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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…

Parks and Recreation Offering Great Spring/Summer Programs

The Parks, Recreation, and Community Services summer brochure has arrived and it is a fun-filled 38 page brochure. If you’re looking for something for the young ones, the department offers a variety of camps, swim lessons, and an assortment of…

Tango Festival Coming to City This Month

Do you like to tango? How about watching others do the dance? The Garage Dance Studio & Gallery & Hartford Argentine Tango Society, located at 1385 East St. New Britain, is sponsoring and organizing its second annual Alegria Mini Tango…

Quarters for Stanley Quarter

The City is looking to raise between $12,000 (the amount the City is short in funds) and $100,000 for this year’s Great American Boom on July 4. Alderman Brian Keith Albert came up with the idea of raising money through…

Facade Uncovered

Watching the facade removed at 222 Main St., a five story 66,570-square foot building that was built in 1885, was bittersweet for Christopher and Peggy Porter. The building was formerly owned by B.C. Porter, who used it primarily for retail…

Political Convention Brings Surprise

Mayor Stewart Chooses to Run for Lt. Governor New Britain Mayor Erin E. Stewart survived the GOP nomination weekend, but she will not be running for Governor this year. In what many people called “a surprise” on Friday, Stewart announced…

New Convenience Store Opens on Arch St.

When you drive by Krispy Krunchy Chicken on Arch St., no longer will the fried poultry be the only store you’ll see on that corner. Two brothers, Tarek and Masoud Almontaser, who own the popular chicken restaurant, this week opened…

KAMF to Donate Bikes to New Britain Students

The Kevin Adorno Memorial Fund Inc. (KAMF) has chosen New Britain Elementary Schools for this year’s bike giveaway from the Bikes from Bambino Program. KAMF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by the family and friends of Kevin Adorno and…