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Facebook Group Chooses Top 10 Gas Stations

Costco, 405 Hartford Rd., New Britain – There was no doubt in who was Number 1 for readers of the New Britain City Journal Facebook group, Costco was the first choice. The members-only gas station located next to the store…

New Britain Sister City Committee Announces 2018 Visit

The New Britain Sister City Committee is planning a trip to New Britain’s sister city Rastatt, Germany. Local residents are invited to participate in the visit now being planned. The trip to Rastatt, Germany is planned for Monday, May 28…

Irish Travel Consultant, Korean War Vet to Represent New Britain in 47th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

New Britain’s Irish community will honor New Britain natives, a longtime Irish travel consultant and a Korean War veteran, when this year’s annual Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off on Saturday, March 10th at 11:15 am. They will…

Singing Valentine in Unlikely Setting

Four white guys in formal attire showed up in an African American owned New Britain barbershop to deliver a Singing Valentine to the shop owner’s fiancée last week. This was not only a delightful surprise to the recipient, Annette Velez;…

Sarra Receives 13th Annual VH1 Save the Music Foundation Award

Nancy Sarra, Superintendent of the Consolidated School District of New Britain (CSDNB), has been awarded the VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s 13th Annual Administrator Award for Distinguished Support of Music Education. This prestigious award was presented in Nashville, Tennessee at…

Top 10 Places in NB/Berlin to Buy a Hamburger

Riley’s, 61 Glen St., New Britain – Riley’s takes first place. Riley’s established itself in 2010 with a hot dog cart on South Street New Britain to rave reviews. Now it is a favorite to stop, sit and grab a…

HALS Student Wins VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s Les Paul Legacy Contest

Alice Bidoae, student at HALS Middle School, has been named the winner in the VH1 Save the Music Foundation’s national Les Paul Legacy Contest. HALS will now receive a Les Paul Epiphone Electric Guitar and Amplifier for their music program….

Bees Across New Britain Needs More Sponsors

Stephen Hard, director of the Greater New Britain Art Alliance (GNBAA), said the group is working hard to get more sponsors for Bees Across New Britain. “We are still short of sponsors and are working the phones. That’s what it…

Lottery Applications Now Being Accepted

Lottery applications for students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade are now being accepted at DiLoreto Elementary & Middle School. The only intra-district magnet school in New Britain, DiLoreto has an excellent school climate and strong academic push. On a daily…