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Hot Harry’s Coming in June

By at May 5, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Hot Harry’s Coming in June

New Britain will soon have it’s own burrito restaurant. Hot Harry’s will soon open at 1470 East St. next to the Dollar General. “We are pushing hard to open June 1, but we may have a delay,” said president of the company Richard Tarascio. “It will definitely open some time in June.” Tarascio of Columbia, CT came to the company 8 months ago from Wayback more...

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It’s Electric

By at April 28, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

It’s Electric

City Looks to Buy Electric Poles In order to save funds and put in better LED lights, the City has made an offer to Eversource to purchase all the streetlights in the City. “Right now Eversource owns our streetlamps, so if someone crashes into a pole Eversource is responsible for coming out and fixing them,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “We pay a lot of costs to more...

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Hatch Building Sold for $25,000

By at April 28, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

Hatch Building Sold for $25,000

Another long standing vacant downtown building has been sold. Mayor Erin Stewart announced Wednesday that Opportunity Real Estate Equites, LLC has offered to purchase the Hatch Building at 24 Washington Street for $25,000. This is the same group that purchased the old New Britain Herald building. “They know they are going to have to put a few million into fixing more...

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Record Crowd Attends Annual Little Poland Festival

By at April 28, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Record Crowd Attends Annual Little Poland Festival

Everywhere you looked on Broad Street Sunday was a line of people. Nearly 20,000 were in attendance to celebrate what may be the biggest event held in the City in this century. The Fifth Annual Little Poland Festival featuring Polish foods like pierogi and potato pancakes, music and dancing, a Packzki contest, a carnival and nearly 100 booths. It was an event that more...

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Central Park Re-dedication Ceremony May 3

By at April 27, 2016 | 10:43 am |

Central Park Re-dedication Ceremony May 3

A ribbon cutting, lunch with Mayor Erin Stewart, music, art, food trucks and more are a few of the things that will be happening at the Central Park Re-dedication Ceremony on Tuesday, May 3. “We just want folks, especially the business community that works downtown, to come out to the park and utilize it,” said Mayor Stewart. “There have been numerous issues in more...

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Budget Not Set in Stone

By at April 21, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

Budget Not Set in Stone

After listening to speakers and talking to constituents, Common Council members said there is a lot of work to be done and a one and one-half mill increase in taxes is not necessarily going to happen. “I got some phone calls from people who could not come to the meeting who were worried about seniors especially ones with fixed and low incomes paying more taxes,” more...

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Top 10 Children’s Activities This Summer

By at April 21, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Top 10 Children’s Activities This Summer

Are you trying to find things to do in New Britain and Berlin in the summer months for the entire family? Here are a list of the top 10 things you should not miss doing that your kids will enjoy. New Britain Bees Baseball - Who would not enjoy seeing a great minor league game at New Britain Stadium? Tickets start at $8 and you may even see fireworks. Fans more...

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New Housing Project Named Howey House

By at April 15, 2016 | 8:00 am |

New Housing Project Named Howey House

City officials Tuesday announced that an 11-unit permanent supportive housing building, meant for the City’s homeless population, at the intersection of North Street and Erwin Place, will be built at a cost of $2.9 million. “We are here today to mark a major housing project for some of our most vulnerable residents. At any given time there are over 40 of our more...

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New Columbian Priest at Local Parishes

By at April 14, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

New Columbian Priest at Local Parishes

St. Jerome and St. Maurice have had a new priest bringing young ideas to their parishes for the last eight months. Father Mendoza first came to the United States in 1995 to attend Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. “I did theological studies and went to work for financial companies in both Connecticut and New York City. I lived in Greenwich and commuted,” more...

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Residents Have Many Appetites for Food Trucks

By at April 14, 2016 | 6:08 pm |

Residents Have Many Appetites for Food Trucks

Six food trucks are expected to come to Central Park in the next month as the park opens after renovations. What exactly will those food trucks bring? Members of the New Britain City Journal Facebook Group answered the question, “What type of food trucks would you like to see downtown?” with many great ideas. Tay Pérez Sierra - “Mexican, Thai, Chinese, more...

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