New Britain City Journal

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Month: March 2015

Weather May Affect Opening of Spring Season

The first day of spring has come and gone, the weather is slowly getting warmer and the calendar says that spring sports are set to begin in just a few weeks. The only problem? There are layers of ice and…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 3/27/15

What is with the name “Hartford Yard Goats”? I have been thinking about it for a week now and it has to be a joke. Would you wear a hat or t-shirt promoting that name? I mean seriously the Rock…

The Good, Bad and Destructive

Spring brings us good news and not so good news. The good news – the Friends of the Library will be holding their annual Spring Book Sale, April 8 – 11, with thousands of books at bargain prices. Now we…

Visual Artist and Creativity Enthusiast: James Malloy

The New Britain City Journal is currently running a series of articles introducing residents of the New Britain Artists’ Cooperative. This article is the fourth of the series. James Francis Malloy IV, also known simply as “Jim,” is a visual…

Mayor Opposes State Budget Cuts

Plan Hurts City’s Most Vulnerable Gov. Dan Malloy’s budget proposal could have an alarming effect on city residents who receive mental health treatment and the agency that provides those services, the private/non-profit Community Mental Health Affiliates (CMHA). “Gov. Dannel P….

Chesley Park to Get Field Turf

The Junior Canes have had an outstanding year and it is only getting better. On Wednesday night the Common Council approved a project to take their unsafe field at Chesley Park and put in field turf. During the Mayor’s State…

Community Urged to Get Involved with NRZ’s

With three active Neighborhood Revitalization Zones (NRZs) around New Britain, city officials are encouraging members of the community to get involved, have their voices heard and make a difference. NRZs are “a collaborative process for communities to work together with…

Master Watercolorist and Gentle Soul: Carlos Gonzales

The New Britain City Journal is currently running a series of articles introducing residents of the New Britain Artists’ Cooperative. This article is the third of the series. Carlos Gonzalez, a well-regarded watercolorist, has been living in the New Britain…

Mayor Honors City’s Commission Chairpersons

Mayor Erin E. Stewart recently honored the City’s dedicated Commission Chairpersons—individuals who represent one of the most diverse groups of city commissioners in recent years. “In an era when civic engagement is at a low across much of the country,…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 3/20/15

I had the awesome opportunity this week to speak to the newspaper student staff of the Newington  St. Mary’s School Times this week. It was a lot of fun and it really made me think. Sometimes I do things so…