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Back Nine Takes Over the Golf Course Tavern

By at January 12, 2017 | 5:00 pm |

Back Nine Takes Over the Golf Course Tavern

The lease for the restaurant at the Stanley Golf Course was approved Wednesday night by the Common Council to go to the Calvanese family who run the Aqua Turf in Southington. The restaurant will be called “The Back Nine Tavern at Stanley.” “This has been a long process. We put bids out quite a long time ago,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “We received quite a more...

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School Board Budget Request Shows Minimal Increase

By at January 12, 2017 | 4:40 pm |

School Board Budget Request Shows Minimal Increase

Compared to past years, the 2017-18 Board of Education budget sent to the finance board shows just a minimal increase. School board members approved Superintendent Nancy Sarra’s budget proposal Monday night of a 0.85 increase. It shows just over a $1 million increase and would put the board of education budget at $126,777,706. “We’ve done a really good job more...

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Blue Ribbon Committee Re-Forming in March

By at January 12, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Blue Ribbon Committee Re-Forming in March

The previously successful Blue Ribbon Committee will once again come together to help consolidate costs, increase efficiencies and continue an open dialogue between the school board and the Common Council in March. The bi-partisan Blue Ribbon Committee has not met since 2012 when it held seven to eight meetings. It will include members of the two boards. It is led by more...

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Top 10 Asian Restaurants in New Britain/Berlin

By at January 12, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Top 10 Asian Restaurants in New Britain/Berlin

This week the New Britain City Journal Facebook group was asked what Asian restaurants they thought were the best. Although there are many, we are posting the Top 10 from group members. Great Taste, 597 West Main St, New Britain - Deemed as a “White-tablecloth eatery offering Chinese classics, including Peking duck carved right at your table”, Great Taste takes more...

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Top 10 New Britain Stories of 2016

By at December 22, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Top 10 New Britain Stories of 2016

Each year the City Journal recaps the biggest stories affecting New Britain in the past year. Here are our Top 10 for 2016. CITY SLOGAN City Journal readers had the chance this year to vote for a new slogan for the City. The winner was “Experience the New”. It received over 50 percent of the votes. “Connect and Bee Inspired” had 25 percent, more...

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Nancy Sarra Named 2016 New Britain Person of the Year

By at December 15, 2016 | 2:15 pm |

Nancy Sarra Named 2016 New Britain Person of the Year

On Feb. 22 New Britain decided to go in a new direction naming New Britain’s own Nancy Sarra as Superintendent of Schools. Due to her undying love of the City and its children, the City Journal has named Sarra as the New Britain Person of the Year for 2016. When chosen as superintendent in front of a crowd surpassing 200 people at the high school, Sarra said she more...

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East Main Street CTFastrak Station TOD

By at December 8, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

East Main Street CTFastrak Station TOD

(Part 3 of 4) The area surrounding the East Main St. CTFastrak is the second of three areas in which a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) plan was made for the City by the firm of Milone and MacBroom. “This is the most difficult of the areas to target for development because it stretches from Stanley St. near Dwight Street and where the National Guard building more...

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New Britain Stores Ready for the Holidays

By at December 1, 2016 | 2:30 pm |

New Britain Stores Ready for the Holidays

Whether you have yet to start your holiday shopping or you are nearly done, don’t forget to make a visit to several stores in downtown New Britain. “We have anything for anyone in downtown New Britain. Whatever it is from puzzles to models to trains to food to travel, we have everything,” said Gerry Amodio, downtown district director. “There are sneakers, more...

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Downtown Plans for Transit Oriented Development

By at December 1, 2016 | 2:00 pm |

Downtown Plans for Transit Oriented Development

(Part 2 of 4) Downtown New Britain has one of the most important plans of the three Transit Oriented Development (TOD) locations. The firm of Milone and MacBroom recently set a future TOD plan for the area around the CTFastrak stations. TOD is mixed-use development that is fully integrated with transit, where development prioritizes pedestrians and connections to more...

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Thanksgiving Food Drive Set for Saturday

By at November 17, 2016 | 3:00 pm |

Thanksgiving Food Drive Set for Saturday

The 3rd Annual West Side Tavern/Ceglarz Motor Repairs Thanksgiving Food Drive is set for Saturday, Nov. 19 from noon to 5 p.m. School Board Member Miriam Geraci, who has been part of the event the last three years, decided instead of donating to a food pantry, the event should work with the Consolidated School District. This will allow students have Thanksgiving more...

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