New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: April 2014

Suburban Woman’s Club of New Britain Plans Annual Flags

For the 4th consecutive year the Suburban’s Woman’s Club will present “Flags on the Green”. “We always do it on Memorial Day,” said Sue Venberg of the club. “It honors those Veterans who have served our nation in the past…

Cycling Infrastructure Continuing to Grow Throughout City

City workers have been hard at work over the last several weeks planning for the spring construction season when new bike-related initiatives will roll out, including a free bicycle share program and changes that are aimed at making roadways more…

Third Annual Little Poland Festival Set for Sunday

The Polonia Business Association is asking everyone to “Go Polish for the Day!” Sunday as the Third Annual Little Poland Festival takes place on Broad St. “We are branching out and not limiting it to Polish only,” said Lucian Pawlak,…

Pinstripe Press

We are not very far into the season, but I have a question for Yankee fans. Do you miss ARod? So far I say “no”. There is no controversy about his average, how many home runs he hit, whether he…

Rodriguez Competes in Columbia

Ceana Rodriguez, an award-winning Taekwondo athlete, competed and represented the United States in the 2014 Colombia Taekwondo Open in Cali, Colombia in South America in February. Rodriguez is 14 years old and a freshman at New Britain High School but…

Fagan League to Kick Off Season Saturday

The New Britain Fagan League will kick off its season on Saturday, April 26 at Martha Hart Park. The league, which is associated with Cal Ripken International, has been in existence for over 50 years. Jim Wyskiewicz, President, plans to…

Solving the MBR

A wise person once said, “Without communication nothing can be accomplished.” This is especially true in New Britain if we are to overcome our latest dilemma. The outcome of whether or not $4 million was approved as part of the…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 4/25/2014

I hope everyone had a nice Easter last weekend. I had my Martin Rosol Easter kielbasa. Did you see the lines at Martin Rosols? I bought my kielbasa at the grocery store. I couldn’t wait two hours. I cooked it…

Stepping into the Future

Coming soon, the library moves into the future, with our consortium, Library Connection, to a new Integrated Library System, Innovative Interfaces’ SIERRA. On June 2, if all goes as planned, when you use our library’s online catalog, Encore, you will…

Dogs Owners Face Tough New Laws, Fees

The Common Council approved a resolution Wednesday night that will require parvovirus vaccinations, breeding permits, litter permits and defines vicious and dangerous dogs. Sgt. Paula Keller and Officer Jim Russo developed the resolution. “We don’t discriminate against breeds and this…