New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: March 2014

House of Teens Focuses on Healthy Lifestyle, Leadership Skills

Trying to instill healthy eating and physical activity habits in teenagers can be a daunting task. But thanks to a five-year, $250,000 grant from the federal Maternal Child Health Bureau and the American Academy of Pediatrics, the New Britain YWCA…

Pinstripe Press

If you are still drafting a fantasy team and wonder where to pick your favorite Yankee players, here are a few tips. At pitching Masahiro Tanaka is the first Yankee chosen. He has been going in about round 7. David…

Parks League Holds Championship Games

This past weekend, the New Britain Parks and Recreation Basketball league wrapped up their season with the elementary school and middle school division championship games. The elementary school championship game was between the Pizza Pal Bulls and the Capitol Lunch…

Coach Simmone to Lead Softball Team

The New Britain High School Girls’ Softball team is gearing up for another season but will have a much different look than in years past. The change began at the top several months ago when Joel Simmone was named the…

Tri-City Trading to Celebrate 10 Years

When Kris Rutkowski began Tri-City Trading 10 years ago, the store was located across the street (6 Main St.) from his current location Rutkowski soon bought his own building and built one of the largest pawn shops in the City…

City Events Should Not be Political

Two events – Halloween and Oktoberfest – were in essence this week given back to their rightful founders. The New Britain City Journal will run the Halloween Safe Zone and Plans So Grand will have complete control over Oktoberfest. Last…

Checkout the Action!

Come celebrate with us. April 13- 19 is National Library Week. It is a week packed with plenty of great programs, free, and for every age. On Monday, April 14, 7 p.m., there will be a musical performance by the…

Chambers Chosen Candidate

BOE to Make Final Decision April 7 School officials have selected David L. Chambers, the current principal at the Nursing and Health Sciences Academy at Hartford Public High School, as their preferred candidate to lead New Britain High School. Superintendent…

Halloween Safe Zone is Back

The New Britain City Journal began the Halloween Safe Zone event in downtown New Britain in 2012 and will once again lead the event in 2014. After the newspaper reported news stories regarding Former Mayor Tim O’Brien’s administration, he took…

Gay Named to School Board

Merrill Gay, director of the New Britain Early Childhood Collaborative, was unanimously approved as the Democratic Board of Education candidate replacing Dr. Aram Ayalon on Wednesday night by the Common Council. “I have known Merrill for a long time. We…