New Britain City Journal

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Month: October 2011

The Sports Journal

Bad Call Hinders Canes Victory

Momentum had switched to New Britain’s side in a game that could have been a definitive turning point in head coach Tebucky Jones’ program reclamation project. Conard held onto a 22-14 early in the fourth quarter when a 22-yard punt…

The Sports Journal

Believing you Can Win Makes Difference

While a possibly blown call on an apparent touchdown didn’t help, New Britain High football coach Tebucky Jones cited defensive mistakes in the first quarter as the primary reason why the Hurricanes failed to come up with a landmark win…

The Sports Journal

Pigskin Predictions

Last week was not one of my best, but for the season I am still 62-37. This week is in the bag. The New York Giants play at 1 p.m. at home against the Miami Dolphins. This is a home…

Business

Local Attorney Chamber’s Distinguished Community Service Award Recipient

A local attorney, who has quietly given his time and talents to help many local organizations, is this year’s New Britain Chamber of Commerce Distinguuished Community Service Award recipient. Atty. Stephen J. Anderson, a senior partner with Anderson, Reynolds and…

Health

Inhalant Abuse: It Can Take Your Child’s Breath Away Permanently

Each year in the United States hundreds of young people die from inhaling or “huffing” chemicals that rapidly affect both the central nervous system and heart, shutting down the brain or causing immediate cardiac arrest. “We have no accurate statistics…

Health

One in Five Americans Will Develop Some Type of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and more than 1 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States. One in five Americans will develop this disease in their…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 10-28-2011

Fall is a great time of year. There is just one thing about it that doesn’t thrill me – looking at the colors of leaves. When I was a child my parents on a Sunday in October would take a…

Commentary

Librarians; the Original Search Engine

Need an answer? Think library. That’s what we do at the Information Desk at the New Britain Public Library. We find answers to questions. We answer questions in person, by telephone, email and Text-a-Librarian. What kind of questions? Any question….

Feature News

Tearful Goodbye

Wednesday night marked the last Common Council meeting for Mayor Timothy Stewart, Alderman Paul Catanzaro and possibly Alderman Mark Bernacki. Mayor Stewart was given a proclamation by the General Assembly presented by his daughter Erin honoring his 8 years as…

Feature News

Clerk Resigns

Mayor Timothy Stewart was not the only person attending his last Common Council meeting in his position Wednesday night. For 17 years it was common to find John Melecsinsky recording all City meetings. But, he didn’t just sit at a…