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Industrial Museum Opens Doors on West Main Street

By at December 7, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

Industrial Museum Opens Doors on West Main Street

About 50 people turned out to celebrate a new beginning for the New Britain Industrial Museum (NBIM) on Saturday at its new location at 59 West Main St. “This is a great day for us,” said Museum Director Karen Hudkins. “For the first time in 20 years we will have a street presence. We have visibility downtown and we can fully participate in the life downtown as more...

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NBHS Receives Christmas Miracle

By at December 7, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

NBHS Receives Christmas Miracle

New Britain High School is decked out for the Christmas season as Ald. Robert Smedley led an effort Sunday to inspire students for the holidays by decorating the school. “I had an idea of decorating the first floor of the New Britain High School hallway to have holiday spirit and boost morale of the kids,” said Smedley, an alderman, who also works for the more...

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New Park Becomes Reality

By at December 7, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

New Park Becomes Reality

Residents will no longer be heading to other towns to skateboard. On Saturday the City officially opened a revamped skateboard park at Stanley Quarter Park. According to Mayor Erin E. Stewart, the skate park gets a lot of use and skateboarders having been asking for improvements for quite some time. It was also getting unsafe to use. “This was put in about 17 more...

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Top 10 Winners 2017 New Britain/Berlin Winners Announced

By at December 7, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Top 10 Winners 2017 New Britain/Berlin Winners Announced

Throughout the year the City Journal posted many Top 10 categories for New Britain and Berlin. Members of the New Britain City Journal Facebook group were invited to vote for their favorites. On pages 2 and 3 are photographs of the first place winners in each category. Here is a brief recap of the 2017 winners. [caption id="attachment_15010" align="alignnone" more...

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TubaChristmas Scheduled for Dec. 16

By at November 30, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

TubaChristmas Scheduled for Dec. 16

Dozens of amateur and professional tuba and lower brass musicians of all ages from the region – and beyond – are tuning up for the annual New Britain TubaChristmas, set to take the stage at Trinity-on-Main on Dec. 16. New Britain attorney Anne Marshall has organized the event since its debut in 2015 and continues to be gratified by the response, which has more...

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Movie Premiere Excites Residents with City Sites

By at November 30, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

Movie Premiere Excites Residents with City Sites

Residents finally got to see the movie made in New Britain “A Very Merry Toy Store” Sunday night on Lifetime and had mixed reviews. The movie was about Connie Forrester (Melissa Joan Hart), a young single mom, and Will DiNova (Mario Lopez). Each run their small, family-owned toy stores. Similar to their families, Connie and Will have been business rivals for more...

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Sheri and Steve Amato Named 2017 Person of the Year

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

Sheri and Steve Amato Named 2017 Person of the Year

For the fourth year, the New Britain City Journal has named a person of the Year. For 2017, Sheri and Steve Amato have taken that honor. The Amatos, owners of Amato’s Toy and Hobby, were named for all they do for the City. “I think this is really cool. It is nice to be recognized,” said Steve. “We just enjoy participating in the community. It is a real more...

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Know the Facts on Snow Preparation

By at November 30, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Know the Facts on Snow Preparation

Snow will come down and all residents should be prepared for the arrival of the white flakes from the sky. There is one change in town as there will be real time Geographic Information System (GIS) at the City command center so officials can see where trucks are and what has been plowed making snow removal more efficient. “We did some modifications at the City more...

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New Britain Senior Center Holiday Bazaar Dec. 8

By at November 30, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

New Britain Senior Center Holiday Bazaar Dec. 8

‘Tis the season for Annual Holiday Bazaars. Crafters at the New Britain Senior Center are preparing a number of goods for all to purchase on Friday, Dec. 8. “We make most of the stuff, but some people who are cleaning out their houses give us some trinkets,” said Shirley Hiser. “We make knitted hats, potholders, children pillows with books and mitten sets. If more...

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Officials Demand Apology from Former Mayor Stewart

By at November 29, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

Officials Demand Apology from Former Mayor Stewart

State Representative Bobby Sanchez (D-New Britain) will be joined by local elected officials and community activists at a press conference today to denounce racially charged remarks by former New Britain Mayor, Timothy Stewart and demand a public apology for the comments he wrote on a Facebook page. Mr. Stewart’s comments referred to the Oak Street area and more...

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