Editor’s Note 5-18-2012

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The New Britain Board of Education’s 27th Annual Public Recognition night Monday was a great chance to show appreciation to teachers and other school personnel. So many people were honored for their work.

We, at the New Britain City Journal, were thrilled to be among those recognized. HALS honored us with the Service to Youth by an Organization Award.

I cannot thank HALS and the Consolidated School District enough. I also want to congratulate all those who received a mark of distinction. Teachers are often only recognized in the City during budget negotiations. It was fantastic to see many outstanding ones honored for their service.

A special congratulations goes to Julie Gillett New Britain Teacher of the Year.

More on schools and our new superintendent’s visit can be read, right on this page in Sharon Beloin-Saavedra’s great column.

You may have noticed this week’s edition looks a bit different. It is one of two big circulation editions we do each year. I want to thank every advertiser and sponsor for helping us supply an edition to so many homes this week. Please support them in return.

Did you see that the City acquired the Berkowitz building? The new anti-blight ordinance is working and has the potential to see more buildings acquired. If the City is to build up properties and make the City more of a pleasant place to live, this ordinance needs to be successful. This is a great start.

Memorial Day is right around the corner and our annual parade is going on as planned. See page 6 for more details. Donations are still being accepted for the July 4th Celebration.

Just a quick reminder for those of you who don’t pick up our paper each week. We are online at www.nbcityjournal.com as well. Check us out and vote in our poll question.

You can subscribe to the paper for $29.95 for 6 months if you want it delivered directly to your home by calling 860-505-7612. Have your credit card handy.

We have not published the story about the CCSU soccer coach Shaun Green tossing newspapers out, but we are glad he is facing punishments. Anyone who tosses out a newspaper, whether free or not, should be prosecuted. If you see any papers being tossed, tell officials. It is illegal and no one should get away with it.

So are you ready for a little giggle? Here is the latest funny joke I found on Facebook.

A Sunday school teacher asked “And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?” One bright little girl said, “Because people are sleeping.”

Hey, that’s what I thought when I was a kid too.

Until next week, stay awake during your service and keep reading YOUR #1 Weekly Newspaper!



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