New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: December 2012

The Sports Journal

Hillhouse loss serves a purpose for NBHS hoopsters

By Ken Lipshez Sports Correspondent Todd Stigliano emerged from his postgame meeting after meeting Hillhouse on December 19 sensing his New Britain High boys basketball team learned valuable lessons. Stigliano is as competitive as coaches come. Obviously members of his…


Angelo’s Expanding Event Services & Catering

Area brides to be and other event planners have a new intriguing option with a Hardware City taste. Angelo’s Market, a longtime New Britain favorite for Italian specialties and catering, is expanding its special event services into the Farmington Valley….

The Sports Journal

’Canes Clear Hurdle in Holding off NWC

Both New Britain boys basketball coach Todd Stigliano and his Northwest Catholic counterpart John Mirabello were looking for a valid early season sample when their teams met Saturday afternoon in the 38th annual Doc Hurley Tournament at Weaver High. This…


Please Don’t Be Bobbleheads

In the next few months the New Britain Common Council will be facing a lot of interesting decisions. It will face everything from the budget to landlord fees to ethics questions. Residents in New Britain elected these officials to do…


Editor’s Note 12/21/2012

I have received so many great emails, letters and phone calls this week in support of the paper. There have also been no less than a dozen people who stopped me at events and on the street to thank me…

The Sports Journal

Pigskin Predictions

Another lousy 7-7 week puts me at 131-71 for the year. Only a few weeks left to go. The New York Jets play San Diego at home at 1 p.m. Sunday. Two teams going nowhere this year. I like San…


Homebound Deliveries – Let the Library Come to You

The New Britain Public Library is pleased to provide free delivery of library materials to New Britain residents of any age who are physically unable to get to the library on their own, including the elderly, the disabled and those…

Feature News

Ethics Complaint Filed

Dwight Blint, chairman of the New Britain Republican Party, filed an ethics complaint against Mayor Timothy O’Brien Thursday “on the grounds that he misled the public and at least four members of the New Britain Common Council into believing that…

Feature News

BOE Security Measures

In the aftermath of the Newtown tragedy, the New Britain Board of Education received a detailed briefing on the District’s security measures at last Monday’s meeting. Paul Salina, the District’s Chief Operations Officer began with a review of the District’s…

Feature News

Year in Review

Top 5 New Britain Events of 2012 Each year the New Britain City Journal compiles the Top 5 news stories hitting the City. This year it was pretty easy choosing the number 1 story. 1. Fees Imposed on Landlords No…