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Bees Stadium Gets a Honey of a Makeover

By at March 10, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

Bees Stadium Gets a Honey of a Makeover

[media-credit id=1 align="alignnone" width="580"][/media-credit] Honeycombs adorn the walls of New Britain Stadium as it prepares to be ready for Opening Day, April 21. The new colors and names appear across the stadium as well as in rugs in and around the offices. The stadium will play host to the Bees’ 70 home games and special events. New turf has been put more...

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Stevie Wonder Inspires Crib Donation to Friendship Center

By at March 10, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Stevie Wonder Inspires Crib Donation to Friendship Center

When New Britain resident Jennifer Combs played back-up for Stevie Wonder last year in Hartford it moved her to make a special donation. Combs, a cellist for The Hartford and New Haven Symphony Orchestras and a Julliard School of Music in New York City professor, used her pay from the concert to purchase a crib for the Friendship Service Center’s shelter in New more...

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Old Police Station Finally Coming Down

By at March 3, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

Old Police Station Finally Coming Down

The 2.26-acres at 125 Columbus Boulevard, known as the old New Britain Police Department, has seen quite a bit of demolition in the past few weeks. It took the City about a year to abate all hazardous materials. Now the demolition process for the existing 69,800-square-foot, three-story building which was the former Police Station from 1964 until 2011, is being worked more...

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Top 10 Berlin/NB Breakfasts You Must Try

By at March 3, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

Top 10 Berlin/NB Breakfasts You Must Try

Members of the New Britain City Journal Facebook group chose the following as their Top 10 Breakfast Restaurants for 2016. Be sure to join the group to vote for our next Top 10. CJ’s Diner, 70 South St. New Britain- Friendly staff that make you feel at home and hearty helpings makes CJ’s the #1 choice of The New Britain City Journal Facebook group members for more...

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Mattabassett Budget Increases for 2016

By at March 3, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Mattabassett Budget Increases for 2016

Art Simonian, executive director of the Mattabassett District recently spoke to Council members explaining to them the 2016-17 district budget as well as the impact of Middletown joining the district. “I started in June at Mattabassett and felt it was important to come to the town and talk about the funds,” said Simonian. When Middletown became a member, it more...

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Sarra Chosen as Next Superintendent

By at February 25, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

Sarra Chosen as Next Superintendent

[caption id="attachment_12526" align="alignnone" width="580"] Nancy Sarra makes an acceptance speech Monday night to a crowd of over 200 after being named the new Superintendent of Schools.[/caption] A crowd of over 200 people stood up and applauded as Nancy Sarra walked into the lecture hall at New Britain High School before the final approval of being named new more...

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AW Stanley to Get Makeover

By at February 25, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

AW Stanley to Get Makeover

Bonds of about $8 million were approved Wednesday night by the Common Council that calls for a new pool facility in a different area of A.W. Stanley Park, a new bath house, additional playing fields and improvements to both Veteran’s and New Britain Stadiums. “Each year we get a capitol improvement list. It can be a five year plan,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. more...

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Grand List Shows Signs of Growth for Second Straight Year

By at February 25, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Grand List Shows Signs of Growth for Second Straight Year

The City’s Assessor has signed off on New Britain’s October 2015 Grand List, but the document is far from finalized due to an error by the state Department of Motor Vehicles that is affecting all Connecticut municipalities. The $2,481,435,866 Grand List represents an increase of 0.79 percent over the 2014 Grand List—the second year in a row of growth for the more...

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Peterson Poetry Exciting Youth

By at February 18, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

Peterson Poetry Exciting Youth

New Britain Poet Laureate Michael Peterson, 35, first discovered the power of poetry when he was a youngster in school. “I have been writing since high school, maybe college,” recalled Peterson, the Dean of Students at New Britain High School who is also a 1998 NBHS grad. “And in college I went through the bitter break up blues, and at that point, I had to more...

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Residents Weigh-in on Charter Revision Commission

By at February 18, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Residents Weigh-in on Charter Revision Commission

In the next few months a charter revision commission will be reviewing the City charter to see if it needs updating. Members of the commission are Adrian Baron (D), Michael Carrier (D), Catherine Cheney (R), Michael Davis (U), Peter Gostin (R) , Efrain Rosado (R) and Mary Pokorski (D). The Council has highlighted several areas it would like the commission to more...

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