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Bike to Work Day in New Britain Friday

By at May 18, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Bike to Work Day in New Britain Friday

If you’re into bicycle riding, you will want to participate in Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19. The event is part of Bike Walk Connecticut. Bike Walk Connecticut is changing the culture of transportation through advocacy and education to make bicycling and walking safe, feasible and attractive for a healthier, cleaner Connecticut. On Friday, New Britain more...

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‘Bees Across New Britain’ to Adorn City

By at May 11, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

‘Bees Across New Britain’ to Adorn City

In 2008 West Hartford began the Cow Parade with life size cows scattered throughout their town. In 2017 New Britain is beginning a similar venture with 6 foot Bees. Soon the City will have 25 Bee sculptures across the City, Mayor Erin Stewart told the City Journal this week. “It is a new art project and we are calling it Bees Across New Britain,” said Stewart. more...

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Fidget Spinners Distraction in Classroom

By at May 11, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Fidget Spinners Distraction in Classroom

In the 1980s it was the Rubik’s Cube, in the late 1990s it was the Tamagochi, in 2009 we got Zhu Zhu pets and now we have a new fad. You’ve probably seen the latest craze among youth in fidget spinners. The toy is meant to be for those with attention disorders. But, the general population loves them. Fidget spinners are a handheld device that people can fidget more...

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Top 10 Liquor Stores in New Britain/Berlin

By at May 11, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Top 10 Liquor Stores in New Britain/Berlin

There are many liquor stores across the City, but which ones do residents like the most. That is the question we asked Facebook group members this week and they have chosen their favorite liquor stores. Liquor Depot, 687 West Main St., New Britain - This took first place in a close competition. Readers said it has a full selection of wine and a very large more...

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Polish Party

By at May 4, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Polish Party

Festival Survives Rain Polish food, dancing, music, contests and friends were the theme for Sunday’s 6th Annual Little Poland Festival. “What an event. It was indescribable to see thousands of people having a good time. It is hard to find someone who did not enjoy themselves,” said Lucian Pawlak, event organizer. “We had a beautiful opening ceremony and an more...

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Groups Combine for Disruptive Strategic Planning

By at May 4, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Groups Combine for Disruptive Strategic Planning

A group of local leaders are working on bettering the City by gaining funds for a new innovative plan for the City. Marlo Greppone, director of planning and programs at HRA New Britain, is leading the Working Cities Challenge by the Federal Bank Reserve and Tim Stewart (Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce director), is leading the Innovation Place Grant along more...

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New Activity “Spring”ing Up Across City

By at May 4, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

New Activity “Spring”ing Up Across City

As the weather gets warmer it seems the desire for new businesses and other activities in the City has also heated up. In the past few weeks several businesses have opened. Mofongo’s, a unique Puerto Rican/American Restaurant, opened up at 260 Main St. It features Mofongo bowls, burgers, empanadas and much more. It is owned by Richard Placeres Jr. On April 28 more...

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Patton Brook Well Sale Rescinded

By at April 27, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Patton Brook Well Sale Rescinded

The City is no longer selling the Patton Brook Well to Southington. On Wednesday night the Common Council voted 14-2 to accept Mayor Erin E. Stewart’s decision to rescind the sale that was approved in August of 2016. Mayor Stewart told the City Journal that she sent a letter to the State Department of Public Health withdrawing the applications for the sale of the more...

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Council to Study Budget after Hearing

By at April 27, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Council to Study Budget after Hearing

The annual budget hearing at Smalley Elementary School on Tuesday night took 17 minutes as five residents spoke. Council members will now take what the Mayor proposed and residents’ comments and come up with a budget for fiscal year 2017-18. “I am in the beginning stages of going through the Mayor’s proposed budget and I am hopeful that by the time I finish it more...

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New Hot Boxes Patch Potholes

By at April 20, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

New Hot Boxes Patch Potholes

In previous years the City would fix a pothole and then wait for it to need repair again. Now, instead of making a temporary fix, a new trailer mounted asphalt hot box will keep the potholes fixed for a longer period of time. The new hot box was purchased this year for $43,000 and stores up to 4 tons of asphalt. This hot box stays hot for 3-4 days rather than some more...

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