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Top 10 News Events in New Britain in 2017

By at December 14, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Top 10 News Events in New Britain in 2017

Each year the City Journal recaps the biggest stories affecting New Britain in the past year. Here are our Top 10 for 2017. Howey House Breaks ground on North Street In May, the Connecticut Department of Housing awarded a Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties (CHAMP) grant of $2.145 million to fund the construction of 11 units of permanent more...

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Readers Say They Will Spend Less This Holiday

By at December 14, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Readers Say They Will Spend Less This Holiday

In the New Britain City Journal Facebook group we asked this month, “Are you spending more on the holidays, less or the same as previous years? Why?”. Most readers responded saying they will spend less this year. The reasons vary. “It’s not easy since I’m in college, but like a lot of people in New Britain, I try to do the best I can,” said Kenneth A more...

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15 min of Fame

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

15 min of Fame

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NBHS Receives Christmas Miracle

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

NBHS Receives Christmas Miracle

New Britain High School is decked out for the Christmas season as Ald. Robert Smedley led an effort Sunday to inspire students for the holidays by decorating the school. “I had an idea of decorating the first floor of the New Britain High School hallway to have holiday spirit and boost morale of the kids,” said Smedley, an alderman, who also works for the more...

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New Park Becomes Reality

By at December 7, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

New Park Becomes Reality

Residents will no longer be heading to other towns to skateboard. On Saturday the City officially opened a revamped skateboard park at Stanley Quarter Park. According to Mayor Erin E. Stewart, the skate park gets a lot of use and skateboarders having been asking for improvements for quite some time. It was also getting unsafe to use. “This was put in about 17 more...

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Top 10 Winners 2017 New Britain/Berlin Winners Announced

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

Top 10 Winners 2017 New Britain/Berlin Winners Announced

Throughout the year the City Journal posted many Top 10 categories for New Britain and Berlin. Members of the New Britain City Journal Facebook group were invited to vote for their favorites. On pages 2 and 3 are photographs of the first place winners in each category. Here is a brief recap of the 2017 winners. [caption id="attachment_15010" align="alignnone" more...

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Sheri and Steve Amato Named 2017 Person of the Year

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

Sheri and Steve Amato Named 2017 Person of the Year

For the fourth year, the New Britain City Journal has named a person of the Year. For 2017, Sheri and Steve Amato have taken that honor. The Amatos, owners of Amato’s Toy and Hobby, were named for all they do for the City. “I think this is really cool. It is nice to be recognized,” said Steve. “We just enjoy participating in the community. It is a real more...

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Know the Facts on Snow Preparation

By at November 30, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Know the Facts on Snow Preparation

Snow will come down and all residents should be prepared for the arrival of the white flakes from the sky. There is one change in town as there will be real time Geographic Information System (GIS) at the City command center so officials can see where trucks are and what has been plowed making snow removal more efficient. “We did some modifications at the City more...

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New Britain Senior Center Holiday Bazaar Dec. 8

By at November 30, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

New Britain Senior Center Holiday Bazaar Dec. 8

‘Tis the season for Annual Holiday Bazaars. Crafters at the New Britain Senior Center are preparing a number of goods for all to purchase on Friday, Dec. 8. “We make most of the stuff, but some people who are cleaning out their houses give us some trinkets,” said Shirley Hiser. “We make knitted hats, potholders, children pillows with books and mitten sets. If more...

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New Mayor Pro-Tempore Chosen

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

New Mayor Pro-Tempore Chosen

The new Common Council, with a 9-6 Democrat majority, started their first meeting in a bi-partisan manner unanimously naming alderpersons to various positions on Wednesday night. Mayor Erin E. Stewart starting the meeting welcoming all those who were back and those who were voted in last week. The most important appointment came as Ald. Eva Magnuszewski (D) was more...

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