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The Very Best People on Your Very Worst Day

By at March 2, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

The Very Best People on Your Very Worst Day

NBEMS, the New Britain Emergency Medical Services, is the lead agency responsible for providing emergency medical services within the City of New Britain. New Britain EMS responds to an average of 35 emergency calls per day. But it is different from the other first responder services. Unlike the city police department or fire department, NBEMS is a 501c3 nonprofit more...

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Gay Contemplates Mayoral Run

By at March 2, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Gay Contemplates Mayoral Run

New Britain Board of Education member and Democratic longtime activist Merrill Gay has opened an exploratory committee, Merrill 2017, to begin raising funds to run for office in November’s city election he announced on Monday. Gay told the City Journal he is still considering if he will run for Mayor or Council. Gay, who currently serves as the executive more...

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New Main Street Bridge Design Released

By at February 23, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

New Main Street Bridge Design Released

Two revised perspectives of the bridge work planned over Route 72 on Main Street, that will cost about $5.8 million, have been released. The new designs are slightly less ornate than originally planned. “If we had all the money in the world, we could put big lights going all the way down to the highway level, but that was going to be extremely expensive,” said more...

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New City Banners to Adorn Poles

By at February 23, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

New City Banners to Adorn Poles

Promotional streetlight banners will soon be found across City street poles. Matt Cottengim of CGI Communications, has over 75 businesses already signed up to put banners ranging from 4 feet high by 18 inches to 6 feet high by 30 inch wide on streetlights. There are over 300 locations for banners and so far over 130 have been taken. Prices range from $795 annually more...

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Residents Mixed on Possibility of New Reservoir

By at February 23, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Residents Mixed on Possibility of New Reservoir

This month’s Facebook group question was a little bit more complicated than most. The City Journal asked members “Do you think New Britain Water Company should build another reservoir?” Some people were definitely in favor of a second reservoir especially considering the drought. Rodney Baker said, “Yes. We need water sources that are hooked into our more...

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‘The Devil is in the Details’

By at February 16, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

‘The Devil is in the Details’

Could City Get $28 Million? If Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposed budget were to pass unchanged, New Britain could get an additional $28 million more from the State for fiscal year 2017-18. With months of budget negotiating by legislators still to come, Mayor Erin Stewart said a lot will change by completion in June. “Preliminary it’s difficult to tell because more...

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Top 10 Places to Pick Up Coffee/Expresso/Cappuccino

By at February 16, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Top 10 Places to Pick Up Coffee/Expresso/Cappuccino

Most people enjoy a good cup of coffee. In New Britain and Berlin there are many places to pick up the hot beverage. City Journal Facebook group members named their top 10. Whole Donut, 1198 Farmington Ave., Berlin. By a landslide The Whole Donut took the top spot. Coffee ranges from $1.31 for a small to $2.20 for a jumbo. They also sell doughnuts and breakfast more...

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City Advises: Be Responsible When It Snows

By at February 16, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

City Advises: Be Responsible When It Snows

Between last Thursday and Sunday nearly two feet of snow fell in New Britain. The City is 13.2 square miles with 622 streets, over 500 intersections and 170 miles of roads. City officials are asking residents to be patient and responsible during snow storms. “It is very difficult to deal with no matter how many plows there are in the street. When it snows in the more...

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More Money?

By at February 9, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

More Money?

Gov. Malloy’s proposal Could Help NB Schools Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s new budget proposal could change the state’s formula for funding local education to allow more aid to get to the neediest communities like New Britain. “Throughout the state of Connecticut, we all need to pull together to say that all of our students matter – every one of them,” said more...

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Park Getting New Playscape

By at February 9, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Park Getting New Playscape

Walnut Hill Park will soon get new play equipment installed, a new landscape structure and handicapped accessible rubber surfacing. “The current equipment is dangerous and in disrepair,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “It is not in compliance with American Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. We have to make these improvements before we get cited, but I’ve also more...

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