New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: May 2014

Pinstripe Press

I read an online article this week that pretty much made Derek Jeter look like an egotist. Apparently, Jeter posed for cameras and videos for television during warm-ups doing things he typically wouldn’t do at that time. I don’t see…

WWII Veteran Raymond Greene Named Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshall

Look up the crew of the USS Bennington, a ship which ferried aircraft to Pearl Harbor during WWII, and you will find the name of Raymond Greene of New Britain, Connecticut. Mr. Greene will be honored as the Grand Marshal…

Unity Lodge of New Britain Completes Its Pledge

The Masonicare Pedi Pal Program now has $50,000 to help children suffering from terminal cancer pay their bills and take care of other finances. Unity Lodge of New Britain recently completed its pledge to the program. The Lodge pledged to…

NBHS Sports Programs Holding Annual Fundraisers

The basketball and football programs at New Britain High School are each gearing up for their annual fundraisers that will be held in June. The basketball program, which is overseen by Todd Stigliano, will be holding their annual golf tournament…

Food Highlights Dionysos 2014 Annual Greek Festival

If you attended the Annual Dionysos 2014 Greek Festival chances are good you tried a few of the favorite Greek foods. Volunteer workers at the festival at St. George Church said most of the recipes were passed down from generations…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 5/30/2014

It’s too hot. It’s too cold. Geez we can’t win. Every day there is another complaint about the weather. I would be sick of hearing them if I weren’t the one complaining. Let’s face it, it is fun to yap…

News, News and More News…

This summer is shaping up with plenty of good news and fun activity at the library. The news – a new online catalog, summer Saturday hours and new public computers. The fun activity – a daylong celebration, our First Annual…

Aquinas Class Reunion: A Vision

The St. Thomas Aquinas All Class Reunion Committee came together with a vision. Their concern for their fellow alumni and family and friends is strong. They see a gathering among mutual alliances a good way to come back together and…

HUD Allocations Enrage Council

Although the Housing of Urban Development (HUD) recommended the Common Council to cut the community development Block Grant (CDBG) Programs from 30 percent to 21 percent, the Democratic majority brought it up to 25 percent before approving it across party…

Holmes School Students Walk Across America

Students in all grades at Holmes School (K-5) are taking steps to learn about the country and keep in shape. Principal Trisha Putnam reinstated a program used several years ago at the school called “Walk Across America”. The program, first…