New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: March 2017

Berlin Holds “Coffee From A Cop”

On Thursday, March 16, two Berlin Police Department Officers spent the late morning at the Dunkin Donuts on Farmington Avenue for a “coffee from a cop” event. Sergeant Todd Lentini and Officer Dave Cruickshank spent an hour and a half…

Pinstripe Press

Baseball season is only a few weeks away. I can hardly believe it. I am really looking to baseball once the Yankees are back on Comcast in May. This year it is all about rookies and second year players. The…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 3/23/2017

The City of New Britain, working in conjunction with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), has completed its study of the SMART program and determined that it could save the City more than $25 million over 10…

SMART Trash Study Complete in New Britain

Initiative estimated to save more than $25 million The City of New Britain, working in conjunction with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), has completed its study of the SMART program and determined that it could save…

Creative Ways to Increase Budget Funding

Mayor Erin Stewart recently asked non-profits if they would be willing to pay something considering they do not pay taxes. About 50 percent of property owned in the City is by non-profits. This week’s Question of the week asked Facebook…

City Hires Collection Agency

The Common Council Wednesday night agreed to hiring two companies that will help increase funds to the City. “We need to look at ways to generate revenue. Naturally, we look at delinquent payments in everything (water and sewer bills, parking…

Rodriguez Top 10 Outstanding McManager

Elizabeth Rodriguez, Manager of the McDonald’s located at 40 Martin Luther King Blvd in New Britain, was a recipient of the 2017 McDonald’s Outstanding Restaurant Manager Awards in Connecticut. The award is presented to managers who display outstanding performance in…

A.W. Stanley Pool Project Delayed

A new pool facility at A.W. Stanley Park will not be built for this season. Last year bonds were approved for an $8 million re-do of the park that included a new pool, a new bath house as well additional…

Berlin Police Department’s K9 Titan has Received Body Armor

Berlin Police Department’s K9 Titan has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Titan’s vest is sponsored by Winter Wyman of Waltham, MA and embroidered with…

UpBeat Pancake Breakfast

It’s that time of year to get hungry for pancakes. The Kiwanis Club of Berlin will be holding the 23rd annual Upbeat Pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 18 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the American Legion Hall on Porters…