New Britain City Journal

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Editor’s Note 1/18/2018

I went to see the movie “The Post” this week. It was very good. It really showed the importance of newspapers. Many people seem to forget the reasons newspapers exist.

Today, with all the talk from the president about fake news, newspapers are being downgraded. That should never be the case. Newspapers work for the people and not the government.

I recommend watching the movie. I may have never gone through what they did to that degree, but as you all know this paper was tested several years ago. We were told to do things a certain way or they would take us down in 6 months. False rumors were started about our paper to downgrade us.

Guess what? We are still here. Many people still believe the lies told about us, but we continue strong.

We will always tell the truth and fight against injustices.

So what is in the paper this week?

Are you thinking about doing your taxes? It can be a difficult time. This week, we try to inform you of many of the things you need to know on page 1.

As a business owner I never look forward to doing them. It takes a long time. I hope these tips help make it a bit easier for you.

We have a new Top 10 this week. It is the best places to get tires. I didn’t realize we had so many stores that sell tires.

On Monday the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ceremony was held. It is always a special day. It is nice to see it held at a bigger place. I wish the entire public came for it. I cannot say enough about Dr. King. He has always been my role model. I don’t believe I look up to anyone more than him. I hope the City always does something special on this day. It means a lot to everyone. See more on page 2.

Shaker Funeral Home is celebrating 25 years. It is difficult for a funeral home to start from scratch. It has grown. It is nice to see businesses succeed in our City. Congratulations Shaker family. Read about it on page 3.

I had a hard time finding a joke this week. Fortunately, someone emailed me a few.

Wife: ‘Do you want dinner?’

Husband: ‘Sure! What are my choices?’

Wife: ‘Yes or no.’

That one made me giggle.

Until next week, eat what is in front of you and keep reading New Britain’s #1 Most Trusted Newspaper!