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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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Editor’s Note 9/28/2017

By at September 28, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

Editor’s Note 9/28/2017

I want to thank everyone who advertised in this week’s paper. Last week we were unable to print one due to lack of ads. I am hoping that does not become a trend. Please support us. Email us at nbcityjournal@yahoo.com. I’ve had several people ask me how I feel about the NFL kneeling during the National Anthem. A tough one. I always stand, but I also understand those more...

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October is Fire Safety Month

By at September 28, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

October is Fire Safety Month

One of my favorite parts of being a parent is when my kids come home from school excited about what they had learned during the day. During October—fire safety month—the excitement level is usually off the charts after firefighters visit their school to conduct a fire safety public education program. The New Britain Fire Department (NBFD) has already scheduled more...

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Editor’s Note 9/14/2017

By at September 14, 2017 | 4:15 pm |

Editor’s Note 9/14/2017

When it comes to having a dog park in the City, I have mixed feelings. I own a dog and frequently bring her to dog parks in other cities. Most of the time, it is very nice. Occasionally, a bigger dog is aggressive towards my little Schnocker (Schnauzer/Cocker Spaniel mix). Sometimes I will see two dogs growl and go after each other. It is not too often, but it does more...

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We Will Get There!!!

By at September 14, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

We Will Get There!!!

What is the main factor people used in choosing what city they move to? How good are their schools? For years, the schools in New Britain were the reason people either didn’t move here or why they moved out. We consistently were rated one of the worst in the state. One of our schools came in last for test scores for the entire state and needed state intervention. more...

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Tax and Spend Republicans

By at September 14, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

Tax and Spend Republicans

We hear a lot from New Britain Republicans these days about how they brought our financial house in order. First, remember that for 12 out of the last 14 years we have had a Republican mayor. The two years when we had a Democrat, there was No Tax Increase. Our opposition told everyone that we had raised taxes. When we called people before that election, we had the tax more...

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