New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: May 2018

Pinstripe Press

As this team progresses talk about a new core four to replace Derek Jeter, Andy Pettite, Jorge Posada and Mariana Rivera seems to always be a question. Time will tell but there could be a cour five. Of course it…

A Yankee Peddler Pawn Shop Still Going Strong

  After 22 years, A Yankee Peddler & Pawn is still drawing customers at its Main Street location. Owner Jason King said in August of 2017 the shop moved a bit down the street to an over 3,000 square foot…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 5/31/2018

I’m not one to focus on national news, but I was outraged by Roseanne Barr’s comments this week on twitter. I will not repeat them because they were racist and uncalled for. I didn’t realize how racist this country has…

Kicking Off Summer

Get ready for a summer full of things to do at the library. Its official – summer arrives Thursday, June 21 at 6:07 a.m. and we are kicking off our summer activities on June 20 with our annual Summer Reading…

HRA Wellness Resource Center Host HIV Survivor Soiree Fundraiser

For the first time in Connecticut HRA Wellness Resource Center will host the 1st Annual HIV Survivor Soiree Fundraiser honoring the lives of survivors across the state “A Life We Never Dreamed Of “on Friday June 8, 2018 at Casa…

Crowds Come Out for Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Services were held Wednesday and the feature program – The Memorial Day Parade – took place as residents lined the street for the celebration. A longer parade, lasting nearly an hour, took place compared to recent years. “We…

DMTS Open Doors on West Main Street Saturday

  After bringing a crowd around downtown to promote businesses who are sponsoring DMTS (Directing Musicians to Success) Radio, Deivone Tanksley gathered in front of his new studio building at 105B West Main St, to cut the ribbon for his…

Should New Britain Residents Vote on an Annual Budget?

  Although the City is not considering changing the charter to have residents vote on the budget, other towns such as Berlin do vote on that issue. The City Journal this month asked residents if they would like to vote…

NBYT Plans Magical Spring and Summer Performances

Looking toward warmer days and school vacations, New Britain Youth Theater has announced programs and performances. Events in June include an interactive circus-themed mystery party, Murder Under the Big Top, for ages 10 through 18 on Saturday, June 9. Participants…

New Britain Bees Signings and Memorial Day Weekend Schedule

FORMER MAJOR LEAGUER TUIASOSOPO SIGNS WITH BEES The New Britain Bees today announced the signing of outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo. “We’re excited to bring Matt on board,” says Bees General Manager Brad Smith. “He adds another power bat to our lineup…