New Britain City Journal

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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….

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…

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Editor’s Note 9/6/2018

School is back, football is back and it is almost time for Halloween. I want to thank the New Britain EMS for their kind $1,000 donation to the Halloween Trick or Treat Safe Zone. We need all the donations we…

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Editor’s Note 8/23/2018

It seems that a large number of people I speak with are thinking about running for Mayor next year. Almost every event I go someone asks what I think. For a long time residents didn’t want to run for any…

Conquer Technology!

My first memory of computers in the library was when a Mac was brought to the office area, parked on a desk and staff was told to have at it. Not quite the technology of today, but back then it…

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Editor’s Note 8/9/2018

The primary is Tuesday and I would love to see our New Britain connections take higher office. Democrat Mary Glassman, New Britain native, should be New Britain’s choice for the 5th District congress. She will be a great voice for…

Coach Carter’s Apparel Customizes The Basics and More

About 8 years ago Coach Jerry T. Carter, president of V.I.B.E. Athletics, Inc. tried to cut his sports teams costs by customizing uniforms. “I found out that by doing it myself I could cut costs by half. So I did…

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Editor’s Note 7/26/2018

It has been a very hot and humid summer in New Britain this year. A few times I did some odds and ends outside my house and sweat so bad it seemed as if I was in the shower. I…