New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: November 2011

Feature News

Statement of Mayor Tim O’Brien

When campaigning for the Office of the Mayor, I promised to conduct the business of the City in a transparent manner. I pledged to take immediate action when needed and to make tough decisions in order to move New Britain…

Feature News

There are Many Reasons to “Like” Parks and Recreation

If you participate or are interested in participating in any of the parks and recreation programs, you should “Like” the parks and recreation Facebook page. According to program coordinators Meghan Dowling and Mike Pastore, the Facebook page is the best…

Entertainment

NBYT To Perform “I’m Getting Nothin’ For Christmas” At TOM

The New Britain Youth Theater will produce the premiere of an original holiday play, I’m Getting Nothin’ for Christmas, on Dec. 9, 10 and 11 at Trinity-on-Main Performance Center in downtown New Britain. I’m Getting Nothin’ for Christmas tells the…

The Sports Journal

New Britain Powder Puff Dominates Southington 40-7

It was obvious from the first set of downs that the New Britain High School Powder Puff team meant business. With just 6:46 left in the first quarter Victoria Germano scampered for two yards to open the scoring. The first…

The Sports Journal

Pigskin Prediction

I was 10-3 last week putting my overall record at 97-57. The New York Jets take on Buffalo at home at 1 p.m. Sunday. Neither is playing well. I’m grabbing the Jets New York 27, Buffalo 20 The New England…

Health

Maximizing Your Health While Living With Diabetes

Have you ever heard those words “you have diabetes?” Well, you are not alone. Many people hear those words every day. If you have diabetes, maintaining a healthy lifestyle while living with the disease is extremely important. There are steps…

Commentary

“Shop Small Day” this Saturday

Each year it seems we at the New Britain City Journal, encourage people to shop local for the holidays. It is nice to see that there is a “Shop Small Day” planned across the country on Saturday. This is not…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 11-25-2011

This week’s paper is very Thanksgiving oriented. The parks and recreation department held a nice Thanksgiving Dinner for members of its after school program. Rev. Rha-Sheen Brown offers a Thanksgiving prayer, our Word Find features words are related to the…

Feature News

Parks Program Celebrates Thanksgiving

Many families had a pre-Thanksgiving feast at New Britain schools last week. The Parks and Recreation Department after school program held its Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 18. “Whitson’s (Culinary Group) makes the turkey and mashed potatoes. Counselors and parents do…

Feature News

Annual Tree Lighting

Santa Claus will be arriving in New Britain Tuesday to help with the New Britain Downtown District’s annual lighting of the Guida Family Christmas Tree. The lighting celebration will take place between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Central Park,…