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Family Fun – Quilling

By at February 16, 2017 | 6:00 pm |

Family Fun – Quilling

Today’s activity is all about Love. This activity can be created for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or just any old day that you have the opportunity to express a little love. It is after all what makes the world a better place. Quilling- have you heard of it? There are so many beautiful projects that you can do with Quilling. It’s the art of more...

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‘The Devil is in the Details’

By at February 16, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

‘The Devil is in the Details’

Could City Get $28 Million? If Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposed budget were to pass unchanged, New Britain could get an additional $28 million more from the State for fiscal year 2017-18. With months of budget negotiating by legislators still to come, Mayor Erin Stewart said a lot will change by completion in June. “Preliminary it’s difficult to tell because more...

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Top 10 Places to Pick Up Coffee/Expresso/Cappuccino

By at February 16, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Top 10 Places to Pick Up Coffee/Expresso/Cappuccino

Most people enjoy a good cup of coffee. In New Britain and Berlin there are many places to pick up the hot beverage. City Journal Facebook group members named their top 10. Whole Donut, 1198 Farmington Ave., Berlin. By a landslide The Whole Donut took the top spot. Coffee ranges from $1.31 for a small to $2.20 for a jumbo. They also sell doughnuts and breakfast more...

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City Advises: Be Responsible When It Snows

By at February 16, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

City Advises: Be Responsible When It Snows

Between last Thursday and Sunday nearly two feet of snow fell in New Britain. The City is 13.2 square miles with 622 streets, over 500 intersections and 170 miles of roads. City officials are asking residents to be patient and responsible during snow storms. “It is very difficult to deal with no matter how many plows there are in the street. When it snows in the more...

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Family Fun – Valentine Wreath

By at February 9, 2017 | 6:45 pm |

Family Fun –  Valentine Wreath

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! There are so many fun things to make with the kids for Valentine’s Day it was hard to choose! I hope you like our beautiful wreath. Materials: Cardboard Scissors White glue Tissue paper Charms How to: We started with a square of cardboard that was about 12 inches. We cut out a square from the center that is more...

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More Money?

By at February 9, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

More Money?

Gov. Malloy’s proposal Could Help NB Schools Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s new budget proposal could change the state’s formula for funding local education to allow more aid to get to the neediest communities like New Britain. “Throughout the state of Connecticut, we all need to pull together to say that all of our students matter – every one of them,” said more...

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Park Getting New Playscape

By at February 9, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Park Getting New Playscape

Walnut Hill Park will soon get new play equipment installed, a new landscape structure and handicapped accessible rubber surfacing. “The current equipment is dangerous and in disrepair,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “It is not in compliance with American Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. We have to make these improvements before we get cited, but I’ve also more...

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City Looks to Salvage Soft Recyclables

By at February 9, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

City Looks to Salvage Soft Recyclables

Soon items in the blue bins may not be the only trash residents will recycle. The firm of “So Simple Recycling” is looking to collect all of the City’s soft recyclables “including textiles such as clothing, blankets, towels and other similar items. “It’s another initiative that goes towards our smart trash program. It’s more efficient, environmentally more...

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Family Fun – Cactus

By at February 2, 2017 | 6:00 pm |

Family Fun – Cactus

February, does this mean we are about half way thru winter? I passed a garden center over the weekend and they had a sign up out front. 53 days til Spring! This is about the time of the year when I start wishing for pretty flowers and garden planning. The catalogs are coming in the mail and my house plants are getting all my attention. Succulents are very popular this more...

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Superbowl Sunday a Day for a Party

By at February 2, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Superbowl Sunday a Day for a Party

Have You Decided on Your Menu for the Big Day Yet? What do you have planned for the Superbowl on Sunday? Whether you are staying home, going to a party or looking for a place to go, New Britain and Berlin restaurants have something for you. At various eateries in the area there are special events and food choices happening on the biggest day of football. At Roma more...

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