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HRA Wellness Resource Center Host HIV Survivor Soiree Fundraiser

By at May 31, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

HRA Wellness Resource Center Host HIV Survivor Soiree Fundraiser

For the first time in Connecticut HRA Wellness Resource Center will host the 1st Annual HIV Survivor Soiree Fundraiser honoring the lives of survivors across the state “A Life We Never Dreamed Of “on Friday June 8, 2018 at Casa Mi at the Hawthorne 2421 Berlin Turnpike Berlin CT from 6 – 10 p.m.. The Wellness Resource Center will honor “5 Pillars” across the more...

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Crowds Come Out for Memorial Day Parade

By at May 31, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Crowds Come Out for Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Services were held Wednesday and the feature program - The Memorial Day Parade – took place as residents lined the street for the celebration. A longer parade, lasting nearly an hour, took place compared to recent years. “We had a big crowd today. More community groups than ever signed up. They wanted to march and be a part of the parade,” said more...

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DMTS Open Doors on West Main Street Saturday

By at May 31, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

DMTS Open Doors on West Main Street Saturday

  After bringing a crowd around downtown to promote businesses who are sponsoring DMTS (Directing Musicians to Success) Radio, Deivone Tanksley gathered in front of his new studio building at 105B West Main St, to cut the ribbon for his new radio station on Saturday. “We just did our community walk and entered into sponsors establishments to show love in turn more...

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Should New Britain Residents Vote on an Annual Budget?

By at May 31, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Should New Britain Residents Vote on an Annual Budget?

  Although the City is not considering changing the charter to have residents vote on the budget, other towns such as Berlin do vote on that issue. The City Journal this month asked residents if they would like to vote on approval of the budget. Most residents said “no” for a variety of reasons. Bill Weber said, “No. It is not working well in more...

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NBYT Plans Magical Spring and Summer Performances

By at May 24, 2018 | 4:45 pm |

NBYT Plans Magical Spring and Summer Performances

Looking toward warmer days and school vacations, New Britain Youth Theater has announced programs and performances. Events in June include an interactive circus-themed mystery party, Murder Under the Big Top, for ages 10 through 18 on Saturday, June 9. Participants who register by May 27 will be given roles to improvise, and they must work together to find the killer more...

Entertainment

New Britain Bees Signings and Memorial Day Weekend Schedule

By at May 24, 2018 | 4:30 pm |

New Britain Bees Signings and Memorial Day Weekend Schedule

FORMER MAJOR LEAGUER TUIASOSOPO SIGNS WITH BEES The New Britain Bees today announced the signing of outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo. “We’re excited to bring Matt on board,” says Bees General Manager Brad Smith. “He adds another power bat to our lineup and also brings a veteran presence to our ballclub with five years of big league experience.” Matt more...

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Editor’s Note 5/24/2018

By at May 24, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

Editor’s Note 5/24/2018

I often talk about seeing a turnaround in New Britain. In the last few months it seems much has happened. Last year Mofongo opened and changed that corner. It is immensely popular. This week a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony happened for The Kitchen. It is owned by Mofongo owner Vincent Placeres. Hopes are he can bring the same success to that restaurant, in the more...

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The Kitchen Opens Up to Big Crowd

By at May 24, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

The Kitchen Opens Up to Big Crowd

Although the Kitchen, 136 Main St has been open a few weeks, a large crowd turned out last Friday for the official ribbon cutting. “The motivation and inspiration came from the huge success we already had in New Britain with Mofongo,” said Vincent Placeres, owner. “It gave me that energy to say why not do it again. Some people say why not Hartford? Why not more...

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Memorial Day Services and Parade Schedule Set

By at May 24, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

Memorial Day Services and Parade Schedule Set

Memorial Day Services will be held on May 24th and Saturday, May 30th and The Memorial Day Parade, to honors veterans, will also take place on May 30th. “The City of New Britain is proud to continue our tradition of honoring the sacrifices and contributions of our servicemen and women through our annual Memorial Day Parade,” Mayor Erin E. Stewart stated. “It is more...

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Listen up Musicians: City Sponsoring Jingle Contest

By at May 24, 2018 | 2:33 pm |

Listen up Musicians: City Sponsoring Jingle Contest

Are you good at making up words to a song? Can you write a catchy tune about New Britain? The city is looking to tap local talent in creating a jingle that can encapsulate its new tagline “Experience the New”. In January of 2017, New Britain embarked on a branding and marketing campaign to promote and highlight all that is new and changing in the city. The more...

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