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Editor’s Note 6/03/2011

I can’t stop talking about how wonderful Monday’s parade was. I’m not sure I have ever enjoyed a parade more. The crowd was good, the music and ensembles were fantastic and the weather held out for us. The gun salute…

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Memorial Day Important to City

Due to lack of funds, the City may not be able to afford a Memorial Day Parade next year. It will be a shame as we need to keep the remembrance of our veterans any way we can. The day,…

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It’s Summer Reading Club Time Again

June is just around the corner. At the New Britain Public Library, this means the beginning of summer reading clubs for every age. All you have to do is read! The kickoff of the adult summer reading club, Hot Diggety…

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Editor’s Note 5/27/2011

On Monday at 6 p.m. is the Memorial Day Parade. This year I would love to see the attendance high. I was there last year and was disappointed. As a youngster in New Britain the Memorial Day Parade was one…

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NBCJ to Offer Mayoral Views

Another hat has been thrown into the ring this week. Former New Britain Mayor Lucian Pawlak has announced he wants to be the next mayor. Now we have three Democrats in Tim O’Brien, Paul Catanzaro and Pawlak. If we ever…

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Prepare with Family as you get Older

Dear Les Is More: A few weeks ago my friend’s father had to go to the hospital. My friend went to his home (he is a widower) to pick up a few things. The place, although clean was disorganized with…

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Thank You for a Great Year

When we started the first edition of the New Britain City Journal one year ago, we encountered a lot of naysayers. A lot of people did not think a weekly newspaper could succeed in New Britain. There was plenty of…

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Editor’s Note 5/20/11

It seems budget cuts cannot be avoided as the main topic of conversation this week. Both the school board and the City are facing major cuts. Page 1 is filled with news about the cuts. On Monday night the board…

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Are you Interested in Buying a HUD Property?

If you are a home buyer, you might see listings that indicate, HUD property. HUD stands for Housing and Urban Development. What are HUD listings? HUD properties are listed with local Neighborhood Listing Brokers and represent properties that had been…

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Oktoberfest Important for City

Many residents say there isn’t anything to do in New Britain. This September, Oktoberfest will change that for at least one weekend. This event, under the guidance of Nick Augustino and Avner Krohn, as part of their organization Plan So…