New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: July 2012


Police Station Move Tricky

As the new police station construction finishes, the move into it will soon begin. The most important part about it will be to do it right. “Chief (James) Wardwell is working on a detailed game plan,” said Mayor Tim O’Brien….


Pixelated: The Art of Digital Illustration

Pixelated: The Art of Digital Illustration will bring 26 illustrations by the most widely recognized and awarded illustrators working today to the Low Illustration Gallery at the New Britain Museum of American Art through Dec. 9. An opening reception is…

The Sports Journal

Pinstripe Press

By Robin Vinci It came as little surprise to me that New York lost all four games in Oakland over the weekend. No one is playing better than the A’s right now. Earlier this year New York had taken three…

The Sports Journal

New Britain Little League Brightens NB Baseball

Baseball’s vibrancy in New Britain, and its position as a cornerstone in the quality of life for New Britain’s youth, rests largely on the shoulders of young adults willing to give back through volunteerism. Three young administrators for the New…

This Week at CCSU

YMCA Mosaic Completed in Downtown New Britain

On Saturday, July 14, the public took part in a celebration for the completed 48-Hour YMCA Mosaic in downtown New Britain. The tile mosaic, which can be seen on the outside wall of the New Britain-Berlin YMCA on High Street,…

This Week at CCSU

CCSU Obtains Fuel Cell Power Plant

With a pair of wire cutters, Governor Malloy and Central Connecticut State University President Jack Miller cut a large power supply cord on July 10, symbolizing the reduction in electrical power needed to run CCSU’s campus. A 1.4 megawatt fuel…


Summertime Safety Tips Everyone Needs to Know

Summertime is here, and we need to prepare with a few safety tips. With the temperature on the rise, pools, beaches, and windows are all open. Everyone is trying to stay cool, embrace the warm weather, and enjoy all of…


Editor’s Note 7/27/2012

I do a lot of riding around New Britain throughout my week. I see a lot of things. One thing in particular has become bothersome to me. Are children learning about street safety? I mean in terms of how and…


Ebooks: a Challenge to Libraries

Open any sales flyer and see advertisements for e-book readers. E-books (electronic books) are the fastest growing area of publishing and continue to grow in popularity. Last year, e-books outsold all print books on Amazon. In the first quarter of…

Feature News

Costco Negotiates Newington Property

The plan to build a new Costco store on Hartford Road is moving slow, but it is still moving forward, said New Britain Mayor Tim O’Brien this week. “Costco is in discussions related to the land they have to acquire,”…