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Editor’s Note 5/17/2018

I apologize to those who have been looking for the City Journal the last two weeks. I had to travel out of state to finish some of my mom’s business. Hopefully, that is completed. A lot happened while I was…

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Editor’s Note 4/26/2018

I do not know how the public feels, but the power struggle coming from the Common Council is an outrage. This week they set a resolution for a hiring freeze. Although I am in favor of a hiring freeze, the…

HUD Makes Reverse Mortgages Less Attractive

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has made changes to the federal reverse mortgage program. Citing the need to put the program on better financial footing, HUD has raised reverse mortgage fees for some borrowers and lowered the…

Super Powered Friends of the Library

Those incredible Friends of the New Britain Public Library did it again with their amazing super powers of book sale success. This very dedicated group of volunteers filled the Community Room with children’s books, replenished stock and sold books for…

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Editor’s Note 4/19/2018

As I write this it is pouring rain outside. I guess April brings rain, but it would be nice if Spring decided to show up. Snow and sleet are meant for February and not April. I could use some 70…

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Editor’s Note 4/12/2018

For those of you who do not know, my mother went to heaven on Tuesday morning. It has been a rough week for me. The wake will be next Tuesday evening from 4-7 p.m. at Shaker Funeral Home and the…

We Celebrate

On Friday, June 25, 1999, the Reverend Robert J. Lysz was found murdered inside the Church he shepherded. In less than a week, on Thursday, July 1, 1999, the Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated. How could there be a…

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Editor’s Note 4/5/2018

With the cold weather we are having, it seems premature to write about potholes, but the warm weather will arrive. As it does the potholes in the City will grow in both number and size. Residents need to be aware…

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Editor’s Note 3/29/2018

Do not be surprised to hear more disparaging remarks about me and the paper in the next few weeks. Every few years people who do not like my opinions come out to smear me. It is part of the job….

All the April Celebrations!

To start, April brings National Library Week, April 8 – 14. Sponsored by the National Library Association, this is a week celebrating libraries, acknowledging all the important work that they do and the valuable contributions they make and to encourage…