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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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Schools Cutting Down on Absenteeism

By at September 22, 2016 | 2:05 pm |

Schools Cutting Down on Absenteeism

If a student has missed one day of school already this year, they are now considered chronically absent in New Britain. “We will check this right through to 180 days of school so that we are on top of this,” Joe Vaverchak, District Supervisor of Attendance/Residency. “We put a team together to put interventions into place.” So far 1,080 students, 10 more...

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Mayor Stewart Presents “Beautification” Award to Criollisimo

By at September 22, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Mayor Stewart Presents “Beautification” Award to Criollisimo

After recent improvements to the exterior of Criollisimo Restaurant, 340 Arch Street, Mayor Erin E. Stewart presented the owner the city’s next “Beautification” award on Wednesday. Criollisimo is an award-winning restaurant that has been serving Puerto Rican cuisine on Arch Street—recently designated “Barrio Latino”—since 1992. The owner, Brenda Torres, more...

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Council Approves Aquinas Sale

By at September 15, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Council Approves Aquinas Sale

The Common Council unanimously approved moving forward with the sale of the former St. Thomas Aquinas Building at 74 Kelsey St. for $80,000 to Chrysalis Center Real Estate Corporation on Wednesday night. Chrysalis will spend $6 million in rehabilitating and refurbishing this building and will not seek any enterprise zone benefits. “As a proud graduate of St. more...

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Hot Harry’s Holds Official Ribbon Cutting

By at September 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Hot Harry’s Holds Official Ribbon Cutting

If you are craving a burrito or other Mexican food, you no longer have to drive to the Berlin Turnpike. Two weeks ago Hot Harry’s opened their doors at 1470 East St. On Monday, the City celebrated the new restaurant with a ribbon cutting ceremony. “We are elated to have them in town. Their reputation already has been outstanding,” said Bill Carroll, economic more...

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