New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: July 2014

More Details of Drunken Rampage

New Mayor Pro Tem to be Named Soon Democratic Alderman Michael Trueworthy went on a drunken spree July 22 that started at City Hall calling Mayor Erin Stewart vulgar names and ended at the West Side Tavern using anti-gay slurs….

Post Office Going Historical

In the next month anyone entering the New Britain Post Office may see some changes taking place. Post office staff members along with Amy Kirby, New Britain Historical Director, are in the process of bringing a little history to the…

Local Assyrian Group to Demonstrate in New York Against ISIS

Between 30-50 members of St. Thomas Church in New Britain will be among those demonstrating against the acts of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) against the Christians in Iraq in front of the United Nations building in New…

Berlin Barbers Make Their Mark with Hair Products

Two local barbers have developed their own line of a small batch hair products that aren’t afraid to call Connecticut their home. For several months, Garrett Kenny, 33, the owner of Garrett’s Barbershop on Farmington Avenue, and Elias Di Michele,…

Nutmeg Games Officially Kicks Off This Weekend

The Nutmeg State Games, the largest amateur multi-sporting event in Connecticut, is set to kick off its 26th year as an organization and its fourth year in New Britain. This year, there are 595 scheduled team sport games and 11…

FOI Information Revelations

Looking at nearly 3,000 emails, some information clearly came through concerning the City of New Britain and the New Britain Rock Cats. It seems the club wanted a lot of things. Many of them included improvements to the field, but…

Thanks for your Feedback

Thank you for all the feedback on our new catalog as well as your patience with long lines in house and frustrations using the catalog. Kudos to the staff who has been trying their best to deliver good service despite…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 7/18/2014

The New Britain City Journal Facebook group has been ablaze with people talking about what would be great to go into the old Mitch’s empty spot on Main St. I’m sure the building owner may have their own ideas, but…

Kramer Withdraws, Endorses Ceglarz

“I have decided to concede my campaign for State Representative entirely this year,” said Independent David Paul Kramer. “Following a long discussion with Peter Ceglarz, Republican endorsed opponent of Peter Tercyak in the 26th District, I can see that he…

Schools Resume Orders for Bonded Books

Now that a new fiscal year has begun the schools once again can use the money bonded for books, which was approved last year, to purchase new textbooks. “The Mayor (Erin Stewart) asked us to hold off processing bonds for…