New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: August 2015

4th Annual BENefit for the NBHS Marching Band Coming

The 4th Annual Benefit for the New Britain High School Marching Band has been set for Saturday, Sept. 12 from 6-10:30 p.m. at Trinity-on-Main. Ben Cheney was a graduate of NBHS (2008), and a four year member of the Marching…

Community Forum on Safe School Climate Planned

On Sept. 3, the Consolidated School District of New Britain will be sponsoring a community forum on Safe School Climate at New Britain High School inside the Lecture Hall at 5:30 p.m. The forum will feature members of New Britain’s…

Aresimowicz Elected to National Conference of State Legislatures’ Executive Committee

Last week at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) 2015 Legislative Summit in Seattle, lawmakers from around the country elected House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin/Southington) to serve on the 2015-2016 NCSL Executive Committee. “We are pleased to have…

Pinstripe Press

Since last I wrote it seems a lot has happened the Bombers. The three game home losses to the Toronto Blue Jays seem to be the most dramatic event. It took the Yankees out of first place temporarily. It was…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 8/21/2015

So it is officially time I can mention back to school. The summer, as usual, has gone fast. I am not going to miss the heat. It has been humid alot this summer. I’m ready for nice fall days featuring…

School Begins Next Week

It’s the end of August and that means three words for the roughly 10,000 students in the Consolidated School District of New Britain: back to school! The 2015-16 school year gets underway on Monday, Aug. 31 but events have been…

Central Park to See New Parking Configuration

Changes are coming fast in Downtown New Britain. The newest change calls for the parking spaces alongside Central Park to be reconfigured as part of the downtown enhancement project. Beginning this week, the parking located next to Central Park –…

35th Annual Dozynki Festival Set for This Weekend

There is nothing quite like the Dozynki Polish Festival in New Britain. The 35th Annual event is set for this weekend at Falcons Field on Farmington Ave. Dozynki is a harvest festival traditionally done in Poland when the final harvest…

Now Open Scraptivity

Feel free to come in and book a class or drop off a donation or just come in and check the place out! Scraptivity, 1020 Farmington Ave., is open for business. Upcoming calendar 8/15 – Saturday – 10 a.m. –…

Tennis Classic Raises $5,000 for Pediatric Unit

Under brilliant blue skies and warm sunshine, the 37th annual Children’s Charities Tennis Classic got underway Friday at the Don Davis Tennis Courts at Walnut Hill Park in New Britain. Morning play featured the girls as well as the boys…