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CCSU Holds 9/11 Remembrance

By at September 12, 2013 | 8:00 pm |

CCSU Holds 9/11 Remembrance

Using September 11 as a day to better ourselves and not just remember the bad was the theme as Central Connecticut State University held a short Remembrance Ceremony in front of the Student Center Wednesday. Student Union Board of Governors Chairman Nick Daddabbo opened the ceremonies stating that 12 years ago many lives were changed from the events that took more...

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Democrats For Erin

By at September 5, 2013 | 8:20 pm |

Democrats For Erin

When an election takes place it is quite common to see a fight between Democrats and Republicans. This year is very different in the race for Mayor in New Britain as Republicans are not the only ones supporting Erin Stewart. Many high ranking Democrats have come forward to support her as well. Six Term Democratic Mayor William McNamara (1977-89) said he supports more...

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State Rep. Robert Sanchez Reviews Session Highs and Lows

By at September 5, 2013 | 8:15 pm |

State Rep. Robert Sanchez Reviews Session Highs and Lows

(Part 1 of 2) New Britain State Representative Democrat Robert Sanchez tells the New Britain City Journal what was accomplished last congressional session in the state in this week’s edition. Next week, the paper will print what Sanchez hopes to accomplish in the coming session. A long congressional session means a lot gets done at the state level. For State more...

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Welcome to Another School Year

By at September 5, 2013 | 8:00 pm |

Welcome to Another School Year

Neighborhood Schools Highlight First Day Classes began this week for local students, bringing with it a switch to neighborhood school zones—one of the most far reaching changes in the city’s school operations over the last several decades. But Chief Operations Officer Paul Salina said the district had a very smooth first day of classes on Tuesday, Sept. 3 for the more...

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Complaint Filed Against O’Brien

By at August 29, 2013 | 8:19 pm |

Complaint Filed Against O’Brien

A complaint was filed with the State Elections Enforcement Commission that Mayor Tim O’Brien used City resources to help in his re-election campaign. Former Republican Town Chairman Dwight Blint said he filed a complaint Wednesday afternoon because O’Brien used a City paid robocall system to send a message out Friday, Aug. 23 concerning an event happening on more...

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No Parking? No Church!

By at August 29, 2013 | 8:15 pm |

No Parking? No Church!

A zoning ordinance could prevent The Good Samaritan Church from acquiring the Hatch Building on Washington St. There is a parking ordinance that was approved in 2006 that shows there must be one parking place on the property for every 4 seats in an auditorium, church, convention hall, stadium, theater, studio or other place of public assembly in the central district of more...

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The Art of Winning BINGO

By at August 29, 2013 | 8:00 pm |

The Art of Winning BINGO

Serious bingo players don’t walk into a church hall pay a few bucks, grab sheets and wait for numbers to come out to dab their cards. For those who play 4 to 7 nights a week, there are a lot of strategies mixed in with a little bit of luck. At St. Joseph’s Church in New Britain on a Friday night about 100 people come each week in hopes of winning prizes that range more...

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Hatch Snatch

By at August 22, 2013 | 8:30 pm |

Hatch Snatch

Rules Eliminate Historical Society The “Remember the Strand” battle cry has once again come to New Britain. New Britain Historical Society President Amy Kirby said the City announced new rules this week for those interested in purchasing the Hatch Building that purposely eliminates the society from acquiring the building. In a Herald article it reads that, more...

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Weekend Filled With Events

By at August 22, 2013 | 8:15 pm |

Weekend Filled With Events

Dozynki, Waterski Show, Candlelight Vigil Highlights Last weekend was a big one for residents looking for activities. From the 33rd Annual Dozynki Festival, the Rotary Club Waterski Show to a candlelight vigil at the Iwo Jima Memorial, residents were out and about. Gates opened at 10 a.m. at the Falcon Club on Farmington Avenue as residents poured in for the more...

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Dog Firm Hired to Limit Geese Population

By at August 22, 2013 | 8:00 pm |

Dog Firm Hired to Limit Geese Population

If you go around parks in New Britain, you may notice a high concentration of Canadian geese. Stanley Quarter has become occupied by more than 20 geese that are leaving unsanitary droppings around the pond. Geese Relief LLC was hired at about $55,000 to bring in dogs to scare the geese away from these areas. “We will visit each park a minimum of twice a day Monday more...

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