New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: March 2013


Landlords Plan Informational Meeting for April 9

Landlords fighting against licensing fees and hot spot fees made under Mayor Tim O’Brien are planning a meeting on April 9 to update people on their progress. Last week during a smaller Connecticut Property Owners Alliance (CTPOA) informational meeting at…


Drive Brings Much Needed Copy Paper to Schools

When the website asked for ways to help the City, one request was for school supplies. Sue Truglio, President of the New Britain Federation of Teachers – local 871, wrote a letter to the group saying, “teachers have always…


NBYT Teen Company To Perform “Comic Shorts”

The New Britain Youth Theater Teen Company will perform Comic Shorts, a collection of short comedies, on April 12 and 13 at Trinity-on-Main Performance Center in downtown New Britain. With wordplay, sight gags and side-splitting laughs, there’s a bit for…

The Sports Journal

Pinstripe Press

The latest bad news out of the Yankee camp is Derek Jeter will start the season on the DL and Vernon Wells is on the team. Eduardo Nunez will probably start at short. And Jeter should be back in May….

The Sports Journal

Mercado Forecasts Success For Junior-Laden ‘Canes

The sub-.500 season that the New Britain High baseball team endured last year by no means indicates any trace of failure or lack of respect among opponents. The Hurricanes were somewhat challenged offensively, but most of the defeats were close,…

The Sports Journal

Sturdy Batting Cage Vital to City Ballplayers

The New Britain Rock Cats and Minnesota Twins have enjoyed an exemplary relationship ever since the departure of the Boston Red Sox as the local affiliate in 1994. The switch may not have been popular with nearly 50 percent of…


Exercise Improves Brain Function and Prevents Illness

It is a well-known fact that exercise is good for you. But new studies have shown that exercise not only decreases weight, it also improves brain function and can prevent illnesses such as heart disease and some cancers. It is…


Editor’s Note 3/29/2012

This week I had the pleasure of meeting Mark Malkowski, president/owner of Stag Arms. I’ve never been a fan of guns. I don’t like them, don’t own one and never shot one. But, I’ve always respected those who enjoy them….


Let’s Celebrate Libraries

Celebrate your library during National Library week, April 14 – 20 and attend one of the many free programs happening all week. Wondering about e-books and downloading? Get all the answers at Downloadable 101 on Saturday, April 13 at in…


Sludge Must Be Harmful

If you go behind and to the left of the skate park at Stanley Quarter Park you are sure to see a site that will disgust you. Most of the sludge pulled out of the pond was left there. It…