New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: May 2011

Feature News

NB Leads the Way With New Standards-Based Report Cards

In preparation for when the CMTS will be a thing of the past in 2014 and the Common Core Assessments will be the main form of assessment for student achievement of the future, the Consolidated School District of New Britain…

Feature News

McNamara Receives College Excellence Award

John McNamara, Capital Community College’s Director of Institutional Advancement, was named the recipient of the 2011 Board of Trustee Educational Excellence Award from the college. “It’s an unexpected honor to be recognized with the College Educational Excellence and Distinguished Service…

News

District Sees City’s Mattabassett Vote as Big Step

  The Mattabassett District, the agency that processes the wastewater from New Britain, Cromwell and Berlin, is hailing the endorsement of the New Britain Common Council for the expansion of The District’s wastewater treatment facility and inclusion of Middletown as…

Health

Rabies is a Virus Everyone Should Look to Prevent

Recently a woman in New Britain was bitten by a raccoon in her back yard. This animal was caught and killed by the animal control officer. Analysis of the brain at the state health department revealed that the animal was…

Health

Get Off the Couch! – Getting Kids to Exercise

With a world full of technology it’s often hard to tear your child away from the glowing screens of computers, cell phones and TVs, but with childhood obesity rates more than tripling in the past 30 years, it’s important to…

Feature News

Council Sends Mayor Zero Increase Budget

After looking at the budget, the Democratic Majority Council Friday night agreed to send a zero percent increase budget back to the mayor for approval. It would keep the mill rate at 36.63. Through sales of property, the council added…

Business

Oktoberfest is Everyday at East Side Restaurant

If you are looking for a preview of September’s Oktoberfest, there is no need to wait. The East Side Restaurant, 131 Dwight St., celebrates the event everyday. The restaurant began in the early 1900s, but was purchased 12 years ago…

New Britain Polish Life

Falcon Nest 88 Golf Club Participates to Benefit PJPII Catholic School

Twelve members of the Polish Falcons of America Nest 88’s Golf Club formed three foursomes to play 18 holes of golf on May 20, 2011, participating in the Pope John Paul II Fourth Annual Golf Tournament at New Britain’s Stanley…

New Britain Polish Life

PJPII Catholic School Wins Mohegan Tribe Grant

During the second half of this school year, Mrs. Anne Wysowski (grade 6 teacher) and Mrs. Kathleen Welch (grade 7 teacher) from Pope John Paul II Catholic School (PJPII), were awarded the Mohegan Tribe Challenge Grant. Both teachers applied for…

Commentary

It’s Summer Reading Club Time Again

June is just around the corner. At the New Britain Public Library, this means the beginning of summer reading clubs for every age. All you have to do is read! The kickoff of the adult summer reading club, Hot Diggety…