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Pizza Works Opens Offering Expansive Menu

By at July 30, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Pizza Works Opens Offering Expansive Menu

If you are looking to stop in at a local pizza restaurant or seeking delivery, Pizza Works on South Main Street opened in May and is offering customers an extremely large menu. Not only is pizza and grinders available, but so are triple decker clubs, wraps, quesadilla and nachos, home made panini’s (such as Panini ala Greco and turkey chipotle club), melts and more...

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Leadership Course Changes Student Lives

By at July 30, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Leadership Course Changes Student Lives

School may be out for the summer, but 50 New Britain adolescents are getting a crash course in leadership training, thanks to a Parks & Recreation program called “Leaders in Training.” The program—which has been around for over a decade, according to Parks & Recreation Assistant Program Coordinator Megan Dowling—is a seven-week leadership more...

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New Businesses, Signs Popping Up Across City

By at July 16, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

New Businesses, Signs Popping Up Across City

Driving around New Britain this week anyone can see new things are happening. On Sunday, Popeye’s on West Main St. opened to big lines with cars backed up to the street. Construction at Costco shows the initial foundation in place. Frisbies Ice Cream and Dairy Bar on Farmington Ave. is set to open and new historical signs have been put across the City as part of more...

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Residents Looking Forward to Streetscape

By at July 16, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Residents Looking Forward to Streetscape

This week the City Journal asked our Facebook group for comments on what everyone thought of the Streetscape Project happening downtown. The project, started under Mayor Timothy Stewart, includes fixing up and enlarging Central Park, adding street signs with more descriptions, fixing sidewalks from the police station to CTFastrak and the library and putting in new more...

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Elijah Burritt – New Britain’s Astronomer

By at July 16, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Elijah Burritt – New Britain’s Astronomer

In the wild forest land of the new Republic of Texas, a New Britain man sat by the firelight and looked across the bayou toward the expanse of prairie that would soon become the town of Houston. Elijah and his survey party was the first to arrive, and was enjoying a dinner of venison that they had purchased from a local Native American. The leader of the colony, a more...

Feature , Local

Downtown Businesses Open

By at July 9, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

Downtown Businesses Open

Despite streetscape construction at Central Park, businesses on Main Street are open. Several business owners adjacent to the park have said many people do not realize their business is still open during construction. This has cost them thousands of dollars. “My first concern was that we weren’t given enough time to make arrangements and tell our customers more...

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Who Will Be Little Miss Puerto Rico of New Britain?

By at July 9, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Who Will Be Little Miss Puerto Rico of New Britain?

The 2015 Little Miss Puerto Rico of New Britain Pageant, which is for girls ages 7-9, is taking place next month and interested candidates can still sign up. According to coordinator Nancy Vega, there are currently five girls signed up to take part in the pageant, which will take place Saturday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Puerto Rican Society Club of New Britain, 152 more...

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City Continues its Fight on Blight

By at July 9, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

City Continues its Fight on Blight

The City has stepped up efforts to help prevent blight with its Anti-Blight Task Force. “We target certain areas of town we get complaints from,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. People such as Attorney Steve Lesko, from the state’s attorney’s office who deals with housing and court matters; the police department, who target areas where grass is overgrown; the more...

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Free Summer Meals Available for Kids

By at July 2, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

Free Summer Meals Available for Kids

A federally funded program through the US Department of Agriculture will be providing free meals (breakfast and lunch) for youth 18 and under at a number of sites around the city this summer. These summer meals for kids and teens are available Monday-Friday at a number of schools (such as Roosevelt School and New Britain High School, beginning Monday, July 6) and more...

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Fireworks Celebration Saturday

By at July 2, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Fireworks Celebration Saturday

The City of New Britain will present one of the biggest Fourth of July celebrations on Saturday in “The 23rd Annual Great American Boom”. It will take place at Stanley Quarter Park July 4 (rain date: July 5). This giant 4th of July celebration begins at 5 p.m. with the opening of several attractions and food vendors, followed by a concert starting at 6 p.m. by more...

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