New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: October 2017

Pigskin Predictions

I went 11-4 last week putting me at 57-31 for the season. There were not too many surprises this week. Kansas City’s loss leaves them not a clear #1 anymore. And the Patriots seem to be coming around as they…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 10/26/2017

I try to let people speak and have a voice. But, I will not tolerate misinformation. In a letter on this page and on our Facebook page, people have said that Mayor Erin Stewart’s predecessor did not try to sell…

Unleash Your Inner Musician

Borrow an acoustic guitar at the library! We’re thrilled to announce that musicians at any level, from novice to virtuosos, will be able to borrow a guitar in our pilot program, starting in November. Thanks to a very generous donation…

Elections 2017

The New Britain City Journal asked those running for Common Council this November to write profiles about themselves for the paper. Below are submissions from the candidates that responded. ALDERMEN AT LARGE Katie Breslin (D) Katie Breslin is running for…

Phase 6 Ready

Phase 6 of the Downtown Streetscape project has been approved allowing Mayor Erin Stewart to reach an agreement with Cardinal Engineering at a cost of $135,000. The project will involve improvements from Myrtle St. to the East Main St. intersection…

Veterans Honored In City Ceremony

Over 150 of the City’s bravest men and women were honored Saturday as the City held a Veteran’s Medal Ceremony for the first time in over 30 years. “I would like to thank all veterans for your service,” said Mayor…

New Textile Recycling Set to Begin Next Week

Residents will soon be getting two pink bags in the mail. These bags are part of Simple Recycling, a free curbside textile collection service that opened it’s doors at 33 John St. on Wednesday with a ribbon cutting. The recycling…

Joby Rogers is “The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience

Thunder and Lighting Productions in association with Trinity-on-Main proudly presents A Tribute to Michael Jackson with Joby Rogers on Saturday, October 21, from 8 to 11 p.m. The show will be presented at Trinity-on-Main at 69 Main St. As the…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 10/19/2017

Halloween is getting here quickly. Tonight is our Halloween Pizza Party Fundraiser. We need to raise at the least $5,000 for the event. Please consider coming to the fundraiser on Thursday, Oct 19 at 6 p.m. at Grand Pizza, 136…

Marco Costa and Team Rubicon

This fall, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria wreaked havoc in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Many of us have family and friends living in these areas — especially in Florida and Puerto Rico — who experienced firsthand the devastation wrought…