New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: December 2011

The Sports Journal

Pigskin Prediction

I was 13-2 last week and am 151-81 for the season. I’ve even done well in bowl games. This week is tough to pick as a lot of teams have clinched. The New England Patriots take in Buffalo at home…

Feature News

Sen. Gerratana Highlights New Laws Taking Effect Jan.1

State Senator Terry Gerratana (D-New Britain) today outlined several new state laws taking effect this Sunday, January 1, 2012, including a host of beneficial new insurance coverage regulations, paid sick leave for certain service-industry workers, tax incentives for new job growth…

Entertainment Feature

Virtuosi New Year’s Eve Concert at Trinity-on-Main

The Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra proudly presents it’s New Year’s Eve Concert at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain on Saturday, December 31st. The festivities begin at 6pm with complementary hors d’oeuvres. The evening continues with a concert at 7pm starring tenor…

Feature News

Leaders’ New Year Wishes

This year the New Britain City Journal asked some of our top community officials what their wish for the City for 2012 is. Here are some responses. • “It is my wish that the New Year brings happiness and hope…

The Sports Journal

Freshmen Football Team Concludes Season at 10-0

Omar McDew has been guiding the New Britain High freshman football program for 11 years. McDew was on board for the Jack Cochran years that restored New Britain’s on-field glory but resulted in administrative nightmares that hastened his departure after…

The Sports Journal

Canes Have High Hopes for Season

Coach: Todd Stigliano (2nd year, 5-15) Last Year: 5-15; 3-11 CCC West (7th place) Key Losses: Matt Martinez, Kian Downes, Marquis Rivera, Mike Starr 2011-12 Roster: Muhammud Chislum (6’5 sr. C), Daniel Micael (6’0 sr. G), Devonne Nolan (6’0 sr….

The Sports Journal

Pigskin Predictions

I was 9-7 last week and 138-79 overall. Last week was tough. Who thought Green Bay would lose and Indianapolis would win? I feel much more confident this week. The New England Patriots play Miami at home on Saturday at…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 12-23-2011

There is no doubt it is winter. Temperatures are getting lower. I wore my heavy jacket for the first time this winter season on Sunday. I even wore my gloves (an awesome pair from City Luggage in downtown), earmuffs and…

Commentary

A Year of Successes at the NBPL

We look back and see another successful year at the library. We were busier than ever. There were over 280,000 user visits in our last fiscal year. More items were checked out. Our programs were attended by more people. Children…

Feature News

A Look Back at Top 5 City Events of 2011

In 2011 New Britain saw many activities including unprecedented weather, many elections, budget disagreements, various construction ideas and contest wins. Which ones made the New Britain City Journal top 5 this year? 5. 2011 BUDGET CONCERNS– There is not much…