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New Mayor Pro-Tempore Chosen

By at November 16, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

New Mayor Pro-Tempore Chosen

The new Common Council, with a 9-6 Democrat majority, started their first meeting in a bi-partisan manner unanimously naming alderpersons to various positions on Wednesday night. Mayor Erin E. Stewart starting the meeting welcoming all those who were back and those who were voted in last week. The most important appointment came as Ald. Eva Magnuszewski (D) was more...

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NB Elks Honor Veterans at HSC

By at November 16, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

NB Elks Honor Veterans at HSC

On Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, the New Britain Elks Lodge 957 usually marches in the Veteran’s Day Parade, but it was canceled by the State. This year the Elks decided to do something special at the local level instead. Some of the Elks are security guards at the Hospital for Special Care, 2150 Corbin Ave. They noticed patients and employees are veterans and wanted more...

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Bi-Partisanship Theme at Inauguration Ceremony

By at November 16, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Bi-Partisanship Theme at Inauguration Ceremony

As Mayor Erin E. Stewart, Council members and more were sworn in Tuesday morning hopes for bi-partisan rang throughout the ceremony. Master of Ceremonies Sharon Beloin-Saavedra started the event saying, “Babe Ruth once said: the way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individuals in the world – but if they don’t more...

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Moody’s Downgrades City’s General Obligation Debt

By at November 9, 2017 | 2:45 pm |

Moody’s Downgrades City’s General Obligation Debt

Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded the rating of the City’s general obligation debt to Baa2 from Baa1. At the same time, it revised the outlook from stable to negative. The Baa2 reflects the city’s reliance on nonrecurring revenues to stabilize its financial position in recent years. The Baa2 rating further reflects the city’s significant sized tax base more...

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Stewart Wins Round 3

By at November 9, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Stewart Wins Round 3

Democrats Take Back Council Majority Mixed emotions filled the Back Nine Tavern Tuesday night as Republican Mayor Erin Stewart won her third term as Mayor of the City over Democrat Merrill Gay, but many other Republicans lost seats. “Can’t stop! Won’t stop!,” said Stewart as she took the microphone for her victory speech after winning 5,395 to 4,306. more...

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Cone to Lead New Britain Senior Center

By at November 9, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Cone to Lead New Britain Senior Center

After 24 years there is a new face in the office of the New Britain Senior Center. Rex Cone is the new director after Mike Karwan retired last month. Cone started his career as the program coordinator at the parks and recreation department. He then went to New Haven as the recreation supervisor for 4 years and last April became the Manchester Senior Center more...

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Plans in Works for Christmas Movie to Be Shown Publicly

By at November 2, 2017 | 5:52 pm |

Plans in Works for Christmas Movie to Be Shown Publicly

While everyone will be able to watch the Christmas movie made in New Britain on Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime, plans are also being made for the public to view it on a bigger screen somewhere in the City. Sheri Amato of Amato’s Toys is looking into a spot the movie previously called “Christmas Hours” and now known as “A Very Merry Toy Store” so it can be more...

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Elections 2017

By at November 2, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

Elections 2017

The New Britain City Journal asked those running for The Board of Education and Tax Collector this November to write profiles about themselves for the paper. Below are submissions from the candidates that responded. BOARD OF EDUCATION Mallory Duprey (Democrat endorsed by Republican party) Mallory Duprey joins Team Stewart after showing a strong commitment to more...

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Mayoral Elections 2017

By at November 2, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

Mayoral Elections 2017

The New Britain City Journal asked those running for Mayor this November to write profiles about themselves for the paper. Below are submissions from the candidates that responded. Merrill Gay (D) Merrill Gay has been a statewide leader on education and early childhood issues for over a decade. He led efforts in New Britain to double the number of children attending more...

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Record Crowds Bring Ghouls Downtown

By at November 2, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Record Crowds Bring Ghouls Downtown

Huge crowds featuring Superman, Chucky, Batman, princesses and more came out Tuesday to enjoy the 6th Annual New Britain Halloween Trick or Treat Safe Zone event downtown. “What a night! Over 7,000 children and adults came to the Halloween Trick or Treat Safe Zone event, and we supplied over 150,000 pieces of candy, while our business owners and neighbors more...

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