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Borinquen Bakery Celebrates New Store Grand Opening

By at February 16, 2017 | 5:00 pm |

Borinquen Bakery Celebrates New Store Grand Opening

Sixteen years ago Mary Ortiz and her daughter Katherine Robles decided to build a Puerto Rican bakery. After much success, it was time to expand. On Wednesday the family celebrated a new beginning as the City held a ribbon cutting ceremony and the Secretary of State gave them a proclamation at their new larger store at 610 Arch St. “We went from 3,000 square feet more...

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Cassena Care Employees Dedicated to Its Residents

By at February 9, 2017 | 5:15 pm |

Cassena Care Employees Dedicated to Its Residents

When choosing a facility for a loved one, “don’t just go by what you read. Go to the facility, walk around and look. And not during the regular working hours when everyone is at the facility. Go on the odd hours and on the weekend. That’s how you truly know how the facility is doing,” advises Kimberly Coleman, Administrator for Cassena Care of New Britain. more...

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Making it in New Britain – City Gas

By at January 19, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Making it in New Britain – City Gas

South Main Street’s City Gas is known for low prices on gasoline, but it also serves up something rare – manners. The combination has made the American dream a winning success for its owner. Born in Punjab, India, Kanwalpreet Singh came to America in 1996. “America is still seen by the rest of the world as the land of opportunity. It has a very good more...

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AFC Urgent Care Opens Its Doors

By at October 6, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

AFC Urgent Care Opens Its Doors

New Britain’s newest health care facility opened its doors on Tuesday as American Family Care (AFC) Urgent Center at 135 East Main St. The site of the former Taco Bell. “We are like a doctor’s office that does a broad scope of practice,” said Tom Kelly who is the president and owner along with Ron Krippner. “We have the ability to handle most orthopedic more...

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Bringing Brewing Back

By at September 22, 2016 | 2:10 pm |

Bringing Brewing Back

New Britain may have lost Cremo Brewery in the 1950’s, but soon it will have Alvarium Beer. Three brewers are bringing back beer made in New Britain. Co-owners Mike Larson (operations manager), Chris DeGasero (head brewer) and Brian Bugnacki (sales and support) will be opening a 5,000 square foot space on John Downey Drive on Oct. 1. Each has been in the business more...

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Mayor Stewart Presents “Beautification” Award to Criollisimo

By at September 22, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Mayor Stewart Presents “Beautification” Award to Criollisimo

After recent improvements to the exterior of Criollisimo Restaurant, 340 Arch Street, Mayor Erin E. Stewart presented the owner the city’s next “Beautification” award on Wednesday. Criollisimo is an award-winning restaurant that has been serving Puerto Rican cuisine on Arch Street—recently designated “Barrio Latino”—since 1992. The owner, Brenda Torres, more...

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New Owners Take Over at A1 Transmission

By at September 15, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

New Owners Take Over at A1 Transmission

A New Britain father/son duo are the new owners of A1 Transmission at 51 Wooster St. Andrew and Jay Salvio, of New Britain, purchased the business as former owner Jean Leclerc is retiring and plans to move to South Carolina. “My son has been in the automobile business for 7 years. I’ve worked in business and have a business degree, but never worked in this more...

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Hot Harry’s Holds Official Ribbon Cutting

By at September 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Hot Harry’s Holds Official Ribbon Cutting

If you are craving a burrito or other Mexican food, you no longer have to drive to the Berlin Turnpike. Two weeks ago Hot Harry’s opened their doors at 1470 East St. On Monday, the City celebrated the new restaurant with a ribbon cutting ceremony. “We are elated to have them in town. Their reputation already has been outstanding,” said Bill Carroll, economic more...

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Baldwin Media Radio Studio Holds Ribbon Cutting

By at September 8, 2016 | 2:45 pm |

Baldwin Media Radio Studio Holds Ribbon Cutting

There is a new radio studio in the City and it has brought back a popular State radio personality in Sebastian. A former radio star for many years on WCCC, WZMX and WTIC, his new show is called “Sebastian Uncensored”. It is located at the new Baldwin Media Radio Studio on Grove St. The show runs 7-10 a.m. weekdays and can be heard using an app on itunes or google more...

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Crazed Out Sports Offers Official Sports Merchandise

By at August 18, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Crazed Out Sports Offers Official Sports Merchandise

Crazed Out Sports owners Scott Stephenson of Southington and Eric Bouffard of Rocky Hill, both carpenters by trade, were looking for a spot to open their new sports merchandise store. They searched until they found one in the perfect space in New Britain, not too far from the New Britain Bees and the town of Berlin, at 450 South Main St. On July 5, the duo opened the more...

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