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Choosing the Next Mayor

By at November 2, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

Choosing the Next Mayor

The 2017 vote for Mayor is an easy one. Mayor Erin E. Stewart is the choice to lead New Britain. There are more reasons as to why her leadership is vital than can fit into this endorsement, but we will name as many as we can. Number one, she not only brought New Britain out of bankruptcy, but has led it to a financial surplus despite not having a State budget for more...

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Editor’s Note 10/26/2017

By at October 26, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

Editor’s Note 10/26/2017

I try to let people speak and have a voice. But, I will not tolerate misinformation. In a letter on this page and on our Facebook page, people have said that Mayor Erin Stewart’s predecessor did not try to sell the water department and she has done it. That information is false. Mayor Stewart did try to sell a well in Patton Brook well. Never did she attempt to sell more...

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Unleash Your Inner Musician

By at October 26, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

Unleash Your Inner Musician

Borrow an acoustic guitar at the library! We’re thrilled to announce that musicians at any level, from novice to virtuosos, will be able to borrow a guitar in our pilot program, starting in November. Thanks to a very generous donation from an anonymous donor, a new collection has been added to the library. We now have several guitars to borrow for adults, teens and more...

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Editor’s Note 10/19/2017

By at October 19, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

Editor’s Note 10/19/2017

Halloween is getting here quickly. Tonight is our Halloween Pizza Party Fundraiser. We need to raise at the least $5,000 for the event. Please consider coming to the fundraiser on Thursday, Oct 19 at 6 p.m. at Grand Pizza, 136 Main St. Cost is $10 per person and includes pizza and beverages. Of course, we have a great raffle as well. All money goes toward the NB Halloween more...

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Marco Costa and Team Rubicon

By at October 19, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

Marco Costa and Team Rubicon

This fall, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria wreaked havoc in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Many of us have family and friends living in these areas -- especially in Florida and Puerto Rico -- who experienced firsthand the devastation wrought by these storms. Anyone who has seen news footage of the aftermath of these storms could not help but empathize with those who more...

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Editor’s Note 10/12/2017

By at October 12, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

Editor’s Note 10/12/2017

Here we go, one day closer to Halloween. We are still looking for volunteers to be trunk or treaters on Halloween as well as raffle donations. Our raffle is Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at Grand Pizza on Main St. Candy donations can be made at the Downtown District, 66 Main St. If you want to participate or help with a donation, email me at nbcityjournal@yahoo.com I am excited more...

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A Campaign for New Britain, By New Britain

By at October 12, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

A Campaign for New Britain, By New Britain

By now, nearly every voter, every reader of this journal has seen our candidates campaigning throughout New Britain. All summer, sweating up the steep hills of our little city, our eager Democrats and their supporters, bringing a message of renewal to our hard-hitting town. Lead by the hardest worker, our candidate for mayor, Merrill Gay, we have knocked on thousands of more...

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Make the Right Choice

By at October 12, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

Make the Right Choice

It’s about 1 month till Election Day. Voters will go to the polls to choose the leaders of our city. They will have a choice to make. -They will have to choose if they want a leader who was willing to make the hard choices that brought our city from a $30 million deficit to a surplus and brought us an unprecedented 4 notch upgrade in our credit rating. -They more...

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Editor’s Note 10/5/2017

By at October 5, 2017 | 4:15 pm |

Editor’s Note 10/5/2017

Only a few more weeks to Halloween. We are certainly having the Halloween Safe Zone this year from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. downtown on Oct. 31. A lot more news to come, but first please plan on attending our Halloween Pizza Party so we can raise funds for the event. It is on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6-9 p.m. at Grand Pizza on Main St. in the back room. It is a $10 donation and more...

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The Library to the Rescue with Mobile Printing

By at October 5, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

The Library to the Rescue with Mobile Printing

Ok so you’re home and go to print off a document which, of course, you need now but your printer isn’t working or you are out of ink. Or you are already on the road when you remember you needed to print something to bring with you. The library to the rescue! Send what you need printed to the library via the Internet or an email, from your smartphone, iPad, tablet or more...

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