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
The Waterbury Regional Chamber’s Y.P.O.W.R. – Young Professionals of Waterbury Region - will launch a three part “Influential Business: CEO Speaker Series – Making It Happen” beginning Friday, January 24 with Charles Boulier III, president and CEO of Ion Bank. The series will continue on Friday, February 7 with Paula Van Ness, president and CEO of the Connecticut Community Foundation, and Donna Palomba, founder of Jane Doe No More will be the final speaker on Friday, February 21, 2014.
Jane Doe No More founder Donna Palomba provided expert commentary during a news segment on New York television station WPIX 11 this week. She will be featured again this Friday, April 6, on Connecticut’s Fox 61 news during the 9:00AM news hour.
Left to right, Donna Palomba, Dr. William Petit and Dr. Henry C. Lee
The Petit Family Foundation and Sikorsky Finance Women’s Forum will be honored during Jane Doe No More’s 3rd annual Dr. Henry C. Lee Awards and Recognition Dinner. The event takes place Friday, March 16 at The Waterview, Monroe, CT. Program sponsorships and reserved tables are now available.
Tricia Guiry is the new executive director of the Jane Doe No More Foundation
A local non-profit foundation attempting to improve the way society responds to victims of sexual assault has hired Tricia Guiry to lead its efforts to grow to regional and national importance. Jane Doe No More was founded by local resident, Donna Palomba, is response to a sexual assault that happened to her in the Overlook neighborhood in Waterbury in September 1993. The incident drew international attention when the case was featured in a tw0-hour NBC Dateline special.
Story By Chelsea Murray
Catherine Rodgers of Naugatuck learns to evade a choke hold. Photos By John Murray
I was robbed my last night in Greece.
After watching the sunset from the Acropolis, myself and two friends took a short cut back to our apartment. On our way through the cobblestone streets we encountered a young Gypsy couple, who stepped out of the shadows looking for a smoke. My friend gave them a cigarette and loaned out his favorite lighter. After small talk about how quiet the streets were, the man pocketed the lighter. My friend calmly protested and asked for his lighter back. Instead of the lighter, the Gypsy pulled out a switchblade and thrust it against my friend’s throat.
Story By John Murray
Donna Palomba continues to fight back.
This time it’s not against a masked rapist, two incompetent Waterbury police officers, or an insensitive newspaper; now Palomba and her Jane Doe No More organization are taking on modern American society, and its response to sexual assault.
The Monster Behind The Mask
By John Murray
For the past year friends and family of John Regan stood by his side after he was arrested for allegedly raping Donna Palomba, the wife of one of his best friends. The charge was so outrageously off the wall, and despicable, that many people in the community refused to believe he had committed the crime.
To Catch A Monster
Excellent Work By The Waterbury Police Department Leads To Arrest In Controversial 1993 Rape Case
Story by John Murray
At the end of another long day at police headquarters, Neil O'Leary climbed into his car and headed home. For the past 15 months, O'Leary had served as the acting chief of the Waterbury Police Department. As he headed home on that September night two months ago, O'Leary, 46, had a lot on his mind. The city had begun testing 11 candidates for the permanent chief's job, and O'Leary was stressed about taking the oral and written exams.