New Britain City Journal

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Entertainment Feature

Oktoberfest Details Announced

  New details were released this week on an event officials hope will rival past City events like Main Street USA. “This has the makings of quite an interesting event for the City of New Britain,” said Mayor Timothy Stewart….

Feature Health

Mock Emergency Drill at Hospital Uses High-Tech Mannequin

On May 6, staff with The Hospital of Central Connecticut and New Britain Emergency Medical Services participated in an emergency drill involving a new, high-tech mannequin that can mimic a myriad of health problems, including some life-threatening conditions. The drill,…

Entertainment Feature

Walnut Hill Park Gazebo Opening

CW Resources announces the opening of the Walnut Hill Park Gazebo for the upcoming season.  The historic gazebo, first built in approximately 1913, had been dormant for 13 or so years until last year when CW, with great assistance from…

Feature News

Police Station Making Progress

Construction of the new police department, on the corners of Chestnut and Main St., is right on schedule. “Right now we are look for finishes on what the flooring, ceiling and other specialties will be like,” said Ed Moriarty of…

Feature News

State Releases Strategic Profile

In New Britain 16.5 percent of K-12 students are not fluent in English. This was one of the statistics the state released in an outline of the 2009-10 profile on the school district. At a recent Board of Education meeting,…

Clean-up Takes Place Around City

You may notice the City is a bit cleaner this week. Last weekend the East Side NRZ and the North Oak NRZ were among the groups cleaning up litter and graffiti throughout New Britain. “These groups establish a sense of…

Feature News

Race in the Park Ready to Go This Saturday

All week long pink ribbons have been found across New Britain adorning street poles, trees, signs and buildings. It is in celebration of Saturday’s Race in the Park for breast cancer research. The Connecticut Breast Health Initiative took over the…

Commentary Feature

Message about Capt. Tuttle from Police Chief William Gagliardi

Captain Matt Tuttle will be buried with full honors. A bus will transport officers, dispatchers and officials to the funeral home, to the church and to the interment. The Honor Guard will be present, Taps will be played, a bag…

Mayor Stewart Will Not Run for Fifth Term

After eight years, Republican Mayor Timothy Stewart with tears in his eyes, announced Tuesday evening at a Republican Town Meeting that he will not run for re-election. “After careful consideration and consultation with my family, friends and political supporters, I…

Feature News

Hardware City’s Peak Years

Downtown New Britain in bygone days held a special atmosphere. It was alive with activity, business and people. Residents consider 1920-60s the prime years of the City. What was it like? The Gates Building, then home to Michael’s Jewelers, maintained…