New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: January 2013

Feature News

New State Bill May End 911 Ordinance

A new bill being introduced by Democratic State Rep. Larry Butler is being presented to the General Assembly that will ensure there will be no charges for 911 calls anywhere in the state. Mayor Tim O’Brien recently began a new…

Feature News

DCF Stopping Referrals to Dover Road Group Home

Operators of a New Britain group home for teenage boys have been notified the State Department of Children and Families will soon stop referring clients to its Dover Road location. “Earlier this month, the Department notified North American Family Institute…

Feature News

$25,000 Reward Brings a Lot of Discussion

Whether or not you think a $25,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of Mayor Tim O’Brien or Phil Sherwood, his deputy chief of staff, are warranted, it has been the talk of the town. Everywhere you turn residents have…

News

City Looks to Finance $1M for Family Entertainment

The City is looking to hire a consulting firm to perform a market analysis for three acres of land on the corner of Hartford Road and the proposed Costco parking lot for five entertainment features including miniature golf, electric go-karts,…

Feature News

Realtors Join Coalition to Abolish Fees on Landlords

State and regional realtors associations are supporting the local coalition opposing recently imposed fees on New Britain landlords. “We’ve really never supported taxation on a particular group,” said Carol Nevrivy, president of the Midstate Realtors Association which represents more than…

Feature Uncategorized

Lions Club Donates $30,000 to New Britain EMS

Five years ago the New Britain Lions Club committed to donate $30,000 to the New Britain EMS. On Tuesday the group gave its last check of the commitment. “We are happy to be supporting the New Britain EMS to the…

Commentary

Both Sides of the Story

This week you will notice a Letter to the Editor from the Herald Publisher, Michael Schroeder. We encourage everyone to read it as it always important to get both sides of the story. Getting both sides of the story is…

Commentary

Betraying the Public’s Trust

The events of the past several months have continued to generate a considerable amount of controversy for this administration; Mayor O’Brien continues to disregard the general public and its interests by hiring a Public Relations firm to clean up his…

Commentary

The Morality of Educating Our Population

It was Monday morning and I had just come home from the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration hosted by our City’s Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities. As always it was an uplifting and inspiring event. The audience enjoyed…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 1/25/2013

This week is another big edition with 23,000 households receiving the paper in their mailbox this week. It’s great to be the largest circulated paper in the City. Not just on big editions weeks, but each week more papers are…