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Editor’s Note 7/12/2018

By at July 12, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

Editor’s Note 7/12/2018

It is so nice to see summer here again. No more cold days for a while and so much to do. The summer concerts at the Darius Miller Shell at Walnut Hill Park have begun. The Farmer’s Market at Central Park on Wednesdays started this week (see story on page 2). The New Britain Bees are back in town. There are various shows going on across the City. There are just a lot more...

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Buying Long Term Care Insurance for Your Parents

By at July 12, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

Buying Long Term Care Insurance for Your Parents

Are your parents adequately prepared for retirement? If not, are you planning to help them out? In many families, one or more adult children will step up to help Mom and Dad when they can no longer safely take care of themselves. That could mean time away from your family and job or pitching in financially to cover a variety of expenses. Your parents will more...

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Editor’s Note 6/28/2018

By at June 28, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

Editor’s Note 6/28/2018

This week I am glad to bring you a positive update on the downtown district. For years I have heard negative comments around it. Dirty, barren and unsafe were just a few of the adjectives used. Now, those in the area are actually seeing a real positive change. It is not as vibrant like 50-60 years ago. It is not dead either. It is coming into its own with new more...

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Take Refuge

By at June 28, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

Take Refuge

It’s a fast paced, ever changing world in which we live in. I invite you to step away from it and take a break at the perfect refuge – your library. Stop by, step inside and step aside from all the fast moving energy out there in today’s world – good, bad and sometimes draining. Take a breather. Relax, escape and unwind, if only for a brief time, you will enjoy more...

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When Your Parents Die With Debt

By at June 28, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

When Your Parents Die With Debt

At any age, the death of a parent is a difficult experience. But these days more adult children are dealing with an added stressor: the realization that Mom or Dad died with debt. In the past decade, there’s been a steep increase in debt among senior households. According to a report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute, half (49.8 percent) of families age 75 more...

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Editor’s Note 6/14/2018

By at June 14, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

Editor’s Note 6/14/2018

Budget cuts made on Saturday were certainly very interesting, but the controversy surrounding it was unnecessary. While the details on the budget are on page 1, the political nonsense behind it are disturbing. After two months of having the Mayor’s budget proposal, the New Britain Democrats could not produce a budget on the night it was due. Instead they tabled more...

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Editor’s Note 5/31/2018

By at May 31, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

Editor’s Note 5/31/2018

I’m not one to focus on national news, but I was outraged by Roseanne Barr’s comments this week on twitter. I will not repeat them because they were racist and uncalled for. I didn’t realize how racist this country has become until the last few years. Shame on me. I guess many people hid it until recently when it seemed to become okay in this country to be more...

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Kicking Off Summer

By at May 31, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

Kicking Off Summer

Get ready for a summer full of things to do at the library. Its official – summer arrives Thursday, June 21 at 6:07 a.m. and we are kicking off our summer activities on June 20 with our annual Summer Reading Bash on the lawn and inside, too. There will be day long activity as we promote sign up for all our summer reading clubs - with clubs for kids, teens and adults. 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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Editor’s Note 5/17/2018

By at May 17, 2018 | 3:45 pm |

Editor’s Note 5/17/2018

I apologize to those who have been looking for the City Journal the last two weeks. I had to travel out of state to finish some of my mom’s business. Hopefully, that is completed. A lot happened while I was gone. I could not recap everything. I would need more ads for a larger paper to do that. I was surprised and yes disappointed to see Mayor Erin Stewart run for more...

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