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New Britain Loses Mattabassett District Chair Seat

By at January 7, 2016 | 6:30 pm |

New Britain Loses Mattabassett District Chair Seat

Confusion in the way the Mattabassett District Charter reads has led New Britain to lose the Chairman of the Board seat for the first time since it’s inception in 1961. John Dunham of Berlin has been named the new chair and Thomas Serra of Middletown is the Vice Chairman. New Britain’s Tonilynn Collins was named secretary. Other New Britain board members more...

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Davison Retires from ASF

By at January 7, 2016 | 6:15 pm |

Davison Retires from ASF

At the helm of the American Savings Foundation (ASF) since 2000, David Davison called it a career last week and retired Dec. 31. The President and CEO of ASF, Davison’s successor at the independent New Britain-based charitable foundation is Maria Falvo, previously Chief Operating Officer. As one might imagine, Davison said he will most miss the many people he more...

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HSC Auxiliary Thrift Store to Close Feb. 29

By at January 7, 2016 | 6:00 pm |

HSC Auxiliary Thrift Store to Close Feb. 29

Maria Poole remembers when her mother and two aunts were part of the original group that opened the Hospital of Special Care (HSC) Auxiliary Thrift Shop in 1963. Now, 63 years later the store is looking at its last days. “They are probably turning over in their graves to think this is happening.” said Poole, store manager. “This place started up across from more...

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DIY Glitter Tape!

By at December 24, 2015 | 8:45 am |

DIY Glitter Tape!

This is the perfect time of year for cards! With all the holidays, celebrations and winter birthdays and the continuing offer to come make a free card a day at Scraptivity for a Veteran you could become a card master in no time! This version is especially fun! You get to add glitter! What you need: Construction paper or cardstock Double stick tape Glue more...

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Top 10 New Britain Events for 2015

By at December 23, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Top 10 New Britain Events for 2015

The New Britain City Journal is looking back at the Top 10 events that happened in New Britain in 2015. 10. SOLAR ARRAY On Aug. 4 a new 780 kilowatt solar array at the Shuttle Meadow Reservoir water filtration plant, that will save the City $2.2 million over the next 20 years, was turned on. City officials, along with representatives from SolarCity including more...

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Board of Ed Earns Leadership Award

By at December 23, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Board of Ed Earns Leadership Award

The New Britain school board was recently honored with a Board of Education Leadership Award from the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE). This is the second year in a row New Britain has earned a Level I - Board Recognition Award from Wethersfield-based CABE, which serves local and regional school districts in Connecticut. “Congratulations more...

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Christmas Marbled Wrapping Paper

By at December 18, 2015 | 8:45 am |

Christmas Marbled Wrapping Paper

After you do this activity with your family the newly created beautiful paper can be used as wrapping paper. Christmas Marbled Paper Shaving Cream Supplies: • Food Coloring • Water • Heavier Weight White Paper • Straight Edge • Paint Brush • Muffin Tin • Medicine Dropper • Spatula • Tooth Picks or Spoon for Stirring more...

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George Springer 2015 NB Person of the Year

By at December 17, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

George Springer 2015 NB Person of the Year

The New Britain City Journal has named George Springer the 2015 New Britain Person of the Year for inspiring our youth for greatness. Springer, a member of the Houston Astros baseball team, said, “It’s an honor to be recognized in your hometown and to have an impact on anyone in the town is something special for me.” Springer is both a baseball player and more...

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Kwanzaa Celebration Features Autistic Rapper

By at December 17, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Kwanzaa Celebration Features Autistic Rapper

A young man with autism who was supposed to never be able to speak or walk will be one of the performers at The Queen Ann Nzinga Center (QANC), Inc.’s 26th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 27 at 4 p.m. at Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St. According to QANC Executive Director Dayna Snell, her program has had a big impact on 20-year-old Randall Womack, a more...

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Facebook Group Members Holiday Wishes

By at December 17, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Facebook Group Members Holiday Wishes

The New Britain City Journal asked thier Facebook group members, “What is your holiday wish?” The following are some of the replies. Mark Zenobi - Stop the hatred and violence. Joyce Theriault Godin - Peace on earth!! Cmsr Jessy Matthews - For me to have a part time job and to not have to struggle financially. Stephen Hard - It sounds so cliche, but more...

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