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Month: December 2017

Pigskin Predictions

I had the worst week ever as I was 6-10. Overall I am 110-63 for the season. As I write this I am still laughing at my Patriots loss to the Dolphins. The Patriots are still the team to beat….

New Britain in 2018

What will 2018 bring to New Britain? The answer is simple. A lot. If you just look at downtown you will see changes taking place to the landscape. The Beehive Bridge is expected to be completed. It will bring a…

Top 10 News Events in New Britain in 2017

Each year the City Journal recaps the biggest stories affecting New Britain in the past year. Here are our Top 10 for 2017. Howey House Breaks ground on North Street In May, the Connecticut Department of Housing awarded a Competitive…

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Celebrates 125 Years

For 125 years St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church has been a strong presence in the New Britain community. In 1892 St. John’s was founded by German immigrants who came here to take advantage of the many opportunities that were available…

Readers Say They Will Spend Less This Holiday

In the New Britain City Journal Facebook group we asked this month, “Are you spending more on the holidays, less or the same as previous years? Why?”. Most readers responded saying they will spend less this year. The reasons vary….

Pigskin Predictions

I went 10-6 last week and am 104-53 for the season. Minnesota is slowly becoming a team to beat as Philadelphia lost this week. There is constant change in football. New Orleans 28, Atlanta 27 – Saints are surprising Buffalo…


Editor’s Note 12/7/2017

Can you believe how close it is to Christmas? December seems to fly by. Santa Claus came to New Britain Tuesday night and helped light our Christmas tree. The same tree seen in the movie “A Very Merry Toy Store”….


Bee Seen Around New Britain: New Britain Pride

New Britain Pride, the city’s 501(C)3 LGBT nonprofit, has been busy at work since our  founding back in August – establishing ourselves as an organization, recruiting members,  and starting to plan events and educational opportunities. Over the next five months …

Industrial Museum Opens Doors on West Main Street

About 50 people turned out to celebrate a new beginning for the New Britain Industrial Museum (NBIM) on Saturday at its new location at 59 West Main St. “This is a great day for us,” said Museum Director Karen Hudkins….