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Kimball Not Slowing Down at 90

By at February 8, 2018 | 2:30 pm |

Kimball Not Slowing Down at 90

At 90 years old Sam Kimball is still playing his music and residents are still flocking to hear it. Last Friday at Angelico’s on East St., residents came out, as they do on most Friday nights, to hear him and his band. “I started at 6 or 7 years old. I played for the church,” said Kimball. “I later did a lot of recordings. I played in the doo-wap period more...

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Residents Looking Forward to Many Events in the City

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

Residents Looking Forward to Many Events in the City

When it comes to events, New Britain has many. This week the New Britain City Journal asked readers in our facebook group which events they are most looking forward to this year as the Question of the Month. Although there were many answers, it appeared the event most residents are looking forward to is Main Street USA. Geri O’Keefe-Curtis, “Main Street USA - more...

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Old Police Station To Be Demolished

By at August 28, 2014 | 6:15 pm |

Old Police Station To Be Demolished

The old police station will finally be taken down. The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has awarded a $2.7 million brownfields grant to the City of New Britain for the purpose of razing and remediating the site of the former New Britain Police Station on Columbus Boulevard. “I am ecstatic that the Governor and DECD have acted favorably more...

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Editor’s Note 3/28/2014

By at March 27, 2014 | 3:48 pm |

Editor’s Note 3/28/2014

I attended a couple of really great New Britain events this weekend. First was Shrek at NBHS. It was fantastic. It was better than a Broadway show. Our students put their heart and soul into everything they do. Lord Farquaad really had me laughing throughout the show. Shrek, Fiona, Donkey and many others really shined also. Congrats to everyone involved. I will not more...

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Winterfest date postponed

By at February 12, 2014 | 5:11 pm |

Winterfest date postponed

  Winterfest 2014 has been POSTPONED to: Saturday, February 15th 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Stanley Quarter Park Come down to Stanley Quarter Park in New Britain on Saturday, February 15th from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM and enjoy the last weeks of winter weather by riding on over 20 attractions and activities hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department. Event will more...

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Sixteen Acres at Trinity on Main

By at April 25, 2013 | 8:02 pm |

Sixteen Acres at  Trinity on Main

On Tuesday, May 7th at 6:30 p.m. Trinity-on-Main will host the Connecticut premier of “16 Acres,” the groundbreaking and highly acclaimed documentary about the controversy surrounding the prime real estate of ground zero after the tragic events of September 11th. This event will also feature a Q and A session with producer Mike Marcucci following the screening of the more...

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Lions Club Donates $30,000 to New Britain EMS

By at January 26, 2013 | 8:45 am |

Lions Club Donates $30,000 to New Britain EMS

Five years ago the New Britain Lions Club committed to donate $30,000 to the New Britain EMS. On Tuesday the group gave its last check of the commitment. “We are happy to be supporting the New Britain EMS to the tune of $30,000,” said Frank Marracco, Lions Club member. Bruce Baxter, CEO of the New Britain EMS, was on hand to receive the check. “Whoever more...

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Taxes: The Reality Behind the Talk

By at December 7, 2012 | 8:15 am |

Taxes: The Reality Behind the Talk

Now that we are done talking turkey, let’s talk taxes. The Mayor made a huge splash recently by telling the press that due to revaluation taxes would be far less next year. My response was one of massive skepticism which prompted Phil Sherwood to say “Nick’s wrong again.” While I find Mr. Sherwood’s logic hard to argue against I’m going to do my best to more...

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Editor’s Note 11/2/2012

By at November 1, 2012 | 5:36 pm |

Editor’s Note 11/2/2012

As I write the Editor’s Note, due to deadline, the Halloween Safety Zone event has not yet taken place. Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines. I will write all about it next. I want to thank everyone involved now. See those who helped by donating towards candy on page 2. If you see a name more than once, it is because they donated more than once. What I can talk about is more...

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Black & Decker Employees Volunteer to Help Community

By at October 26, 2012 | 9:00 am |

Black & Decker Employees Volunteer to Help Community

On Friday, Oct. 19 volunteers from Stanley Black & Decker participated in their second annual Community Volunteer Building Day. The volunteers will be assisting an elderly New Britain couple with some home maintenance and repair work that they can no longer manage on their own. The Stanley Black & Decker Corporation and its employees have played a vital role in more...

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