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Vaccariello Making It Big on Broadway

By at January 26, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Vaccariello Making It Big on Broadway

New Britain has had many people make it big from our City, but none has made a bigger impact on Broadway than Patrick Vaccariello. A 1976 New Britain High School graduate, Vaccariello has been musical director for over 19 New York City Musicals. Vaccariello, son of Edith and the late Paschal Vaccariello, has just returned from a tour throughout Australia as music more...

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Deprey to Fill Empty Board of Education Seat

By at January 26, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Deprey to Fill Empty Board of Education Seat

In a contentious meeting, the Common Council Wednesday night selected Mallory Deprey 10-5 to fill the remaining board of education term of Judy Greco following her passing. Greco, a Democrat, had been endorsed by both parties when she ran in 2009. It was one of the first times both town committees agreed. This time around the two parties disagreed on the proposed more...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Centers on Education

By at January 19, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Centers on Education

Blumenthal, Wyman, Esty Among Honored Speakers The City’s Annual Commemoration of the Life of Martin Luther King Jr. held at Angelico’s Restaurant on Monday morning not only celebrated the life of the man, but talked about the future of the Country through education. “There is still so much to be done and the results of last year’s election results prove more...

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Bennett Building to Undergo $4.5 Million Re-hab

By at January 19, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Bennett Building to Undergo $4.5 Million Re-hab

In the past few weeks buyers have been interested in purchasing several town properties. Among those is an Arch Street property that will be a $4.5 million project. At 266 Arch Street stands the Bennett Building. At one time it was the Paula Maria Fashions Factory. It has been vacant for many years. The Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain is looking to buy more...

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Making it in New Britain – City Gas

By at January 19, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Making it in New Britain – City Gas

South Main Street’s City Gas is known for low prices on gasoline, but it also serves up something rare – manners. The combination has made the American dream a winning success for its owner. Born in Punjab, India, Kanwalpreet Singh came to America in 1996. “America is still seen by the rest of the world as the land of opportunity. It has a very good more...

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School Board Budget Request Shows Minimal Increase

By at January 12, 2017 | 4:40 pm |

School Board Budget Request Shows Minimal Increase

Compared to past years, the 2017-18 Board of Education budget sent to the finance board shows just a minimal increase. School board members approved Superintendent Nancy Sarra’s budget proposal Monday night of a 0.85 increase. It shows just over a $1 million increase and would put the board of education budget at $126,777,706. “We’ve done a really good job more...

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Blue Ribbon Committee Re-Forming in March

By at January 12, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Blue Ribbon Committee Re-Forming in March

The previously successful Blue Ribbon Committee will once again come together to help consolidate costs, increase efficiencies and continue an open dialogue between the school board and the Common Council in March. The bi-partisan Blue Ribbon Committee has not met since 2012 when it held seven to eight meetings. It will include members of the two boards. It is led by more...

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Top 10 Asian Restaurants in New Britain/Berlin

By at January 12, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Top 10 Asian Restaurants in New Britain/Berlin

This week the New Britain City Journal Facebook group was asked what Asian restaurants they thought were the best. Although there are many, we are posting the Top 10 from group members. Great Taste, 597 West Main St, New Britain - Deemed as a “White-tablecloth eatery offering Chinese classics, including Peking duck carved right at your table”, Great Taste takes more...

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Top 10 New Britain Stories of 2016

By at December 22, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Top 10 New Britain Stories of 2016

Each year the City Journal recaps the biggest stories affecting New Britain in the past year. Here are our Top 10 for 2016. CITY SLOGAN City Journal readers had the chance this year to vote for a new slogan for the City. The winner was “Experience the New”. It received over 50 percent of the votes. “Connect and Bee Inspired” had 25 percent, more...

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Nancy Sarra Named 2016 New Britain Person of the Year

By at December 15, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Nancy Sarra Named 2016 New Britain Person of the Year

On Feb. 22 New Britain decided to go in a new direction naming New Britain’s own Nancy Sarra as Superintendent of Schools. Due to her undying love of the City and its children, the City Journal has named Sarra as the New Britain Person of the Year for 2016. When chosen as superintendent in front of a crowd surpassing 200 people at the high school, Sarra said she more...

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