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Pay Attention to the Women Behind the Curtain

By at May 18, 2017 | 5:00 pm |

Pay Attention to the Women Behind the Curtain

The Suburban Woman’s Club of New Britain The Wizard of Oz said to pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. But you should pay attention to these ladies who are behind many curtains. Intelligent, self-fulfilling and very active ladies who cause things to happen in the New Britain area. Yet most residents don’t know about them. The Suburban Woman’s Club more...

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United Way Summer Smarts Helps City Youth

By at May 18, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

United Way Summer Smarts Helps City Youth

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is championing for kids and families this summer by bringing together resources needed for Summer Smarts programs. “We feel it is critically important that every young person and family has the opportunity to succeed,” said Paula S. Gilberto, president and Chief Executive Officer of the United Way. “Our job is more...

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Board Hears Presentation for Innovation Grant

By at May 18, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Board Hears Presentation for Innovation Grant

The CTNext board of directors listened to details for the Innovation Place grant request for New Britain, Berlin and Farmington on Monday. The grant, which can be up to $1 million a year for 5 years, will impact downtown New Britain, the Route 4 corridor and UConn Health Center in Farmington and the Berlin Train Station in Berlin. The proposal, made by the Central more...

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Bike to Work Day in New Britain Friday

By at May 18, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Bike to Work Day in New Britain Friday

If you’re into bicycle riding, you will want to participate in Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19. The event is part of Bike Walk Connecticut. Bike Walk Connecticut is changing the culture of transportation through advocacy and education to make bicycling and walking safe, feasible and attractive for a healthier, cleaner Connecticut. On Friday, New Britain more...

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A.W. Stanley Pool Project Set to Move Forward

By at May 11, 2017 | 5:00 pm |

A.W. Stanley Pool Project Set to Move Forward

A renovation of A.W. Stanley Park including a new pool, bath house, parking lot and baseball field has been approved and will move forward at a cost of $5 million. “We got word back from the architect that it is anticipated that we are going to send the project out to bid later this month,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “We are aiming for construction to start more...

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‘Bees Across New Britain’ to Adorn City

By at May 11, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

‘Bees Across New Britain’ to Adorn City

In 2008 West Hartford began the Cow Parade with life size cows scattered throughout their town. In 2017 New Britain is beginning a similar venture with 6 foot Bees. Soon the City will have 25 Bee sculptures across the City, Mayor Erin Stewart told the City Journal this week. “It is a new art project and we are calling it Bees Across New Britain,” said Stewart. more...

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Fidget Spinners Distraction in Classroom

By at May 11, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Fidget Spinners Distraction in Classroom

In the 1980s it was the Rubik’s Cube, in the late 1990s it was the Tamagochi, in 2009 we got Zhu Zhu pets and now we have a new fad. You’ve probably seen the latest craze among youth in fidget spinners. The toy is meant to be for those with attention disorders. But, the general population loves them. Fidget spinners are a handheld device that people can fidget more...

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Top 10 Liquor Stores in New Britain/Berlin

By at May 11, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Top 10 Liquor Stores in New Britain/Berlin

There are many liquor stores across the City, but which ones do residents like the most. That is the question we asked Facebook group members this week and they have chosen their favorite liquor stores. Liquor Depot, 687 West Main St., New Britain - This took first place in a close competition. Readers said it has a full selection of wine and a very large more...

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Brahms “German Requiem” By The New Britain Chorale This Friday

By at May 4, 2017 | 5:00 pm |

Brahms “German Requiem” By The New Britain Chorale This Friday

How odd it is that simple air compressions, done in exact time periods, can radically change our human disposition. More than any other animal, we seem predisposed to react to music in an emotional way. It can make us somber, sad, thoughtful or even gleeful in mere seconds of hearing a few opening bars. And, for some lucky people, it is a passion that continues through more...

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Polish Party

By at May 4, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Polish Party

Festival Survives Rain Polish food, dancing, music, contests and friends were the theme for Sunday’s 6th Annual Little Poland Festival. “What an event. It was indescribable to see thousands of people having a good time. It is hard to find someone who did not enjoy themselves,” said Lucian Pawlak, event organizer. “We had a beautiful opening ceremony and an more...

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