New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: July 2013

The Sports Journal

Pinstripe Press

So the All-Star break is over and nothing has seemed to change for the Yankees; More injuries and more losses. At press time, the big talk is around acquiring or should I say re-acquiring Alfonso Soriano. Soriano became a Yankee…

The Sports Journal

Rodriguez in Taekwondo Championships

On Friday July 5th New Britain resident Ceana Rodriguez competed in the 2013 USAT National Championships which was the biggest Taekwondo tournament in US history consisting of 4,193 athletes. Ceana who had already won the AAU Taekwondo National Championships on…

The Sports Journal

New Britain Little League News

12U All – Stars First Team in 14 Years to Make District 5 Playoffs! In 1999, the New Britain Little League 12U all – star team made the District 5 playoffs before losing in the District Championship Game. No one…

Health

Topping Off Ceremony Marks Construction Milestone For HoCC

A traditional topping off ceremony at the construction site of The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s new $40 million cancer center was held July 10, marking placement of the last piece of steel into the center’s top. The construction milestone was…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 7/26/2013

Did you miss us last week? The paper was on vacation, but we are glad to be back. Summer can be a slow time. I like July, but August seems to drag for me. I’m not especially fond of heat…

Commentary

How to Stay Cool

Next heat wave we have – think library! We are the one of the original Cooling Centers but are often forgotten as such. After all, our doors are open to absolutely everyone. You don’t need to purchase anything to spend…

News

New Britain Students Learn, Earn, While Creating Innovative Products for CPEP

Fourteen New Britain students, from middle school through college, are using creativity, innovation and complex engineering skills this summer to create building kits for the state’s CPEP, or Catalysts Powering Educational Performance, program. The students are working for a three-year-old…

Feature News

Parties Choose Slates

There was no surprise last week as Erin Stewart received the Republican Mayoral nomination and Tim O’Brien was the Democratic nominee. Neither was running opposed by any member of their party. Each outlined their plans during their acceptance speeches and…

Feature News

Water Ski Show Coming to Batterson

Rotary Club of New Britain-Berlin Bringing Extravaganza Fundraiser Residents won’t have to go far Aug 17-18 to see a special show many might find at a Florida Water Entertainment Park like Sea World or Cypress Gardens. The Rotary Club of…

Feature News

New Britain High Grad Finding Success at West Point

New Britain’s Conor Kane, a 2010 New Britain High School graduate, is finding success at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Kane, who will enter his junior year this fall at West Point, is another example of a…