New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: April 2013

News

Water Department Land For Sale to Bristol

The city of Bristol has presented an offer to local officials to purchase a parcel of land the water department owns to use as an athletic field. The parcel is about 5 acres and is located on Mix Street in…

The Sports Journal

Pinstripe Press

Even though the Yankees lost two in a row to Tampa Bay, I was still rather impressed to see them take two out of three from Toronto last weekend. There has been so much press touting Toronto as the team…

The Sports Journal

Fagan Little League Opening Day

Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty were the honored guests Saturday as Fagan Baseball Little League held its Opening Day ceremonies at Martha Hart Park. “Although we had a little rain setback this morning, we anticipate a great…

The Sports Journal

Brooks Among the Honorees at Gold Key Dinner

Tickets are still available for Sunday’s 72nd Gold Key Dinner staged at the Aqua Turf in Southington by the Connecticut Sports Writers’ Alliance. Of local note, New Britain sportsman, politician and humanitarian Alton F. Brooks will received a John Wentworth…

Health

Get Your Vitamin D from 15 Minutes in the Sun

Most individuals are use to hearing that spending too much time in the sun has many negative health effects. Have you ever heard of the health benefits? Spending fifteen minutes a day in the sun helps an individual to consume…

Commentary

You Can’t Make These Things Up

Each week the New Britain City Journal is boggled by the shenanigans that go on in this City. This week is no exception. First, we find out that Mayor Tim O’Brien is looking to stop residents from getting over $220,000…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 04/26/2013

In an effort to assure all our readers can get copies of our  newspapers, we have put up more news boxes. You should be able to find one in your neighborhood. You can find a list of most of them…

Commentary

The E-book Literacy Program

I am excited to share that we are a participant in an exciting and interesting pilot project and will be adding many new e-book titles to our downloadable collection for our library users. But I am way ahead of myself,…

News

Pudlin Deal Extended

The Common Council voted Wednesday night to renew the contract of David Pudlin of Pudlin Strategic Communications (PSC) for $2,800 a month for economic development. PSC, a political consulting firm, was hired for consulting services in 2012 and has been…

News

CPOA Meeting: Residents May Have to Pay Mid-Year Tax

During its annual meeting Sunday at the New Britain Police Department, Citizens Property Owners Association (CPOA) President Nicholas Mercier said if the proposed budget passes, next year residents may see a supplemental tax bill. “Almost every revenue line has increased…