New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: March 2018

Pinstripe Press

How many home runs will the New York Yankees hit this year? It has become a big question. I am making a few predictions. These all depend on the players being healthy. Giancarlo Stanton 57 Aaron Judge 55 Gary Sanchez…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 3/29/2018

Do not be surprised to hear more disparaging remarks about me and the paper in the next few weeks. Every few years people who do not like my opinions come out to smear me. It is part of the job….

All the April Celebrations!

To start, April brings National Library Week, April 8 – 14. Sponsored by the National Library Association, this is a week celebrating libraries, acknowledging all the important work that they do and the valuable contributions they make and to encourage…

Annual City Fishing Derby Scheduled For April 14

Get your rods and reels cleaned as the New Britain Parks and Recreation Department annual Fishing Derby is to be held at the pond in Stanley Quarter Park is coming quickly. The event is set for Saturday, April 14th, from…

TRIAD’s 20th Annual Senior Prom Coming April 19

It’s time for seniors to get all dolled up and be a teen again. This year’s TRIAD Senior Prom is only a few weeks away. It will take place on Thursday, April 19 from 5-9 p.m. at New Britain High…

Council Approves Debt Restructuring

During a Special Council meeting Wednesday night the Common Council approved a 22-23 year debt restructuring package. According to Ald. Jamie Giantonio, the number of years will be decided at issuance. John Healey of Mesirow Financial Services, the City’s financial…

NBHA Has New Executive Director

John Hamilton, the new executive director of the New Britain Housing Authority wants to change the perception of the way public housing is viewed. “Because it is low income (people believe) all we do is provide people someplace to go….

KC’s On Main Restaurant Open For Business

Open only for two weeks, KC’s on Main has been already delighting crowds with it’s wings and fresh fish meals. On Tuesday, the restaurant held an official ribbon cutting showing its newly designed establishment to residents and City officials. “We…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 3/22/2018

I am so happy to report that it appears an agreement has been reached on debt consolidation. I knew if the two parties worked together this could be done. A big thank you to the leadership group. It is vital…

Keep In Touch

My mother died July 12, 1980, and my father, March 21, 1982. I still find myself from time to time, driving for fifty minutes to the cemetery in Derby, where they are buried. I will spend perhaps as little as…