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Vendor Information for Main Street USA

By at April 19, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

Vendor Information for Main Street USA

Mayor Erin E. Stewart, Commission Chairman Patrick Dorsey, and the New Britain Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department are planning New Britain’s Main Street U.S.A. In its much anticipated return in 2015, over 10,000 people attended the daylong celebration at the historic Walnut Hill Park. This year, on Saturday, Sept. 8th, from noon to 9 p.m., thousands more...

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Artists Invited to Paint 6’ Fiberglass Bees

By at April 12, 2018 | 3:15 pm |

Artists Invited to Paint 6’ Fiberglass Bees

The Greater New Britain Arts Alliance (GNBAA) just placed an order for 21 6’ tall fiberglass bees, forwarding its “Bees Across New Britain” project in conjunction with the City of New Britain. Bees Across New Britain is a project similar to the Cow Parade done in West Hartford. In 2008 West Hartford began the Cow Parade with life size cows scattered more...

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Salerno to Hold 31st Coffee for Open Government

By at April 5, 2018 | 3:30 pm |

Salerno to Hold 31st Coffee for Open Government

On Saturday April 14 Alderman At Large Danny Salerno will host the 31st Coffee for Open Government held from 9:30 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Angelo’s Market, 349 West Main St. “Let me first thank Joe Troepa and his great staff for the wonderful service they offer to the community. I encourage folks to try one of the breakfast sandwiches prepared at Angelo’s on April more...

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Many Readers Say Rep. Esty Should Resign

By at April 5, 2018 | 3:00 pm |

Many Readers Say Rep. Esty Should Resign

According to various news sources, Rep Elizabeth Esty, CT 5th Congressional district including New Britain, entered into a nondisclosure agreement with her former chief of staff Tony Baker and wrote a reference letter for him even after learning of allegations that he had threatened and physically assaulted another aide of hers with whom he was once in a more...

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9th Annual Connie Wilson Collins Exceptional Women Concert

By at March 15, 2018 | 4:15 pm |

9th Annual Connie Wilson Collins Exceptional Women Concert

The Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc. will host its 9th annual Connie Wilson Collins Exceptional Women Concert, honoring outstanding women from the Greater Bristol, Plainville and New Britain community on March 24. The celebration includes live musical performances, poetry, dance and tributes to the honorees. Betty Harris and Nzinga’s Daughters and more will more...

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Facebook Group Chooses Top 10 Gas Stations

By at March 15, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Facebook Group Chooses Top 10 Gas Stations

Costco, 405 Hartford Rd., New Britain – There was no doubt in who was Number 1 for readers of the New Britain City Journal Facebook group, Costco was the first choice. The members-only gas station located next to the store is said to have some of the best prices in the City. Noble Gas, 975 Farmington Ave., New Britain - Michael Frisbie owner of Frisbie’s, more...

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New Britain Sister City Committee Announces 2018 Visit

By at March 8, 2018 | 2:45 pm |

New Britain Sister City Committee Announces 2018 Visit

The New Britain Sister City Committee is planning a trip to New Britain’s sister city Rastatt, Germany. Local residents are invited to participate in the visit now being planned. The trip to Rastatt, Germany is planned for Monday, May 28 returning on Wednesday, June 6 and includes attending the largest street festival in Germany. The biannual Tête-à-Tête (face more...

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15min of Fame

By at March 8, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

15min of Fame

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Irish Travel Consultant, Korean War Vet to Represent New Britain in 47th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

By at March 2, 2018 | 2:35 pm |

Irish Travel Consultant, Korean War Vet to Represent New Britain in 47th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

New Britain’s Irish community will honor New Britain natives, a longtime Irish travel consultant and a Korean War veteran, when this year’s annual Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off on Saturday, March 10th at 11:15 am. They will join more than 5,000 marchers to celebrate Irish culture and honor Irish-Americans who have made Central Connecticut more...

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Singing Valentine in Unlikely Setting

By at February 22, 2018 | 4:15 pm |

Singing Valentine in Unlikely Setting

Four white guys in formal attire showed up in an African American owned New Britain barbershop to deliver a Singing Valentine to the shop owner’s fiancée last week. This was not only a delightful surprise to the recipient, Annette Velez; it was also a highly unusual instance of returning barbershop harmony to its roots. The Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) is the more...

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