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City Looks to Salvage Soft Recyclables

By at February 9, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

City Looks to Salvage Soft Recyclables

Soon items in the blue bins may not be the only trash residents will recycle. The firm of “So Simple Recycling” is looking to collect all of the City’s soft recyclables “including textiles such as clothing, blankets, towels and other similar items. “It’s another initiative that goes towards our smart trash program. It’s more efficient, environmentally more...

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Superbowl Sunday a Day for a Party

By at February 2, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Superbowl Sunday a Day for a Party

Have You Decided on Your Menu for the Big Day Yet? What do you have planned for the Superbowl on Sunday? Whether you are staying home, going to a party or looking for a place to go, New Britain and Berlin restaurants have something for you. At various eateries in the area there are special events and food choices happening on the biggest day of football. At Roma more...

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NB Diner Owners Recall Coming to US from Turkey

By at February 2, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

NB Diner Owners Recall Coming to US from Turkey

You don’t see too many diner menus festooned with American flags and the message “God Bless America”. But you can find one here in New Britain. If you listen to Cedya Tomak, you will realize why. Tomak was born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1972. Engaged to her husband, Fahri, she followed him here 22 years ago. Their reasons for coming to the USA were simple: jobs more...

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GNBAA to hold Second Chance Karaoke ‘Fun Raiser’

By at February 2, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

GNBAA to hold Second Chance Karaoke ‘Fun Raiser’

Did your Valentine’s Day not turn out as you hoped? On Wednesday, Feb. 15 you will get another chance for a fun evening at the Greater New Britain Arts Alliance (GNBAA) Second Chance Fun Raiser. “It’s a fundraiser for the arts alliance. It’s at Trinity on Main because they have Karaoke every Wednesday night. This is a preamble,” said Stephen Hard, executive more...

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Keeping Our Students

By at January 26, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Keeping Our Students

Supt. Sarra Helps Students Stay in City   Despite the lure from magnets schools, Superintendent of Schools Nancy Sarra is working hard to keep students in New Britain. In the 2016-17 school year, 507 New Britain students out of 10,063 went to 24 different magnet schools, costing the Consolidated School District of New Britain over $2 million. Numbers have more...

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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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