New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

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Editor’s Note 3/22/2018

I am so happy to report that it appears an agreement has been reached on debt consolidation. I knew if the two parties worked together this could be done. A big thank you to the leadership group. It is vital…

Keep In Touch

My mother died July 12, 1980, and my father, March 21, 1982. I still find myself from time to time, driving for fifty minutes to the cemetery in Derby, where they are buried. I will spend perhaps as little as…

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Editor’s Note 3/15/2018

Have you read the page 1 story on the State of the City? I found it very interesting. I don’t recall another time a Mayor asked for bi-partisanship in order to get things accomplished. It reminded me of Mayor Erin…

Fitting Fitness Into a Busy Schedule

I’ve always loved the old saying “If you want something to get done, ask a busy person to do it”, but sometimes, there just seems to be no time left in the day. When endless “to do” lists and important…

Estate Planning and Retirement Considerations for Late-in-Life Parents

Older parents are becoming more common, driven in part by changing culture and surrogate motherhood. Comedian and author Steve Martin had his first child at age 67. Singer Billy Joel just welcomed his third daughter. Janet Jackson had a child…

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Editor’s Note 3/8/2018

Snow! Even though we haven’t had too much this year, I have had enough. This latest storm was not needed. Bring on Spring. I am looking forward to long days and hot weather. This week we opened up the paper…

The Do-Nothing Council

In 1948, President Truman was faced with reelection and a Congress dominated by the opposition party. Congress stalled on many major pieces of legislation. Truman labeled this Congress the “Do-Nothing Congress”. Well, here in New Britain we have the “Do-Nothing…

The Bridge, The Debt, and The Future of New Britain

Not too many people in town realize it, because of the feel-good propaganda flowing from the mayor’s office, but: “We’re broke!” That’s a quote from Rich Reyes, Assistant Majority Leader of the City Council, uttered solemnly at the last Democratic…

Special Library Events

Need a passport? The cost of passports is going up on April 2 for first time applications or lost or stolen passports. Let your library save you money. On Saturday, March 24, you can get a new passport or renew…

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Editor’s Note 2/22/2018

I did not write about it because it felt like old news, but in case you missed it, Mayor Erin Stewart was called to the White House last week. She met President Donald Trump and was involved in a round…