New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: August 2017

Pinstripe Press

I have dreaded writing this because I realize every time I write a pinstripe press I sound very negative. I think it is because I expect more from this team. The first part of the season was so outstanding. There…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 8/31/2017

It is an interesting paper this week with news in many areas. First we look at a complaint. Election time is a difficult one and brings with it a lot of emotions. I’m not sure exactly what to think of…

A Sense of Community

The solar eclipse was an incredible event at the NBPL. We never know what attendance at our programs will be. It might range from a handful to 100. This time, we had no idea how many would come and it…

Round 3 of New High Voltage Art Decorates City

The third round of High Voltage Art is in the works and will see 14 traffic control boxes painted around the City. The Arts Commission will be doing another Call for Artists (round 4) in a few weeks. The program…

SEEC Complaint Filed Against Gay Firm

Republican Town Committee Chairman Anthony Cane filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) this week that there are questions surrounding donations to Democratic candidate for Mayor Merrill Gay’s campaign. Gay is running for Mayor against Republican incumbent…

Karwan to be Missed as Senior Center Director

For 24 years, seniors have seen a familiar face leading the senior center. On Aug. 31, Mike Karwan, senior center director, will no longer be at the helm as he retires. The Commission on Aging originally hired Karwan, who is…

Main Street USA Grows with More Vendors, Music, Ferris Wheel

This year Main Street U.S.A. will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9th, from noon to 10 p.m. at Walnut Hill Park as new events continue to help the celebration expand. (rain date is Sept. 10). “We expanded the kids zone…

Pinstripe Press

I was very happy to see Aaron Judge moved down the lineup on Tuesday night. I would have benched him at least a day and then made the move. I also would have moved him to at least fifth. Manager…

Shadowlands at Connecticut Theatre Company

Connecticut Theatre Company is presenting the dramatic play Shadowlands by William Nicholson from August 25th through September 3rd. Shadowlands tells the true to life story of the late romance of British writer C.S. Lewis and American poet Joy Davidman. C.S….

Commentary

Editor’s Note 8/24/2017

Good things continue to happen in New Britain. This week we have an article on dogs waste. Does not sound exciting, but it is a necessary one if we want to keep our parks clean. Residents are tired of dog…