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Discipline that Makes Sense: Natural, Logical, and Imposed Consequences

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Discipline that Makes Sense: Natural, Logical, and Imposed Consequences

Quite often we hear a parent warning a child about the consequences of his or her behavior. Sometimes we watch and listen as frustrated moms and dads try to handle unruly children in the grocery store, only to make matters worse by yelling and yanking, or simply giving up and “yessing” to the demands of little ones. There is a way of addressing difficult behaviors more...

Health

Wanted: Good Mayor for New Britain

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Wanted: Good Mayor for New Britain

As Mayor Timothy Stewart made the long awaited announcement that he would not run for re-election Tuesday night, City residents can only wait to see in what direction our future will go. We will have a number of options. Already two (Democrats Tim O’Brien and Paul Catanzaro) have - and possibly a third candidate (Republican Mark Bernacki) may - throw their hat in the more...

Commentary

Clean-up Takes Place Around City

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Clean-up Takes Place Around City

You may notice the City is a bit cleaner this week. Last weekend the East Side NRZ and the North Oak NRZ were among the groups cleaning up litter and graffiti throughout New Britain. “These groups establish a sense of pride in the City,” said New Britain Police Chief William Gagliardi. “We all win with this.”   [media-credit name="Rachel Anonuevo" more...

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Counting Canine Calories in Our Pets

By at May 6, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Counting Canine Calories in Our Pets

Dogs, like humans, are healthier and happier when they maintain a wholesome diet which focuses on nutritious food and proper caloric intake. We’re all tempted to spoil our canine best friends by indulging them with extra cookies or treats, which is fine if done in appropriate measures. However, we must be both aware and concerned about the major health concerns our more...

Commentary

Race in the Park Ready to Go This Saturday

By at May 5, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Race in the Park Ready to Go This Saturday

All week long pink ribbons have been found across New Britain adorning street poles, trees, signs and buildings. It is in celebration of Saturday’s Race in the Park for breast cancer research. The Connecticut Breast Health Initiative took over the event 8 years ago in order to keep funds raised in the state. It was 18 years ago the Komen Foundation ran the race for more...

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Message about Capt. Tuttle from Police Chief William Gagliardi

By at May 4, 2011 | 6:03 pm |

Message about Capt. Tuttle from Police Chief William Gagliardi

Captain Matt Tuttle will be buried with full honors. A bus will transport officers, dispatchers and officials to the funeral home, to the church and to the interment. The Honor Guard will be present, Taps will be played, a bag pipe will play appropriate traditional police funeral music, and a salvo of firearms will be fired as a salute. We have requested that officers more...

Commentary , Feature

Mayor Stewart Will Not Run for Fifth Term

By at May 3, 2011 | 9:20 pm |

Mayor Stewart Will Not Run for Fifth Term

After eight years, Republican Mayor Timothy Stewart with tears in his eyes, announced Tuesday evening at a Republican Town Meeting that he will not run for re-election. “After careful consideration and consultation with my family, friends and political supporters, I have decided not to seek re-election to a fifth term as Mayor of the City of New Britain,” Stewart more...

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Editor’s Note 4/29/11

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Editor’s Note 4/29/11

I hope everyone had the chance to check out our website at www.nbcityjournal.com last week. We had a problem with our poll question function so some answers were deleted. Feel free to vote again. A new question will be out soon. It was nice to see temperatures in the 70s on Tuesday and Wednesday after months of complaining about snow and freezing temperatures. Don’t more...

Commentary

Winners of TD Bank Annual Fishing Derby Announced

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

Winners of TD Bank Annual Fishing Derby Announced

Twenty-two contestants were given prizes. Winners selected their own prize from a table of sporting goods and equipment such as rods, reels, tackle boxes, nets, stringers, worm boxes, etc. Winners of the Tagged Fish were Emily Time and Tyler Olsen with a $200 Savings Bond. Each age division of the Derby had 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for most fish, longest fish and more...

Recreation

A Lesson in Helping Those Less Fortunate

By at April 29, 2011 | 7:00 am |

A Lesson in Helping Those Less Fortunate

Students from Pope John Paul II School’s Student Council and National Junior Honor Society made a big impact upon their community recently. They collaborated to help New Britain’s Friendship Service Center by collecting needed food as well as going to the Arch St. facility and serving food to its needy residents. “We asked what kind of food they were most more...

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