New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: August 2012

Entertainment

HITW Opens 40th Season with The Madwoman of Chaillot

In June of 1972, a small, renegade theater company set up shop in a second-hand bookstore in New Britain. Determined to produce plays that “mattered,” that spoke to the social condition of the times, and that were considered either too…

Entertainment

Chrome is King at the 6th Annual Car Show

Main/West Main St. New Britain will be transformed into a thing of the past as over 200 antiques, classics and muscle cars will be on display Sept. 15. “It’s really an opportunity for many different groups to come out and…

The Sports Journal

Pinstripe Press

By Robin Vinci Big discussion this week in Yankees Universe is how much is Nick Swisher worth? He wants about $126 million over 6 years during the offseason. He is making about $10.5 a year right now. Word has it…

The Sports Journal

Enthusiasm Sizzles as Cats Get Nod for City’s 3rd All-Star Game

Enthusiasm percolated through the people responsible for making New Britain Stadium the most fascinating success story in Connecticut’s spotty professional sports history. The word came down on August 22 that the Eastern League had chosen to reward the New Britain…

Health

Education, Resources Available for Child Immunization

It seems appropriate that in August during what is recognized as National Immunization Awareness Month, back to school immunizations have become the focus of a new program through the local health department and schools. This awareness month highlights the need…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 8/31/2012

For those who didn’t know, I spent last week on vacation in Canada. It was quite interesting. Gas is $1.26 a liter which ends up about $4.77 a gallon. The high price makes no sense to me as Canada produces…

Commentary

Literary Libations: Vol. III Party @ the Library

Literary Libations: Vol. III, the library’s signature fund raising event, will be held at the New Britain Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 29, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The evening promises to be unique with a wine tasting provided by…

News

Teachers Use iPads for Reading Assessments

New Britain teachers in kindergarten through grade 3 will have a new tool at their disposal this fall. The Consolidated School District of New Britain is purchasing 40 iPads for K-3 teachers across the district, to be used to help…

The Sports Journal

Sox Trade Indicates a Return to Basics

Major League Baseball has been turned upside down in New England with the blockbuster trade that made martyrs out of first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and outfielder Carl Crawford. The part that amuses me the most to hear…

Feature News

Taco Bell Moves to NewBrite

If you noticed a corner of the parking lot at NewBrite Plaza getting torn up in the last few days, then you realize something is happening in the City. Officials have announced that following a lawsuit Taco Bell will be…