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Downtown Flocked with Trick or Treaters

By at November 3, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Downtown Flocked with Trick or Treaters

Halloween was a night to remember in downtown New Britain as about 5,000 ghost, goblins, princesses and super heroes roamed the streets reciting ‘trick or treat’ as bags filled with candy. “Halloween night we produced the 5th installment of the Downtown Halloween Trick or Treat Safe Zone, well over 5,000 children and their parents safely walked the streets, and more...

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Time to Vote for One of Four Slogans

By at November 3, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Time to Vote for One of Four Slogans

The Mayor’s Marketing and Branding Roundtable narrowed down the City slogans to four this week and now residents are asked to vote on their favorite. “We wanted to have some fun on the slogans and we could not agree on three, so there are four,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “They encompass a lot of things. Some are a nod to the past but some also encompass the more...

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Many Choices Available in Election 2016

By at November 3, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Many Choices Available in Election 2016

Election Day is Nov. 8 and residents will not only have the opportunity to vote for a new President of the United States, but for many local positions as well. In the 6th District there are three candidates. Incumbent Democrat Theresa Gerratana, Republican nominee Charles Paonessa and Sharon Beloin-Saavedra who is running unaffiliated. Gerratana has been in office more...

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City’s New Brand

By at October 27, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

City’s New Brand

On Wednesday the Mayor’s Marketing and Branding Roundtable reviewed the first version of the Branding Initiative City Profile. “It’s a very useful document. It is important for us to gather this information to see where we have come from and where we are today. That will help us find the answer to what we want to be as a City,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. more...

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“Thriller” Dancers Set for Halloween

By at October 27, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

“Thriller” Dancers Set for Halloween

The Halloween Trick or Treat Safe Zone event is set for Oct. 31 and leading the way will be the New Britain YWCA School of Dance Junior and Senior Company. This year about a dozen dancers, dressed as zombies, will come alive to perform the Michael Jackson song “Thriller”. “We started doing this about 8 years or go. We started at Bob Smedley’s house on more...

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Final Details Released for Beehive Bridge

By at October 27, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Final Details Released for Beehive Bridge

In the Spring of 2018 the Route 72 Bridge on Main Street will be transformed into a Beehive theme. On Tuesday night the City revealed final plans for the Beehive Bridge. “This has been a very long process. It is definitely different and a signature project,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “It will define New Britain for many years to come. It encompasses what New more...

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Vote Yea or Nay

By at October 20, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Vote Yea or Nay

On Nov. 8 there will be three charter revision questions on the voting ballot. The first two seem to be clear to many. Question 3 continues to bring some inquiries. On Wednesday night the Common Council held an informational session regarding the Charter Revision Referendum Questions. No one spoke in public audience, but members of the Charter Revision Commission more...

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City Slogan Narrowing Down to Three

By at October 20, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

City Slogan Narrowing Down to Three

Soon New Britain City Journal readers will get the chance to cast their vote on which of the three slogans would be best for our City. Back in April, stakeholders of the City such as the Mayor’s Office, the Economic Development Department, the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce, Central Connecticut State University, the Consolidated School District, the more...

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Halloween Trick or Treat Safe Zone Coming Oct. 31

By at October 20, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Halloween Trick or Treat Safe Zone Coming Oct. 31

Are you ready to trick or treat downtown on Halloween night? The New Britain City Journal and Downtown District once again are bringing the Halloween Trick or Treat safe zone event back to New Britain. The event, meant to keep children safe on Halloween, will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. with a costume parade at 7 p.m. It is free to take part in all the more...

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New Britain Issues Water Supply Alert

By at October 13, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

New Britain Issues Water Supply Alert

The City is urging residents to take small measures to conserve water as it issued a Water Supply Alert on Wednesday. The Water Supply Alert is the first of five drought response stages. The designation does not institute mandatory water conservation measures. The Water Supply Alert is reached when the Water Department’s total storage in its reservoirs are more...

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