New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: February 2016

Mayor Kaczynski Announces Ferndale Market Fresh Coming

Berlin Mayor Mark Kaczynski officially revealed that Ferndale Market Fresh will be opening at 45 Chamberlain Highway in Berlin. Ferndale Market Fresh will be the newest addition to the Berlin business community and will be locating at the former home…

Girls Hoops Set Sights on State Tourney

The New Britain girls basketball team kicked off their postseason campaign last Thursday with a 54-38 loss to #6 conference-ranked Weaver in the first round of the CCC Tournament. Despite the unfavorable outcome, the girls’ season overall has been anything…

Robots!

Scraptivity is all about re using as many materials as possible instead of buying new all the time. Children’s art lends itself to recycling and upcycling easily and affordably. This week’s project is a robot! Materials needed: Cardboard Paint Glue…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 2/26/2016

It was great to see a New Britain woman named the new superintendent of schools. Women are taking over all aspects of this City and I am loving it. I can honestly say I never saw so many people so…

Come Out of Hibernation

It’s time to come out of winter hibernation. Good timing, as March is a month full of celebrations. On March 13, we change our clocks. We might lose an hour of sleep as we “spring forward”, but the tradeoff is…

Arsenic And Old Lace Opens CT Theatre Company’s 2016 Season

Connecticut Theatre Company, recently named Best Connecticut Community Theatre in the 2015 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards, is opening their 2016 season with the comedic play Arsenic & Old Lace. The play, originally written in 1939 by Joseph Kesselring and turned into…

New Britain Earns National Award for Complete Streets Project

The City of New Britain has earned a “National Recognition Award” from the American Council of Engineering Companies for improvements made under Complete Streets Master Plan that has transformed the downtown area. “Through our complete streets initiative, we are reinventing…

Reed, Former Mayor McNamara to Represent City in Parade

The city’s Irish spirit and the dedication of its citizens to public and community service will be well-represented in this year’s Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 12 in Hartford. Carol Reed, a longtime member of the local…

Sarra Chosen as Next Superintendent

A crowd of over 200 people stood up and applauded as Nancy Sarra walked into the lecture hall at New Britain High School before the final approval of being named new superintendent of schools on Monday night. Among Sarra’s family,…

AW Stanley to Get Makeover

Bonds of about $8 million were approved Wednesday night by the Common Council that calls for a new pool facility in a different area of A.W. Stanley Park, a new bath house, additional playing fields and improvements to both Veteran’s…