Lt. Chris Corbett from the Waterbury Police Department has confirmed that a 25-year-old male was shot once in the leg last night near the corner of Willow Street and Hillside Avenue in Waterbury. Corbett said the victim was not injured seriously. Photographs by John Murray

   More than a dozen Waterbury police officers descended on Hillside Avenue in Waterbury Tuesday around 8pm. One Waterbury police officer questioned two young women as four officers scoured a lawn with high-powered flashlights. Neighbors told the Observer they hadn't heard any gunshots, and moments after this image was taken, the Observer was ordered back as the police extended the crime scene an additional 50 yards.  Photograph by John Murray

 

   Join the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury for a provocative and cutting edge cocktail party and exhibit on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 6:00-8:00pm. This one night only party, “Chrome & Couture, Say Yes to the Paper Dress,” will feature an exhibit of custom, vintage and exceptional motorcycles with an outrageous collection of paper dresses. This festive, interactive event will be enjoyed on all three floors of the museum and includes food sculptures, tattoo models, body art demonstrations, psychic readings and strolling tables. Yes, strolling tables.

   One of the most profound aspects of the Civil War was the freeing of some 4 million enslaved people in the southern states. The road to freedom was rough, but for none more so than the African-Americans who enlisted in the Union army to help the cause of emancipation. This talk will address the rocky path to the Emancipation Proclamation, which allowed African-Americans to enlist in the army. The experiences of the Connecticut 29th and 30th Regiments will be discussed.

Former Waterbury police chief, Neil O'Leary, speaking at the Democrat Convention. 

   (Editor's note - the following statement was issued by the O'Leary campaign in response to an article published in the Sunday issue of the Republican-American newspaper. O'Leary is the Democrat nominee for mayor, and the article was about his opponent, five-term incumbent, Mayor Mike Jarjura, who is seeking a record sixth term in office. The article in the Republican-American documented that Jarjura owned a building at 2154 East Main Street that was rented by a massage parlor.  A FBI investigation later unearthed that the brothel was part of an international human-trafficking operation. Mayor Jarjura told the daily newspaper he was unaware of the the activity going on inside the building. "Everything seemed to be in order," Jarjura told the Republican-American. This is Neil O'Leary's statement about the incident.)

   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

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