New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: February 2013

Feature News

911 Testimonies

State Reviews Hot Spot Fee Ordinance Dozens of New Britain residents and real estate organizations have submitted testimony to lawmakers in support of a proposed bill that would ensure residents could place a 911 call without fear of being charged…

Feature News

Mayor’s Fees Could Thwart Development

One of the new fees proposed by Mayor Timothy O’Brien, a “rental license,” could thwart the development of future housing stock and make for a protracted lending process, bankers say. The “rental license” is aimed at reducing blight and maintaining…

Feature News

Storm Response Review

A bipartisan commission has been formed to review what was done during Blizzard Charlotte by the City and how it can be done better. “I just feel in a big storm like this we set a precedent to look at…

News

City Sees Largest Decrease in Grand List in 30 Years

The city’s list of taxable property as of Oct. 1, 2012 has declined nearly 17 percent from the previous year, largely due to a revaluation, the assessor’s office said. The decrease is the largest drop in the city’s grand list…

Entertainment

“Godspell” Coming to New Britain in March

Phoenix Theater Company of New Britain, CT will present the musical “Godspell” in March at Trinity-On-Main in New Britain, CT. The musical will be presented on two weekends, March 7—16. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows will be at 8 p.m.,…

Entertainment

CCSU Lecture Series features Novelist/Singer-Song Writer

The SUBOG Living Room Lecture Series presents “an evening with the multi-talented Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding) Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m., at Alumni Hall in the CCSU Student Center. The program includes songs by the British musician as…

The Sports Journal

Pinstripe Press

Are you thinking about baseball yet? Pitchers and catchers reported last week and this coming weekend some preseason baseball will be shown on YES. Several new questions have evolved surrounding the New York Yankees. I will start with one –…

The Sports Journal

City Girl to Play Division I College Hoop

Her high school basketball included a series of hard knocks, but Northwest Catholic point guard Jacqui Denver of New Britain is poised to continue her career at the Division I level after signing a letter of intent February 15 to…

Commentary

City Finds a Pawn

A lot of talk around New Britain this week has still been focused around Blizzard Charlotte. People have also been talking about the snow plow complaint at Farmington Hills apartments. Questions have surrounded everything from ‘was this poor lady forced…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 2/22/2013

I think the groundhog lied. It seems winter didn’t arrive in full force until he saw his shadow. I am dreaming of 50-60 degree weather and long nights. I don’t mind some snow and cold weather, but I’ve had enough…