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Students Looking Forward to First Day of School

By at August 17, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Students Looking Forward to First Day of School

As the first day of school is less than two weeks away (Aug. 28) , the City Journal asked Facebook group members several questions. They included: Do you have kids going back to school? Are they looking forward to it? What are they most looking forward to this year? It appears many of our youth are very excited for the 2017/18 School year for different reasons more...

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BOE Pay Raises Draws Skepticism

By at August 3, 2017 | 2:20 pm |

BOE Pay Raises Draws Skepticism

Three members of the New Britain of the Board of Education administrative staff were given raises last week, as the assistant superintendent position presently being held by Paul Salina, is being reduced from $149,000 to $90,000 as it will be part-time. The chief financial officer position, presently held by Kevin Kane, was given a $17,000 raise to put the more...

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Beautiful Lives Project Helps Disabled Play Ball

By at August 3, 2017 | 2:10 pm |

Beautiful Lives Project Helps Disabled Play Ball

Bryce Weiler doesn’t take “no” for an answer. He also doesn’t take “you can’t.” Now he’s sharing that determination with others, and having a lot of fun in the process. Weiler is blind, and a baseball fan. One boring night at two in the morning he had the idea of making professional baseball fields more accessible to disabled people and he emailed more...

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Top 10 New Britain/Berlin Bars to Hang Out

By at August 3, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Top 10 New Britain/Berlin Bars to Hang Out

This month the New Britain City Journal Facebook group was asked, “Where is the best Bars/lounge/adult hangout in New Britain or Berlin?” The following are the Top 10 as provided by group members. Roma Sports Bar and Restaurant, 382 Allen St., New Britain - Readers ranked Roma’s at Number 1. According to it’s website, “Roma is not just a Restaurant, not more...

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NB Residents in African-Inspired Concert July 29

By at July 27, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

NB Residents in African-Inspired Concert July 29

Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc. presents its free, family friendly Music from the African Diaspora concert at 7 p.m. on July 29 at the Theater for the Performing Arts at the Learning Corridor in Hartford. Nzinga’s Daughters, whose members are from Plainville, Bristol and Hartford, headlines the annual show. Also performing are the world-renowned soul singer Betty more...

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New Britain Pride Group Organizing LGBT Events

By at July 27, 2017 | 2:43 pm |

New Britain Pride Group Organizing LGBT Events

A new group is forming and planning lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) events for next June which is Gay Pride Month. Among the events being planned are a proclamation and a Gay Pride Parade. “I was in New York Pride in June and it popped into my head that we in New Britain don’t have anything,” said John Board, who has been organizing the event more...

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Gay, Stewart Chosen as Political Parties Finalize Endorsements

By at July 27, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Gay, Stewart Chosen as Political Parties Finalize Endorsements

The Democrats endorsed Merrill Gay for Mayor on July 20 while the Republicans supported incumbent Mayor Erin Stewart on July 24. “I am humbled and honored to receive the Democratic nomination for mayor of New Britain,” said Gay. “The people of New Britain deserve to know what both mine and my opponent’s vision for New Britain are and whether or not we are more...

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Car Tax Bills to Go Out Sept. 1

By at July 26, 2017 | 7:58 pm |

Car Tax Bills to Go Out Sept. 1

Whether or not the State approves a budget, car tax bills are set to go out on Sept.1 and will be due by Oct. 1. “Because we cannot wait any longer we have to issue bills. We were holding out hoping it would be done in July. They were in session this past week and did not pass a State budget. We are hearing rumors they may not pass a budget until August or more...

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Pets Have Night of Their Own

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

Pets Have Night of Their Own

All kinds of breeds of dogs turned out Wednesday at Walnut Hill Park for the City’s 3rd Annual Pets-A-Palooza held during the Concert in the Park Series. Pet grooming, a mobile dog service, New Britain animal control “take me home zone”, City of New Britain dog licensing, inflatable amusements, a cartoon artist, a photo booth, cat & dog food collections and more...

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School District Reminds Parents of Universal Uniform

By at July 20, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

School District Reminds Parents of Universal Uniform

The Consolidated School District of New Britain will have a new universal dress code for the 2017-2018 school year for all elementary and middle schools. The departments wants all residents to be reminded of it so they can buy their child’s clothing appropriately. Previously, schools had the option of which colors to wear. The new universal uniform will consist of more...

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