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Keep a Laundry Basket in the Closet

By at September 2, 2011 | 10:15 am |

Keep a Laundry Basket in the Closet

Dear Les is More: I do not have the time to clean my closet, but is there one thing that I can do now? Thanks! Anne Dear Anne: Congrats on wanting to get organized. Yes, there is a very easy way to start. I want you to put a laundry basket on the floor of your closet. When you are getting ready in the morning or any other time and trying on clothes and you try on more...

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Mayoral Views – Alderman Paul Catanzaro (D)

By at August 29, 2011 | 1:18 pm |

Mayoral Views – Alderman Paul Catanzaro (D)

The New Britain City Journal is asking candidates for Mayor questions every three weeks related to the City. It is our hope this will give residents time to understand their views and make a proper choice for mayor. The question posed to candidates this week was “Do you think the Board of Education needs to get an increase in funding in 2012?” The following more...

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Mayoral Views – Alderman Mark Bernacki (R)

By at August 26, 2011 | 11:15 am |

Mayoral Views – Alderman Mark Bernacki (R)

The New Britain City Journal is asking candidates for Mayor questions every three weeks related to the City. It is our hope this will give residents time to understand their views and make a proper choice for mayor. The question posed to candidates this week was “Do you think the Board of Education needs to get an increase in funding in 2012?” The following candidates more...

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Mayoral Views – State Rep. Tim O’Brien (D-endorsed)

By at August 26, 2011 | 11:00 am |

Mayoral Views – State Rep. Tim O’Brien (D-endorsed)

The New Britain City Journal is asking candidates for Mayor questions every three weeks related to the City. It is our hope this will give residents time to understand their views and make a proper choice for mayor. The question posed to candidates this week was “Do you think the Board of Education needs to get an increase in funding in 2012?” The following more...

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Mayoral Views – Former Mayor Lucian Pawlak (D)

By at August 26, 2011 | 10:45 am |

Mayoral Views – Former Mayor Lucian Pawlak (D)

The New Britain City Journal is asking candidates for Mayor questions every three weeks related to the City. It is our hope this will give residents time to understand their views and make a proper choice for mayor. The question posed to candidates this week was “Do you think the Board of Education needs to get an increase in funding in 2012?” The following candidates more...

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Editor’s Note 8/26/2011

By at August 26, 2011 | 9:30 am |

Editor’s Note 8/26/2011

As Hurricane Irene prepares to hit land somewhere in the United States, I can’t help but recall Hurricanes of the past that hit New Britain. In 1976 (the first one I can recall) was Hurricane Belle. It didn’t seem to turn into much, but we drove around looking at downed trees. I was 13 and thought it was unreal. In 1984 was Hurricane Gloria. I remember the more...

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National Library Card Month – Come in and Dance!

By at August 26, 2011 | 9:15 am |

National Library Card Month – Come in and Dance!

September is National Library Card month. Don’t have a library card? Celebrate this month with us and get one. It’s the smartest card that you can have. Let me give you some excellent reasons to have a card. Your job is to add the word “free” at the end of each sentence. Borrow books, movies, music CDs, magazines, downloadable books and videos. Use our more...

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Editor’s Note 8/19/2011

By at August 19, 2011 | 9:50 am |

Editor’s Note 8/19/2011

You will often hear me talking about New Britain’s past and how the future is getting better. I wonder how many readers are actually New Britainites? It seems there are a lot of people who talk and write about New Britain who really don’t know what it was like growing up in this City or being part of its community. How can someone understand New Britain when they more...

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Facts About the Busway Project

By at August 19, 2011 | 9:40 am |

Facts About the Busway Project

Due to a lack of facts, the New Britain City Journal, felt it important to put out the facts on the new busway plan. The New Britain-Hartford Busway will be a dedicated bus rapid transit facility along a 9.4 mile corridor between New Britain and downtown Hartford. The Busway will be constructed in an abandoned railroad right-of-way from New Britain to just south of more...

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Editor’s Note 8/12/2011

By at August 12, 2011 | 10:00 am |

Editor’s Note 8/12/2011

We have worked our way from Number 800 to Number 116 in the favorite park in America poll. In order for Willow Brook Park to win $100,000 and be named Favorite Park in America, more votes are needed. Vote now at www.LivePositively.com. It would be great to see New Britain win two contests in one year. If you have Facebook, share the link and encourage City residents to more...

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