New Britain City Journal

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Editor’s Note 8/24/2017

Good things continue to happen in New Britain.

This week we have an article on dogs waste. Does not sound exciting, but it is a necessary one if we want to keep our parks clean. Residents are tired of dog poop. Dog owners will no longer have an excuse to not pickup after their pooch in the parks.

Secondly, we wrote on page one about the high voltage art. Projects like those two are important to have in our City. We need to brighten up and keep clean what we have.

You can’t take the City out of the City, but you can make it a much more pleasant place to live.

This weekend is the Dozynki Festival. I look forward to it each year. Last year I enjoyed the Talent Show even though I do not understand Polish. Some people had such funny skits. I got the point by just watching.

Of course it starts off with the mass. Then there is a variety of music and traditional Polish food. I can never decide what to order as it is all so good. Last week was the Latin Festival and food there was amazing as well.

See story for more information on page 3.

Are you a senior looking for something to do? Do you like to read to children? RSVP may just be looking for you. See page 2 for more information.

Kids are back to school soon. I can hardly believe it. The summer flies by and the winter drags. On page 2 is a story about the school district staff returning. Convocation has also taken place.

Also, on page 4 is a story about the new Raphael Building Apartments. It is so nice to see such progress. I told you good things are happening in New Britain.

It really seems New Britain has turned a corner. It happened about a year ago. It hasn’t finished yet. It still has a long way to go. But, the City is on the right track. We are fortunate to make progress no matter how slow it may seem.

This week’s joke sounds like it should be made for Christmas. It was once again emailed to me.

“A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. “But why,” they asked, as they moved off. “Because,” he said, “I can’t stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer.”

It took me a few seconds for that to register.

Until next week, be careful where you boast and keep reading New Britain’s #1 Most Trusted Newspaper!