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Good Life Liquors Offering Expanded Liquor Selections

Wanting to be closer to family, husband and wife Dave Siano and Carmela Bonavita retired in Springfield, Mass and opened up not one, but two package stores called Good Life Liquors in New Britain. “We decided to move down here…

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Pending Sales of Single Family Homes in Greater Hartford Increase

According to the Greater Hartford Association of REALTORS® (GHAR), pending sales rose 40.83 percent (from 627 to 883) from May of last year. Closed sales dropped 28.36 percent (from 871 to 624) and new listings increased 34.93 percent (from 1417…

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Royal Tire Serves City for 59 Years

As a kid many may remember going to Royal Tire, then on South Main St., to get a free flat tire repair for your bicycle. After 59 years, the service station has moved, but still takes great care of its…

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Criollisimo Restaurant: Authentic Puerto Rican Fare

If you are looking for some of the best Puerto Rican food available, New Britain’s Criollisimo Restaurant on Arch St., is the place to go. Criollisimo which means “it’s authentic”, began in 1999 by Brenda Torres. The restaurant offers a…

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Trinity Loses Grants for 2 Positions

Grant money has run out leaving two job positions vacant at Trinity on Main (TOM). Executive Director Anne Pilla and Fred D’Aprile, production manager, will no longer be at TOM. “The reason is clearly financial,” said Gary Robinson, member of…

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Newly Designed Raphael Building Gets Tenants

It didn’t take long for Jasko Development to make huge progress to a City eyesore. This past March, the building at 87-105 West Main St. known as the Raphael Building was foreclosed upon. Many long time businesses occupied the property,…

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Oktoberfest is Everyday at East Side Restaurant

If you are looking for a preview of September’s Oktoberfest, there is no need to wait. The East Side Restaurant, 131 Dwight St., celebrates the event everyday. The restaurant began in the early 1900s, but was purchased 12 years ago…

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Announcing Martin Rosol’s Online Store

Those living across the United States can now get Martin Rosols products delivered right to their door. The company now offers products delivered by going to www.martinrosolsinc.com. Martin Rosol’s, Inc. has been a New Britain family business since 1928 producing…

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Avery’s Beverages Introduces “So Long, Osama”

Throughout the year’s Avery’s Beverages of New Britain has come out with many memorable soda flavors like, “Jingle Juice”, “Yellow Snow” and “Dick Blu-menthol”. But, its newest brand is one resident’s will be happy to drink. Avery’s just introduced “So…

Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union Opens on West Main St.

Although Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union had a good following on Curtis St., many residents still did not realize it existed. On Wednesday the credit union held its grand opening at a highly visible 955 West Main St. “In 2001…