New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: February 2014

City Olive Oil Company Spreads Across Nation

Everyone has tasted olive oil. But until you taste the many varieties from Ariston Specialties, you never really tried olive oil, according to Anastasios (Tom) Doukas. “Until you try it, you don’t even understand what I am talking about,” said…

NBHS Boys Hoops Wins CCC West

The New Britain High School Boys’ Basketball team has concluded their regular season and are the CCC West Champions! The team, which had an overall record of 17-3, will now head to the CCC Playoffs. Before the season started, head…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 2/28/2014

If you visit our website at www.nbcityjournal.com you will notice our poll question this month has been “Which would you rather see happen in order to keep expenses down in the City’s budget?” About 50 percent of voters have clicked…

The Answer to Homework Struggles

The Homework Center at the New Britain Public Library is calling all middle and high school students. Parents, are your children struggling in class, with homework assignments or tests? Get them to the Homework Center, a free service, at the…

Ceremony Marks Mt. Suribachi Flag Rising at Iwo Jima

About 150 people were in attendance Sunday to honor the 69th anniversary of the flag rising of Mt. Suribachi at the Iwo Jima Memorial Monument. Mark Adamski, vice president of the Iwo Jima Historical Foundation, led the nearly one hour…

Landlords May Bring O’Brien, GSG to FBI

Bob DeCosmo, president of the CT Property Owners Alliance Inc., said his group is thinking about giving evidence to the FBI concerning what he believes are illegal funds given out by Former Mayor Tim O’Brien. DeCosmo claims that $100,000 given…

Heritage Day New Britain

The New Britain Historical Society is planning the first Heritage Day New Britain on May 10. Each year it will fall on the weekend closest to May 9 as May 9, 1754 is the day Colonial Congress approved the designation…

Fixing the Deficit

City Departments, Unions Asked to Help Mayor Erin Stewart and a finance team are having weekly discussions on ways to fix the $23 million City deficit. “We are asking questions like, what does the market look like? What are our…

Officer Morgan to lead NB in St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Following an outpouring of support for an officer seriously injured in the line of duty, the New Britain Police Department will lead a local contingent of participants in the annual Greater Hartford Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, March 15. The contingent…

Resident Seeking Funds for Service Dog

New Britain resident Joseph Elwell has been a Norwich police officer and volunteer fire fighter in Newington for many years. He initially injured his back doing police work, but in 1988 he was hit head-on by a drunk driver. This…