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Elections 2017 Ward 5

By at October 19, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

Elections 2017 Ward 5

The New Britain City Journal asked those running for Common Council this November to write profiles about themselves for the paper. Below are submissions from the candidates that responded. Ward 5 Carlo Carlozzi Jr. (D-Incumbent) Carlo Carlozzi Jr. is running for re-election of his position on the New Britain City Council representing Ward 5. He has held the seat more...

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Two New Britain Companies to Bring Back Iconic Beer Brand

By at October 19, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

Two New Britain Companies to Bring Back Iconic Beer Brand

Avery’s Beverages and Alvarium Beer Co. have teamed up to revive Cremo Beer, an iconic brand from the 1940’s and 50’s. In it’s heyday, Cremo Beer, known as “Connecticut’s Best,” was popular throughout Connecticut and the surrounding states. “We are extremely excited that the famous Cremo Beer, which was a mainstay for generations of New Britain more...

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Residents Weigh-in on NFL Kneeling for National Anthem

By at October 19, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

Residents Weigh-in on NFL Kneeling for National Anthem

This month’s Question of the Month in our Facebook group was, “How do you feel about the recent controversy of the NFL standing or not standing for the national anthem?” The responses were many with emotions running high. Karyl Beloin said, “I think it’s wrong to disrespect the anthem the flag and our country. No matter who is the leader this is still a more...

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Elections 2017 Wards 3 & 4

By at October 12, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

Elections 2017 Wards 3 & 4

The New Britain City Journal asked those running for Common Council this November to write profiles about themselves for the paper. Below are submissions from the candidates that responded. Ward 3 Iris Sanchez and Aram Ayalon (D) Iris Sanchez and Aram Ayalon, the two candidates for city council in Ward 3, are running for office on a platform of more social programs more...

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Elections 2017

By at October 5, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

Elections 2017

The New Britain City Journal asked those running for Common Council this November to write profiles about themselves for the paper. Below are submissions from the candidates that responded. Ward 1 Jamie Giantonio (R-Incumbent) My name is Jamie Giantonio- I am 42 years old and a lifelong New Britain resident. I live at 185 Birchwood Drive with my wife of 17 years more...

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Building Hope Together Autumn Soiree

By at October 5, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

Building Hope Together Autumn Soiree

Mayor Erin E. Stewart and Building Hope Together Co-Chair Peter Niro invite the public to attend the Autumn Soiree: a fundraiser for New Britain’s Work Plan to End Homelessness. The event will feature an awards ceremony honoring individuals and/or organizations that have made an impact on reducing homelessness in New Britain. Cocktails and hors d’oueuvres will be more...

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Top 10 French Fries to Taste in NB/Berlin

By at October 5, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Top 10 French Fries to Taste in NB/Berlin

This month our readers in the New Britain City Journal Facebook group chose the best places for French Fries. Riley’s Hot Dog & Burger Gourmet, 61 Glen St., New Britain takes top honors for best French Fries. Riley’s established itself in 2010 with a hot dog cart on South Street New Britain to rave reviews. It utilizes local meats, fresh ingredients, more...

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Firm Hired for AW Stanley Renovations

By at September 28, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

Firm Hired for AW Stanley Renovations

Renovation of A.W. Stanley Park, including a new pool, paths, parking lot, basketball and baseball fields has taken another step forward. The firm of Banton Construction of North Haven was approved by the Common Council to move forward at a cost of $5.4 million. “It is not just for the pool. It is for the renovation for the entire park,” said Mayor Erin more...

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11th Annual Downtown New Britain/TD Bank Car Show on September 23

By at September 14, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

11th Annual Downtown New Britain/TD Bank Car Show on September 23

The New Britain Downtown District (NBDD) is sponsoring the 11th annual 2017 New Britain/TD Bank Downtown Car Show on Saturday, September 23 from 9a.m. – 3 p.m. The show will take place at Central Park in front of City Hall and from Chestnut Street to Columbus Boulevard. Residents of Hartford, West Hartford, Elmwood and Newington can take the CTfastrak to the 11th more...

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What Should Be Done About the State Budget?

By at September 14, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

What Should Be Done About the State Budget?

This month in our Facebook group Question of the Month, we asked two questions directly related to each other. They were, “Since we have no new State Budget, what should legislators do to fix it? How do you feel about not having a budget?” Group members had plenty to say on the subject. “US government is deep in debt, the state is broke, most cities are more...

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