” said Shirley Hiser. “We make knitted hats, potholders, children pillows with books and mitten sets. If more...

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Officials Demand Apology from Former Mayor Stewart

By at November 29, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

Officials Demand Apology from Former Mayor Stewart

State Representative Bobby Sanchez (D-New Britain) will be joined by local elected officials and community activists at a press conference today to denounce racially charged remarks by former New Britain Mayor, Timothy Stewart and demand a public apology for the comments he wrote on a Facebook page. Mr. Stewart’s comments referred to the Oak Street area and more...

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Berlin Parks and Recreation Santa’s Parlor

By at November 16, 2017 | 4:45 pm |

Berlin Parks and Recreation Santa’s Parlor

Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves invite all Berlin youth in Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade to visit them at Santa’s Parlor, Berlin Community Center, 230 Kensington Road on the Monday, November 27 and Tuesday, November 28, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Please do not arrive before 5:45 p.m. Santa is also asking everyone to bring a donation that will be used for the more...

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Pigskin Predictions

By at November 16, 2017 | 4:30 pm |

Pigskin Predictions

I was 10-4 this week putting my season record at 85-42. How bad are the New York Giants? They could be the worst team in football. The Patriots are getting better every week and are back in the mix. What an interesting football week. Tennessee 17, Pittsburgh 20 – Could go the other way. Detroit 38, Chicago 20 – Detroit has been sharp Jacksonville 27, more...

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Editor’s Note 11/16/2017

By at November 16, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

Editor’s Note 11/16/2017

Veteran’s Day is always such a special holiday. This year I watched veterans at the Hospital for Special Care be honored by the New Britain Elks. It was a great idea and was nice to see a new program. The City held its great program as well. I hope you were able to attend at least one event and take the time to thank a service person whether they served in the past or more...

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Don’t Cry, Everything Will Be All Right

By at November 16, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

Don’t Cry, Everything Will Be All Right

How often do we hear people running up to console a person grieving with, “Don’t cry? Everything will be all right.” It is true in the future things will become better, but at the present time, it hurts. It is a consuming pain that is there at bedtime and in the morning, requiring attention. Each person deals with grieving differently. There is no right or more...

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