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Tree Lighting Set for Tuesday

The New Britain Downtown District and the City of New Britain is pleased to be celebrating the annual lighting of the “City of New Britain Downtown Christmas Tree” in Downtown New Britain, Tuesday, Dec. 5th. The lighting celebration will take…

TubaChristmas Scheduled for Dec. 16

Dozens of amateur and professional tuba and lower brass musicians of all ages from the region – and beyond – are tuning up for the annual New Britain TubaChristmas, set to take the stage at Trinity-on-Main on Dec. 16. New…

Most Readers Unhappy Stores are Open on Thanksgiving

Most people in the New Britain City Journal Facebook group said they were unhappy that stores are open on Thanksgiving Day and will not shop. Our Questions of the Month was “How do you feel about stores being open on…

Top 10 Latin Places To Eat in New Britain or Berlin

We didn’t make 10 places this month. We have 7 places, all in New Britain, where you can find some great Spanish or Latin style food. Criollisimo, 240 Arch St., New Britain. Criollisimo is a consistent winner of best Puerto…

Elections 2017

The New Britain City Journal asked those running for Common Council this November to write profiles about themselves for the paper. Below are submissions from the candidates that responded. ALDERMEN AT LARGE Katie Breslin (D) Katie Breslin is running for…

Elections 2017 Ward 5

The New Britain City Journal asked those running for Common Council this November to write profiles about themselves for the paper. Below are submissions from the candidates that responded. Ward 5 Carlo Carlozzi Jr. (D-Incumbent) Carlo Carlozzi Jr. is running…

Two New Britain Companies to Bring Back Iconic Beer Brand

Avery’s Beverages and Alvarium Beer Co. have teamed up to revive Cremo Beer, an iconic brand from the 1940’s and 50’s. In it’s heyday, Cremo Beer, known as “Connecticut’s Best,” was popular throughout Connecticut and the surrounding states. “We are…

Residents Weigh-in on NFL Kneeling for National Anthem

This month’s Question of the Month in our Facebook group was, “How do you feel about the recent controversy of the NFL standing or not standing for the national anthem?” The responses were many with emotions running high. Karyl Beloin…

Elections 2017 Wards 3 & 4

The New Britain City Journal asked those running for Common Council this November to write profiles about themselves for the paper. Below are submissions from the candidates that responded. Ward 3 Iris Sanchez and Aram Ayalon (D) Iris Sanchez and…