New Britain City Journal

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Month: January 2015

Vance Students Participate in 2015 CHET Dream Big Competition

With chants of “Check CHET Out” by Vance Village Elementary students on Jan. 21, State Treasurer Denise Nappier and Channel 3 TV Weatherman Scott Haney, entered the auditorium to begin the 2015 Chet Dream Big Competition. CHET Dream Big is…

Tavern on the Trax Offers Spin on Traditional Favorites

The town’s main hub of night life near the rail road station has reopened under a new owner and updated look as the Tavern on the Trax. Local resident Craig Lentini is running the new restaurant, which is located at…

Pigskin Predictions

I cannot escape talking about deflategate. I truly believe it was a conspiracy to distract the Patriots attention away from the Superbowl. If the Patriots lose the haters win by inventing this nonsense. On the other hand, if the Patriots…

Little Leagues Are Gearing Up for the Spring

We just got over a foot of snow and we won’t see the grass for at least for a few more weeks, but that’s not stopping both the Fagan Cal-Ripken League and New Britain Little League from beginning their seasons…

On Top of Things

This week’s Blizzard Juno was not Blizzard Charlotte from 2013, but just in case it was, this time the City was ready. Two years ago residents were trapped in their homes for up to four days as Former Mayor Tim…

It’s Tax Time

It’s official – it’s tax time. In January, the IRS began accepting and processing tax returns. Unfortunately, however, it might not be as easy this year for the taxpayer. The IRS has received a large budget cut and taxpayer services…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 1/30/2015

We were able to escape the brutality of winter for awhile, but it sure arrived in full force in the last week. A few inches of snow followed by a blizzard, means winter is here in all its full glory….

Dulce Cupcake Café Open Downtown

With six types of homemade cupcakes (including a signature guava variety) and gourmet coffee from Puerto Rico, Dulce Cupcake Café is ready to make a splash in downtown New Britain. The café, located at 50 West Main Street, had a…

A Near Miss: Blizzard Not So Bad

For days weather forecasters had warned Blizzard Juno would be an historic storm, but once it arrived in New Britain the storm gave about 8-14 inches of snow, with no loss of electricity and occasional moderate to strong winds. While…

Council Names Members to Stanley Park Trust

Appoints Compensation Committee to Study Elected Appointed Salaries A slate of trustees for the Stanley Park Trust Fund was approved Wednesday night during the Common Council meeting. Trustees will be Paul Catanzaro, Richard Judd, Tobias Freeman, Darlene Clark and John…