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Editor’s Note 05/06/11

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Editor’s Note 05/06/11

I can’t help, but be excited about our new website. If you checked it out Tuesday evening, then you know we were the first one to get the news that Mayor Timothy Stewart was not running for re-election. Sometimes, knowing news in a weekly is difficult because of the wait. Our website it helping to get news to you faster. We, at the New Britain City Journal, can do it more...

Commentary

Resident Donates Winning Photography to NBMAA Auction

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Resident Donates Winning Photography to NBMAA Auction

Donors to the New Britain Museum of American Art’s (NBMAA) Party of the Year, (the Spring Gala fundraiser on April 30) were treated to a party of their own on April 28. As a “thank you,” Gala committee members, chaired by Carol Conry of Kensington, hosted a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception for the 150 artists who donated their artwork to the Gala’s live and more...

Entertainment

Get Rollin’ & Check Your Colon

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Get Rollin’ & Check Your Colon

One of the top fears in society is being diagnosed with cancer; however, what if I told you that some cancers can be detected early or prevented before harm? Most would see this as wonderful news and jump for the opportunity, if they knew about it. Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon and rectum which is the lower portion of your intestines. If not caught early more...

Health

Las Caribbenas Offers Prom Dresses, Hair Styling

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Las Caribbenas Offers Prom Dresses, Hair Styling

If you’re looking to shop for special occasion dresses such as proms, weddings and Sweet 16 there is no need to look outside of New Britain. Las Caribbenas, 417 Main St., holds all you need.   [media-credit name="Robin Vinci" align="alignleft" width="150"][/media-credit]The cute little salon was opened in 2005 by Santa Mora. Mora had worked at other stores more...

Business

Discipline that Makes Sense: Natural, Logical, and Imposed Consequences

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Discipline that Makes Sense: Natural, Logical, and Imposed Consequences

Quite often we hear a parent warning a child about the consequences of his or her behavior. Sometimes we watch and listen as frustrated moms and dads try to handle unruly children in the grocery store, only to make matters worse by yelling and yanking, or simply giving up and “yessing” to the demands of little ones. There is a way of addressing difficult behaviors more...

Health

Wanted: Good Mayor for New Britain

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Wanted: Good Mayor for New Britain

As Mayor Timothy Stewart made the long awaited announcement that he would not run for re-election Tuesday night, City residents can only wait to see in what direction our future will go. We will have a number of options. Already two (Democrats Tim O’Brien and Paul Catanzaro) have - and possibly a third candidate (Republican Mark Bernacki) may - throw their hat in the more...

Commentary

Clean-up Takes Place Around City

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Clean-up Takes Place Around City

You may notice the City is a bit cleaner this week. Last weekend the East Side NRZ and the North Oak NRZ were among the groups cleaning up litter and graffiti throughout New Britain. “These groups establish a sense of pride in the City,” said New Britain Police Chief William Gagliardi. “We all win with this.”   [media-credit name="Rachel Anonuevo" more...

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Counting Canine Calories in Our Pets

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Counting Canine Calories in Our Pets

Dogs, like humans, are healthier and happier when they maintain a wholesome diet which focuses on nutritious food and proper caloric intake. We’re all tempted to spoil our canine best friends by indulging them with extra cookies or treats, which is fine if done in appropriate measures. However, we must be both aware and concerned about the major health concerns our more...

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Race in the Park Ready to Go This Saturday

By at May 5, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Race in the Park Ready to Go This Saturday

All week long pink ribbons have been found across New Britain adorning street poles, trees, signs and buildings. It is in celebration of Saturday’s Race in the Park for breast cancer research. The Connecticut Breast Health Initiative took over the event 8 years ago in order to keep funds raised in the state. It was 18 years ago the Komen Foundation ran the race for more...

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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...

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