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Fifty Years Later Leo A. Milewski Park, Roundabout Rededicated

Mayor Erin Stewart unveiled a new roundabout and rededicated the Leo Milewski Park on Columbus Blvd. on Oct. 29, which signaled the end of the fourth phase of the “Complete Street Masterplan.” “I’m so happy to rededicate the park and…

NBHS Football Eyes State Playoff Berth

By Bob Mayer New Britain City Journal The New Britain Hurricanes football team rolled through its first four games, outscoring their opponents 164-33. But then came a game that definitely gained them more respect throughout the state. New Britain led…

NB Firefighter, Coast Guard Chief Scott Johnson’s Widow Keeps Fighting

By Bob Mayer New Britain City Journal Veterans Day started as a remembrance of the end of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. It has turned into and been legislated into…

East Side continues to be a destination restaurant making memories for customers

By Bob Mayer New Bitain City Journal What makes an Italian from Alabama think he can run a German restaurant in a Spanish neighborhood? If you have ever met Nick Augustino, who owns East Side Restaurant on Dwight St. in…

Editor Emeritus’ Note by Robin Vinci

It was an amazing Halloween Trick or Treat Safe Zone last week. I have never seen so many people downtown. I estimate over 10,000. This event just continues to grow. There were people everywhere and lines were long for candy….

Made in New Britain: Peel Liquers

The American Dream, some would say, would be to move from terrible living conditions in another country to the United States. Some would say it would be to come up with an invention and go into business for yourself and…

Pigskin Predictions

I was 9-6-1 in Week 1 and here we are in Week 3. I learned a lot about the teams in 2018. Looks to be an interesting year. NY Jets 23. Cleveland Browns 24 – Browns are not half bad…

Editor’s Note 9/20/2018

Fall certainly has arrived with cooler weather, changing leaves (yes I have seem some) and shorter days. I do miss the sun being out at 8 p.m. I hate going out in the dark. It just feels so dreary. In…

Survey: Family Drama Causes Estate Issues

Families face a variety of estate planning challenges, and family drama may be chief among them. In fact, 44 percent of planning professionals say family conflict is the biggest threat to estate planning this year, followed by tax reform (25…

A Grand Event for our Grand Historic Buildings

Literary Libations, Vol. V was a tremendous success with a great attendance of supporters last Friday. It was an evening of good music, food and interesting conversations with 15 local authors on the beautiful campus of CCSU. Many of the…