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SEEC Complaint Filed Against Gay Firm

By at August 31, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

SEEC Complaint Filed Against Gay Firm

Republican Town Committee Chairman Anthony Cane filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) this week that there are questions surrounding donations to Democratic candidate for Mayor Merrill Gay’s campaign. Gay is running for Mayor against Republican incumbent Erin Stewart. According to Cane, seven students from Waterbury, who are not more...

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Karwan to be Missed as Senior Center Director

By at August 31, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Karwan to be Missed as Senior Center Director

For 24 years, seniors have seen a familiar face leading the senior center. On Aug. 31, Mike Karwan, senior center director, will no longer be at the helm as he retires. The Commission on Aging originally hired Karwan, who is from Glastonbury. “It was an exciting opportunity for me. It was different from anything I had done before,” remembers Karwan. “When I more...

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Main Street USA Grows with More Vendors, Music, Ferris Wheel

By at August 31, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Main Street USA Grows with More Vendors, Music, Ferris Wheel

This year Main Street U.S.A. will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9th, from noon to 10 p.m. at Walnut Hill Park as new events continue to help the celebration expand. (rain date is Sept. 10). “We expanded the kids zone due to popular demand,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “We have all the food vendors. A beer and wine garden and we are going to have a 100 foot slide. more...

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Gov. Plan Cuts $12 Million From City

By at August 24, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Gov. Plan Cuts $12 Million From City

If a State budget is not passed the City could be short $12 million. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy came out with a revised allocation plan this past week that drastically reduces revenue sharing grants to New Britain. “They are tentative numbers and we will certainly weigh all our options once the state budget is passed,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “Will we get to more...

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City Parks to Add Animal Waste Stations

By at August 24, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

City Parks to Add Animal Waste Stations

Residents across the City, including the New Britain City Journal Facebook group, have complained that residents are not picking up pet waste in our city’s parks. In an effort to beautify the City’s parks, Mayor Erin Stewart and the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department announced Wednesday that dog waste stations have been installed at several distribution more...

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RSVP Seeks Senior Volunteers to Read with Children

By at August 24, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

RSVP Seeks Senior Volunteers to Read with Children

Are you 55 or over, love children and enjoy reading aloud? If you answered ‘yes’ then the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has an opportunity for you. The Community Renewal Team’s RSVP is actively seeking volunteers age 55 plus with a passion for reading to serve in its signature program, READs, for the 2017-18 school year in five local communities more...

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NB Residents Get Movie Experience

By at August 17, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

NB Residents Get Movie Experience

With movie stars found across the City making the holiday movie “Christmas Hours”, by Synthetic Cinema International, many residents had the opportunity to play various roles in the film. This once in a lifetime experience was one many will not soon forget. Sheri Amato, whose toy store Amato’s Toy and Hobby was featured in the film, played the role of Donna. more...

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Be Prepared For Back to School

By at August 17, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Be Prepared For Back to School

It may seem school just ended, but the first day of school is Aug. 28. There are a number of events and changes parents and students should be aware of for the 2017-18 school year. “We are excited to welcome back our students and their families to the 2017-2018 school year. Our staff have spent the summer preparing for another great year of learning. We will more...

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Students Looking Forward to First Day of School

By at August 17, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Students Looking Forward to First Day of School

As the first day of school is less than two weeks away (Aug. 28) , the City Journal asked Facebook group members several questions. They included: Do you have kids going back to school? Are they looking forward to it? What are they most looking forward to this year? It appears many of our youth are very excited for the 2017/18 School year for different reasons more...

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BOE Pay Raises Draws Skepticism

By at August 3, 2017 | 2:20 pm |

BOE Pay Raises Draws Skepticism

Three members of the New Britain of the Board of Education administrative staff were given raises last week, as the assistant superintendent position presently being held by Paul Salina, is being reduced from $149,000 to $90,000 as it will be part-time. The chief financial officer position, presently held by Kevin Kane, was given a $17,000 raise to put the more...

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