New Britain City Journal

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Month: September 2013

The Sports Journal

Pinstripe Press

My first thought upon thinking about the Yankees is do I really have to write about them? Boy, are they done. It’s been a long year and the word I would use when describing it is “wasted”. There were so…

The Sports Journal

Pigskin Predictions

Last week I went 9-6 in my picks putting my total this year at 31-16. I did better the first two weeks. There are some tough games this week, but I feel pretty confident. So here goes…. The New York…

The Sports Journal

Hurricanes Football Opens Season with Big 34-13 Victory

It didn’t take long for the New Britain High School football team to take the lead in its first game of the season against South Windsor Friday evening at Veteran’s Stadium. On the very first play of the game Mike…

Commentary

Register to Vote

There are less than 6 weeks to Election Day and both parties are registering people to vote. Even though same day registration is available at City Hall on Election Day, I want to encourage residents to register as soon as…

Commentary

How Married Couples Can Maximize Their Social Security Benefits

Applying for Social Security can seem easy, but there are actually a great many options and choices, and figuring out which one works best for you often requires a lot of strategizing. For instance, the longer you wait to apply…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 9/27/2013

If you are around Saturday, please make it a point to go to the League of Women Voters debate at Trinity on Main from 1-3 p.m. I think it will be interesting. I am hoping they ask some really important…

News

New Britain Poverty Level One of Highest in State

Over twenty-four percent of New Britain residents make less than the federal poverty level income, reported the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey this week. At the start of the Great Recession, Connecticut experienced the largest increase in child poverty…

Feature News

What is a New Generation Republican?

Mayoral Candidate Erin Stewart doesn’t consider herself a typical Republican running for office. Stewart calls herself a “New Generation Republican.” So what does that mean? “Being a New Generation Republican means to me I am welcoming everyone to the table,”…

Feature News

Barber Shops, Hair/Nail Salons to Get City Inspections, Fees

The Common Council sent a new resolution to the consolidating committee to review a process that will charge barber shops, salons and cosmetology businesses permits and fees Wednesday night. Fees will be $75 to establish a permit. With 1-5 work…

Feature News

Downtown District Car Show Drives Into City

If you walked around the Central Park area last Saturday, chances are you were able to see a few cars that have never been shown before as The Downtown District held its Seventh Annual Car Show. “I have never been…