By John Murray
Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary (second from the right) listened to a consultant yesterday afternoon during a tour of Library Park in downtown Waterbury. City officials are hoping to use nearly $1 million dollars in federal block grant money to overhaul four neglected parks; three in the South End of Waterbury, and one in downtown, Library Park.
Today begins a week-long celebration of the Woolworth Building in New York City, which was designed by architect Cass Gilbert's 100 years ago. The celebration spreades throughout the northeast with tours of many of Gilbert's masterpieces, and includes a walking tour of downtown Waterbury (which has several Cass Gilbert buildings, including a newly renovated City Hall) on Thursday.
Virginia O'Rourke, right, was honored yesterday as the Exchange Club Mayor for the Day during a ceremony outside Waterbury City Hall. Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary, left, said he has known O'Rourke for more than 25 years and praised her efforts to improve children's lives in the community. Photographs by John Murray
Join the Mattatuck Museum for Cinema Spring beginning with a screening of Home of the Brave: When Southbury Said ‘No’ to the Nazis on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The movie will conclude with a discussion featuring filmmaker Scott Sniffen and others in the documentary including Rev. Shannon Rye Wall from the South Britain Congregational Church.
Photographs By John Murray
Two dead trees are being removed on the east end of the Green in downtown Waterbury, altering the shade, aesthetics, and feel of the city's common space. It's shocking to the eye as the Brass Horse now towers over North Main Street. Will there be new trees planted? Stay tuned....