New Britain City Journal

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Editor’s Note 1/8/2016

I hope you all had a great holiday. It’s great to have a new year filled with activities.

Did you get everything you wanted? Are you still doing your resolutions?

A lot of people fail on their resolutions in the first few weeks. Don’t feel bad if you did.

I don’t have too many and am trying not to put pressure on myself. It’s a long year so anything can happen. There is no need to have pressure just in January.

In the last few weeks so many people have thanked me for putting out this paper free to readers. It really reaches everyone. I’m glad we are making a difference to residents.

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You must read the snow tips on page 3. Snow affects each and everyone of us. More people call City Hall about snow than any other reason. You should get most of your questions answered in the story. Rip the page out and keep it on your refrigerator or get a brochure at City Hall. It is free.

There is information on what homeowners need to do, what public works does, what to do if your car gets towed, where to park during a parking ban and so much more.

The heavy snow hasn’t started yet. It will unfortunately, so keep this information handy.

I am saddened to hear that the Hospital for Special Care Thrift Shop is closing. It is a vital part of the City. I often browsed and found something unique in there. If you know anyone who might help, let them know. It would be a shame to see them go.

Don’t miss attending our next Solar Seminar on Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. at Belvidere Restaurant on Broad St. It will be in English and Polish. We will tell you all you need to know about solar to see if it is right for you. I believe almost every house will eventually have solar. Why not get it now while it is at no cost to you? Did I mention it saves you money? I better see you there!

My joke from Facebook is for all the women of a certain age out there.

“I used to have Saturday night fever. Now I just have Saturday night hot flashes.”

Definitely not as fun.

Until next week, hope you spend your Saturday nights dancing and keep reading YOUR #1 Most Trusted New Britain Newspaper!