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An Extra Million Dollars Would Be Handy, if We Had it

By at November 21, 2014 | 10:00 am |

An Extra Million Dollars Would Be Handy, if We Had it

“If the City had $1 million in extra tax money what would you like to see be done with it?” That is the question asked in The New Britain City Journal Facebook group this month and the answers were varied. Each month the City Journal asks Facebook members a question. Although the $1 million is fictional, residents were passionate about their responses. Here are more...

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West Side Tavern/Ceglarz Auto Thanksgiving Food Drive

By at November 21, 2014 | 9:45 am |

West Side Tavern/Ceglarz Auto Thanksgiving Food Drive

Owners of two of New Britain’s businesses will be collecting food in order to help the City’s needy celebrate with a Thanksgiving dinner. On Saturday, West Side Tavern and Ceglarz Automotive will be collecting turkeys and other holiday foods from noon to 5 p.m. “I always want to help the community and Thanksgiving is a family day and a lot people don’t more...

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State Approves $850,000 Costco Bond

By at November 20, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

State Approves $850,000 Costco Bond

The State Bonding Commission approved $850,000 for Costco to build a separate driveway and other road improvements on Wednesday morning. In August, the City approved a $2.1 tax abatement for Costco. These new funds will decrease that abatement to $1.25 million. “When the tax modification was being talked about, everyone had concerns on how much we had to work more...

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New Britain Named Bike Friendly Community

By at November 20, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

New Britain Named Bike Friendly Community

The city’s focus in recent years on improving its bike infrastructure has paid off: the Hardware City has joined a select group of towns in Connecticut that are considered bike friendly. The League of American Bicyclists recently gave the city a “bronze” designation, it’s entry-level accreditation. The award recognizes the city’s commitment to improving more...

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120th Anniversary of Sacred Heart Parish

By at November 20, 2014 | 6:00 pm |

120th Anniversary of Sacred Heart Parish

On Saturday, Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. Sacred Heart Parish will have the Mass of Thanksgiving Commemorating the 120 Year Anniversary of the Founding of Sacred Heart Parish. It will be celebrated by the Most Rev. Christie Macaluso, Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford. Reception will follow in the school hall. “120 years is very significant,” said Monsignor Daniel more...

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City Rededicates Campbell Square Monument

By at November 14, 2014 | 10:00 am |

City Rededicates Campbell Square Monument

There are 346 names on the WWII Monument at John Campbell Square, located on Stanley St. at Hillcrest Ave. in the Belvidere section of the City. On Nov. 7 the City honored those war veterans by rededicating the monument which was destroyed following a car accident three years ago. Alderman Don Naples led the effort to raise funds from the public to cover the more...

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Fundraiser for Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade

By at November 14, 2014 | 9:45 am |

Fundraiser for Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade

On Friday, Nov. 14 from 7-10 p.m., The New Britain Contingent for the Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade is planning a fundraiser for the upcoming event. The fundraiser, at Roma’s Sports Bar & Grill, 382 Allen Street, will feature Irish Balladeer, Dan Heath-Ringrose. There is a $10 admission fee and advance tickers are available at the Mayor’s more...

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It’s a Sign

By at November 13, 2014 | 6:30 pm |

It’s a Sign

Council to Review Election Day Signs On Wednesday night the Common Council sent an amendment of ordinance 3-11 to allow political signs on public property on Election Day as well as approved school related signs on school property throughout the year, to the administration, finance and law committee. “It’s a small amendment to a current ordinance that prohibits more...

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New Goals for Old NBPD

By at November 13, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

New Goals for Old NBPD

After the city secured a roughly $2.7 million Brownsfield Grant from the state earlier this year, demolition of the old police station could happen “once the weather breaks,” according to Municipal Department Director Kenneth Malinowski. Grant funds will be utilized to examine the extent of potential abatement (asbestos is known to be on site, for example), for more...

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Dumping a Recurring Problem in City Parks

By at November 7, 2014 | 10:00 am |

Dumping a Recurring Problem in City Parks

One Thursday last month, McClintock Street resident Jeanne Bernacki was startled by a loud noise she heard coming from the road at 5:30 a.m. “I heard a commotion and looked out the window, but I couldn’t see anything because it was dark—I just saw a truck,” recalled Bernacki, adding the truck left the scene quickly. “Then, in the morning when daylight more...

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