Central Park fiberglass bee damaged; vandalism seen

Published on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 21:37
Written by Charles Paullin


NEW BRITAIN - One of the seven fiberglass bees in downtown’s Central Park has been damaged in a second act of public vandalism in as many weeks.

The police bee was seen Wednesday evening with what appeared to be scratch marks on its face.

None of the other bees appeared to have any damage.

Police Chief Chris Chute said his department will be looking into the matter.

Eight of the city’s 25 fiberglass bees were placed in the park on May 14 for a six-week period.

The bees are the product of a partnership between the city and the Greater New Britain Arts Alliance to show art around the city while paying homage to the city’s seal, a beehive, and Latin motto, which translated to English is “Industry fills the hive and enjoys the honey.”

The eight in central park represented the industries that the city was founded on Mayor Erin Stewart said when they were unveiled.

Last week, police released the photographs of two male suspects sought after for the vandalism of the Borinqueneers monument across from the Fire Department headquarters on Beaver Street. Police have not released any new information on that investigation.

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 21:37. Updated: Wednesday, 12 June 2019 21:39.