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Place for Pups

By at September 14, 2017 | 2:20 pm |

Place for Pups

City Looks to Make Dog Park Reality After getting an influx of requests by citizens for a dog park, the Common Council has approved moving forward with one at Washington Park. “This is the Top 5 category of questions I am asked on a constant basis,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “Everyone wants to know when New Britain will get a dog park. Two months ago when I more...

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The Legacy Foundation: Kids, Sports and Life Skills

By at September 14, 2017 | 2:10 pm |

The Legacy Foundation: Kids, Sports and Life Skills

October marks the first anniversary for the New Britain Legacies Youth Development and Basketball Program. Founded by Deivone Tanksley of New Britain, the organization runs after school youth and adult basketball leagues along with coaching sessions in the gym at St. Matthews Lutheran Church on Franklin Square. But the design of the unique program seeks to do much more more...

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Main Street USA Grows Bigger and Better

By at September 14, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Main Street USA Grows Bigger and Better

More rides, more music and more activities meant more people, as Main Street USA is in the third year of the event at Walnut Hill Park. “We had a record crowd, it was a great day with wonderful weather showcasing all that New Britain has to offer,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “The entertainment was great and we ended the night with us spectacular fireworks more...

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Top 10 Places to Get a Chicken Meal in New Britain/Berlin

By at September 7, 2017 | 7:21 pm |

Top 10 Places to Get a Chicken Meal in New Britain/Berlin

Where can you go to get good chicken? Some like it fried and some like it as chicken parmesan. There are many ways to eat chicken. The New Britain City Journal Facebook group was asked “Where is the best place to get chicken in New Britain or Berlin?” Here are the Top 10. Krispy Krunchy Chicken, 687 Arch St., New Britain – This is fried chicken at it’s more...

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NBYT Named Best Children’s Theater, Announces Auditions

By at September 7, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

NBYT Named Best Children’s Theater, Announces Auditions

New Britain Youth Theater, which begins its eighth season this month, has been named Best Children’s Theater by the editors of Connecticut Magazine. The accolade comes in the September 2017 “Best of Connecticut” issue of the magazine, and recognizes that what started as “an after-school program has blossomed into a professionally run community and educational more...

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Haunted Bar

By at September 7, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Haunted Bar

Investigators Find Spirits at Frosty Mug For years, tales were told about dead bodies being hidden in the basement of a city bar. But in the past few years the stories have not been the only unusual thing taking place at the Frosty Mug, 269 Beaver St. The tavern has experienced some very odd happenings and an investigative team has come to see exactly what is going more...

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15 min of Fame

By at September 7, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

15 min of Fame

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SEEC Complaint Filed Against Gay Firm

By at August 31, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

SEEC Complaint Filed Against Gay Firm

Republican Town Committee Chairman Anthony Cane filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) this week that there are questions surrounding donations to Democratic candidate for Mayor Merrill Gay’s campaign. Gay is running for Mayor against Republican incumbent Erin Stewart. According to Cane, seven students from Waterbury, who are not more...

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Karwan to be Missed as Senior Center Director

By at August 31, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Karwan to be Missed as Senior Center Director

For 24 years, seniors have seen a familiar face leading the senior center. On Aug. 31, Mike Karwan, senior center director, will no longer be at the helm as he retires. The Commission on Aging originally hired Karwan, who is from Glastonbury. “It was an exciting opportunity for me. It was different from anything I had done before,” remembers Karwan. “When I more...

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Main Street USA Grows with More Vendors, Music, Ferris Wheel

By at August 31, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Main Street USA Grows with More Vendors, Music, Ferris Wheel

This year Main Street U.S.A. will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9th, from noon to 10 p.m. at Walnut Hill Park as new events continue to help the celebration expand. (rain date is Sept. 10). “We expanded the kids zone due to popular demand,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “We have all the food vendors. A beer and wine garden and we are going to have a 100 foot slide. more...

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