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Fixing Central Park

In the past three years the City has been working on a plan to revitalize downtown. It was first initiated by former Mayor Timothy Stewart.

It is great to see what is perhaps the biggest piece of the puzzle – fixing Central Park – approved by Mayor Erin Stewart.

The park presently appears crowded and uninviting due to overgrown trees and an abundance of benches circling the park. It is truly not a place the community feels comfortable visiting.

Unless there is a special event like the lighting of the Guida Family Christmas tree, it is not a family destination.

The new plan will make it feel more open and pleasant. The possibility of a fountain and ice skating rink makes it even more appealing.

The public works department and streetscape committee have been working hard on this plan. It is great to see it come to fruition.

This is just another sign that New Britain is headed in the right direction. The City will never be what is was, but the future is bright.

It’s not going to happen overnight, but in time people across the state will notice us. And the re-emergence will make people once again realize New Britain is the place to be!

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