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Tax Bills are Out: Time to Pay Up

By at July 3, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Tax Bills are Out: Time to Pay Up

Tax bills were sent out this week and you need to pay it by Aug. 1 to avoid a late penalty. This year expect to pay more as the mill rate increased by 4.88 mills to 49.08. Mayor Erin Stewart said the budget is not the budget she wants, “but it is the budget that I feel New Britain really needs.” Stewart said the reason for the increase is, because in the more...

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Great American Boom Saturday

By at July 3, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Great American Boom Saturday

One of the biggest events of the year across the state is about to happen in New Britain. The 21st Annual Great American Boom will take place Saturday, July 5 at Stanley Quarter Park beginning at 5 p.m. Erik Barbieri, Superintendent of Recreation, said the event is so big because the area it is done in allows for the biggest shells which are 8 inches. “They more...

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New Britain Has a Long, Rich Baseball Heritage

By at July 3, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

New Britain Has a Long, Rich Baseball Heritage

New Britain’s residents have throughout history enjoyed sports of various forms. Col. Isaac Lee, the well-respected colonial magistrate who named this city, was known for his prowess as an athlete, especially in wrestling. But it was a small, leather-clad ball that residents here would grow to love. One of the earliest documented team sports in central Connecticut more...

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GSG Asks City to Revise Request

By at June 26, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

GSG Asks City to Revise Request

The City was due to get a response on how the Global Strategies Group (GSG) spent the $100,000 in taxpayer money given to them by Former Mayor Tim O’Brien in 2012 last Friday. But, instead GSG sent them a Request to Revise. “That is a pleading, stating that portions of the complaint are not clear to them,” said City Attorney Gennaro Bizzarro. “All it is, is more...

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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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