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Editor’s Note 7/8/2011

By at July 8, 2011 | 8:45 am |

Editor’s Note 7/8/2011

Every year it seems the New Britain fireworks are the best ever. This year was no exception. It sure seemed the crowd of 40,000-50,000 thought so too. I have never seen a crowd so big turnout for the City’s fireworks. The streets were chaotic with people seeking a place to view the pyrotechnic show. Amazing photographer Eva Gryk supplied us with our page 1 photo. more...

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Kitchen Storage Products Can be Tricky

By at July 5, 2011 | 9:00 am |

Kitchen Storage Products Can be Tricky

Dear Les Is More: I have kitchen issues! Do you have any suggestions on keeping school lunches cold and instead of using post it notes or writing on tape how to keep dates on your food? I’ve looked for new products but do not know which ones to trust. Kim Dear Kim: I am always trying out new products, so you have come to the right place. First, if you want to more...

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What Will Gov. Malloy Do Next?

By at July 1, 2011 | 8:15 am |

What Will Gov. Malloy Do Next?

When the state budget is finalized 7,500 and not 5,400 state employees should be laid off. Those were the numbers Gov. Dannel Malloy used when he threatened state employees when asking for concessions. Unless he follows through with his threats, there is no reason to believe a single word coming out of his mouth. He can use whatever excuses he wants, no one should more...

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Editor’s Note 7/1/2011

By at July 1, 2011 | 8:10 am |

Editor’s Note 7/1/2011

I am so excited that we are having Fireworks on the 4th of July. Some extraordinary organizations came through and made it happen. This Monday when you look up into the sky remember groups like The American Savings Foundation and Liberty Mutual Insurance. New Britain has some great businesses that are there when we need them. Never overlook what the business community more...

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Thank You Bill & Melinda!

By at July 1, 2011 | 8:05 am |

Thank You Bill & Melinda!

Last week, the American Library Association held their annual conference in New Orleans. Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, greeted attendees via video during the opening. Once again Melinda stated the importance of libraries and the tireless work they do to improve lives in their communities by providing necessary resources to people more...

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

By at June 24, 2011 | 8:20 am |

Mayoral Views – State Rep. Tim O’Brien (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 “Why Should Residents Vote for You?” The following candidates responded to our question. Two years ago, more...

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Mayoral Views – Alderman Mark Bernacki (R)

By at June 24, 2011 | 8:15 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 “Why Should Residents Vote for You?” The following candidates responded to our question. I have the more...

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Mayoral Views – Former Mayor Lucian Pawlak (D)

By at June 24, 2011 | 8:10 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 “Why Should Residents Vote for You?” The following candidates responded to our question. In 1995 more...

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Editor’s Note 6/24/2011

By at June 24, 2011 | 8:00 am |

Editor’s Note 6/24/2011

We are so excited this week to begin our Mayoral Views on page 6. This year’s election is an important one and we want you to be informed. Three candidates agreed to answer our first question. If you have a question you want to see them answer about the City, email it to newbritaincityjournal@yahoo.com. Another question will be asked in three weeks. If you have gone more...

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Let’s Get the Facts on Costco

By at June 17, 2011 | 7:15 am |

Let’s Get the Facts on Costco

This week the New Britain Republican Town Committee started a petition to let the Costco project move forward before making a final decision on the project. Many have the perception that the petition favors the project. Maybe, it is meant to, but what the petition really calls for is further discussion. Some facts have been released, but we need to hear more before more...

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