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Pinstripe Press

By at August 3, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

Pinstripe Press

Things are definitely changing in New York. This past week the Yankees played better than they have since May. They look rejuvenated and best of all the bullpen looks sharp again. Aroldis Chapman has regained his old form and been the closer he was meant to be. I’m not as sure about Dellin Betances or David Robertson, but I’m willing to give them a more...

The Sports Journal

Timing Calls for Frugality

By at August 3, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

Timing Calls for Frugality

Last week unprecedented raises were given to the chief financial officer, the chief talent officer and assistant chief talent officer. Some Board of education members claim the positions are underpaid which makes it difficult to staff. Opposition claims the City is poor and can’t afford raises. Both views make sense. The problem is these positions are already more...

Commentary

Editor’s Note 8/3/2017

By at August 3, 2017 | 3:30 pm |

Editor’s Note 8/3/2017

National Night Out is always fun, but I think this year’s was the best. I enjoyed watching people dance and kids cheerleading. There were plenty of booths and not long lines for food. I think having it at Central Park was a great idea. I couldn’t estimate how many people took part, but I don’t think it was as much as past years. It was previously at two places. more...

Commentary

2017 City Annual Paving Program

By at August 3, 2017 | 3:15 pm |

2017 City Annual Paving Program

Mayor Erin Stewart and the New Britain Public Works Department announced that the City’s 2017 Annual Paving Program will soon begin, which will involve rehabilitating 8.9 miles of road across 45 City streets. “With an extensive network of roads in our City, proper maintenance and paving is necessary to ensure we have a safe, and reliable transportation system more...

Local

15min of FAME

By at August 3, 2017 | 3:00 pm |

15min of FAME

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BOE Pay Raises Draws Skepticism

By at August 3, 2017 | 2:20 pm |

BOE Pay Raises Draws Skepticism

Three members of the New Britain of the Board of Education administrative staff were given raises last week, as the assistant superintendent position presently being held by Paul Salina, is being reduced from $149,000 to $90,000 as it will be part-time. The chief financial officer position, presently held by Kevin Kane, was given a $17,000 raise to put the more...

.News , Feature

Beautiful Lives Project Helps Disabled Play Ball

By at August 3, 2017 | 2:10 pm |

Beautiful Lives Project Helps Disabled Play Ball

Bryce Weiler doesn’t take “no” for an answer. He also doesn’t take “you can’t.” Now he’s sharing that determination with others, and having a lot of fun in the process. Weiler is blind, and a baseball fan. One boring night at two in the morning he had the idea of making professional baseball fields more accessible to disabled people and he emailed more...

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Top 10 New Britain/Berlin Bars to Hang Out

By at August 3, 2017 | 2:00 pm |

Top 10 New Britain/Berlin Bars to Hang Out

This month the New Britain City Journal Facebook group was asked, “Where is the best Bars/lounge/adult hangout in New Britain or Berlin?” The following are the Top 10 as provided by group members. Roma Sports Bar and Restaurant, 382 Allen St., New Britain - Readers ranked Roma’s at Number 1. According to it’s website, “Roma is not just a Restaurant, not more...

Feature , Local

Pinstripe Press

By at July 27, 2017 | 4:00 pm |

Pinstripe Press

It was a big relief to see the Yankees finally win a series over Seattle. We took it 3-1. The last time the Yanks won a series was in early June. So far I have not been impressed with new acquisition Todd Frazier. I will definitely give him more time. I just hope he is not another old player in his twilight years. I definitely would stick to the rookies. A .203 more...

The Sports Journal

NB Residents in African-Inspired Concert July 29

By at July 27, 2017 | 3:45 pm |

NB Residents in African-Inspired Concert July 29

Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc. presents its free, family friendly Music from the African Diaspora concert at 7 p.m. on July 29 at the Theater for the Performing Arts at the Learning Corridor in Hartford. Nzinga’s Daughters, whose members are from Plainville, Bristol and Hartford, headlines the annual show. Also performing are the world-renowned soul singer Betty more...

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