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Streetscape Project Big Bonus

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Streetscape Project Big Bonus

Most people in the City seem to believe the Busway in New Britain is a good thing. There are, however, some that don’t. Many see it as a waste of money. In New Britain, that Busway project will make a huge positive impact. This week the City announced it received a $212,000 federal grant that will work to find ways to improve downtown. Without the Busway, it more...

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Civil War Celebration Meaningful

By at April 22, 2011 | 12:34 pm |

Civil War Celebration Meaningful

It was great for the City to see a statewide celebration like the Civil War Commemoration begin here. New Britain played a large role in the civil war. And we honor it everyday with the Civil War monument at Central Park. There is nothing, however, like seeing reenactments right in our own backyard. Residents had the chance to see how soldiers lived and more...

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Editor’s Note 4/22/2011

By at April 22, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Editor’s Note 4/22/2011

I hope those of you that have access to the internet, have checked our website at www.nbcityjournal.com. This week’s poll question was, “What line item would you like to see money added to in the budget?” The answers so far are very interesting. Almost 82 percent would like to see no money added. About 12 percent want more funds for education. About 6 percent more...

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Editor’s Note 4/15/2011

By at April 15, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Editor’s Note 4/15/2011

I hope everyone looked at our website at www.nbcityjournal.com. We have two polls. One is “Do you think New Britain Should have a CREC Magnet school ?” So far most people are saying no. What do you think? A new poll concerning the budget will be out this week. Don’t miss it. I continually am going through our Facebook for funny thoughts and ideas. I can’t more...

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To Cut or Not to Cut?

By at April 15, 2011 | 7:00 am |

To Cut or Not to Cut?

Now that Mayor Timothy Stewart has submitted his 2011-2012 budget, the real fight is set to begin. Some people don’t want all-day kindergarten cut. Some want to keep teachers. Some people want to have fireworks. Others don’t want to see city staff or activities trimmed. Everyone seems to want to save something, but hardly anyone has any ideas of where to cut. As more...

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Mayor Stewart’s Budget Speech

By at April 13, 2011 | 9:07 pm |

Mayor Stewart’s Budget Speech

To the Members of the Common Council: I bring before you my eighth budget as Mayor of New Britain. Each year it seems this message becomes more difficult as the financial challenges of an urban community in a stagnant economy outpace our resources. This year, the picture is even gloomier as the storm clouds gather with predictions of “doomsday” budgets by more...

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Editor’s Note 04/08/11

By at April 8, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Editor’s Note 04/08/11

For weeks now I have been looking forward to telling our readers about our new and improved website. I’ve had to hold my tongue about it longer than I wished. It is not complete, but it is up and looking pretty good at www.nbcityjournal.com. It has a lot, but not all, of the articles here in the newspaper. It also has polls, weather, twitter news and a place for more...

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Group Needs Non-Profit Status to Help Dogs

By at April 8, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Group Needs Non-Profit Status to Help Dogs

After listening to the New York Bully Crew speak recently at the dog pound, it became abundantly clear that if dogs from the City are to take another step forward, the Friends of the New Britain Animal Control or a similar group need to become a 501c3. The City does not have the money to spade or neuter dogs, keep dogs for a long period of time or fundraise. The dog more...

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Editor’s Note 4/1/2011

By at April 1, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Editor’s Note 4/1/2011

I tried to think of a good April’s Fools joke for reader’s this week, but got nothing. I found a few jokes in Facebook like “How Much Drugs did Charlie Sheen Take? Enough to kill two and one-half men” and “There are two signs of aging. The first is forgetting things. But I can’t remember the second one.” None of them seemed to have a great April Fool’s more...

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Weighing Options on Magnet School

By at March 27, 2011 | 9:23 am |

Weighing Options on Magnet School

Although having a magnet school in New Britain is only speculative at this time, it will require much discussion. School boards members will be forced to weigh what is best for the City as a whole, with what is best for our students? On one hand, think of the prestige it will bring the city to have a brand new state of the art facility, students from all over the more...

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