New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: May 2015

Community Services Dept. in Good Hands

Zeena Tawfik has a PhD in clinical psychology, so people often ask her what made her change careers and go into city government. According to Tawfik—who is currently the city’s  Community Services Department’s Acting Administrator—she went into municipal service for…

Tennis Lessons Top Parks Program this Summer

For over 40 years, the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department has offered tennis lessons for residents of all ages. This summer will be no different as they are gearing up for yet another season at Walnut Hill Park, which…

Minor Infractions

For the third time this year, actions by Jessica Gerratana or her company Total Graphic Solutions (TGS) have brought questions. The City Journal has raised concerns about funding to TGS several times in the past two years. Almost all New…

Memorial Day Parade Honors Veterans Saturday

The 2015 Memorial Day Parade, hosted by the New Britain Parks and Recreation Commission, will honor those who are currently serving in the United States Military. The Parade will take place on Saturday, May 30 at 6 p.m. The Parade…

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Editor’s Note 5/29/2015

I am so looking forward to Saturday’s Memorial Day Parade. As many of you know I just treasure all the great events the City holds. I don’t like to miss one of them. Memorial Day is special. It honors our…

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Every Summer Has a Story

Make yours at the library. We are kicking off summer in June with excitement and lots of activity. Our 2nd annual Summer Reading Bash happens on Wednesday, June 24, 10 am to 4 p.m., on the library’s front lawn. There…

SEEC Fines Gerratana

The State of Connecticut State Election Enforcement Commission (SEEC) decided on a consent and $400 penalty to Frank Gerratana following a complaint by Republican Town Committee Chairman Pete Steele. The complaint alleges that committee vendor, RDJ Holdings, was used as…

City Journal Wins 9 Awards

The New Britain City Journal won 9 awards Thursday, May 21 at the CT Society of Professional Journalist 2014 Award Dinner in Wallingford. Awards included 5 first place awards in the community non-daily category. First place awards were given to…

Mayor Stewart Makes it Official

Republican Mayor Erin Stewart made her official announcement to run for re-election for Mayor via a two minute YouTube video Tuesday morning. Stewart began her statement, which took place at Chesley Park, with saying she could not believe it had…

New Britain High School Sports Recap

The spring season is coming to a close for New Britain High School sports. Here is a roundup of all of the spring sports, with some programs already completing their season and some looking ahead to their respective state tournaments….