New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: August 2014

Coach Shaw Releases Book About His Life

Darwin Shaw has faced adversity his entire life but nothing more than when he was growing up in Scranton, Pennsylvania where he experienced hardships and heartbreak early and often. The experiences he had throughout his life inspired him to write…

Informational Meeting Held on Berlin Police Station

At the Berlin Police station, restrooms are not handicapped accessible, the outdated holding cells are a suicide threat, and space is extremely crowded, Police Chief Paul Fitzgerald told residents during an informational hearing on Aug. 20. Those are just a…

Pigskin Predictions

I already have the whole NFL season figured out so there is no reason to play. According to my calculations all we go smoothly. I have a couple of surprise teams that I think highly of in Miami and Detroit….

Mercado Spends Summer Coaching Yarmouth Dennis Red Sox

Roberto Mercado, head baseball coach at New Britain High School, doesn’t have to work in the summer months. However, he chose to do just that but not in his typical position as Dean of Students at New Britain High School….

Magnet School Opens in New Britain

The new school year got started with new digs for students at the CREC (Capitol Region Education Council) Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy, which opened a state-of the-art facility in New Britain at 600 Slater Road this past Wednesday,…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 8/29/2014

I’m perplexed by the Democratic Council majority claim that they want to give Michael Trueworthy a second chance. When a member of the Republican party (not an alderman) recently said something they deemed inappropriate, they called for his removal of…

Leveling the Playing Field

We enjoyed lots of great activity during the summer at the library – a Summer Bash, a new online catalog, pet show, summer reading clubs, Saturday hours, being on the Mayor’s TV show and lots of children’s programs. No longer…

Trueworthy Removal Complex

Common Council members say they need at least eight signatures in the next few days to issue a warrant for a special meeting on Sept. 3 in order to discuss whether Alderman Michael Trueworthy can be removed from Council. “If…

Old Police Station To Be Demolished

The old police station will finally be taken down. The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has awarded a $2.7 million brownfields grant to the City of New Britain for the purpose of razing and remediating the site of…

Perfect 34th Dozynki Weekend

For Monica Paszkowski and her family who just moved to New Britain from Poland this year, the weather at Dozynki could not have been any better for their first visit to the event. “If you follow Dozynki at least one…