Four Years Ago He Won With

An Historic Write-In.

Can "Mayor Mike" Bring Home A Record

6th Consecutive Term?

Story By John Murray and Photographs By Michael Asaro

                  

   As we begin the election coverage of Waterbury's 2011 Mayoral Election the discussion has to begin with the reigning champ, Mike Jarjura, who has won ten general elections in Waterbury in a row. Five as a state representative in the East End of Waterbury, and five for mayor of Waterbury. If Jarjura wins in November he will be the only man in Waterbury's 300 year history to be elected mayor six elections in a row. That's impressive.

Carole Peck's

Zeeburger

By John Murray

   In celebration of National Hamburger Month the Observer cruised over to Woodbury, CT, to check out the steamed hamburger at Zeeburger, the new restaurant opened by famed chef, Carole Peck.

  Peck has owned and operated Carole Peck's Good News Cafe in Woodbury for years, and has already made a splash with Zeeburger.

 

NAACP Opposes Use

Of Taser Gun

Photographs By John Murray

Connecticut NAACP President Scot X Esdaile addresses a media throng in front of the Waterbury Police Department, May 16th, to call for an investigation into the taser gun killing of Marcus Brown. Esdaile called the taser gun a "tool of torture".

 

What Happened?

Marcus Brown died after he was tasered by a Waterbury police officer. 

    The Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches President Scot X Esdaile and Waterbury Branch President Victor Diaz will hold a press conference today, May 16th, at 5:30 pm, at the Waterbury Police Station to announce the NAACP's investigation into the Taser Death of Marcus Brown.

 

Race Day

It was a spectacular day to paddle down the Naugatuck River from Waterbury to Beacon Falls.  The sun flitted in and out, the rain held off, and despite water levels slightly lower than ideal, the event was another smashing success. Photograph by John Murray

 

Mind Of Steel

Story and Photographs By John Murray

   Some might think that genetics and large muscles are the key to Derek Poundstone’s stunning rise to the title of America’s Strongest Man.

   They would be wrong.

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