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Columbus Commons Finalizes Details

By at October 13, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Columbus Commons Finalizes Details

More details have emerged for what will be built at the site of the old New Britain Police Department known as Columbus Commons. On Wednesday night the Common Council unanimously approved moving forward with the project after hearing a run down of the revised development and schedule earlier in the week by representatives from Xenolith Partners, LLC. “This is a more...

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Columbus Day Celebration

By at October 13, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Columbus Day Celebration

Over 35 people came out Oct. 10 on a cold Monday morning to McCabe Park to honor the life of Christopher Columbus in front of his monument on the corner of Main and Broad Streets. Following the pledge of Allegiance and an opening prayer by Father Mendoza of St. Jerome and St. Maurice Churches, officials spoke about the Italian man who is considered to have discovered more...

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Therapy Dogs Helping Students at Pulaski

By at October 6, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Therapy Dogs Helping Students at Pulaski

Lauren Crowley, social worker at the health care center at Pulaski Middle School, is also known as ‘the lady with the dogs’. Cooper and Barkley, black labs, are therapy dogs. Cooper has been working in New Britain since 2013 at Roosevelt and is in his third year at Pulaski. Barkley has been working with Crowley since last fall. Both dogs are registered therapy more...

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Top 10 Car Repair Shops in New Britain/Berlin

By at October 6, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Top 10 Car Repair Shops in New Britain/Berlin

[media-credit id=1 align="alignnone" width="580"][/media-credit] This month for our Top 10, the New Britain City Journal Facebook group was asked to name their top 10 Car Repair Service places in New Britain/Berlin. Many people had a lot of opinions. Here are the results. Ceglarz Motor Repair & Sales Inc., 681 W. Main St. New Britain takes the top spot by a more...

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AFC Urgent Care Opens Its Doors

By at October 6, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

AFC Urgent Care Opens Its Doors

New Britain’s newest health care facility opened its doors on Tuesday as American Family Care (AFC) Urgent Center at 135 East Main St. The site of the former Taco Bell. “We are like a doctor’s office that does a broad scope of practice,” said Tom Kelly who is the president and owner along with Ron Krippner. “We have the ability to handle most orthopedic more...

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NBHS Football Cannon Celebration in 20th Year

By at September 29, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

NBHS Football Cannon Celebration in 20th Year

In 1996 the New Britain High School football team used to play against teams in Meriden who had large civil war looking cannons. The Friends of Football noticed the cannons and decided New Britain should have a cannon. Twenty years later and New Britain is now the only school in the State to set off a cannon when the team scores, at half-time and to end the more...

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City Hall Restructuring

By at September 29, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

City Hall Restructuring

  The Common Council, Wednesday night, approved taking a further look at a City Hall reorganization plan that includes the reorganization of all city departments and offices except the common council and board of education. Mayor Erin E. Stewart called these plans, “smart changes to the structure of City Hall—a move aimed at reducing costs, making more...

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Xenolith Looks to Buy Property

By at September 29, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Xenolith Looks to Buy Property

On Wednesday night, the Common Council approved Xenolith Partners, LLC as the developer of the property located at 125 Columbus Boulevard and authorized Mayor Erin E. Stewart to negotiate a sale price and to execute all necessary documents for the development agreement and conveyance of the property. The property at the former New Britain Police Department will house more...

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Residents Enjoy Vendors, Food and Fireworks at Main Street USA

By at September 22, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Residents Enjoy Vendors, Food and Fireworks at Main Street USA

Thousands of people enjoyed Main Street USA Saturday which featured food vendors, entertainment, helicopter rides and fireworks. This month City Journal asked our Facebook group, “What was your favorite thing about Main St USA and what would you like to see added?” Most had great things to say about the event. “The number of food vendor options this year more...

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Bringing Brewing Back

By at September 22, 2016 | 2:10 pm |

Bringing Brewing Back

New Britain may have lost Cremo Brewery in the 1950’s, but soon it will have Alvarium Beer. Three brewers are bringing back beer made in New Britain. Co-owners Mike Larson (operations manager), Chris DeGasero (head brewer) and Brian Bugnacki (sales and support) will be opening a 5,000 square foot space on John Downey Drive on Oct. 1. Each has been in the business more...

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