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Farmer’s Market Has Perfect Season Opener

By at July 12, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Farmer’s Market Has Perfect Season Opener

With perfect summer weather, the 2018 New Britain Farmer’s Market opened it’s third season to a good crowd at Central Park on Wednesday. About 10 food and non-profit vendors, a band and several food trucks were scattered around the park. Benches with umbrellas allowed patrons to enjoy their snacks while listening to music. “This is our second year. It is more...

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Phoenix Theater Company Presents “Parallel Lives” July 6

By at June 28, 2018 | 4:30 pm |

Phoenix Theater Company Presents “Parallel Lives” July 6

Phoenix Theater Company continues their 2018 season with Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy’s “Parallel Lives” at the Carriage House Theater located at 360 Farmington Avenue in Hartford, Ct., across the street from the Mark Twain House. The show runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from July 6th through the 22nd. Doors open at 7:30 and show starts at 8 p.m. on Fridays and more...

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State of Downtown: Finding an Identity

By at June 28, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

State of Downtown: Finding an Identity

For many years downtown New Britain saw empty buildings, a diminishing population and memories of what it used to be. Those that work and invest there are saying a turnaround is finally happening as the City works to find a new identity. “I believe for the first time, in my time here, we are actually seeing effects truly hit downtown,” said Gerry Amodio, downtown more...

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Drew Fraser Among New Shows Coming to DMTSradio

By at June 28, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Drew Fraser Among New Shows Coming to DMTSradio

[media-credit id=1 align="alignnone" width="580"][/media-credit] Deivone Tanksley of DMTS (Directing Musicians to Success) Radio is bringing five new shows to it’s downtown venue at 105B West Main St. including three well-known artists. “We have professional independent artists from Connecticut and three celebrities from out of state,” said Tanksley. “They more...

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Great American Boom Set for Wednesday

By at June 28, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Great American Boom Set for Wednesday

One of the biggest firework displays in the State will return on Wednesday, July 4th as the City presents The 26th Great American Boom at Stanley Quarter Park in honor of Independence Day. “We expect anywhere from 25-30,000 people within the park that night,” said Craig A. Bowman, Recreation Services Coordinator. “The CCSU parking garage and surrounding more...

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YWCA New Britain Youth Theater Presents Premiere Performance

By at June 14, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

YWCA New Britain Youth Theater Presents Premiere Performance

A new youth theater program has begun at the New Britain YWCA. The YWCA Youth Theater formed in May and will be putting on Mary Poppins Jr. at Trinity on Main Friday June 29 at 7 p.m. and Saturday June 30 at 2 p.m. Christine Kuzia, YWCA Performing Arts Director, said Katie Desjardins, director, is the brainchild of the program. “It is something that I have more...

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Project Begins to Bridge Two Parts of Downtown

By at June 14, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

Project Begins to Bridge Two Parts of Downtown

One of the biggest, if not most important, parts of the City’s Streetscape Project is finally coming to fruition. One June 1, state and local officials gathered near the Route 72 bridge to celebrate the beginning of the Beehive Bridge reconstruction. As part of the Streetscape Project, begun under former Mayor Timothy Stewart, a way of connecting the two ends of more...

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Democratic Budget Cuts Could Be Costly

By at June 14, 2018 | 2:00 pm |

Democratic Budget Cuts Could Be Costly

On Saturday the Democratic Council majority released a budget proposal ammendment cutting various City Hall positions and programs amounting to about $1.7 million. Democratic Alderman Carlo Carlozzi presented the cuts saying that cutting the budget sets a precedent. Several cuts such as the senior center director, human rights officer and director of community more...

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Crowds Come Out for Memorial Day Parade

By at May 31, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Crowds Come Out for Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Services were held Wednesday and the feature program - The Memorial Day Parade – took place as residents lined the street for the celebration. A longer parade, lasting nearly an hour, took place compared to recent years. “We had a big crowd today. More community groups than ever signed up. They wanted to march and be a part of the parade,” said more...

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DMTS Open Doors on West Main Street Saturday

By at May 31, 2018 | 2:15 pm |

DMTS Open Doors on West Main Street Saturday

  After bringing a crowd around downtown to promote businesses who are sponsoring DMTS (Directing Musicians to Success) Radio, Deivone Tanksley gathered in front of his new studio building at 105B West Main St, to cut the ribbon for his new radio station on Saturday. “We just did our community walk and entered into sponsors establishments to show love in turn more...

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