New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: September 2012

News

American Savings Foundation Awards $344,305 in New Grants

The American Savings Foundation announced a total of $344,305 in new grants awarded to 14 nonprofit agencies that serve New Britain. The foundation supports programs that primarily serve the needs of children, youth and families. This is the foundation’s third…

Entertainment

New Britain Symphony Opens New Season featuring Beatles Music

The New Britain Symphony opens its 2012-2013 Season with a program of songs by the Beatles at the New Britain Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. Performed by the orchestra’s string quartet, the program will include such…

The Sports Journal

Pigskin Predictions

After 3 weeks I am a measly 25-18. There have been some really tough games and a lot of upsets. I think it is because of the replacement refs. If everyone else can blame them then so can I. New…

The Sports Journal

Pinstripe Press

As of Wednesday, the Yankees and the Orioles have been separated by no more than one game in the standings for 23 consecutive days since Sept. 3. That marks the longest such stretch in any division or league since the…

Health

Medical Exemption from Vaccinations for School Children

According to a study published August 29, 2012 in the Journal of Infectious Disease, authors concluded that vaccine medical exemptions should be more closely monitored to ensure that they are used appropriately. All fifty states allow medical exemptions from school…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 9/28/2012

I know I told you all I would have more news about a Halloween event this week, but it looks like we’ll have to wait one more week. I promise to let the cat out of the bag soon. Everywhere…

Commentary

Giving Your Home to Your Children Can Have Tax Consequences

Many people wonder if it’s a good idea to give their home to their children. While it’s possible to do this, giving away a house can have major tax consequences, among other results. When you give anyone (other than a…

Commentary

Test Your Library Knowledge

Three questions for you. Has the library always been free? Has the corner of West Main and High Street always been its location? What’s the most number of the branches that the library had at one time? Not only is…

Feature News

Condom Availability Still Controversial

In New York City it was decided this week that the morning after pill will be available to girls as young as 14 at some City high schools, with no parental consent needed. In New Britain, the topic is should…

Feature News

Growing Community Gardens

City officials are in process of establishing a Community Gardens program where the whole community can come together to grow food and distribute it to residents. “A lot of people have been trying to establish a Community Gardens in New…