Community Bulletin Board
- Hartley on Manufacturing
- Easter Bunny Express
- Love a Lilac
- Improving Air Quality
- What's Happening in Waterbury and Beyond
- TURN to a Historian at the Litchfield Historical Society
- A Night at the Boys and Girls Club
- Call for Hall of Fame Nominations
- President Trump Signs Two Esty-Authored Bills
- Safety Classes at Railroad Museum
- College Scholarship Opportunities
- Take Your Child to the Library Day
By John Murray
The Connecticut Secretary of State, Denise Merrill, right, was in Waterbury last night to participate in a non-partisan conversation about engaging Hispanics in the voting process. The event "Civic Engagement Matters", was sponsored by the City of Waterbury and the Secretary of State's Office, and was staged at Reed Elementary School on North Main Street. Mayoral aide, Geraldo Reyes Jr., is on the left.
By John Murray
Waterbury Police Chief Vernon Riddick announced the installation of a medication drop box in the lobby of the Waterbury Police Department yesterday afternoon. Riddick said the public can drop unwanted, unused or expired medications in the box 24/7, 365 days a year, with no questions asked. The box was donated by the Bunker Hill Pharmacy, whose owner, William Summa, is second from the left.
Derek Poundstone, left, three-time winner of the title of America's Strongest Man, watches closely as a competitor completes the farmer's walk during Saturday's "Stay Strong Amateur Strongman Event" held at the Poundstone Performance Center in the South End of Waterbury. Photographs by John Murray
Running legend, Rod Dixon, of New Zealand, will be in Waterbury this afternoon to kick off a fitness program he hopes to spread across the world. Dixon is an Olympic medalist, but is best known for his stunning come-from-behind victory in the 1983 New York City Marathon. Dixon will be at the North End Middle School at 4:30 to meet with kids and state and local officials. The public is invited.
Photographs By John Murray
The flag of Greece unfurled at Waterbury City Hall Saturday morning during a ceremony honoring Mary Ricciardi as Greek Mayor for the Day.
Photographs By John Murray
Patrick "Bob" O'Rourke got a kiss from his wife Carol after he was officially named Irish Mayor for the Day during a cermony inside Waterbury City Hall yesterday morning, St. Patrick's Day. O'Rourke was born in Waterbury and raised in the Abrigador neighborhood of the city.
Column By Kevin Zak
After the recent blizzard of 2013 the state found itself making an unpleasant decision. They allowed towns and cities in the Naugatuck Valley to dump snow directly into the river to clear the streets.
Before I try to answer the question whether we should be dumping snow in the river, let’s put a few things out on the table. The storm is over. The snow is all but gone, and in the river. This is the literal water under the bridge argument. The Mayors of Waterbury and Naugatuck were reacting to an uncommon weather event, their backs were up against the wall and the state bailed them out. However, it will snow again, and it will pile up to levels that will put the cities and towns back in the same situation in the future.
Now is the time to plan for the next event.
The new career academy is nestled on a hill overlooking the city of Waterbury.
Column by Jay Gonzalez
The city of Waterbury is a diverse melting pot of many different cultures and nationalities. From Portuguese to Lebanese, Latino to Irish, Italian to Albanian and so on, this great city has a plethora of establishments celebrating the unique aspects and traditions of each great culture. The rich heritages of The Brass City can be seen from street corners to festivals. Whether it's the Ponte Feast, Portuguese Club, Mayor for the Day, or Jonathan Reed School that recently opened up, our city honors the sacrifices, hard work, and dedication that these cultures and people have made for their hometown. As the fifth largest city in Connecticut, there are many opportunites we have to pay tribute to a cause or ones beliefs. Just last year in Waterbury, there was tremendous support for the naming of a new school opening up to be dedicated to a black man, first time ever. Really? It was the first public school in the City of Waterbury, a city so diverse, to be named or in honor of a minority. Hundreds turned out, and rightfully so, for Jonathan E. Reed School dedication ceremony as this was a long overdue accomplishment for the city.