More …

A Near Miss: Blizzard Not So Bad

By at January 29, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

A Near Miss: Blizzard Not So Bad

For days weather forecasters had warned Blizzard Juno would be an historic storm, but once it arrived in New Britain the storm gave about 8-14 inches of snow, with no loss of electricity and occasional moderate to strong winds. While other cities in Connecticut had up 35 inches of snow, residents across New Britain said they were happy to see the storm avoid a more...

.News , Feature

Council Names Members to Stanley Park Trust

By at January 29, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

Council Names Members to Stanley Park Trust

Appoints Compensation Committee to Study Elected Appointed Salaries A slate of trustees for the Stanley Park Trust Fund was approved Wednesday night during the Common Council meeting. Trustees will be Paul Catanzaro, Richard Judd, Tobias Freeman, Darlene Clark and John Stout. The Fund was established “pursuant to the requirements set forth in the Stanley Park Deed more...

.News , Feature

Iwo Jima Survivors Recall Battle as Anniversary Nears

By at January 29, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Iwo Jima Survivors Recall Battle as Anniversary Nears

During the nearly two-hour flight from the aircraft carrier to Iwo Jima, Raymond Greene could have had a number of thoughts in his mind. The dangerous mission ahead; his family and sweetheart back home; or the recent loss of his brother in another battle. However, this tough nineteen-year-old fly boy had in his mind the excitement of the action ahead, as well as the more...

Feature , Local

Democrats Gear Up for 2015 Elections

By at January 22, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

Democrats Gear Up for 2015 Elections

It may only be January, but it’s never too early to begin discussing the November Mayoral race and the potential Democratic challengers to Republican first-term mayor Erin Stewart. With that in mind, The City Journal reached out to several potential candidates to get the very early lowdown on the 2015 mayoral race. Alderman David DeFronzo is one politician who more...

.News , Feature

City Bond Rating Upgraded

By at January 22, 2015 | 6:15 pm |

City Bond Rating Upgraded

Standard & Poor’s Rating Services (S&P) has announced a significant upgrade to New Britain’s bond rating, increasing it by three notches to “A” with a stable outlook, up from their rating of “BBB” last year when the City was downgraded. “This is phenomenal news and is a strong validation of the difficult financial decisions we have made over more...

Feature , Local

Mayor Announces “Beautify New Britain” Awards

By at January 22, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

Mayor Announces “Beautify New Britain” Awards

Mayor Erin E. Stewart has announced a new initiative to recognize New Britain property owners who have beautified or significantly improved their property(s). “This program is intended to reward both residential and commercial property owners who have demonstrated a commitment to New Britain by taking pride in their properties,” Stewart stated. “It is also more...

Feature , Local

New Route 72 Overpass Design Revealed

By at January 15, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

New Route 72 Overpass Design Revealed

Beehives will soon adorn a City eyesore giving new life to a dreary area of New Britain. A working group for the Streetscape Project put together two schemes for the final design of the overpass on the Route 72 Bridge. On Wednesday, Mayor Erin Stewart made her final choice for a design that features the City’s signature beehive look. “When we were looking at more...

.News , Feature

School Board Budget Proposal Shows 10.59% Increase

By at January 15, 2015 | 6:00 pm |

School Board Budget Proposal Shows 10.59% Increase

Superintendent of School Kelt Cooper this week presented his 2015-16 budget proposal asking for a 10.59 percent increase including 60 new positions. The new budget would stand at $136,242,393. That’s an increase of $13,042,393 over the adopted 2014-2015 budget of $123,200,000. “The budget is the culmination of multiple meetings with various departments,” said more...

.News , Feature

What Would You Like to See?

By at January 15, 2015 | 4:15 pm |

What Would You Like to See?

This week’s question on our Facebook group was an easy one for readers. We simply asked people to answer this question “I would like to see more _______ in New Britain.” As usual answers were varied with many differing opinions on the issues. One very prominent answer was lower taxes. Jodi Rybczynski said she wanted tax cuts for property owners as well as more...

Feature , Local

Bielinski Bungle

By at January 8, 2015 | 6:30 pm |

Bielinski Bungle

After hearing from a private attorney hired just for the Civil Service Commission to decide what was legal for them to do, the Commission voted to remove Jessica Gerratana as Common Council Administrative Supervisor (CCAS) and repost the job, fine Democratic Mayor Pro Tem Suzanne Bielinski $250 (down from the original $2,500) and recommend the Council remove her from more...

.News , Feature

Our weather forecast is from Wunderground for WordPress