New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: April 2016

Lobster Loop 5K Run

Come and enjoy the beautiful and hilly countryside and historic neighborhoods of Kensington by running Kensington Congregational Church’s first Lobster Loop 5K on Saturday, June 11, 2016. This race will start at 8:30 a.m. The Lobster Loop 5K is Kensington’s…

UnBEElievable Opening Night for Baseball

With a crowd of 4,617 the New Britain Bees opened up it’s inaugural season April 21. “Thank you all for joining us tonight,” Mayor Erin Stewart told the crowd after throwing out the first pitch. “We are so happy to…

Family Fun – Soda Bottle Flowers

Here at Scraptivity we are all about recycling and upcycling and use it at least one more time before you have to toss it into the waste stream. Today’s project fills that need and is just plain adorable! What you…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 4/29/2016

What a great week it was with the Bees opening last week and the Little Poland Festival on Sunday. There really is no better place to be than New Britain. The game was amazing. I bought a t-shirt and hat….

Timberlin Golf Course Ready for All to Tee Off

While the winter and early spring have been warm, mother nature threw Timberlin Golf Course a curve ball with a late spring snow storm. That hasn’t deterred Timberlin from being open as late and as early in the golf seasons…

Gadomski to Run in 25th District

Republican Richard Gadomski has announced he intends to run in the 25th District against Democratic incumbent Robert Sanchez. “Everyone is complaining and wants change and nobody wants to stand front and center to make things change,” said Gadomski. “Someone has…

Time for Coffee for Open Government

“It is finally warming up for Spring as is the governmental budget season”, stated Alderman At Large and Majority Leader Danny Salerno. On Saturday April 30 will hold his the 16thCoffee for Open Government at Whinstone Tavern, located at Stanley…

Fire Occurs on Wilcox St.

On April 24, 2016 the New Britain Fire Department (NBFD) responded at 8:09 p.m. to report of a rear porch fire at 171 Wilcox St. in New Britain. Engine 1 was on scene 4 minutes later at 8:13 p.m. The…

It’s Electric

City Looks to Buy Electric Poles In order to save funds and put in better LED lights, the City has made an offer to Eversource to purchase all the streetlights in the City. “Right now Eversource owns our streetlamps, so…

Hatch Building Sold for $25,000

Another long standing vacant downtown building has been sold. Mayor Erin Stewart announced Wednesday that Opportunity Real Estate Equites, LLC has offered to purchase the Hatch Building at 24 Washington Street for $25,000. This is the same group that purchased…