New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: April 2017

Porter’s Funeral Home Keeping Up With Societal Changes

After five generations, you might think they had “seen it all.” But Chris and Peggy Porter still find families can come up with new twists when it comes to funeral services. Great-great Grandfather Bryan Porter founded Porter’s Funeral Service in…

Pinstripe Press

The Yankees had an okay week and are in second place in the American League East. Pitchers this time around were not as sharp. Manager Joe Girardi commented that at least two starters – CC Sabathia and Jordan Montgomery –…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 4/27/2017

Isn’t it great that Mayor Erin Stewart is engaged? I wonder if any other City mayor has been engaged or married while in office. A big congratulations to Erin Stewart and Dominic Mutone. A lot seems to be happening this…

Mango is Coming!

No, not the fruit, but Mango Languages, an online language learning system is a new service the library will be offering to the residents of New Britain starting in May. All you need is a New Britain Public Library card….

New Britain Lions Club Plans Membership Drive

If you have ever considered becoming a member of the New Britain Lions Club, then mark May 2 on your calendar. “We are doing the membership drive to get more people interested in the Lions Civic organization and what we…

Patton Brook Well Sale Rescinded

The City is no longer selling the Patton Brook Well to Southington. On Wednesday night the Common Council voted 14-2 to accept Mayor Erin E. Stewart’s decision to rescind the sale that was approved in August of 2016. Mayor Stewart…

Council to Study Budget after Hearing

The annual budget hearing at Smalley Elementary School on Tuesday night took 17 minutes as five residents spoke. Council members will now take what the Mayor proposed and residents’ comments and come up with a budget for fiscal year 2017-18….

Residents Looking Forward to Many Events in the City

When it comes to events, New Britain has many. This week the New Britain City Journal asked readers in our facebook group which events they are most looking forward to this year as the Question of the Month. Although there…

Pinstripe Press

It is so nice to see the Yankees on a roll. This is where I expected them to be the first week. The star players are not producing as much as expected. Gary Sanchez is injured and Greg Bird looks…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 4/20/2017

Guess what? April the Giraffe gave birth. And I missed it. After waiting for so long I felt cheated. Fortunately, the baby boy was healthy and that is what really counts. Congrats April! It seems political season has started early….