New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: June 2012

Business

Single-Family Homes Sales Increase in Greater Hartford

Closed sales of single family homes increased 28.37 percent (from 624 to 801) and pending sales also rose 12.23 percent (from 883 to 991) over May of 2011, according to the Greater Hartford Association of REALTORS® (GHAR). In New Britain,…

Entertainment

New Britain YMCA Wall Features New Historic Mosaic

  The heat was difficult last Thursday and Friday, but it did not stop the over 100 volunteers from giving the large exterior wall of the YMCA on High Street a major makeover. Led by Jerry Butler, Central Connecticut State…

The Sports Journal

Pinstripe Press

As a New York Yankee fan I try to rarely write about the Boston Red Sox. I don’t like people who do nothing but bash another team and I won’t be one of them. But this week I must open…

The Sports Journal

Parks and Recreation Sponsors Strong Baseball Program

The core of coaches and managers dedicated to the continued vitality of baseball in New Britain has long used a triple-tiered Hartford-based association as a lifeline to the future. The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department sponsors teams in each…

This Week at CCSU

Delia González Sanders Exploring Dementia’s Cultural Dimensions

“Alzheimer’s is heartbreaking,” declares Delia J. González Sanders, LCSW, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Field Coordinator. “I’ve seen how cruelly it impacts my pre-social work and social work students who struggle as caregivers of close relatives with this affliction.” At…

Health

Eat Your Carbs, and Lose Weight Too!

Obesity is one problem many Americans deal with on a daily basis. It drives people to try fad diets, diet pills, and surgery. Unfortunately, these are often just temporary solutions and once people stop following the diet or taking the…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 6-29-2012

It’s no secret that people who do not live in New Britain think badly of our City. This week I met one of those people who truly irritated me. This person, who did not tell me where she was from,…

Commentary

What You Need to Know about Revaluation

With the spectre of property revaluation looming it is important for property owners to understand just what this process means and how it affects their taxes. In Connecticut, municipalities are required to revalue properties once every five years. During this…

Feature News

Great American Boom To be Largest in CT

  Not only will New Britain being having fireworks this year, it will be the largest show in the entire state. “The reason is that we have the state required space of 800 feet to shoot off the giant 8-inch…

Feature News

Chief Gagliardi Says Goodbye

  Police Chief William Gagliardi said goodbye to the Common Council and thanked those who helped him along the way during Wednesday night’s council meeting. The council in return spoke of their appreciation. “I came here this evening to thank…