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Family Fun – Journal

By at January 12, 2017 | 5:45 pm |

Family Fun – Journal

Happy New Year Everyone! This is the time of year that we think about goals, resolutions and what the next year in our lives should look like. One way to help those resolutions or plans along is to write about it. What you write and think about has much more of a chance of happening. Journaling is a great way to stay in touch with yourself at any age. The younger you more...

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School Board Budget Request Shows Minimal Increase

By at January 12, 2017 | 4:40 pm |

School Board Budget Request Shows Minimal Increase

Compared to past years, the 2017-18 Board of Education budget sent to the finance board shows just a minimal increase. School board members approved Superintendent Nancy Sarra’s budget proposal Monday night of a 0.85 increase. It shows just over a $1 million increase and would put the board of education budget at $126,777,706. “We’ve done a really good job more...

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Blue Ribbon Committee Re-Forming in March

By at January 12, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Blue Ribbon Committee Re-Forming in March

The previously successful Blue Ribbon Committee will once again come together to help consolidate costs, increase efficiencies and continue an open dialogue between the school board and the Common Council in March. The bi-partisan Blue Ribbon Committee has not met since 2012 when it held seven to eight meetings. It will include members of the two boards. It is led by more...

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Top 10 Asian Restaurants in New Britain/Berlin

By at January 12, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Top 10 Asian Restaurants in New Britain/Berlin

This week the New Britain City Journal Facebook group was asked what Asian restaurants they thought were the best. Although there are many, we are posting the Top 10 from group members. Great Taste, 597 West Main St, New Britain - Deemed as a “White-tablecloth eatery offering Chinese classics, including Peking duck carved right at your table”, Great Taste takes more...

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Family Fun – Cards

By at December 22, 2016 | 5:30 pm |

Family Fun – Cards

It’s time to send out those holiday greetings! Christmas is being counted down by many small children and many people with shopping lists that have not been finished yet! Cards are a wonderful way for people of all ages to say I love you this holiday season. Materials do not have to be fancy or complex. So here are 3 different designs for you to more...

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Top 10 New Britain Stories of 2016

By at December 22, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Top 10 New Britain Stories of 2016

Each year the City Journal recaps the biggest stories affecting New Britain in the past year. Here are our Top 10 for 2016. CITY SLOGAN City Journal readers had the chance this year to vote for a new slogan for the City. The winner was “Experience the New”. It received over 50 percent of the votes. “Connect and Bee Inspired” had 25 percent, more...

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Family Fun – Holly Berries

By at December 15, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

Family Fun – Holly Berries

Merry Christmas! The holiday is now in full swing! The trees and the gazebo are lit across the street from the store. The Kensington Fire Truck races through town all lit up with the Carols blasting. The weather is changing and has a winterish bite early in the mornings. We’ve even seen traces of snow. Hopefully, at your house. the tree is up and decorated. Today’s more...

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The Diamond Collection Neil Diamond Tribute Band in City

By at December 15, 2016 | 5:00 pm |

The Diamond Collection Neil Diamond Tribute Band in City

The Diamond Collection, the Neil Diamond Tribute Band will be performing at Trinity-on-Main at 69 Main Street in New Britain on Saturday night, December 17. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and concert starts at 8:30 p.m. Ticket prices are general admission Advance Tickets $17; Couples Tickets $30; V.I.P special table with dinner seating up front Tickets 29.00 and tickets at the more...

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Nancy Sarra Named 2016 New Britain Person of the Year

By at December 15, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Nancy Sarra Named 2016 New Britain Person of the Year

On Feb. 22 New Britain decided to go in a new direction naming New Britain’s own Nancy Sarra as Superintendent of Schools. Due to her undying love of the City and its children, the City Journal has named Sarra as the New Britain Person of the Year for 2016. When chosen as superintendent in front of a crowd surpassing 200 people at the high school, Sarra said she more...

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East Street TOD: A College Town

By at December 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

East Street TOD: A College Town

(Part 4 of 4) Perhaps one of the most exciting part of the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) plan calls for making East Street, near the CTFastrak, a college town. The third part of the TOD study, by Milone and MacBroom, looks at East Street which is a mixture of uses integrated for pedestrian-friendly development. According to the study, “As a link between more...

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