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City Looks to Sell Aquinas Building for $80,000

By at August 11, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

City Looks to Sell Aquinas Building for $80,000

Chrysalis Center Real Estate Corporation has offered to buy the former St. Thomas Aquinas Building at 74 Kelsey St. for $80,000. Chrysalis will spend $6 million in rehabilitating and refurbishing this building and will not seek any enterprise zone benefits. The plan calls for creating about 30 rental apartment units with four units being reserved as a priority for more...

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Family Fun – Pennies!

By at August 4, 2016 | 7:00 pm |

Family Fun – Pennies!

Pennies... Pennies from heaven, pennies found in the parking lot, a penny for your thoughts! This week let’s find a fun way to use those pennies to make a toy. This is a simple old fashioned toy that should keep your kids nice and cool during these hot summer days. Materials needed: Crayons or markers Cardstock or cardboard Pennies Hot glue gun and glue more...

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Important Democratic Primary Tuesday

By at August 4, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

Important Democratic Primary Tuesday

A Democratic primary that will affect the City both at the State level and locally will take place this coming Tuesday, Aug. 9. Running for the 6th District primary is Sharon Beloin-Saavedra and incumbent Theresa Gerratana. Saavedra, board of education president, this week received the endorsement from the teachers union. “The E-board wants to fully more...

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Officer Makes 4 Year Old’s Day

By at August 4, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Officer Makes 4 Year Old’s Day

[caption id="attachment_13182" align="alignnone" width="580"] Photo by Gina Johnson[/caption] Four year old William Johnson-Kellam had a craving for ice cream from the truck one day recently. He had no money, so mom Rebecca Johnson-Kellam came up with the idea for William to sell lemonade for 25 cents on Forest St. As it turned out William received a gift better more...

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Top 10 Places for Wings in NB/Berlin

By at August 4, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Top 10 Places for Wings in NB/Berlin

Roma’s Bar and Restaurant, 382 Allen St., New Britain - Roma: 49 cent wings s is everyday 11am to 6pm and sat on sun all day !!! And top flavors are hot and sweet,  garlic Parmesan and honey BBQ.  This is New Britain’s Number 1 spot for wings. Throughout the week there are pizza specials, prime rib specials and more.  New varieties are added each month making more...

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Family Fun! – Fish at Sea!

By at July 28, 2016 | 7:15 pm |

Family Fun! – Fish at Sea!

Every where I go people are talking about the beach! They come into the store and tell me all about the beautiful shells they found. Everyone loves the beach! Depending on where they went to the beach the water is warm or cold, South Carolina or Maine. The endless waves are a pleasure to watch as you sit and enjoy the time to just be or daydream. The excited shrieking more...

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More Questions on Patton Brook Well

By at July 28, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

More Questions on Patton Brook Well

Selling the Patton Brook Well continues to create controversy across the City. The Patton Brook Well is located on 0.6 acres of land and is not part of the safe yield plans if something goes wrong at the reservoir. Southington is offering $1 million for the property. Two years ago they offered $1.3 million and that was turned down by the previous Council. Due more...

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Quartette Club Marks 125 Years

By at July 28, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Quartette Club Marks 125 Years

Established in 1891, the Quartette Club, a non-profit men’s charitable and social club, is marking 125 years in 2016. The club, located at 225 Wooster St., got its name because it used to be a German singing group, according to immediate past president Toby Rhinesmith, a member for 19 years. “Back in the day they used to have German clubs throughout more...

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Grand Pizza Holds Ribbon Cutting

By at July 28, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Grand Pizza Holds Ribbon Cutting

It has been open for a few months, but on July 21 the official ribbon cutting took place for Grand Pizza at 136 Main St. Owner Tommy Qoku has a long history of making great pizza and Italian foods. “I grew up in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Staten Island in 2003,” he said. “I opened my first business in Brooklyn. My uncle eventually took it over.” In 2007 more...

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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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