New Britain City Journal

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Month: September 2011


Rocky Horror Show Returns to New Britain

Phoenix Theater Company is bringing “The Rocky Horror Show” back to Trinity-On-Main in New Britain, Connecticut Oct. 14-29. All the Transylvanians are coming back also. Come see the spectacle! Come and sing along to the great music! Come dressed as…


Shakespeare Tragedy Opens up the HITW Season

On Sept. 23, the Hole-in-the-Wall Theater downtown launched its current 2011-12 season with what is perhaps William Shakespeares’s most popular masterpiece “Romeo and Juliet”. As always with this adventurous company, it was “Romeo” with a twist — the action taking…

The Sports Journal

Red Sox Demise Not from Farm Team

In the perennial blame game that local baseball fans play when their favorite teams go into the kind of slumps that the Red Sox have recently experienced, I heard one recent theory from an erstwhile expert that the team’s “player…

The Sports Journal

Pigskin Predictions

I am 29-15 with my picks after week 3. Week 4 holds some really difficult match-ups. The New York Giants are a 4 p.m. start at Arizona. I haven’t been right about the Giants all year. I’ve never been able…


Good Dental Care Leads to Good Overall Health

The majority of people don’t know that many diseases start in the mouth. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it is important to understand that good dental care is a major component of good overall health….


Editor’s Note 9-30-2011

The last few weeks I have been attending events where I had the opportunity to meet more and more New Britain residents. It is so wonderful meeting new people and discussing the newspaper and our great city. There are so…


Organizing Takes Every Family Member

Dear LesIsMore: How do you make time to organize with two little ones at home and a full time job? Anne Dear Anne: Teach your children to pick up after themselves and to keep their room tidy. If you get…

Feature News

Council Refers Costco; Approves Sewer Work

The Costco Project continues to move forward. On Wednesday night the Costco plan was sent to planning, zoning and housing for further reviews. Approval to move forward also allows the mayor to look into a purchase agreement with Costco. “As…

Feature News

Yankees Outduel Red Sox at HALS

It doesn’t matter who wins the American League East at one New Britain school. Every year at HALS (House of Arts, Letters and Sciences) Middle School Academy, there is a Red Sox/Yankees Day. “We do this every fall,” said Barbara…

Feature News

Monsignor Bojnowski Puts on first “Manor Jammer”

For the first time the fundraising committee of the Monsigner Bojnowski Manor put on a car show in conjunction with the Cam Jammers Auto Club of South Windsor. The event, held Sept. 25, brought out about 25 cars to an…