New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: March 2012


Downtown Gallery to Present an Interactive Show

When Anna Murfin put together “Figuring it out” – five different views of the body by five different artists – she didn’t want a flat view of the world. She wanted to engage all the senses. “I made a very…

The Sports Journal

Pinstripe Press

As we eagerly await the beginning of baseball season, I cringe at one part of what the future will bring; the announcing of the game. With a heavy heart I say it is done better in Boston. On YES, Michael…

The Sports Journal

Rosol Seeking Funds for Good Cause at Marathon

The scion of a great New Britain commercial legacy has committed to raising funds for charity through his participation in the Boston Marathon. Chris Rosol, great-grandson of Martin Rosol who founded the New Britain meat company by the same name…


Protect Your Child, Starting at Birth from SIDS

The worst thing a parent can go through in their lifetime is burying their child. According to the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the unexpected, unknown cause of infant death…


Editor’s Note 3/30/2012

This change in weather from cold to hot and then hot to cold is going to make everyone sick. I’m not sure what month it is anymore. I had my first iced coffee of the year last week and this…


Big Happenings at the Library

Mark your calendar – big happenings coming up at the New Britain Public Library in April. It’s National Library Week, April 8 through April 14; the week long celebration of libraries, their importance and contributions to their communities. The theme…

Feature News

New Park, Parking Lot Planned Downtown

The Downtown Streetscape Working Group announced plans Wednesday for a new park with a parking lot next to the police station on Main St. The park may be temporary until the economy is better and a firm purchases the lot….

Entertainment Feature News

Mosaics, Murals Possible Throughout Downtown

Jerry Butler, Central Connecticut State University Art Advisor, is looking to build murals and mosaics around downtown as part of the Streetscape Project. “It would be done by an artist and people would come in and do the work on…

Feature News

YMCA Celebrates Career Day

It was a day meant to inspire and create thought at the New Britain YMCA Wednesday as youth listened to various speakers during Career Day. “The purpose is to help expose the kids to different careers and jobs in our…


Mayor, Common Council Fund Memorial Day Parade

The Common Council voted to restore previously cut funding for New Britain’s Memorial Day Parade. Last year, New Britain’s budget eliminated funding for the city’s traditional Memorial Day Parade. Consequently, the annual event was canceled. Within the first week of…