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Elliot Visit a Slam Dunk for Co-op

By at August 14, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Elliot Visit a Slam Dunk for Co-op

The New Britain Artists’ Co-op sponsored a fundraiser brunch Tuesday featuring Former UConn Women Basketball Star, Jamelle Elliot, at the Visitor’s Center, 66 West Main St. Elliot, who was on the first UConn women’s basketball championship team, mingled with the crowd and spoke about her time in college and her family including cousin Adrian Elliot. Adrian more...

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Costco, Patton Brook Q & A

By at August 7, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Costco, Patton Brook Q & A

As the City looks to progress on two projects, facts are unclear as to what exactly is the truth. The New Britain City Journal sat down with Mayor Erin Stewart to try to clear up the issues. Costco Q. When the company came here did they ask for a tax abatement? A. This was before my existence here as Mayor. It is my understanding that they did not. Q. How more...

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New Signs Lead the Way

By at August 7, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

New Signs Lead the Way

As the streetscape project continues to progress, way finding signs have been put up across the City. “It’s a process we are going through because they have been working on them for a while,” said Mark Moriarty, public works director. “We are looking at every location to make sure that all the information is correct and making sure that they take you more...

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Fifth Annual Quartette Club Charity Ride & Picnic Sunday

By at August 7, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Fifth Annual Quartette Club Charity Ride & Picnic Sunday

This year’s Annual Quartette Club Charity Ride has been set for Sunday. “It is pretty cool,” said James Sanders Jr. of the club. “We get from 70-100 motorcycles that are police escorted and ride through Berlin, Meriden, Southington Wolcott, Bristol, Plainville and back to quartette club for music, food and raffles.” The ride last about 1 hour and 10 more...

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More Details of Drunken Rampage

By at July 31, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

More Details of Drunken Rampage

New Mayor Pro Tem to be Named Soon Democratic Alderman Michael Trueworthy went on a drunken spree July 22 that started at City Hall calling Mayor Erin Stewart vulgar names and ended at the West Side Tavern using anti-gay slurs. According to a police report the event was reported around 12:15 p.m. but started earlier in the day as Trueworthy, 36, sent multiple emails more...

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Post Office Going Historical

By at July 31, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Post Office Going Historical

In the next month anyone entering the New Britain Post Office may see some changes taking place. Post office staff members along with Amy Kirby, New Britain Historical Director, are in the process of bringing a little history to the building. “I grew up blue collar and New Britain used to be blue collar. Now it’s like a t-shirt. That is not the way New more...

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Local Assyrian Group to Demonstrate in New York Against ISIS

By at July 31, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

Local Assyrian Group to Demonstrate in New York Against ISIS

Between 30-50 members of St. Thomas Church in New Britain will be among those demonstrating against the acts of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) against the Christians in Iraq in front of the United Nations building in New York on Saturday. “Christian nationalities are being forced out of their home and being killed, beheaded, raped, executed and crucified. more...

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Rock Cats FOI Reveals New Info

By at July 17, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

Rock Cats FOI Reveals New Info

In documents received under a freedom of information request by the New Britain City Journal, The New Britain Rock Cats management threatened to leave New Britain several times in 2013 if stadium improvements and parking operations were denied. In an email from Bill DeMaio, parks and recreation director, to former Mayor Tim O’Brien dated Feb. 20, 2013 it read, more...

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Time to Pick Your Own Blueberries

By at July 17, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Time to Pick Your Own Blueberries

Blueberry picking season is in full bloom as it began around the 4th of July at Hrubiec Farm in Kensington. “It lasts until around Labor Day depending on the weather,” said owner Ted Hrubiec. Parts of the 10 acre farm began being cleared out in 1952 for farming. Now there are over 6,000 bushes for customers to come and fill their own baskets. Hrubiec Farm more...

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New Britain’s Role in the Cuban Baseball Invasion

By at July 17, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

New Britain’s Role in the Cuban Baseball Invasion

Connecticut has historically had a strong relationship with Cuba, and Cuban tobacco has been growing in Connecticut fields since the nineteenth century. However, it was our baseball fields that hosted an even more significant “import” from Cuba. The Connecticut State League, or “Nutmeg Circuit,” came to New Britain in 1908 by former New London manager more...

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