New Britain City Journal

New Britain's Weekly Online Newspaper

Month: June 2018

Phoenix Theater Company Presents “Parallel Lives” July 6

Phoenix Theater Company continues their 2018 season with Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy’s “Parallel Lives” at the Carriage House Theater located at 360 Farmington Avenue in Hartford, Ct., across the street from the Mark Twain House. The show runs Fridays,…

Pinstripe Press

I believe between now and the all-star break is vital for the Yankees. This is the time of the season, last year that the Yankees began to fall apart. After a sweep last week by one of the worst teams…

The Hive Offers “Experience the New” Clothing

If you are looking for clothes featuring the City, you need to make a stop at The Hive at 42 West Main St. Steven Ayala and Damon King opened the new retail business in the last year and held a…

Commentary

Editor’s Note 6/28/2018

This week I am glad to bring you a positive update on the downtown district. For years I have heard negative comments around it. Dirty, barren and unsafe were just a few of the adjectives used. Now, those in the…

Take Refuge

It’s a fast paced, ever changing world in which we live in. I invite you to step away from it and take a break at the perfect refuge – your library. Stop by, step inside and step aside from all…

When Your Parents Die With Debt

At any age, the death of a parent is a difficult experience. But these days more adult children are dealing with an added stressor: the realization that Mom or Dad died with debt. In the past decade, there’s been a…

Damon Pearce is New Britain High School Principal

On June 20, the New Britain Board of Education voted to approve the appointment of Mr. Damon Pearce as the next principal of New Britain High School. Pearce, a familiar name in the district, stood out as a candidate that…

State of Downtown: Finding an Identity

For many years downtown New Britain saw empty buildings, a diminishing population and memories of what it used to be. Those that work and invest there are saying a turnaround is finally happening as the City works to find a…

Drew Fraser Among New Shows Coming to DMTSradio

Deivone Tanksley of DMTS (Directing Musicians to Success) Radio is bringing five new shows to it’s downtown venue at 105B West Main St. including three well-known artists. “We have professional independent artists from Connecticut and three celebrities from out of…

Great American Boom Set for Wednesday

One of the biggest firework displays in the State will return on Wednesday, July 4th as the City presents The 26th Great American Boom at Stanley Quarter Park in honor of Independence Day. “We expect anywhere from 25-30,000 people within…