New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: February 2012

Feature News

Kelt Cooper New Superintendent

Kelt Cooper, currently superintendent of the San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District in Del Rio, TX, was named New Britain Superintendent of Schools Wednesday after a 6-4 vote by the Board of Education. “This was very difficult for…

Feature News

Chief Mark Carr Announces Retirement

March 24 will be the last day for New Britain Fire Chief Mark Carr. “My twenty-five year careers within the fire service, eight of those with the New Britain Fire Department have been the best years of my life,” said…

Feature News

Free Smoke Alarms Available

If you are in need of a smoke alarm, the best place to get one is from the New Britain Fire Department. Fire Chief Mark Carr applied for grant money from the federal government to purchase 2,000 smoke alarms with…

The Sports Journal

Pinstripe Press

The New York Yankees this week traded pitcher A.J. Burnett to the Pittsburgh Pirates for two little known pitchers who will probably never make the big leagues. The Yanks will pay for $20 million of Burnett’s $33 million contract. Sounds…

Entertainment Feature

Cricket Among the New Programs from Parks and Recreation

The Summer/Fall 2012 New Britain Parks and Recreation Department Program and Event Guide is now out featuring new programs and old favorites. Have you ever wanted to play cricket? This past year, the City redid its cricket field at Walnut…

Feature News

Watch Out! Dangerous City Intersections Ahead

In 2008, four intersections were identified as the most dangerous in New Britain. Since then, safety measures have taken place to help motorists avoid a crash. New Britain Police Sgt. Robert Martin, of the Traffic Division, said during the Traffic…

The Sports Journal

Girls Basketball Roots in Alton F. Brooks

When Mike Jones is asked about the future of girls hoop in New Britain, he refers to a developmental program under the banner of the Alton F. Brooks Youth Basketball League. The effort that Jones has made to strengthen girls…

The Sports Journal

Girls Basketball Needs New Feeder System

In order for the girls’ basketball program at New Britain High to regain the lofty stature it enjoyed from the 1996-97 season through the end of the Symone Roberts era in 2009, the foundation needs an overhaul that only selflessness…

The Sports Journal

Medina Wins Class LL Championship

New Britain High’s top-seeded 126-pound junior Geovanni Medina won the school’s first Class LL championship in six years Saturday night by pinning Cody Keane of Glastonbury. Medina advances to the State Open, which begins Friday and ends Saturday night in…

Health

Teen Drivers Four Times More Likely to Crash

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. In 2009, eight teens ages 16-19 died every day from motor vehicle injuries. Per mile driven, teen drivers…