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NB Residents Get Movie Experience

By at August 17, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

NB Residents Get Movie Experience

With movie stars found across the City making the holiday movie “Christmas Hours”, by Synthetic Cinema International, many residents had the opportunity to play various roles in the film. This once in a lifetime experience was one many will not soon forget. Sheri Amato, whose toy store Amato’s Toy and Hobby was featured in the film, played the role of Donna. more...

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Be Prepared For Back to School

By at August 17, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Be Prepared For Back to School

It may seem school just ended, but the first day of school is Aug. 28. There are a number of events and changes parents and students should be aware of for the 2017-18 school year. “We are excited to welcome back our students and their families to the 2017-2018 school year. Our staff have spent the summer preparing for another great year of learning. We will more...

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Students Looking Forward to First Day of School

By at August 17, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Students Looking Forward to First Day of School

As the first day of school is less than two weeks away (Aug. 28) , the City Journal asked Facebook group members several questions. They included: Do you have kids going back to school? Are they looking forward to it? What are they most looking forward to this year? It appears many of our youth are very excited for the 2017/18 School year for different reasons more...

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BOE Pay Raises Draws Skepticism

By at August 3, 2017 | 2:20 pm |

BOE Pay Raises Draws Skepticism

Three members of the New Britain of the Board of Education administrative staff were given raises last week, as the assistant superintendent position presently being held by Paul Salina, is being reduced from $149,000 to $90,000 as it will be part-time. The chief financial officer position, presently held by Kevin Kane, was given a $17,000 raise to put the more...

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Beautiful Lives Project Helps Disabled Play Ball

By at August 3, 2017 | 2:10 pm |

Beautiful Lives Project Helps Disabled Play Ball

Bryce Weiler doesn’t take “no” for an answer. He also doesn’t take “you can’t.” Now he’s sharing that determination with others, and having a lot of fun in the process. Weiler is blind, and a baseball fan. One boring night at two in the morning he had the idea of making professional baseball fields more accessible to disabled people and he emailed more...

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Public Information Meeting Planned for Eddy Glover Blvd

By at July 27, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

Public Information Meeting Planned for Eddy Glover Blvd

The City will hold a public information meeting on Eddy Glover Boulevard safety improvements to get input from residents on Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. at City Hall in Room 504. “We did a preliminary design of safety improvements. It will reconfigure the area,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “It is very confusing. We have a lot of accidents and near misses on Eddy Glover more...

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New Britain Pride Group Organizing LGBT Events

By at July 27, 2017 | 2:43 pm |

New Britain Pride Group Organizing LGBT Events

A new group is forming and planning lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) events for next June which is Gay Pride Month. Among the events being planned are a proclamation and a Gay Pride Parade. “I was in New York Pride in June and it popped into my head that we in New Britain don’t have anything,” said John Board, who has been organizing the event more...

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Gay, Stewart Chosen as Political Parties Finalize Endorsements

By at July 27, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Gay, Stewart Chosen as Political Parties Finalize Endorsements

The Democrats endorsed Merrill Gay for Mayor on July 20 while the Republicans supported incumbent Mayor Erin Stewart on July 24. “I am humbled and honored to receive the Democratic nomination for mayor of New Britain,” said Gay. “The people of New Britain deserve to know what both mine and my opponent’s vision for New Britain are and whether or not we are more...

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Car Tax Bills to Go Out Sept. 1

By at July 26, 2017 | 7:58 pm |

Car Tax Bills to Go Out Sept. 1

Whether or not the State approves a budget, car tax bills are set to go out on Sept.1 and will be due by Oct. 1. “Because we cannot wait any longer we have to issue bills. We were holding out hoping it would be done in July. They were in session this past week and did not pass a State budget. We are hearing rumors they may not pass a budget until August or more...

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Veteran Stadium Park Improvements Benefits Those with Disabilities

By at July 20, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

Veteran Stadium Park Improvements Benefits Those with Disabilities

Mayor Erin Stewart and Craig Bowman, of the parks and recreation department, led a group of about 20 in a tour of Veteran’s Stadium on Tuesday to show off the $774,000 worth of Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) renovations at Willow Brook Park. “This was fully funded by the City to improve ADA facilities in all of our parks,” said Stewart. “Last year we more...

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