Last week’s editors note comments surrounding bashing New Britain received a lot of positive responses from residents. The fact is most residents truly care about New Britain and its future. Become a fan of New Britain City Journal on Facebook and read all about it.
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We had our first sale of a photograph in our paper last week. We are so proud to offer you a place to view and purchase photos. Check them out every week at http://www.nbcityjournal.smugmug.com.
Word on the street is that there are three businesses vying for two spots at the police station. My sources tell me, they are a corporate coffee house and two local businesses. Which would you like to see gain occupancy?
Go to our website and vote in our latest poll at www.nbcityjournal.com.
How was your 4th of July? My dog hates the fireworks, but I love them.
This week’s paper is full of as much news as I can fit in it. I love that residents send me story ideas, photographs and news. It makes the City Journal a real community newspaper.
One of our page 1 stories is about EMS cyclists. I saw them one day biking around the City and it sparked my interest. We are truly a unique City with unique features. This is one of them.
We finally have a radio system in the works for the City. For way too long the police department has worked with a system that is dangerous. It costs a lot, but is state of the art. Read more on page 1.
Our final page 1 story deals with permits for outdoor dining in New Britain. This could lead to a whole new atmosphere on the downtown streets.
Our column this week is from Lt. Don King. He talks about summer safety. Be sure to read it on this page.
My cousin sent me this week’s joke. It’s a bit long and I changed it a little not to offend anyone.
At a recent rural elementary school assembly in East Texas, a teacher asked the audience for total quiet. Then, in the silence, he started to slowly clap his hands once every few seconds while holding the audience in total silence.
Then he said into the microphone, “Children, every time I clap my hands together, a child in America dies from gun violence.”
Then, little Darrell, with a proud East Texas drawl, pierced the quiet and said: “Well, idiot, stop clapping!”
Until next week, hold your clapping until it’s needed and keep reading YOUR #1 Weekly Newspaper!