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Tearing Down Old Police Department

By at June 26, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Tearing Down Old Police Department

City Looks for Brownsfield Grant to Tear Down Old PD The City is applying for a $4 million Brownsfield Grant to abate and demolish the old Police Department on Columbus Boulevard. “We have been applying for Brownsfield Grants and an application has been made to abate and demolish the old police department as well as the boulevard around it,” said Mayor Erin more...

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Bicycle Safety Day

By at June 26, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Bicycle Safety Day

Children in Camp TotalRec spent Wednesday learning from the pros how to stay safe while riding a bike. The Community Health Center, Police Department, Walkin’ and Rollin’, New Britain Bike Initiative and the City Public Health Department got together for this fun and educational day. “Bicycle safety, education and promoting bicycling as a fun event is our more...

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New Britain Struggled to Get Red Sox

By at June 19, 2014 | 6:18 pm |

New Britain Struggled to Get Red Sox

Mayor McNamara Takes a Look Back at How City Got its First Team Former Mayor William McNamara recalls the days when New Britain was trying to get a minor league baseball team, as a series of difficult negotiations. He said the City had to convince a lot of people to bring the Bristol Red Sox to New Britain. It all began when a chance encounter between McNamara and more...

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Park Adds NBMAA Sculptures

By at June 19, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Park Adds NBMAA Sculptures

If you have walked around Walnut Hill Park lately you may notice two new sculptures have been relocated around the loop. As the New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) starts its expansion, it found it had nowhere to put Chaim Gross’s “The Juggler” (1975) and Tom Doyle’s “Lunasa” (2006) sculptures. “The City is allowing them to be in the loop. more...

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Rose Garden Festival Hits Big

By at June 19, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Rose Garden Festival Hits Big

People across the City and state are calling Saturday’s Rose Garden Festival one of the best events to happen to the City. The weather Saturday could not have been more perfect as more than 1,000 people attended the festival presented by Stanley Black and Decker. The top of Walnut Hill Park was delightfully decorated with tables and chairs as a number of more...

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Top 10 Must Do’s in New Britain this Summer

By at June 12, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Top 10 Must Do’s in New Britain this Summer

Are you looking for something to do this summer that does not involve the Rock Cats? The baseball team is not the only thing in New Britain. Here are the New Britain City Journal’s top 10 must to do’s in the City this summer. 10. A Walk in the Park You can walk in New Britain at two City parks and learn a little bit while you are at it. At Walnut Hill Park more...

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City to Pay $4.4 to BOE

By at June 12, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

City to Pay $4.4 to BOE

Council Has Little Idea Where Funds Will Come From Whether or not Former Tim O’Brien meant to give the Board of Education $4.4 million extra, or it was an accounting error, may never be decided. But, on Wednesday the Council voted to give the $4.4 million to the school board from the general fund. If it had not the City would have been penalized at a $2 reduction more...

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Welcome Berlin

By at June 12, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Welcome Berlin

The New Britain City Journal is pleased to announce starting this week we are covering Berlin news. This town is deeply integrated with New Britain. Our neighbors play a big role in our lives. It is important to know what is going on around us. While we will always keep our focus on New Britain, we are excited to expand. Our coverage of this phenomenal town will not be more...

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Field Turf Nears Finish Line

By at June 5, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Field Turf Nears Finish Line

If all goes right the new field turf installed at Veteran’s Field will be complete this week and the City will have it ready in time for the Nutmeg State Games next month. “The project is going well. The infield sand and rubber mixture is being put in place. The field should be completed by Thursday,” said Bill DeMaio, public works director. “After that, more...

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Licensing Your Dog? Don’t Forget Parvo

By at June 5, 2014 | 4:00 pm |

Licensing Your Dog? Don’t Forget Parvo

June is the month most people stop in the Town Clerk Office to get their dog licenses renewed. This year residents are advised to remember to get parvovirus shots for their dog. In April the Common Council approved a new resolution that requires parvovirus vaccinations along with rabies shots in order to get a dog licensed in New Britain. A copy of the more...

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