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Editor’s Note 8/7/2015

I’ve been noticing something on Facebook these days that people need to stop doing. Everyone is so eager to show their vacation photos. Most people think it comes off as “look at me, I’m having a great time.” To me it comes off as “I’m on vacation, now is a good time to rob my home.”

If you are going to post vacation photos, wait until you are home and then post them. Every day on Facebook I see photos of people showing where they are now. I cringe when I see they are in Bermuda or California. Why are you announcing you are not home?

Be smart. Facebook is a place where people can steal your information. Don’t let them steal your belongings. Show the pictures when you are home. People will still love seeing them and will be jealous.

Each week it feels like I am writing stories about the changes in New Britain. Good things are happening. Once again the fact that homes are selling is a positive for this City. See page 1. People are hearing great things about New Britain and want to live here. The negativity is starting to subside. I am so happy because I have always believed New Britain could become great again. Mayor Erin Stewart is certainly leading the way.

I also loved the song ideas people had for New Britain on page 3. Some of them are so on target. I always think of Bingo when I think of New Britain and I did not even go to New Britain High School. Some of the other song ideas certainly brought back memories as well. It was a fun question. Join our Facebook group to participate in questions each month.

Of course the fact that the City is going solar is near and dear to my heart. I’ve been talking about it for a long time, it seems. It was a great day on Tuesday to see all the panels. It is saving taxpayers money and saving the Earth. I could not be happier.

I am still searching for a freelance sports reporter. Email me at nbcityjournal@yahoo.com if you are interested. It is one or two stories a week. You will be paid per story. Some experience is required. The ability to take a photo or two is handy.

Time for a joke from Facebook.

“All my life I thought air was free until I bought a bag of potato chips.”

It’s unreal that half the bag is empty and we pay for that.

Until next week, breathe free air while you can and keep reading YOUR #1 Most Trusted New Britain Newspaper!