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Officer Makes 4 Year Old’s Day

By at August 4, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Officer Makes 4 Year Old’s Day

[caption id="attachment_13182" align="alignnone" width="580"] Photo by Gina Johnson[/caption] Four year old William Johnson-Kellam had a craving for ice cream from the truck one day recently. He had no money, so mom Rebecca Johnson-Kellam came up with the idea for William to sell lemonade for 25 cents on Forest St. As it turned out William received a gift better more...

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Top 10 Places for Wings in NB/Berlin

By at August 4, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Top 10 Places for Wings in NB/Berlin

Roma’s Bar and Restaurant, 382 Allen St., New Britain - Roma: 49 cent wings s is everyday 11am to 6pm and sat on sun all day !!! And top flavors are hot and sweet,  garlic Parmesan and honey BBQ.  This is New Britain’s Number 1 spot for wings. Throughout the week there are pizza specials, prime rib specials and more.  New varieties are added each month making more...

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More Questions on Patton Brook Well

By at July 28, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

More Questions on Patton Brook Well

Selling the Patton Brook Well continues to create controversy across the City. The Patton Brook Well is located on 0.6 acres of land and is not part of the safe yield plans if something goes wrong at the reservoir. Southington is offering $1 million for the property. Two years ago they offered $1.3 million and that was turned down by the previous Council. Due more...

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Quartette Club Marks 125 Years

By at July 28, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Quartette Club Marks 125 Years

Established in 1891, the Quartette Club, a non-profit men’s charitable and social club, is marking 125 years in 2016. The club, located at 225 Wooster St., got its name because it used to be a German singing group, according to immediate past president Toby Rhinesmith, a member for 19 years. “Back in the day they used to have German clubs throughout more...

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Grand Pizza Holds Ribbon Cutting

By at July 28, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Grand Pizza Holds Ribbon Cutting

It has been open for a few months, but on July 21 the official ribbon cutting took place for Grand Pizza at 136 Main St. Owner Tommy Qoku has a long history of making great pizza and Italian foods. “I grew up in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Staten Island in 2003,” he said. “I opened my first business in Brooklyn. My uncle eventually took it over.” In 2007 more...

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“We Are Setting an Example”

By at July 14, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

“We Are Setting an Example”

Over 100 Turnout for Community Prayer at Central Park Alderman and Rev. Kristian Rosado, Mayor Erin Stewart, local religious leaders, elected officials, and members of the New Britain Police Department led a community prayer at Central Park in a sign of solidarity against violence on Wednesday night. Following last week’s shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton more...

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Team New Britain: Mayor, Saavedra Tour Streetscape

By at July 14, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Team New Britain: Mayor, Saavedra Tour Streetscape

As the City looks to continue renovating it’s streetscape plan throughout downtown, Democratic Senatorial Candidate Sharon Beloin-Saavedra took a walk with the Mayor Tuesday to see what is being done and how she can help if elected. Mayor Erin Stewart conducted the tour, the only tour requested by a candidate or any member of the legislative delegation since the more...

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Columbus Commons is $58 Million Downtown Redevelopment Project

By at July 14, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Columbus Commons is $58 Million Downtown Redevelopment Project

The City announced this week that it has chosen the New York-based developer - POKO Partners LLC - to build a brand new $58 million, mixed-use project adjacent to CTfastrak. POKO submitted their plan on March 10, 2016 to the city in response to a request for proposal to redevelop 125 Columbus Boulevard, the 2.26-acre site of the former New Britain Police more...

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Dirty Waters

By at June 30, 2016 | 2:19 pm |

Dirty Waters

City Searches for Ways to Clean Pond Following inquiries from members of the New Britain City Journal Facebook group concerning the condition of the Stanley Quarter Pond, City Officials spoke of the need to have the pond dredged. On Tuesday Mayor Erin Stewart along with members of Public Works were at the park as it was being cleaned for the Great American Boom more...

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Look Out for Tax Bills

By at June 30, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Look Out for Tax Bills

It’s that dreaded time of the year. Tax bills are being sent out. This year, you need to pay it by or on Aug. 1 to avoid a late penalty. Mayor Erin Stewart advises you take caution when receiving your motor vehicle tax. “Look at your motor vehicle tax and make sure you are being assessed the correct amount on your car, because the department of motor more...

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