New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

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To Cut or Not to Cut?

Now that Mayor Timothy Stewart has submitted his 2011-2012 budget, the real fight is set to begin. Some people don’t want all-day kindergarten cut. Some want to keep teachers. Some people want to have fireworks. Others don’t want to see…

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Mayor Stewart’s Budget Speech

To the Members of the Common Council: I bring before you my eighth budget as Mayor of New Britain. Each year it seems this message becomes more difficult as the financial challenges of an urban community in a stagnant economy…

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Editor’s Note 04/08/11

For weeks now I have been looking forward to telling our readers about our new and improved website. I’ve had to hold my tongue about it longer than I wished. It is not complete, but it is up and looking…

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Group Needs Non-Profit Status to Help Dogs

After listening to the New York Bully Crew speak recently at the dog pound, it became abundantly clear that if dogs from the City are to take another step forward, the Friends of the New Britain Animal Control or a…

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Editor’s Note 4/1/2011

I tried to think of a good April’s Fools joke for reader’s this week, but got nothing. I found a few jokes in Facebook like “How Much Drugs did Charlie Sheen Take? Enough to kill two and one-half men” and…

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Weighing Options on Magnet School

Although having a magnet school in New Britain is only speculative at this time, it will require much discussion. School boards members will be forced to weigh what is best for the City as a whole, with what is best…

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Editor’s Note 3/18/2011

Everyday the news from Japan seems to get worse. Each disaster from the earthquake to the tsunami to the nuclear power plant is more and more dangerous. How much more can these poor people take? When we all complain about…