New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: February 2018

Historic City of Pride Launch Party

Over 50 people came out last Friday night to eat, mingle and dance at the City of Pride Launch Party at the Back Nine Tavern. “I was so proud to see such a strong turn out by the LGBT community…

Singing Valentine in Unlikely Setting

Four white guys in formal attire showed up in an African American owned New Britain barbershop to deliver a Singing Valentine to the shop owner’s fiancée last week. This was not only a delightful surprise to the recipient, Annette Velez;…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 2/22/2018

I did not write about it because it felt like old news, but in case you missed it, Mayor Erin Stewart was called to the White House last week. She met President Donald Trump and was involved in a round…

Vendors Needed for Downtown Farmer’s Market

If you have produce to sell or are a crafter or a non-profit or a vendor of any other sort, it is time to grab a spot at the downtown Central Park Farmers’ Market. Mayor Erin Stewart announced this week…

Sarra Receives 13th Annual VH1 Save the Music Foundation Award

Nancy Sarra, Superintendent of the Consolidated School District of New Britain (CSDNB), has been awarded the VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s 13th Annual Administrator Award for Distinguished Support of Music Education. This prestigious award was presented in Nashville, Tennessee at…

Changes Take Shape at A.W. Stanley Park

Work began at A. W Stanley Park to renovate the park bringing in a new pool, paths, parking lot, basketball hoops, baseball fields and more began last Fall, but the cold weather has slowed it down. “We attempted to start…

Is the Democratic Council Holding Up City Business?

When the Democratic majority led Council delayed moving forward with debt restructuring and then delayed the Beehive Bridge Project, some Republican Council members said they began to fear the Council was halting City business under Mayor Erin Stewart. “I believe…

TRIAD Annual Pancake Breakfast Set for March 18

New Britain TRIAD holds many events each year including an Intergenerational Senior Prom. In order to raise money for various events, the TRIAD Annual Pancake Breakfast takes place in March. This year it will be held on Sunday, March 18…

NBHS Parents’ Music Association to Host Fourth Annual Gala

On Saturday, March 3, the New Britain High School Parents’ Music Association will host the Fourth Annual “Gala of Great Food and Great Music” to raise funds for the NBHS Music Department. The gala will take place at the VFW…

Pinstripe Press

It has been so long since I have written about the Yankees. Spring training is right around the corner. I have extremely high hopes for the Bombers this year. With the addition of Giancarlo Stanton, I am optimistic the Yankees…