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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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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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