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NB Firefighter, Coast Guard Chief Scott Johnson’s Widow Keeps Fighting

By Bob Mayer New Britain City Journal Veterans Day started as a remembrance of the end of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. It has turned into and been legislated into…

Made in New Britain: Peel Liquers

The American Dream, some would say, would be to move from terrible living conditions in another country to the United States. Some would say it would be to come up with an invention and go into business for yourself and…

Available Business Space in City Dwindling

If you are thinking about owning a business in New Britain, you might want to do it fast, as space is filling up quickly. “Right now there is a lack of industrial space,” said Bill Carroll, economic development director. “On…

12th Annual Downtown New Britain/TD Bank Car Show on September 22

The New Britain Downtown District (NBDD) is sponsoring the 12th annual 2018 New Britain/TD Bank Downtown Car Show on Saturday, September 22 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The show will be in memory of New Britain Downtown District Commissioner,…

ALNB Presents “Un Año después de Maria” Puerto Rico–Before and After Maria

The Art League of New Britain at 30 Cedar Street (rear) in New Britain, will present “Un Año después de Maria” Puerto Rico–Before and After Maria: an exhibit commemorating Puerto Rico and the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria. There will…

Youth Theater Announces Ninth Season Activities

No Boundaries Youth Theater, which began in 2010 as New Britain Youth Theater, begins its ninth season with another ambitious offering of classes and auditions. The new season kicks off with auditions this month for a December production of an…

First Phase of Multi-Use Trail at A.W. Stanley Park

The City of New Britain has completed the first phase of the “Stanley Loop Trail,” which is a new multi-use trail at A.W. Stanley Park that will be extended to Stanley Quarter Park within the next two years—creating multiple miles…

Pat Rutkowski: The Guest Who Never Left

When Pat Rutkowski first started working at the New Britain Public Library she was in high school and her job was to shelve books. “I remember we had so many books that we had to shove books on the shelf….

Election 2018

State Senate District 6 (D) Theresa Gerratana (incumbent) Government Experience: HOUSE, 1993-2003, SENATE, 2011-present, Majority Whip (2013-14), Assistant Majority Leader (2015); commissioner, State Elections Enforcement Commission, 2007-2010 Community Experience – President, League of Women Voters; president, Junior League of Greater…

Joby Rogers is “The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience”

As the Mirror Image of Michael Jackson “The Ultimate Michael Experience” (UMX) is both entertaining and electrifying. Trinity-on-Main at 69 Main Street in New Britain presents the Ultimate Michael Experience “on Saturday, August 25 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. After…