Story by Gerry Strauss

    Remember when women’s pro wrestling was nothing but a sideshow? For many fans growing up, the females of the “squared circle” provided nothing but cheap, campy fun, just a step or two above mud pits and bikini contests. Luckily, things have changed. Pro wrestling now presents women as strong, capable athletes, some of whom just happen to be gorgeous.

                                   Photographs By John Murray

Four-year-old Zois Tzepos, left, and Markos Tzepos, 8, were in full Greek costume during a Greek Independence Day Celebration at Waterbury City Hall Saturday morning. 

   Local political leaders convened at the train station in downtown Waterbury this morning with DOT Commissioner James Redeker to celebrate the demolition of the abandoned SNET Building.

   Northeast Wrestling returns to Waterbury, CT on Friday, March 28, 2014 with “Wrestlefest 18” a benefit fundraiser for the Waterbury PAL at Crosby High School, 300 Pierpoint Rd. in Waterbury. Belltime is 8:00 pm.

   Today, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) met with local service providers, law enforcement, health care advocates, and patients to discuss the growing heroin epidemic in Connecticut. Over the last decade, heroin use has nearly doubled in the United States. In Connecticut and other states in New England, deaths related to heroin use have spiked in the last year. On average, one person dies every day in Connecticut from an opioid overdose.

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