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You Should Set Your Sights on Healthy Eyes

By at May 20, 2011 | 7:15 am |

You Should Set Your Sights on Healthy Eyes

Don’t let poor eye health get the best of you. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) recommends that people age 40 and older make an appointment with their eye doctor if they have not had their eyesight checked recently. According to AAO, it is important to identify any problems as soon as possible, because early signs of eye disease and changes in vision may more...

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Thank You for a Great Year

By at May 20, 2011 | 7:15 am |

Thank You for a Great Year

When we started the first edition of the New Britain City Journal one year ago, we encountered a lot of naysayers. A lot of people did not think a weekly newspaper could succeed in New Britain. There was plenty of reasons to be skeptical. We had a lot to prove. And, we are glad to have proved them wrong. This edition marks our one year anniversary. It has been a more...

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Local Polish Art Group Travels to ArtExpo New York

By at May 20, 2011 | 7:12 am |

Local Polish Art Group Travels to ArtExpo New York

Several members of the Polish Society of Artists (under the auspices of the Polish American Foundation of CT in New Britain), recently took a trip to the 33rd International ArtExpo in New York/ The ArtExpo bills itself as the world’s largest fine art trade show, providing access to thousands of wholesale works from artists showcasing prints, paintings, drawings, more...

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Editor’s Note 5/20/11

By at May 20, 2011 | 7:12 am |

Editor’s Note 5/20/11

It seems budget cuts cannot be avoided as the main topic of conversation this week. Both the school board and the City are facing major cuts. Page 1 is filled with news about the cuts. On Monday night the board of education used a two percent set aside available from the state to save all day kindergarten. On Tuesday, school board and common council members met to more...

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Lyme Disease – Know the Facts

By at May 20, 2011 | 7:10 am |

Lyme Disease – Know the Facts

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. While ticks can be active in nearly every month of the year, the month of May seems to be the time when they are the most prevalent in the Northeast. In Connecticut, the epicenter of what is now called a pandemic, Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness. What we now know as Lyme disease was first reported in 1977 as Lyme more...

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Liturgical Artist Speaks at CCSU Recently

By at May 20, 2011 | 7:10 am |

Liturgical Artist Speaks at CCSU Recently

Mark Czarnecki, Polish-American iconographer (liturgical artist) recently presented a lecture on one of the most revered images in Poland – the Black Madonna, known also as “Our Lady of Czestochowa.” The lecture was sponsored by the Godlewski Evening of Polish Culture through CCSU’s Stanislaus A. Blejwas Endowed Chair of Polish and Polish American Studies. more...

New Britain Polish Life

Are you Interested in Buying a HUD Property?

By at May 20, 2011 | 7:10 am |

Are you Interested in Buying a HUD Property?

If you are a home buyer, you might see listings that indicate, HUD property. HUD stands for Housing and Urban Development. What are HUD listings? HUD properties are listed with local Neighborhood Listing Brokers and represent properties that had been mortgaged through government backed loans such as FHA or CHFA. The lender has foreclosed and turned the property over more...

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Mayor Details ‘Drastic’ Cuts

By at May 19, 2011 | 5:05 pm |

Mayor Details ‘Drastic’ Cuts

On April 13, Mayor Timothy Stewart announced that there would be a 10 percent cut ($10.4 million) across the City side of the budget. This week, he detailed where those cuts would occur. “I asked department heads for their recommendations for implementing a 10 percent across-the-board cut to their departments,” Stewart said in a memo to the Common Council. “Many more...

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Council, BOE Discuss Budget

By at May 19, 2011 | 3:03 pm |

Council, BOE Discuss Budget

  There may have been a few moments of disagreements, but overall the Board of Education and Common Council agreed on the most important thing, ‘there just isn’t enough money for everything needed’. “This is a difficult situation, but we are all in it for the right reasons” said Mayor Pro Tempore Michael Trueworthy at a joint meeting Tuesday night between more...

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Announcing Martin Rosol’s Online Store

By at May 19, 2011 | 7:15 am |

Announcing Martin Rosol’s Online Store

Those living across the United States can now get Martin Rosols products delivered right to their door. The company now offers products delivered by going to www.martinrosolsinc.com. Martin Rosol’s, Inc. has been a New Britain family business since 1928 producing quality kielbasa, frankfurts, and assorted luncheon meats. Martin Rosol established the business in his more...

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