New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: December 2013

News

Ward 5 Election Set for Jan. 7

If you live in Ward 5 and were registered to vote as of Nov. 5 you will have the opportunity to vote for ward candidates once again. Earlier this month, Hartford Superior Court Judge David Sheridan concluded that the results…

The Sports Journal

Pigskin Predictions

I went 10-6 last week and am 153-80-1 for the year. This week could be strange as some teams need to win to make the playoffs and others have nothing to play for. I am picking them as if it…

Entertainment

The Sting: Evenings at a New Britain Nightclub

(Part four of a four part series) As far as the history of modern New Britain goes, the 1990s was rock bottom for the city, says Daniel Salerno, a sociology professor at University of Hartford who has seen how things…

The Sports Journal

Pigskin Predictions

I went 9-7 last week. Yuck! Overall this year I am 143-74-1. Just two more weeks in the season. Next week check out my picks online at www.nbcityjournal.com. The New York Jets play Cleveland at home at 1 p.m. on…

Entertainment

Basic Square, Round and Line Dances Available Weekly in New Britain

This message is for seniors who know that Square, Contra and Round Dancing are good for the soul and our bodies. Many seniors have left the flock of dancers because it had become too strenuous keeping up with groups of…

The Sports Journal

New Britain Junior Hurricanes

For several weeks, we have been reporting on the Junior Hurricanes Cheerleading and Football program. You may remember that their seventh grade team were crowned the New England Champions and their U8 cheerleading squad placed first in its age group…

The Sports Journal

Lady Hurricanes Basketball Starts Season at 1-1

The New Britain High School Girls’ Varsity Basketball team began their season on Dec. 11 and as of press time, they are 1 – 1 on the season. The girls opened up against a tough and physical Windsor team. Early…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 12/20/2013

We won’t have a newspaper Dec. 27, but not to worry. We will be back Jan. 3. The paper always closes for the holiday. I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year….

Commentary

The City will Grow, It will Grow, It will Grow

Oh the times they have been so frightful, But with a new mayor they are delightful, And since we finally have somewhere to go, The City will grow, it will grow, it will grow. There are no signs of flopping,…

Commentary

Taking Stock of Stocks

We all know someone who knows someone who made a killing on the stock market. We all learn of the great stock market crash. Did you ever stop to wonder what a stock is and how it works? There was…