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State of the City Address 2017: Leading the Way

By at March 9, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

State of the City Address 2017: Leading the Way

Mayor Erin E. Stewart gave an invigorating State of the City address Wednesday night focusing on the City’s ability to adapt and a vision coming to life. “The first address I gave 4 years ago, is much different than the one I will give to you tonight. Our theme for this evening is simple - That New Britain is leading the way,” said Mayor Stewart. “From more...

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Some Pre-School Classes to Become Full Day

By at March 9, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Some Pre-School Classes to Become Full Day

Superintendent of Schools Nancy Sarra is preparing to change pre-school classes in order to give students, especially those with special needs, more attention. School Readiness funds of $1.5 million have always been used for pre-school programs. But, now these funds can be used for those with special needs. “Pre-School has never been a board of education domain. more...

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Beware of New Scam in City

By at March 2, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Beware of New Scam in City

Residents should be aware to call the New Britain Police Department if someone comes to their door asking for money for a church. It could be someone interested in more than a few dollars. Around 4 p.m. one day last week the doorbell rang at the home of Kaitlyn Clements on the west end of the City. “I answered. A man, college age, in his early 20’s was there more...

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The Very Best People on Your Very Worst Day

By at March 2, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

The Very Best People on Your Very Worst Day

NBEMS, the New Britain Emergency Medical Services, is the lead agency responsible for providing emergency medical services within the City of New Britain. New Britain EMS responds to an average of 35 emergency calls per day. But it is different from the other first responder services. Unlike the city police department or fire department, NBEMS is a 501c3 nonprofit more...

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Gay Contemplates Mayoral Run

By at March 2, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Gay Contemplates Mayoral Run

New Britain Board of Education member and Democratic longtime activist Merrill Gay has opened an exploratory committee, Merrill 2017, to begin raising funds to run for office in November’s city election he announced on Monday. Gay told the City Journal he is still considering if he will run for Mayor or Council. Gay, who currently serves as the executive more...

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New Main Street Bridge Design Released

By at February 23, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

New Main Street Bridge Design Released

Two revised perspectives of the bridge work planned over Route 72 on Main Street, that will cost about $5.8 million, have been released. The new designs are slightly less ornate than originally planned. “If we had all the money in the world, we could put big lights going all the way down to the highway level, but that was going to be extremely expensive,” said more...

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New City Banners to Adorn Poles

By at February 23, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

New City Banners to Adorn Poles

Promotional streetlight banners will soon be found across City street poles. Matt Cottengim of CGI Communications, has over 75 businesses already signed up to put banners ranging from 4 feet high by 18 inches to 6 feet high by 30 inch wide on streetlights. There are over 300 locations for banners and so far over 130 have been taken. Prices range from $795 annually more...

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Residents Mixed on Possibility of New Reservoir

By at February 23, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Residents Mixed on Possibility of New Reservoir

This month’s Facebook group question was a little bit more complicated than most. The City Journal asked members “Do you think New Britain Water Company should build another reservoir?” Some people were definitely in favor of a second reservoir especially considering the drought. Rodney Baker said, “Yes. We need water sources that are hooked into our more...

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‘The Devil is in the Details’

By at February 16, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

‘The Devil is in the Details’

Could City Get $28 Million? If Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposed budget were to pass unchanged, New Britain could get an additional $28 million more from the State for fiscal year 2017-18. With months of budget negotiating by legislators still to come, Mayor Erin Stewart said a lot will change by completion in June. “Preliminary it’s difficult to tell because more...

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Top 10 Places to Pick Up Coffee/Expresso/Cappuccino

By at February 16, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Top 10 Places to Pick Up Coffee/Expresso/Cappuccino

Most people enjoy a good cup of coffee. In New Britain and Berlin there are many places to pick up the hot beverage. City Journal Facebook group members named their top 10. Whole Donut, 1198 Farmington Ave., Berlin. By a landslide The Whole Donut took the top spot. Coffee ranges from $1.31 for a small to $2.20 for a jumbo. They also sell doughnuts and breakfast more...

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