New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: April 2011


Editor’s Note 4/29/11

I hope everyone had the chance to check out our website at last week. We had a problem with our poll question function so some answers were deleted. Feel free to vote again. A new question will be out…


Winners of TD Bank Annual Fishing Derby Announced

Twenty-two contestants were given prizes. Winners selected their own prize from a table of sporting goods and equipment such as rods, reels, tackle boxes, nets, stringers, worm boxes, etc. Winners of the Tagged Fish were Emily Time and Tyler Olsen…

New Britain Polish Life

A Lesson in Helping Those Less Fortunate

Students from Pope John Paul II School’s Student Council and National Junior Honor Society made a big impact upon their community recently. They collaborated to help New Britain’s Friendship Service Center by collecting needed food as well as going to…

Feature News

Hardware City’s Peak Years

Downtown New Britain in bygone days held a special atmosphere. It was alive with activity, business and people. Residents consider 1920-60s the prime years of the City. What was it like? The Gates Building, then home to Michael’s Jewelers, maintained…


Streetscape Project Big Bonus

Most people in the City seem to believe the Busway in New Britain is a good thing. There are, however, some that don’t. Many see it as a waste of money. In New Britain, that Busway project will make a…


City Wide Community Baby Shower to be Held

The New Britain Health Department will host a free community-wide baby shower for pregnant women who are city residents. The event will take place on Wednesday May 11 from 2-4 p.m. at the New Britain YWCA, 22 Glen St. There…

New Britain Polish Life

A Procession of Faith at Sacred Heart on Good Friday

Sacred Heart parish in New Britain has held a processional commemoration of the Stations of the Cross since 2004. Fr. Stanislaw Dudek inspired and organized this event, beginning the solemn and beautiful tradition eight-years-ago. “All the credit goes to Fr….

Princess Kate Brings Back Fascinators

As Kate Middleton and Prince William say their “I do’s” an old style is becoming in fashion again. Perhaps, you have seen a “Fascinator” on the head of the new Princess. “Fascinators have been worn for centuries in lieu of…

Feature News

Busway Leads to Downtown Grant

The City received a $212,000 Sustainable Communities Planning Grant in order to look at how to beautify downtown. The grant became available because the Busway Project was approved. “We are using it to look at making downtown New Britain more…


Creative Expressions Shared in Polish Poetry Group

When the group gathers, it’s like the rest of the world around them is put on hold – at least while they’re sharing their poetry – that formation and creation of literary art in which language is used for its…