New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: April 2018

Choral Singers Invited to Apply to Sing in CONCORA’s 2018 Summer Festival

Experienced choral singers are invited to apply by May 20, 2018 to participate in CONCORA’s Summer Festival, “Wonderful Town! A Bernstein Centenary.” The Festival runs from July 29 through August 4. All events take place at Bethany Covenant Church in…

Pinstripe Press

It is way too early in the season for many negative naysayers. As I scanned the Yankees groups on Facebook, I saw a lot of negative comments. People were saying the Yankees will not make the playoffs and they can…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 4/26/2018

I do not know how the public feels, but the power struggle coming from the Common Council is an outrage. This week they set a resolution for a hiring freeze. Although I am in favor of a hiring freeze, the…

HUD Makes Reverse Mortgages Less Attractive

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has made changes to the federal reverse mortgage program. Citing the need to put the program on better financial footing, HUD has raised reverse mortgage fees for some borrowers and lowered the…

Super Powered Friends of the Library

Those incredible Friends of the New Britain Public Library did it again with their amazing super powers of book sale success. This very dedicated group of volunteers filled the Community Room with children’s books, replenished stock and sold books for…

New Convenience Store Opens on Arch St.

When you drive by Krispy Krunchy Chicken on Arch St., no longer will the fried poultry be the only store you’ll see on that corner. Two brothers, Tarek and Masoud Almontaser, who own the popular chicken restaurant, this week opened…

KAMF to Donate Bikes to New Britain Students

The Kevin Adorno Memorial Fund Inc. (KAMF) has chosen New Britain Elementary Schools for this year’s bike giveaway from the Bikes from Bambino Program. KAMF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by the family and friends of Kevin Adorno and…

Council Resolution Has “No Authority”

Although a new resolution was approved by the Democratic led Council to execute a hiring freeze, the Corporation Counsel said the resolution has “no authority”. According to City Charter §5-1 – The Authority of the Mayor. (a) There shall be…

Little Poland Festival This Sunday

If you are attending this year’s 7th Annual Little Poland Festival on Sunday you will have an extra hour of fun as the event has been extended to 7 p.m. You can spend that extra time dancing, drinking, eating, enjoying…

CFGNB, Bees Support Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund

The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) and New Britain Bees professional baseball club will join forces on Saturday, May 19, to raise money for victims of Hurricane Maria and to treat hundreds of New Britain school students and…