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Holmes School Gets $120,000 for New Playground

By at June 8, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Holmes School Gets $120,000 for New Playground

It was a bit rainy and dark on Tuesday, but Holmes School students had much reason to see a bright future. With the entire school gathered in the gymnasium, Mayor Erin E. Stewart gave a check for $120,000 to Holmes School for a new playground. “I’m here to make your day a little bit brighter,” Mayor Stewart told the excited children. “A playground cost more...

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Readers say “Yea Bees” and “Nay Yard Goats”

By at June 1, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

Readers say “Yea Bees” and “Nay Yard Goats”

The Hartford Yard Goats may be a couple years removed from New Britain, but most members of the New Britain City Journal Facebook group say they will go see the New Britain Bees, but not the Hartford Yard Goats this year. The City Journal’s Facebook Question of the Month was “Have you gone to a Bees game this year or are you planning to? What about the Yard more...

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City Still Waiting for State Budget

By at June 1, 2017 | 2:45 pm |

City Still Waiting for State Budget

It appears the City may once again be forced to pass a budget not knowing how much funds it will get from the State. The city will pass a budget on Tuesday, June 6. “It is very difficult year due to the financial difficulties at the State,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “We have heard nothing about the state budget. Will they have one by the time we pass more...

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Rain Holds off for Annual Memorial Day Parade

By at June 1, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Rain Holds off for Annual Memorial Day Parade

Cold weather led to a smaller than usual crowd for Tuesday’s Annual Memorial Day Parade. Despite the gloomy weather the parade lasted nearly an hour featuring city school veterans, bands, leaders, local organizations, fyfe and drum corps and more. Milton Ward, US Army WWII Veteran from the Battle of the Bulge, led the parade as the Parade Marshall. Ward said he more...

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Skaters to Get Better Park

By at June 1, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Skaters to Get Better Park

Skateboarding park improvements are coming to Stanley Quarter Park. “The skate park at Stanley Quarter Park gets a lot of use. Skateboarders having been asking for improvements for quite some time,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “It is getting to the point where it is dangerous to be skateboarding in there. It is definitely unsafe.” The City has hired an more...

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Annual Downtown District Meeting Projects Positive Outlook

By at May 25, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

The New Britain Downtown District’s 33rd Annual Meeting on Tuesday elected new officers and approved a new budget while presenting a positive outlook of the future for the downtown. Mayor Erin E. Stewart gave opening remarks commenting on all the great businesses that have opened up downtown. “That doesn’t happen by chance. That happens by putting a lot of more...

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Annual Greek Festival Set for This Weekend

By at May 25, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

Annual Greek Festival Set for This Weekend

It is time to set your sights towards Greece as the Annual Dionysos 2017 will be held this weekend at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, 301 West Main St. This year it opens on Friday, May 26 at 11 a.m. and lasts until midnight. On Saturday it will be from 11 a.m. to midnight. and on Sunday noon to 10 p.m. “It’s not always busy, but there will be people all more...

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Water Rising

By at May 25, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Water Rising

Mayor Explains Rate Increases A mix of state mandates and the use of water from MDC during the drought, will cause water rates to increase by 5 percent this year in all towns which receive New Britain water. According to Mayor Erin E. Stewart the water rate has not increased in 10 years, but sewer bills have gone up recently. “When you get your water bill, the more...

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Residents Enjoy Housing and Health Fair

By at May 25, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Residents Enjoy Housing and Health Fair

Booths filled with information on health and homes filled the New Britain High School cafeteria on Saturday during the Neighborhood Housing Services of New Britain, Inc., regional housing and health fair. “The HRA of New Britain is a community action agency. I am outreaching to the community to let them know what we do. We help people apply for department of social more...

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Unified Sports Program Thriving at High School

By at May 25, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Unified Sports Program Thriving at High School

During Monday night’s Board of Education meeting the Unified Sports Capstone Project presented information on its program by students Nicole Tyc and Danielle DeSimone. “People from unified sports involved are from across the state,” said Tyc “We back each other and see how we can do more.” Some of the projects being done include Feed My Starving more...

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