New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: January 2016

Pigskin Predictions

It wasn’t much of a surprise last weekend to see a close match-up at Denver, but I was surprised to see how dominant Carolina was against Arizona. I thought Cardinal Quarterback Carson Palmer was better than he looked in that…

Family Fun: Ice Lanterns!

Now that we finally have some cold and snow let’s play with it! These beautiful ice lanterns are easier to make than the directions indicate. All you need is: 2 containers – one larger than the other. They will nest…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 1/29/2016

Here we are, nearing the end of January and I am already looking forward to April. We only had one storm, but I had enough. Bring on the warm weather! So, the Rock Cats leave and try not to pay…

Been Here Before

The Board of Education approved an 11 percent increase to go to the board of finance this week. It is a large amount that the board knows it will not get. Each year the board seems to asks for much…

NB YMCA Holds Grand Opening of 24-Hour Fitness Center

Mayor Erin E. Stewart joined officials at the New Britain-Berlin YMCA on Wednesday, January 27th to mark the start of the organization’s new “yourTime” initiative, which now gives members access to the facility’s gym 24 hours a day. “Just in…

Forgiveness

Unfortunately somewhere along the line, maybe you took a wrong turn. You have library items that you didn’t return. Maybe they got tucked on a shelf or stuck under the bed. Or maybe by the time you thought about returning…

City Attracts a Number of New Investors; Growing Fiscal Stability

New Britain’s financial stability is continuing to gain ground with Mayor Stewart announcing today that the recent sale of the city’s bonds has attracted a number of new investors, most notably the city of Waterbury. “The market competitiveness and the…

Boys & Girls Club of New Britain Receives $30,000 Grant

The Boys & Girls Club of New Britain have announced that they received a $30,000 grant, payable over two years, from the Comcast Foundation. The donation will be used to expand the My.Future technology initiative, a hands-on technology training that…

Main St. USA, Polish Festival and More Coming Back

Several popular City events are returning this year to New Britain in Main Street USA, The Little Poland Festival and Winterfest. Mayor Erin E. Stewart said Main Street USA will take place on Saturday. Sept. 17 at Walnut Hill Park….

BOE Asks for More Money for Schools

The Board of Education approved passing their budget with an 11.24 increase to the board of finance on Monday night. The 2016-17 budget request increase is $137,047,362. The present board of education budget is $123.2 million. Board member Merrill Gay,…