Community Bulletin Board
- 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
- Markley and Zupkus Town Hall Meeting
- Click It Or Ticket Enforced Over Holiday Season
A backhoe demolishes a structure in the South End of Waterbury today as part of the Loyola Development Corporation's revitalization plan. Photograph by John Murray
As part of its on-going transformation of the South End of Waterbury, the Loyola Development Corporation demolished a 102 year-old house on Monday, located at 629 South Main Street. This is Loyola’s first construction project. Loyola’s mission is to revitalize of the South End Neighborhood, a seven block area that runs from East Clay to Mill Street and South Main to Mill Street with adjacent blocks from Benedict to South Main and Liberty to Jewelry Streets.
Dean Thapa made his way here from Nepal and now operates his own convenience store.
Story and Photographs By John Murray
A Google image search for Tanahun, Nepal, reveals a spectacularly beautiful village surrounded by terraced farms carved into sides of mountains in central Asia. This is where Dean Thapa began his improbable journey towards Waterbury, and like thousands before him who have come from England, Ireland, Italy and Lithuania, Dean Thapa clawed his way across the earth to reach a place where hard work promised advancement.