New Britain City Journal

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Editor’s Note 8/23/2018

It seems that a large number of people I speak with are thinking about running for Mayor next year. Almost every event I go someone asks what I think.

For a long time residents didn’t want to run for any office. All of sudden everyone is interesting in running the City. I am amazed.

A few weeks ago we put out an edition naming a few people we think may run. I could add 10 more names to that list. It will probably grow to 20 by November.

I am wondering why the sudden interest? Does it have to do with national or local politics?

I think it is great so many people want to play a role in the City. I wish them all the luck. It takes a lot of caring people to bring about change. The local election next year is certainly going to be interesting.

I just hope a larger percentage of people come out to vote. When I was young it seemed at least five people ran for Mayor and everyone voted. Wouldn’t it be nice to see that happen again?

People really seem excited about this City. Everyone wants to play a role in its growth. That is a very positive sign.

City native Paul Manafort Jr. was found guilty on 8 counts of financial crimes this week. I wish the nation would not not associate him with New Britain. He does not represent this City in any way.

In this week’s edition we wrote a bit about school vaccinations. I don’t remember there being so many when I was a kid. If your child is new to the school system or entering 7th grade or high school be sure you are up to date. The health department will give vaccinations at no cost to New Britain residents. Get them before school starts or your child may nit be let in.

There is also some information on vaccines for adults. I always get my flu shot at the health center. See page 1.

Halloween will be here before you know it. Please help the Halloween Safe Zone take place this year. It is a great event in downtown New Britain. Read page 2 and see if you can help.

Before Halloween is Main Street USA. It is New Britain’s own fair. I wish it went on for 3 days. Read page 2 for the schedule of this year’s events.

I found a couple of cute and clean jokes this week.

Q: What did one wall say to the other wall?

A: I’ll meet you at the corner.

  1. What did the leopard say after eating his owner?

A: Man, that hit the “spot.”

Until next time eat something healthy and keep reading New Britain’s #1 Most Trusted Newspaper!