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Bike New Britain to Open Center Downtown

By at October 5, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

Bike New Britain to Open Center Downtown

The City and Bike New Britain are looking to reach an agreement allowing the group to rent the first floor of the Szczesny Parking Garage on 35 Bank St. Bike New Britain is an advocacy group that has a goal of making New Britain a bike friendly community. This involves establishing safe bike routes between all the City’s parks, schools, CCSU, and also the CTFastrak more...

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Ace Livingston Got Bass

By at October 5, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Ace Livingston Got Bass

New Britain’s has many hidden talents. Among them is Ace Livingston. Livingston has toured the country and played with many nationally known groups and singers. It is a far cry from when he first started. The son of Jamaican clergy, his family came to the USA in 1988. At that time his life revolved around soccer. But an injury ended all his aspirations of playing more...

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Top 10 French Fries to Taste in NB/Berlin

By at October 5, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Top 10 French Fries to Taste in NB/Berlin

This month our readers in the New Britain City Journal Facebook group chose the best places for French Fries. Riley’s Hot Dog & Burger Gourmet, 61 Glen St., New Britain takes top honors for best French Fries. Riley’s established itself in 2010 with a hot dog cart on South Street New Britain to rave reviews. It utilizes local meats, fresh ingredients, more...

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Democrats File SEEC Complaint Against Mayor

By at September 28, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

Democrats File SEEC Complaint Against Mayor

Democratic Town Chairman Bill Shortell filed a complaint to the State Elections Enforcement Commission on Wednesday (September 13) alleging use of public funds by Mayor Erin Stewart to promote her candidacy for re-election. Shortell, cited a state law barring incumbents from using city funds to promote candidacies close to an election. He filed the complaint in more...

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City Seeks Military Veterans For Medal Ceremony

By at September 28, 2017 | 2:30 pm |

City Seeks Military Veterans For Medal Ceremony

If you are a military veteran, the City if New Britain is seeking to honor you with a commemorative City of New Britain Veteran’s Commission recognition medal in honor of your service. Mayor Erin Stewart and Veteran’s Commission Chairman Peter Scirpo have announced that there will be a City of New Britain veterans medal ceremony recognition event on Saturday, more...

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Soft Recycling Coming Closer to Fruition

By at September 28, 2017 | 2:15 pm |

Soft Recycling Coming Closer to Fruition

The firm of “So Simple Recycling” is leasing a building from the City at 33 John St. in order to have operations to recycle the City’s soft recyclables including textiles such as clothing, blankets, towels and other similar items. “This is the final agreement we needed with them to finalize the recycling,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “We hope to launch the more...

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Car Show Gets Perfect Weather for Perfect Show

By at September 28, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Car Show Gets Perfect Weather for Perfect Show

The 11th annual 2017 New Britain/TD Bank Downtown Car Show on Saturday could not have asked for a better day. The weather was warm and maybe the biggest crowd ever turned out to see vintage and antique cars line New Britain’s downtown. “It’s a beautiful day. We have fantastic cars. Probably the best we ever had,” said Gerry Amodio, downtown district director more...

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What Should Be Done About the State Budget?

By at September 14, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

What Should Be Done About the State Budget?

This month in our Facebook group Question of the Month, we asked two questions directly related to each other. They were, “Since we have no new State Budget, what should legislators do to fix it? How do you feel about not having a budget?” Group members had plenty to say on the subject. “US government is deep in debt, the state is broke, most cities are more...

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Place for Pups

By at September 14, 2017 | 2:20 pm |

Place for Pups

City Looks to Make Dog Park Reality After getting an influx of requests by citizens for a dog park, the Common Council has approved moving forward with one at Washington Park. “This is the Top 5 category of questions I am asked on a constant basis,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “Everyone wants to know when New Britain will get a dog park. Two months ago when I more...

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The Legacy Foundation: Kids, Sports and Life Skills

By at September 14, 2017 | 2:10 pm |

The Legacy Foundation: Kids, Sports and Life Skills

October marks the first anniversary for the New Britain Legacies Youth Development and Basketball Program. Founded by Deivone Tanksley of New Britain, the organization runs after school youth and adult basketball leagues along with coaching sessions in the gym at St. Matthews Lutheran Church on Franklin Square. But the design of the unique program seeks to do much more more...

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