Community Bulletin Board
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- State Grant to Revitalize Vacant Parcels
- Gallery Tour at Museum~ April 23
- Palace Theater Announces May Line-Up
- Rep. Cuevas appointed to M.O.R.E. Committee
- Annual Arts Show in Naugatuck
- Fulton Park Clean-up And Restoration April 21
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The Historic Overlook Community Club is conducting a Neighborhood Block Watch training meeting on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. at Kingsbury School gym. 110 people are expected to become block watch members. The Waterbury Police Department will be there to train the volunteers. The picture above is from an earlier meeting in March that addressed neighborhood safety concerns after a Yeshiva student was beaten and robbed of his cell phone. Photograph by John Murray
Photographs By John Murray
Yeshiva students were out in force last night during a special meeting of the Historic Overlook Community Club to discuss crime and safety in the neighborhood. The Overlook neighborhood has been plagued by smash and grab robberies the past several years, but last Sunday a Yeshiva student was assaulted by three teenagers and clubbed on the head with a 2 x 4. They stole his cell phone. More than 200 neighborhood residents packed into the Kingsbury School gymnasium to address Mayor Neil O'Leary and Police Chief Michael Guggliotti.
Photographs by John Murray
A garbage container along the eastern edge of Fulton Park, on Pine Street, appears to be an effective tool for keeping the area clean. But a peek over the stone wall revealed an alternate universe. There are many Waterburians who take great pride in the city, and spend hundreds of hours volunteering and performing community service. There are other Waterburians who live and act like animals. Blight affects the psyche of Waterbury, and acts like this in Fulton Park stain the environment, and the community.
As the sun faded in the western sky Friday afternoon it cast a spotlight onto the funky architectural shapes of two and three family homes in the Cracker Hill (Overlook) neighborhood of Waterbury. The image was taken from Watertown Road looking east towards Cracker Hill. Photograph by John Murray
Junyi “Evie” Luo, a 15-year-old foreign exchange student from Beijing, China, uses a video chat program on her cell phone to introduce her parents, who were 6793 miles away, to Andy and Carol Michaud, her host family in Waterbury. Evie is attending Holy Cross High School through the International Bridge Group, which is facilitated locally by Norma Jones. Photograph by John Murray
Byrek, Albania's most popular "fast food", a triangular filo pastry snack filled with cheese, spinach or meat.
The Overlook neighborhood in Waterbury will see an explosion of Albanian culture on display this weekend during the First Annual Albanian American Labor Day Festival, on Columbia Blvd. There will be traditional Albanian food and music and the event will be staged from 11 am to 11 pm on both Saturday September 3rd, and Sunday September 4th. The festival will be at the Albanian Community Center at 106 Columbia Boulevard, and there is free admission and parking.
After listening to dozens of members of Waterbury's black community speak out in support of Dr. Portia Bonner, a black woman who was born and raised in Waterbury, the Board of Education voted 7-3 to hire Dr. Kathleen Ouellette as the new Superintendent of Schools in Waterbury. The board members who voted for Ouellette cited her strong track record of experience as the deciding factor.
The Boys & Girls Club will be holding its 1st Annual Eat, Drink & BE GREAT Event at the Ponte Club on Sunday September 18th from noon-5pm. Tickets to the Event are $35 for adults $15 for kids which includes unlimited hamburgers, hotdogs, soda and beer. There will be raffles and a DJ. Tickets can be purchased at the Club, on our website bgcgwater.org or at the door on the day of the Event.
Black Leaders Call Press Conference To Protest Hiring Of White Superintendent Of Waterbury Schools, WOW Center, 5PM
Press Conference Today!!! WOW LEARNING CENTER
Location: 304 Walnut Street
Time: 5:00 PM
Date: Today 4 August 2011
Contact: Jimmie Griffin, Convenor at 203-577-8084