New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: May 2017

Pinstripe Press

I don’t know about you, but the way the Yankees played last week against Tampa Bay was frustrating. I don’t see the Rays as that good of a team, but we can’t beat them in their stadium. The bats have…

Lobster Roll/Strawberry Shortcake Festival in Kensington

The fourth annual Festival on the Hill, a Lobster Roll/Strawberry Shortcake Festival, will be held at Kensington Congregational Church (KCC), 312 Percival Avenue in Kensington, on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine. This is…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 5/25/2017

Are you excited for Memorial Day? For me it marks the unofficial beginning of the summer. Unfortunately, the weather has gone cold and rainy again. It will go from 60-70s to 90 degrees in a flash. It seems like we…

Understanding Tax Consequences of Inheriting a Roth IRA

Passing down a Roth IRA can seem like a good idea, but it doesn’t always make the most sense. Before converting a traditional IRA into a Roth IRA to benefit your heirs, you should consider the tax consequences. Earnings in…

Animal 411

When I was seven years old, a skunk wandered into our backyard one summer afternoon and began staggering around our willow tree. My mother watched in horror from the window as I walked towards the sick animal calling, “Here kitty…

Friendship Service Center Breaks Ground on Howey House Apartments

The Connecticut Department of Housing has awarded a Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties (CHAMP) grant of $2.145 million to fund the construction of 11 units of permanent supportive housing on North Street in the city. The funds were part…

New Britain’s Memorial Day Parade Honors Veterans on Tuesday

Mayor Erin E. Stewart, Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Patrick Dorsey, and Veterans Commission Chairman Peter Scirpo have announced that the New Britain Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department will be hosting the 2017 Memorial Day Parade in honor of…

News

Annual Downtown District Meeting Projects Positive Outlook

The New Britain Downtown District’s 33rd Annual Meeting on Tuesday elected new officers and approved a new budget while presenting a positive outlook of the future for the downtown. Mayor Erin E. Stewart gave opening remarks commenting on all the…

Annual Greek Festival Set for This Weekend

It is time to set your sights towards Greece as the Annual Dionysos 2017 will be held this weekend at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, 301 West Main St. This year it opens on Friday, May 26 at 11 a.m….

Water Rising

Mayor Explains Rate Increases A mix of state mandates and the use of water from MDC during the drought, will cause water rates to increase by 5 percent this year in all towns which receive New Britain water. According to…