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City Parks to Add Animal Waste Stations

By at August 24, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

City Parks to Add Animal Waste Stations

Residents across the City, including the New Britain City Journal Facebook group, have complained that residents are not picking up pet waste in our city’s parks. In an effort to beautify the City’s parks, Mayor Erin Stewart and the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department announced Wednesday that dog waste stations have been installed at several distribution more...

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RSVP Seeks Senior Volunteers to Read with Children

By at August 24, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

RSVP Seeks Senior Volunteers to Read with Children

Are you 55 or over, love children and enjoy reading aloud? If you answered ‘yes’ then the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has an opportunity for you. The Community Renewal Team’s RSVP is actively seeking volunteers age 55 plus with a passion for reading to serve in its signature program, READs, for the 2017-18 school year in five local communities more...

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NB Residents Get Movie Experience

By at August 17, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

NB Residents Get Movie Experience

With movie stars found across the City making the holiday movie “Christmas Hours”, by Synthetic Cinema International, many residents had the opportunity to play various roles in the film. This once in a lifetime experience was one many will not soon forget. Sheri Amato, whose toy store Amato’s Toy and Hobby was featured in the film, played the role of Donna. more...

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Be Prepared For Back to School

By at August 17, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Be Prepared For Back to School

It may seem school just ended, but the first day of school is Aug. 28. There are a number of events and changes parents and students should be aware of for the 2017-18 school year. “We are excited to welcome back our students and their families to the 2017-2018 school year. Our staff have spent the summer preparing for another great year of learning. We will more...

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Students Looking Forward to First Day of School

By at August 17, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Students Looking Forward to First Day of School

As the first day of school is less than two weeks away (Aug. 28) , the City Journal asked Facebook group members several questions. They included: Do you have kids going back to school? Are they looking forward to it? What are they most looking forward to this year? It appears many of our youth are very excited for the 2017/18 School year for different reasons more...

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BOE Pay Raises Draws Skepticism

By at August 3, 2017 | 2:20 pm |

BOE Pay Raises Draws Skepticism

Three members of the New Britain of the Board of Education administrative staff were given raises last week, as the assistant superintendent position presently being held by Paul Salina, is being reduced from $149,000 to $90,000 as it will be part-time. The chief financial officer position, presently held by Kevin Kane, was given a $17,000 raise to put the more...

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Beautiful Lives Project Helps Disabled Play Ball

By at August 3, 2017 | 2:10 pm |

Beautiful Lives Project Helps Disabled Play Ball

Bryce Weiler doesn’t take “no” for an answer. He also doesn’t take “you can’t.” Now he’s sharing that determination with others, and having a lot of fun in the process. Weiler is blind, and a baseball fan. One boring night at two in the morning he had the idea of making professional baseball fields more accessible to disabled people and he emailed more...

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Top 10 New Britain/Berlin Bars to Hang Out

By at August 3, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Top 10 New Britain/Berlin Bars to Hang Out

This month the New Britain City Journal Facebook group was asked, “Where is the best Bars/lounge/adult hangout in New Britain or Berlin?” The following are the Top 10 as provided by group members. Roma Sports Bar and Restaurant, 382 Allen St., New Britain - Readers ranked Roma’s at Number 1. According to it’s website, “Roma is not just a Restaurant, not more...

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New Britain Pride Group Organizing LGBT Events

By at July 27, 2017 | 2:43 pm |

New Britain Pride Group Organizing LGBT Events

A new group is forming and planning lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) events for next June which is Gay Pride Month. Among the events being planned are a proclamation and a Gay Pride Parade. “I was in New York Pride in June and it popped into my head that we in New Britain don’t have anything,” said John Board, who has been organizing the event more...

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Gay, Stewart Chosen as Political Parties Finalize Endorsements

By at July 27, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Gay, Stewart Chosen as Political Parties Finalize Endorsements

The Democrats endorsed Merrill Gay for Mayor on July 20 while the Republicans supported incumbent Mayor Erin Stewart on July 24. “I am humbled and honored to receive the Democratic nomination for mayor of New Britain,” said Gay. “The people of New Britain deserve to know what both mine and my opponent’s vision for New Britain are and whether or not we are more...

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