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Memorial Day Important to City

By at June 3, 2011 | 8:00 am |

Memorial Day Important to City

Due to lack of funds, the City may not be able to afford a Memorial Day Parade next year. It will be a shame as we need to keep the remembrance of our veterans any way we can. The day, however, should not be just about a parade. We should keep in mind the things veterans have done for us and those that are now serving are doing for us. For some of us, we need a more...

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It’s Summer Reading Club Time Again

By at May 27, 2011 | 7:00 am |

It’s Summer Reading Club Time Again

June is just around the corner. At the New Britain Public Library, this means the beginning of summer reading clubs for every age. All you have to do is read! The kickoff of the adult summer reading club, Hot Diggety Dog, will be on Saturday, June 18 at 1 p.m. Meet Mark Kotlinski, a local filmmaker who will talk about his movie, A Connecticut Hot Dog Tour. His film more...

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Editor’s Note 5/27/2011

By at May 27, 2011 | 6:55 am |

Editor’s Note 5/27/2011

On Monday at 6 p.m. is the Memorial Day Parade. This year I would love to see the attendance high. I was there last year and was disappointed. As a youngster in New Britain the Memorial Day Parade was one of the highlights of the year. It is good, clean fun and features music from such bands as our own New Britain High School Marching Band. This year it is more...

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NBCJ to Offer Mayoral Views

By at May 27, 2011 | 6:50 am |

NBCJ to Offer Mayoral Views

Another hat has been thrown into the ring this week. Former New Britain Mayor Lucian Pawlak has announced he wants to be the next mayor. Now we have three Democrats in Tim O’Brien, Paul Catanzaro and Pawlak. If we ever get a Republican, we will have at least four. That will make for a great political season. Opposing views mean residents can really see the more...

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Prepare with Family as you get Older

By at May 23, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Prepare with Family as you get Older

Dear Les Is More: A few weeks ago my friend’s father had to go to the hospital. My friend went to his home (he is a widower) to pick up a few things. The place, although clean was disorganized with paper all over the dining room table. It seemed paper was everywhere and you could hardly step around it without knocking something down. I’m turning 60 next year, (my more...

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Thank You for a Great Year

By at May 20, 2011 | 7:15 am |

Thank You for a Great Year

When we started the first edition of the New Britain City Journal one year ago, we encountered a lot of naysayers. A lot of people did not think a weekly newspaper could succeed in New Britain. There was plenty of reasons to be skeptical. We had a lot to prove. And, we are glad to have proved them wrong. This edition marks our one year anniversary. It has been a more...

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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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