New Britain City Journal

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Month: October 2016

Family Fun- Dry Bones!

While I was making this skeleton the only song I could hear in my head was Dry Bones! Do you know it? Here’s a little bit of it so it can be in your head too: Dem bones, dem bones,…

Pigskin Predictions

I went a mere 8-6-1 last week to put my season record at 77-38-1. It was kind of an off week. A lot changed due to some losses this week. I think Pittsburgh could play much better if Ben Roethlisberger…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 10/27/2016

If you can’t tell, I am very excited about our Halloween event on Monday. I hope many people attend as this looks to be our best event yet. So many people have been so kind in donating candy and money…

Teens Wanted!

The Teen Room is waiting for you. If you haven’t found your way, it’s located on the ground floor of the library building. A room dedicated for the use of teens, it offers plenty of activity and is tuned in…

Police Department Releases Halloween Safety Tips

The New Britain Police Department is requesting the cooperation of businesses and residents in the City of New Britain to leave lights on October 30th and October 31st. Outside lights being left on during these two evenings will provide safety…

Veterans Day Ceremonies Planned for Nov. 11

Mayor Erin E. Stewart and Veterans Commission Chairman Peter Scirpo have announced that the City of New Britain will be hosting Veterans Day Services at Memorial Monuments at ten sites throughout New Britain on Friday, November 11th to honor all…

What Costumes to Wear for Halloween

According to national publications, the most popular Halloween costumes this year are expected be based on Pokemon Go, Suicide Squad (Harley Quinn), Olympic athletes (Simone Biles), political figures (Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump) and Ghostbusters. This year there will be…

New Rules for ATV’s, Dirt Bikes, Scooters and More

The City is looking to implement new rules to stop certain vehicles from using City streets. A new proposed ordinance reads, “any person who operates any motor scooter, mini-bike, pocket bike, bicycle with a helper motor, mini-motorcycle, dirt bike, all-terrain…

City’s New Brand

On Wednesday the Mayor’s Marketing and Branding Roundtable reviewed the first version of the Branding Initiative City Profile. “It’s a very useful document. It is important for us to gather this information to see where we have come from and…

“Thriller” Dancers Set for Halloween

The Halloween Trick or Treat Safe Zone event is set for Oct. 31 and leading the way will be the New Britain YWCA School of Dance Junior and Senior Company. This year about a dozen dancers, dressed as zombies, will…