New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: November 2013


Business Group Seeking Committee Members

A group of New Britain men are looking for others who may be interested in joining with them to form an association focused on helping people develop and grow new businesses in the City. Led by Marvin Rowe, who owns…


Ancient Order of Hibernians Honor JFK

Members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians honored former President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination Friday at the JFK Memorial at Walnut Hill Park. “This is an annual event,” said Tom Higgins an AOH member….


Board of Education Works to Cut Down on Arrests

While the city may have one of the highest student arrest rates in the state, school officials say they are slowly seeing a change in culture and pledge to continue working to bring down that figure. Over the summer the…


Symphony Celebrates Sapphire Anniversary with Zeal

New Britain Symphony Orchestra Still Active and Diverse after 65 Years The New Britain Symphony Orchestra, one of the older organizations in the city, is proud to be celebrating their 65th concert season. The Symphony purports to be “back and…

The Sports Journal

Pigskin Predictions

By Robin Vinci I went 7-6-1 this week. Not one of my best weeks. Overall I am 113-56-1. I was due for a poor week. The New England Patriots play Sunday at 1 p.m. in Houston. It is a tough…

The Sports Journal

Rodriguez Wins International Taekwondo Gold Medal

When Ceana Rodriguez was just five years old, her godfather took her to a Taekwondo tournament and she immediately became inspired. While at the tournament, she exclaimed “I can do this too!” and started kicking in the air. Upon arriving…


Shop Small Saturday

After you are done with your Black Friday sales at the big name stores take a break. Because on Saturday it is time to shop locally at the small stores. If you truly want to see the local economy improve…


Editor’s Note 11/29/2013

This week, as the 50th Anniversary of John F. Kennedy assassination took place, it was great to see the Irish Social Club honor this great president. Everyone was speaking about how great it was to be an Irish Catholic. It…


Traveling on Your Mind?

Winter has arrived and with the cold temperatures, minds often drift to warmer places and perhaps travel plans. Be it armchair travel, wistful thinking, a winter trip to someplace warm, a business trip or a school assignment, Global Road Warrior,…

Entertainment Feature

The Sting

Evenings at a New Britain Nightclub (Part one of a four part series.) “Less than two hundred years ago there were about forty houses in the territory now occupied by New Britain. We can hardly believe this today, when looking…