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Message about Capt. Tuttle from Police Chief William Gagliardi

By at May 4, 2011 | 6:03 pm |

Message about Capt. Tuttle from Police Chief William Gagliardi

Captain Matt Tuttle will be buried with full honors. A bus will transport officers, dispatchers and officials to the funeral home, to the church and to the interment. The Honor Guard will be present, Taps will be played, a bag pipe will play appropriate traditional police funeral music, and a salvo of firearms will be fired as a salute. We have requested that officers more...

Commentary , Feature

Mayor Stewart Will Not Run for Fifth Term

By at May 3, 2011 | 9:20 pm |

Mayor Stewart Will Not Run for Fifth Term

After eight years, Republican Mayor Timothy Stewart with tears in his eyes, announced Tuesday evening at a Republican Town Meeting that he will not run for re-election. “After careful consideration and consultation with my family, friends and political supporters, I have decided not to seek re-election to a fifth term as Mayor of the City of New Britain,” Stewart more...

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Editor’s Note 4/29/11

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Editor’s Note 4/29/11

I hope everyone had the chance to check out our website at www.nbcityjournal.com last week. We had a problem with our poll question function so some answers were deleted. Feel free to vote again. A new question will be out soon. It was nice to see temperatures in the 70s on Tuesday and Wednesday after months of complaining about snow and freezing temperatures. Don’t more...

Commentary

Winners of TD Bank Annual Fishing Derby Announced

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Winners of TD Bank Annual Fishing Derby Announced

Twenty-two contestants were given prizes. Winners selected their own prize from a table of sporting goods and equipment such as rods, reels, tackle boxes, nets, stringers, worm boxes, etc. Winners of the Tagged Fish were Emily Time and Tyler Olsen with a $200 Savings Bond. Each age division of the Derby had 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for most fish, longest fish and more...

Recreation

A Lesson in Helping Those Less Fortunate

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

A Lesson in Helping Those Less Fortunate

Students from Pope John Paul II School’s Student Council and National Junior Honor Society made a big impact upon their community recently. They collaborated to help New Britain’s Friendship Service Center by collecting needed food as well as going to the Arch St. facility and serving food to its needy residents. “We asked what kind of food they were most more...

New Britain Polish Life

Hardware City’s Peak Years

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Hardware City’s Peak Years

Downtown New Britain in bygone days held a special atmosphere. It was alive with activity, business and people. Residents consider 1920-60s the prime years of the City. What was it like? The Gates Building, then home to Michael’s Jewelers, maintained a hive of attorneys in its upper floors. The Burritt Hotel’s dining room was where one headed for special more...

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Streetscape Project Big Bonus

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Streetscape Project Big Bonus

Most people in the City seem to believe the Busway in New Britain is a good thing. There are, however, some that don’t. Many see it as a waste of money. In New Britain, that Busway project will make a huge positive impact. This week the City announced it received a $212,000 federal grant that will work to find ways to improve downtown. Without the Busway, it more...

Commentary

City Wide Community Baby Shower to be Held

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

City Wide Community Baby Shower to be Held

The New Britain Health Department will host a free community-wide baby shower for pregnant women who are city residents. The event will take place on Wednesday May 11 from 2-4 p.m. at the New Britain YWCA, 22 Glen St. There will be numerous raffle prizes given away, including car seats, strollers and other baby items. Refreshments will be provided. In addition, more...

Health

A Procession of Faith at Sacred Heart on Good Friday

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

A Procession of Faith at Sacred Heart on Good Friday

Sacred Heart parish in New Britain has held a processional commemoration of the Stations of the Cross since 2004. Fr. Stanislaw Dudek inspired and organized this event, beginning the solemn and beautiful tradition eight-years-ago. “All the credit goes to Fr. Dudek and Msgr. Plocharczyk,” said Joe Koczera of Newington, who portrayed Christ for the fifth straight more...

New Britain Polish Life

Princess Kate Brings Back Fascinators

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Princess Kate Brings Back Fascinators

As Kate Middleton and Prince William say their “I do’s” an old style is becoming in fashion again. Perhaps, you have seen a “Fascinator” on the head of the new Princess. “Fascinators have been worn for centuries in lieu of hats, primarily in the evening for dances and cotillions,” said Susan Whicher of New Britain who makes the headwear. “They are more...

Business , Feature