New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

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Mayoral Views – State Rep. Tim O’Brien (D)

The New Britain City Journal is asking candidates for Mayor questions every three weeks related to the City. It is our hope this will give residents time to understand their views and make a proper choice for mayor. The question…

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Mayoral Views – Former Mayor Lucian Pawlak (D)

The New Britain City Journal is asking candidates for Mayor questions every three weeks related to the City. It is our hope this will give residents time to understand their views and make a proper choice for mayor. The question…

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Editor’s Note 7/15/2011

Usually, you will hear me start off my column talking about page 1 news. This week I want you all to check out the back page. It is our annual “Where to Eat” special page. We have 11 great local…

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Residents Deserve a Big Hand

When the initial results showed New Britain residents were recycling 86 percent when the blue bin program started it was a great sign. The hard part came in keeping it up. This week it was released that not only have…

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Concessions Needed This Year

As City employees look at the possibility of concessions, they must take into consideration what it means to City functions and fellow employees. Two New Britain education unions agreed to concessions this year saving over 25 jobs. State employees on…

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Editor’s Note 7/8/2011

Every year it seems the New Britain fireworks are the best ever. This year was no exception. It sure seemed the crowd of 40,000-50,000 thought so too. I have never seen a crowd so big turnout for the City’s fireworks….

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Kitchen Storage Products Can be Tricky

Dear Les Is More: I have kitchen issues! Do you have any suggestions on keeping school lunches cold and instead of using post it notes or writing on tape how to keep dates on your food? I’ve looked for new…

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What Will Gov. Malloy Do Next?

When the state budget is finalized 7,500 and not 5,400 state employees should be laid off. Those were the numbers Gov. Dannel Malloy used when he threatened state employees when asking for concessions. Unless he follows through with his threats,…

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Editor’s Note 7/1/2011

I am so excited that we are having Fireworks on the 4th of July. Some extraordinary organizations came through and made it happen. This Monday when you look up into the sky remember groups like The American Savings Foundation and…

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Thank You Bill & Melinda!

Last week, the American Library Association held their annual conference in New Orleans. Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, greeted attendees via video during the opening. Once again Melinda stated the importance of libraries and the…