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Editor’s Note 5/20/11

By at May 20, 2011 | 7:12 am |

Editor’s Note 5/20/11

It seems budget cuts cannot be avoided as the main topic of conversation this week. Both the school board and the City are facing major cuts. Page 1 is filled with news about the cuts. On Monday night the board of education used a two percent set aside available from the state to save all day kindergarten. On Tuesday, school board and common council members met to more...

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Are you Interested in Buying a HUD Property?

By at May 20, 2011 | 7:10 am |

Are you Interested in Buying a HUD Property?

If you are a home buyer, you might see listings that indicate, HUD property. HUD stands for Housing and Urban Development. What are HUD listings? HUD properties are listed with local Neighborhood Listing Brokers and represent properties that had been mortgaged through government backed loans such as FHA or CHFA. The lender has foreclosed and turned the property over more...

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Oktoberfest Important for City

By at May 13, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Oktoberfest Important for City

Many residents say there isn’t anything to do in New Britain. This September, Oktoberfest will change that for at least one weekend. This event, under the guidance of Nick Augustino and Avner Krohn, as part of their organization Plan So Grand, is an event that could put the City in the spotlight. Hopes are for 30,000-50,000 people from across the state to attend. more...

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Editor’s Note 5/13/11

By at May 13, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Editor’s Note 5/13/11

I am really excited about two events this week - the announcement of the details of Oktoberfest and the chance for the City to get $10,000 for fireworks. Read both stories on page 1. If you want to help insure there are fireworks this year, please enter the contest. We will have a link to it on our website at www.nbcityjournal.com. I am hoping residents make a real more...

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Editor’s Note 05/06/11

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Editor’s Note 05/06/11

I can’t help, but be excited about our new website. If you checked it out Tuesday evening, then you know we were the first one to get the news that Mayor Timothy Stewart was not running for re-election. Sometimes, knowing news in a weekly is difficult because of the wait. Our website it helping to get news to you faster. We, at the New Britain City Journal, can do it more...

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Wanted: Good Mayor for New Britain

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Wanted: Good Mayor for New Britain

As Mayor Timothy Stewart made the long awaited announcement that he would not run for re-election Tuesday night, City residents can only wait to see in what direction our future will go. We will have a number of options. Already two (Democrats Tim O’Brien and Paul Catanzaro) have - and possibly a third candidate (Republican Mark Bernacki) may - throw their hat in the more...

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Counting Canine Calories in Our Pets

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Counting Canine Calories in Our Pets

Dogs, like humans, are healthier and happier when they maintain a wholesome diet which focuses on nutritious food and proper caloric intake. We’re all tempted to spoil our canine best friends by indulging them with extra cookies or treats, which is fine if done in appropriate measures. However, we must be both aware and concerned about the major health concerns our more...

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Message about Capt. Tuttle from Police Chief William Gagliardi

By at May 4, 2011 | 6:03 pm |

Message about Capt. Tuttle from Police Chief William Gagliardi

Captain Matt Tuttle will be buried with full honors. A bus will transport officers, dispatchers and officials to the funeral home, to the church and to the interment. The Honor Guard will be present, Taps will be played, a bag pipe will play appropriate traditional police funeral music, and a salvo of firearms will be fired as a salute. We have requested that officers more...

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Editor’s Note 4/29/11

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

Editor’s Note 4/29/11

I hope everyone had the chance to check out our website at www.nbcityjournal.com last week. We had a problem with our poll question function so some answers were deleted. Feel free to vote again. A new question will be out soon. It was nice to see temperatures in the 70s on Tuesday and Wednesday after months of complaining about snow and freezing temperatures. Don’t more...

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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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