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Royal Tire Serves City for 59 Years

By at July 1, 2011 | 8:22 am |

Royal Tire Serves City for 59 Years

As a kid many may remember going to Royal Tire, then on South Main St., to get a free flat tire repair for your bicycle. After 59 years, the service station has moved, but still takes great care of its customers. “My dad Howard Percival and Dick Owen were partners and began the company in 1952,” said Dick Percival who owns and runs the shop today. “It was at 1585 more...

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Criollisimo Restaurant: Authentic Puerto Rican Fare

By at June 17, 2011 | 9:03 am |

Criollisimo Restaurant: Authentic Puerto Rican Fare

If you are looking for some of the best Puerto Rican food available, New Britain’s Criollisimo Restaurant on Arch St., is the place to go. Criollisimo which means “it’s authentic”, began in 1999 by Brenda Torres. The restaurant offers a luncheon/dinner menu as well as catering and take-out. “My father and my mom came to New Britain and I grew up in the more...

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Trinity Loses Grants for 2 Positions

By at June 17, 2011 | 8:55 am |

Trinity Loses Grants for 2 Positions

Grant money has run out leaving two job positions vacant at Trinity on Main (TOM). Executive Director Anne Pilla and Fred D’Aprile, production manager, will no longer be at TOM. “The reason is clearly financial,” said Gary Robinson, member of the board of directors at Trinity on Main. “A lot of the jobs here are grant driven. As long as we receive the grants more...

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Newly Designed Raphael Building Gets Tenants

By at June 10, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Newly Designed Raphael Building Gets Tenants

It didn’t take long for Jasko Development to make huge progress to a City eyesore. This past March, the building at 87-105 West Main St. known as the Raphael Building was foreclosed upon. Many long time businesses occupied the property, but the building was in bad shape with little heat, leaking roofs and windows and siding falling apart. “We pursued the more...

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Oktoberfest is Everyday at East Side Restaurant

By at May 27, 2011 | 9:00 am |

Oktoberfest is Everyday at East Side Restaurant

If you are looking for a preview of September’s Oktoberfest, there is no need to wait. The East Side Restaurant, 131 Dwight St., celebrates the event everyday. The restaurant began in the early 1900s, but was purchased 12 years ago by Shari, Barbara and Nick Augustino. “My daughter (Shari) and I were working in the restaurant consulting business. She just turned 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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Avery’s Beverages Introduces “So Long, Osama”

By at May 13, 2011 | 9:34 pm |

Avery’s Beverages Introduces “So Long, Osama”

Throughout the year’s Avery’s Beverages of New Britain has come out with many memorable soda flavors like, “Jingle Juice”, “Yellow Snow” and “Dick Blu-menthol”. But, its newest brand is one resident’s will be happy to drink. Avery’s just introduced “So Long, Osama” which is a blood orange flavor. “It was an historic event,” said Rob Metz, more...

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Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union Opens on West Main St.

By at May 11, 2011 | 5:18 pm |

Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union Opens on West Main St.

Although Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union had a good following on Curtis St., many residents still did not realize it existed. On Wednesday the credit union held its grand opening at a highly visible 955 West Main St. “In 2001 we merged with the Stanley Credit Union,” said Lisa Asadourian, vice president of marketing. “This is a better location. We were kind of more...

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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...

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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...

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