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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…

East Side continues to be a destination restaurant making memories for customers

By Bob Mayer New Bitain City Journal What makes an Italian from Alabama think he can run a German restaurant in a Spanish neighborhood? If you have ever met Nick Augustino, who owns East Side Restaurant on Dwight St. in…

Kimball Not Slowing Down at 90

At 90 years old Sam Kimball is still playing his music and residents are still flocking to hear it. Last Friday at Angelico’s on East St., residents came out, as they do on most Friday nights, to hear him and…

Residents Looking Forward to Many Events in the City

When it comes to events, New Britain has many. This week the New Britain City Journal asked readers in our facebook group which events they are most looking forward to this year as the Question of the Month. Although there…

Old Police Station To Be Demolished

The old police station will finally be taken down. The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has awarded a $2.7 million brownfields grant to the City of New Britain for the purpose of razing and remediating the site of…

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Editor’s Note 3/28/2014

I attended a couple of really great New Britain events this weekend. First was Shrek at NBHS. It was fantastic. It was better than a Broadway show. Our students put their heart and soul into everything they do. Lord Farquaad…

Winterfest date postponed

  Winterfest 2014 has been POSTPONED to: Saturday, February 15th 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Stanley Quarter Park Come down to Stanley Quarter Park in New Britain on Saturday, February 15th from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM and enjoy the…

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Sixteen Acres at Trinity on Main

On Tuesday, May 7th at 6:30 p.m. Trinity-on-Main will host the Connecticut premier of “16 Acres,” the groundbreaking and highly acclaimed documentary about the controversy surrounding the prime real estate of ground zero after the tragic events of September 11th….

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Lions Club Donates $30,000 to New Britain EMS

Five years ago the New Britain Lions Club committed to donate $30,000 to the New Britain EMS. On Tuesday the group gave its last check of the commitment. “We are happy to be supporting the New Britain EMS to the…

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Taxes: The Reality Behind the Talk

Now that we are done talking turkey, let’s talk taxes. The Mayor made a huge splash recently by telling the press that due to revaluation taxes would be far less next year. My response was one of massive skepticism which…