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Mayor Neil O'Leary
In March 2012 a Yeshiva student was attacked and britally beaten in the Overlook Neighborhood in Waterbury. The Historic Overlook Community Club called an emergency meeting that was attended by Mayor Neil O'Leary and a large contingent of Waterbury police officers who addressed the situation. Concerns in the neighborhood are heightened again after an armed robbery. Community leaders, who wrote the following letter, are calling for another meeting with the mayor and an increased police presence in the Overlook neighborhood. Photograph by John Murray
(Editor's note - the following letter was sent by concerned community leaders in the Overlook neighborhood in Waterbury following an armed robbery)
We regret to inform you about an attack which took place this evening in our neighborhood. One of our community members was mugged at gunpoint as she stood in front of her house. In light of the fact that this is the second attack in the past two weeks, we are extremely concerned about this disturbing trend and we all have to work together to ensure our safety.
After a two year lull, plans for a 56-mile greenway from Torrington to Derby are starting to accelerate. First, the contract for the greenway project through Waterbury has been approved by the Board of Aldermen, and Mayor Neil O'Leary, and is entering a year-long design phase. While other towns dream of having their own greenway along the Naugatuck River, Waterbury's project is sitting on nearly $7 million in funding. It is real, and it is going to happen.
On Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10:30 am, the Mayor's Office, WATR, and The Committee for a New Waterbury will announce an initiative to recognize Waterbury's unsung heroes leading up to the Annual Spirit Fest and Mardi Gross on October 27, 2012.
This week, the City of Waterbury installed twenty-four recycling bins designed specifically for placement throughout the downtown business district. The recycling bins are thanks to a grant made possible by The Coca-Cola Foundation and Keep America Beautiful. The City has been awarded forty-eight of the recycling bins and the remaining bins will be installed soon.
Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation will honor the Honorable Neil M. O’Leary, Mayor of the City of Waterbury, as the 2012 Saint Mary’s Hospital Champion. The award is presented at the annual Saint Mary’s Champion Dinner, which this year is on Monday, September 10, 2012, at the CoCo Key Water Resort Hotel and Convention Center in Waterbury.
Second graders in Melissa Boutote's class at Carrington School in Waterbury enjoyed a unique field trip yesterday morning when they traveled to Carvel on Watertown Avenue to meet up with Mayor Neil O'Leary, who treated all the students to an ice cream cone. The mayor developed a special bond with the class after last November's election. The students had been studying government in social studies and produced a guide book on how to be a good mayor. After completion they presented it to Mayor O'Leary, who said he has it in his office at City Hall, and refers to it when making all his tough decisions. Photograph by John Murray
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary, TODAY, MAY 3, will host Curt Spalding, Regional Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), at the former site of Nova Dye & Print in Waterbury to discuss ways the federal government can facilitate the commercial redevelopment of the property.
Chad Wable, the President and CEO of Saint Mary's Hospital, said the merger and site selection for a new hospital, “has gone from a complex deal, to a potentially mega-complex deal involving six parties. I am amazed at how aligned we are.”
Column By John Murray
Waterbury is engaged in a cultural collision that might define the city for the next 100 years. Good versus evil? No, it’s not that dramatic. It’s health care versus economic development.
Experts have scratched their heads for years wondering how a city the size of Waterbury could sustain two hospitals. The truth is, it couldn’t. For decades the city has witnessed a slow deterioration in the financial well being of Saint Mary’s Hospital, and Waterbury Hospital. They weren’t going to crash like airplanes tumbling out of the sky, it was more like a leak in an old wooden boat, slowly, almost imperceptibly, taking on water.