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Mayoral Views – Former Mayor Lucian Pawlak (D)

By at July 15, 2011 | 8:15 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 “How would you plan to help revitalize downtown?” The following candidates responded to our question. As more...

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Editor’s Note 7/15/2011

By at July 15, 2011 | 8:05 am |

Editor’s Note 7/15/2011

Usually, you will hear me start off my column talking about page 1 news. This week I want you all to check out the back page. It is our annual “Where to Eat” special page. We have 11 great local establishments, all in New Britain, waiting to serve you. Check them out and support them. Be sure to tell them where you saw their ad. Our poll question “Would You Like more...

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Residents Deserve a Big Hand

By at July 15, 2011 | 8:00 am |

Residents Deserve a Big Hand

When the initial results showed New Britain residents were recycling 86 percent when the blue bin program started it was a great sign. The hard part came in keeping it up. This week it was released that not only have residents kept it, but the number of people recycling has increased. Recycling is good for so many reasons. Of course saving the earth is on top. But, more...

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Concessions Needed This Year

By at July 8, 2011 | 8:50 am |

Concessions Needed This Year

As City employees look at the possibility of concessions, they must take into consideration what it means to City functions and fellow employees. Two New Britain education unions agreed to concessions this year saving over 25 jobs. State employees on the other hand did not pass concessions and are facing 6,000-7,000 layoffs. We cannot be for state concessions more...

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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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