New Britain City Journal

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Robin Vinci

Business

Trinity Loses Grants for 2 Positions

Grant money has run out leaving two job positions vacant at Trinity on Main (TOM). Executive Director Anne Pilla and Fred D’Aprile, production manager, will no longer be at TOM. “The reason is clearly financial,” said Gary Robinson, member of…

Entertainment

HITW New Season Announced; “Rough Crossing” Rough Viewing

On Friday June 10, during the intermission of Hole-in-the-Wall’s current production of Tom Stoppard’s comedy “Rough Crossing”, tongues were already wagging and spirits already soaring as patrons and ushers alike were eagerly anticipating the blockbuster season that the company had…

Entertainment

“The Who’s Tommy” Rock Musical Coming To New Britain

The Rock Musical “The Who’s Tommy” will be presented by the Phoenix Theater Company at Trinity-on-Main June 17-25. The show premiered on Broadway on April 22, 1993 and played for 899 performances. Book and music and lyrics are by Peter…

Commentary

Let’s Get the Facts on Costco

This week the New Britain Republican Town Committee started a petition to let the Costco project move forward before making a final decision on the project. Many have the perception that the petition favors the project. Maybe, it is meant…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 6/17/2011

Is it just me or does there seem to be a lot of news happening this week? I’m sure I’m not the only one who wishes there was more hours in the day. This week our edition is jam packed…

Health

Juvenile Review Boards Help Families While Saving Taxpayer Dollars

There is a startling fact that permeates the Connecticut juvenile justice system. One in five youth in urban areas are arrested and go to court by the time they are 16 years old. The cost to each municipality in terms…

Commentary

How About Planning a Tag Sale?

Did you ever look at photos in magazines and wonder where did the homeowners put all of the books, china, exercise equipment—“the clutter” in the house? Everything might be hidden away in another room, or maybe the homeowners got organized…

Feature News

Residential Transfer Station Scheduled to Open June 27

On June 25 the landfill on Deming Road will close. On June 27 a new transfer station will open on Christian Lane. “Everything that used to happen there, will occur here,” said Mark Moriarty, public works director. “Only commercial waste…

Feature News

Petition Asks Costco Process to Continue

At a meeting last week the Friends of A.W. Stanley Park handed common council members a petition with over 1,100 signatures of people against the building of a Costco on Hartford Road that would use land from the Stanley Golf…

Feature News

Bernacki Makes it Official

Republican Mark Bernacki officially announced his intentions to run for mayor Thursday night at the Falcon’s Club. “When Mayor Stewart announced he was not running for a fifth term I began receiving phone calls and people started showing up at…