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Family Fun – Jellyfish

By at July 14, 2016 | 7:00 pm |

Family Fun – Jellyfish

Summer is officially here! The sun is hot and we have already taken our annual vacation to the beach. Our choice is Cape Cod. The beaches are great lots to do and the water is wonderful for swimming. Our craft this week is Jellyfish! Lucky for us we did not encounter any at the beach so far this year! We recently took our granddaughter to Mystic Aquarium and we were more...

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“We Are Setting an Example”

By at July 14, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

“We Are Setting an Example”

Over 100 Turnout for Community Prayer at Central Park Alderman and Rev. Kristian Rosado, Mayor Erin Stewart, local religious leaders, elected officials, and members of the New Britain Police Department led a community prayer at Central Park in a sign of solidarity against violence on Wednesday night. Following last week’s shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton more...

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Team New Britain: Mayor, Saavedra Tour Streetscape

By at July 14, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Team New Britain: Mayor, Saavedra Tour Streetscape

As the City looks to continue renovating it’s streetscape plan throughout downtown, Democratic Senatorial Candidate Sharon Beloin-Saavedra took a walk with the Mayor Tuesday to see what is being done and how she can help if elected. Mayor Erin Stewart conducted the tour, the only tour requested by a candidate or any member of the legislative delegation since the more...

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Columbus Commons is $58 Million Downtown Redevelopment Project

By at July 14, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Columbus Commons is $58 Million Downtown Redevelopment Project

The City announced this week that it has chosen the New York-based developer - POKO Partners LLC - to build a brand new $58 million, mixed-use project adjacent to CTfastrak. POKO submitted their plan on March 10, 2016 to the city in response to a request for proposal to redevelop 125 Columbus Boulevard, the 2.26-acre site of the former New Britain Police more...

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Family Fun – Wind Catcher

By at June 30, 2016 | 7:45 pm |

Family Fun – Wind Catcher

I have been watching the wind blowing the flags across the street from the store and the leaves on the trees whipping back and forth. Today’s activity will take advantage of not only a gusting wind but also look beautiful with a gentle breeze. If you add a few jingle bells you will also enjoy a little song! Materials: Embroidery hoop - these can be taken apart more...

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Dirty Waters

By at June 30, 2016 | 2:19 pm |

Dirty Waters

City Searches for Ways to Clean Pond Following inquiries from members of the New Britain City Journal Facebook group concerning the condition of the Stanley Quarter Pond, City Officials spoke of the need to have the pond dredged. On Tuesday Mayor Erin Stewart along with members of Public Works were at the park as it was being cleaned for the Great American Boom more...

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Look Out for Tax Bills

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

Look Out for Tax Bills

It’s that dreaded time of the year. Tax bills are being sent out. This year, you need to pay it by or on Aug. 1 to avoid a late penalty. Mayor Erin Stewart advises you take caution when receiving your motor vehicle tax. “Look at your motor vehicle tax and make sure you are being assessed the correct amount on your car, because the department of motor more...

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Fireworks on Monday

By at June 30, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Fireworks on Monday

Other cities, such as Hartford, may be canceling plans for fourth of July, but in New Britain the 24th Annual Great American Boom is on as usual. “It’s our premiere event at Stanley Quarter where over 30,000 come to watch an awesome fireworks display and honor the greatest nation on this earth,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “East Hartford and Hartford canceled more...

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Family Fun – Faeries, Faeries, Faeries

By at June 23, 2016 | 8:15 pm |

Family Fun – Faeries, Faeries, Faeries

It’s no secret that here at Scraptivity we love faeries. Visit our shop and you will find houses, swings, gardens and much more devoted to our faeries. Oh! Did you see that? Over your shoulder just then? It was probably a tiny faerie looking for a little mischief! We find the best way to live with them is to have plenty of things they like around within easy reach. more...

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One of Ten

By at June 23, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

One of Ten

NB Captures All-America City Award The City of New Britain has once again lived up to its Hard Hittin’ Slogan. After an energizing weekend presentation in Denver, CO by community stakeholders focusing on the city’s accomplishments in raising healthy, successful children, the National Civic League on Sunday designated New Britain a 2016 All-America City. One of more...

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