New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: October 2014

Poll Sees Ballot Question Vote to be Close

Residents appear to be split over November’s ballot question that will ask them to weigh in on borrowing $21 million to build a new and expanded police station on Farmington Avenue. Several residents—interviewed by the New Britain City Journal along…

Pigskin Predictions

I don’t even know where to start talking about last week. It was difficult for me to see Dallas and Indianapolis lose. I had them ranked high and boom disaster happens. How do the Colts lose to the Steelers? I’m…

NB Junior ‘Canes Led by Three Teams

The New Britain Junior Hurricanes will have three teams – fourth, seventh and eighth grade – in the Colonial Conference Championship game on Sunday in Norwalk. All three teams are undefeated thus far and are the number one seed heading…

As Good As It Gets

Every Election Day everyone gives the same speech about getting out and using your right to vote. With a few days to go, maybe the best advice is to know what you are voting for before filling in your ballot….

Commentary

Editor’s Note 10/31/2014

Did you bring your child to Halloween Spooktacular at Slade Middle School last Saturday? It looked like so much fun. I wish I was young again. The costumes were great. I hope to see many of you Downtown Friday night…

Wing It On! Opens New Store Near CCSU

Voted “Best Wings” by the readers of The Waterbury Observer every year since 2011, Wing It On! (WIO) has now brought its brand of award-winning chicken up I-84 to New Britain. The New Britain restaurant – located right near CCSU…

Hardware City Bike Tour Draws 100 Cyclists

Around 100 area cyclists participated in the city’s first annual Bike New Britain event on Saturday, Oct. 25, which offered participants an opportunity to explore the city’s new bike infrastructure and indulge in some sweets along the way. Many of…

Ceglarz Motors Named Superhero

Ceglarz Motors became a Superhero Sponsor this week by donating $1,000 to the Halloween Safe Zone Trick or Treat event. Roma’s Restaurant is also a Superhero Sponsor. At a fundraiser on Friday night at The Frosty Mug $200 was raised…

Costco Project Delayed

City to Lose Thousands of Dollars Due to Lawsuit Mayor Erin Stewart said this week that a lawsuit filed by City resident Elaine Lechowicz preventing Costco to move forward will delay construction and cost the City thousands of dollars. Courts…

Broad St. Construction Moving Forward

Little Poland got a boost this week as LTC Construction of New Britain was named the lowest bidder and has received the go ahead to be the firm to do the final phase of the Broad Street reconstruction. The $3.7…