New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: October 2013

Feature News

No Slam Dunk

Election Still in Question Though only days remain until Election Day, many city residents are still undecided about which mayoral candidate they intend to vote for. In interviews with residents at area locations like the Post Office, Stanley Quarter Park,…

Feature News

Mayoral Choices

As one of the most important City elections in recent years is about to take place on Tuesday, both Mayoral candidates – Republican Erin Stewart and Democrat Tim O’Brien have been showing what each is about during debates, press releases…

Feature News

Central Park Homeless Have Nowhere to Go

(Recently the New Britain City Journal took a walk with Independent candidate Alfred Mayo, running for Alderman on the Republican slate, around Central Park to talk to the homeless. This is what was found.) Upon entering Central Park there are…

News

School Board Plans to Reevalute Transportation Practices

The Board of Education has approved spending close to $15,000 for a transportation study that officials are hoping will bring about efficiencies and possible cost reductions. The majority of the school district’s busing needs are through a contract with New…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 10/25/2013

If you didn’t attend the CPOA debate, you missed a good one. Important questions affecting residents were asked. Some answers were quite interesting and it was a good opportunity to learn. It is a shame that more Democratic candidates didn’t…

Commentary

Mayoral Endorsement

It’s not going to come as a shock that we are endorsing Republican Erin Stewart for Mayor of New Britain. In the past 10 or so months, this paper has been taking a good look at what Mayor Tim O’Brien…

Entertainment

Resident Slide Show Focuses on Main St., Fires of ’71

Jimmy Golon has always been interested in the history of New Britain. As a kid he learned about streets like Seymour, Franklin and Elm. “As I got older, I wanted to know what the streets were like in the halcyon…

The Sports Journal

Pigskin Predictions

After going 13-2 it was evident I would have a bad week last week. I went 8-7 bringing my overall to 70-34. I will get back on track this week. The New England Patriots take on the Miami Dolphins at…

The Sports Journal

NBHS Roundup

October 16 Girls Volleyball lost to Farmington, 0 – 3. October 17 Girls Soccer lost to Farmington, 0 – 7. October 18 Boys Soccer lost to Farmington, 1 – 4 Football defeated Simsbury, 14 – 7 in overtime. October 21…

The Sports Journal

NB is Well Represented in the MLB World Series

When the World Series kicked off earlier this week between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox, it did so with much excitement. Here in New Britain, the excitement wasn’t only because the Red Sox, a fan favorite,…