New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

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The Library has exciting news!

Digital magazines have returned. We are excited to offer downloadable magazines which can be downloaded to any Internet capable device anytime, anyplace. This is a collection of 50 magazines including titles such as Newsweek, Bloomberg Business Week, Seventeen, Field and…

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Editor’s Note 7/12/2018

It is so nice to see summer here again. No more cold days for a while and so much to do. The summer concerts at the Darius Miller Shell at Walnut Hill Park have begun. The Farmer’s Market at Central…

Buying Long Term Care Insurance for Your Parents

Are your parents adequately prepared for retirement? If not, are you planning to help them out? In many families, one or more adult children will step up to help Mom and Dad when they can no longer safely take care…

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Editor’s Note 6/28/2018

This week I am glad to bring you a positive update on the downtown district. For years I have heard negative comments around it. Dirty, barren and unsafe were just a few of the adjectives used. Now, those in the…

Take Refuge

It’s a fast paced, ever changing world in which we live in. I invite you to step away from it and take a break at the perfect refuge – your library. Stop by, step inside and step aside from all…

When Your Parents Die With Debt

At any age, the death of a parent is a difficult experience. But these days more adult children are dealing with an added stressor: the realization that Mom or Dad died with debt. In the past decade, there’s been a…

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Editor’s Note 6/14/2018

Budget cuts made on Saturday were certainly very interesting, but the controversy surrounding it was unnecessary. While the details on the budget are on page 1, the political nonsense behind it are disturbing. After two months of having the Mayor’s…

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Editor’s Note 5/31/2018

I’m not one to focus on national news, but I was outraged by Roseanne Barr’s comments this week on twitter. I will not repeat them because they were racist and uncalled for. I didn’t realize how racist this country has…

Kicking Off Summer

Get ready for a summer full of things to do at the library. Its official – summer arrives Thursday, June 21 at 6:07 a.m. and we are kicking off our summer activities on June 20 with our annual Summer Reading…

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Editor’s Note 5/24/2018

I often talk about seeing a turnaround in New Britain. In the last few months it seems much has happened. Last year Mofongo opened and changed that corner. It is immensely popular. This week a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony…