New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: July 2011

Entertainment

State Funds 18 New Britain Arts Programs

The Greater New Britain Arts Alliance has announced the award of 18 grants to New Britain area arts organizations. The $60,000 grant program was made possible by State of Connecticut Directed Local Funds administered by the Commission on Culture and…

Business

New Britain YWCA to Get $500,000 in State Bonding

State Sen. Terry Gerratana (D- New Britain) has announced that the State Bond Commission is expected to approve $500,000 for renovations and improvements to the 100-year-old New Britain YWCA on Glen St. The $7 million overall project will relocate the…

Health

Stress: Is It Taking Over Your Life?

Stress is usually defined negatively. An overdose of stress does have negative side effects, however it can also provide some health benefits by promoting productivity and strengthening your immune system. When stress starts affecting your health negatively, it becomes a…

Commentary

Next Few Months Big For Politicians

Nominations for mayor and other City offices have been finalized by both parties. But, we are far from finished. There will be a Democratic primary involving Tim O’Brien, Paul Catanzaro and possibly Barbara Kirejczyk. Although O’Brien being the Democratic chosen…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 7/29/2011

If you looked for the paper last week, you didn’t find us. As mentioned two weeks ago, the paper closed for a week vacation. Now that I am back I’ve found out how difficult it is to get back in…

Feature News

Democrats Choose O’Brien for Mayor

Mayoral Democratic Primary Appears Imminent Although four Democratic candidates for mayor stepped forward, the party chose one in Tim O’Brien, Tuesday during its endorsement meeting. “There are a lot of things we need to get done in our City,” said…

Feature News

Republicans Make It Official

Bernacki, Full Slate Chosen for 2011 Election Monday night the Republican Party unanimously endorsed a full slate of candidates led by Mark Bernacki for mayor. Bernacki, a business owner of Sir Speedy Printing in downtown New Britain for the past…

Feature News

Corbin Heights Renovation Set For November

After years in the works, Corbin Pinnacle, LLC of West Hartford and Pinnacle Heights Extension, LLC plan to begin renovation of 235 housing units on the premises known as Corbin Heights, located on Corbin Ave. (near Walker Rd and Dean…

Entertainment

NBMAA Hosts Annual Art of Wine and Food

For one night every year, the worlds of American art, fine wine and choice cuisine come together as one. The Art of Wine and Food presented by Farmington Bank, is New Britain Museum of American Art’s (NBMAA) premier fall fundraising…

Entertainment

New Britain Artists’ CO-OP to Present Science Fiction and Fantasy Show

“As Above, So Below: A Showing of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Cosmic Themed Art” opens in the Downtown Gallery at 66 West Main Street, New Britain, on Wednesday, July 20 with a reception that is free and open to the…