New Britain City Journal

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Month: November 2014

Officials to Meet to Discuss New Police Station Plans

Members of the Police Commission, along with Police Chief Paul Fitzgerald, are planning to meet early next month with the architect working on the police station to determine how to proceed with making the project more palatable to residents following…

The Man from Eden: The Story of New Britain’s Joseph Gustin

Joseph (Joe) Gustin is not actually from ‘that’ Eden. His family is from a town in northern Lebanon called Eden. The local mythology suggests that it could have been the original Garden of Eden, it was so productive and fertile….

Mayor’s Memo to City Departments Nov. 24, 2014

As we pass the halfway point in my first term, I wish to provide you with a brief update as to the City’s financial health. All of you are well-aware of the situation we were facing a year ago: a…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 11/28/2014

Ho-ho-ho! Are you ready for the holiday season? I’ve been ready since September. On Tuesday night be sure to visit the Downtown District “Guida Tree” Lighting. It is so much fun with carols, Santa and the lighting of the tree….

Back to that $4.4 Million Error

If you read Mayor Erin Stewart’s letter to City Departments, it is clear the City is still in debt. Most of it is due to Former Mayor Tim O’Brien and Alderman Michael Trueworthy. O’Brien mistakenly (he claims not mistakenly) put…

New Britain PAL Cheerleaders headed to Walt Disney World

The New Britain Police Athletic League Cheerleaders are headed to Walt Disney World in Florida for the National Cheerleading Championship from Dec. 6 – 13. Two boys and 21 girls, who are in the age range of 8 through 14,…

JFK Remembered by Ancient Order of Hibernians

Every year members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) honor Former President John F. Kennedy’s passing on Nov. 22 the day he was assassinated in 1963. This year, like many in the past, the group went to the JFK…

Complete 180

In just a few short months, the Commission on Animal Welfare has made positive strides in working towards addressing the city’s various animal issues, city officials say. The changes are a turn around from the commission that was started under…

Agencies Helping During Holidays

With Thanksgiving upon us, several city charitable organizations, including the Human Resources Agency (HRA) of New Britain, were slated to distribute turkeys and other food to needy families this week. This past Tuesday, Nov. 25, HRA’s food pantry, the New…

Gerratana Attorney Files FOIA Complaint Against City

Claiming members of the Civil Service Commission did not take a formal vote, the firm of Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn and Kelly of Hartford has officially filed a Freedom of Information complaint. The complaint was filed in October, but City…