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Great American Boom Set for Wednesday

One of the biggest firework displays in the State will return on Wednesday, July 4th as the City presents The 26th Great American Boom at Stanley Quarter Park in honor of Independence Day. “We expect anywhere from 25-30,000 people within…

YWCA New Britain Youth Theater Presents Premiere Performance

A new youth theater program has begun at the New Britain YWCA. The YWCA Youth Theater formed in May and will be putting on Mary Poppins Jr. at Trinity on Main Friday June 29 at 7 p.m. and Saturday June…

Project Begins to Bridge Two Parts of Downtown

One of the biggest, if not most important, parts of the City’s Streetscape Project is finally coming to fruition. One June 1, state and local officials gathered near the Route 72 bridge to celebrate the beginning of the Beehive Bridge…

Democratic Budget Cuts Could Be Costly

On Saturday the Democratic Council majority released a budget proposal ammendment cutting various City Hall positions and programs amounting to about $1.7 million. Democratic Alderman Carlo Carlozzi presented the cuts saying that cutting the budget sets a precedent. Several cuts…

Crowds Come Out for Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Services were held Wednesday and the feature program – The Memorial Day Parade – took place as residents lined the street for the celebration. A longer parade, lasting nearly an hour, took place compared to recent years. “We…

DMTS Open Doors on West Main Street Saturday

  After bringing a crowd around downtown to promote businesses who are sponsoring DMTS (Directing Musicians to Success) Radio, Deivone Tanksley gathered in front of his new studio building at 105B West Main St, to cut the ribbon for his…

Should New Britain Residents Vote on an Annual Budget?

  Although the City is not considering changing the charter to have residents vote on the budget, other towns such as Berlin do vote on that issue. The City Journal this month asked residents if they would like to vote…

Listen up Musicians: City Sponsoring Jingle Contest

Are you good at making up words to a song? Can you write a catchy tune about New Britain? The city is looking to tap local talent in creating a jingle that can encapsulate its new tagline “Experience the New”….

City Officials Celebrate Smalley Renovation

Renovations at Smalley Elementary School, 175 West St., started earlier this year, but on Wednesday various City Officials held a celebratory grounbreaking ceremony. Smalley Elementary School is undergoing an extensive $50 million in renovations and it is anticipated that the…

Clinic Helps to Vaccinate, License Your Pet

New Britain Town & City Clerk Mark H. Bernacki has announced that Town Clerk’s Offices throughout the state will begin licensing dogs for the new fiscal year between June 1st to June 30th. Existing dog licenses expire June 30th. This…