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City Journal Wins 9 Awards

By at May 28, 2015 | 4:42 pm |

City Journal Wins 9 Awards

The New Britain City Journal won 9 awards Thursday, May 21 at the CT Society of Professional Journalist 2014 Award Dinner in Wallingford. Awards included 5 first place awards in the community non-daily category. First place awards were given to Robin Vinci, editor, for Investigative Reporting for “Rock Cats FOI Reveals New Info” and best single editorial more...

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Mayor Stewart Makes it Official

By at May 28, 2015 | 4:38 pm |

Mayor Stewart Makes it Official

Republican Mayor Erin Stewart made her official announcement to run for re-election for Mayor via a two minute YouTube video Tuesday morning. Stewart began her statement, which took place at Chesley Park, with saying she could not believe it had nearly been two years since residents elected her as mayor. She spoke about how grim the City looked in November of 2013 more...

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CTFastrak Potential Still Blossoming

By at May 21, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

CTFastrak Potential Still Blossoming

During the New Britain Downtown District’s 31st Annual Meeting Tuesday night at Trinity on Main, downtown business owners gathered with many discussing the potential of what the CTFastrak can bring to New Britain. “We got a call from a fellow who was going to work for Cigna in Hartford. He asked if it was in walking distance to the CTFastrak,” said Avner more...

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Gala Will Showcase Downtown

By at May 21, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Gala Will Showcase Downtown

Downtown New Britain will be the focus of Connecticut Main Street Center’s (CMSC) 2015 CT Main Street Awards Gala at Trinity on Main, June 8. A gathering reception and presentation of awards will take place at Trinity-on-Main. Following the awards presentation, gala attendees will then be able to take advantage of a “menu” of New Britain Experiences that are more...

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Philip Corbin Develops New Britain, Florida in the 1870s

By at May 21, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Philip Corbin Develops New Britain, Florida in the 1870s

The ox cart swayed jolted over the patches of vegetation that dotted the sandy trail. Four days out of St. Augustine and the three men had travelled with nothing but hot, humid wilderness on one side, and pristine beaches on the other. It was 1873, a time when many settlers were bringing their families to live in the wild lands of the American West, seeking a new way more...

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Budget Just Beginning

By at May 14, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

Budget Just Beginning

Council Members to Take Long Look At Budget After listening to only six people speak during the public hearing on the budget Tuesday night, Council members said they have a lot to look into before approving the budget. Mayor Erin E. Stewart presented her budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016 at a special meeting of the Common Council April 16. The Mayor’s proposed more...

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Dog Vaccination Clinic/Licensing June 7

By at May 14, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Dog Vaccination Clinic/Licensing June 7

The New Britain Police Department and New Britain Animal Control will host a dog vaccination and licensing event next month on Sunday, June 7, from 9 a.m.-noon at the NBPD, 10 Chestnut St. The three-hour event, which will take place in the parking lot behind the police station, will vaccinate dogs from rabies as well as Parvovirus, which the city requires for all more...

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Mayor Stewart Announces New Anti-Blight Task Force

By at May 14, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Mayor Stewart Announces New Anti-Blight Task Force

Mayor Erin E. Stewart has announced the formation of a new anti-blight taskforce that will include conducting regular, targeted visits to neighborhoods to identify and address nuisance properties. On Tuesday, May 12, the task force conducted its initial nuisance sweep by concentrating on properties throughout the city. Three teams ticketed blatant blight violations more...

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School Poverty Level Increasing

By at May 7, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

School Poverty Level Increasing

Demographic Profile Breaks Down Student Body A steadily increasing graduation rate in recent years and a high poverty rate among city students are two highlights of the recently released “Demographic Profile 2014-15” for New Britain Schools. The report, which was developed by Board of Education President Sharon Beloin-Saavedra with the help of the school more...

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New Britain is City of Many Things

By at May 7, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

New Britain is City of Many Things

This week the New Britain City Journal asked our Facebook group a couple of interesting questions about the City. We asked “Where do you see the future of New Britain going? What would you like to see its reputation become?” New Britain has always been known as the Hardware City and although that moniker should always remain, according to most residents, the more...

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