Community Bulletin Board
- Greater Waterbury Restaurant Week
- New England Brewing Co Beer Dinner
- Let It Be at The Palace
- Independent Party Nominates Lessard for State Rep in 75th
- Hurry Down Gunntown
- Legislative Dinner on March 14th
- 2016 Travelers Walk MS
- Falls Village Mountaineer 5k
- New CEO at Post University
- Women Composers Festival in Hartford
- Sons and Daughters of Italy Scholarship
- Billy Elliot Auditions
Former state representative Victor Cuevas pled guilty yesterday to conspiracy to commit bank fraud.
Story and Photographs By John Murray
A two-year federal probe into the financial dealings of former state representative Victor Cuevas hinged on the technicality of whether $7000 was a gift or loan from a life-long friend. The money was used to qualify for a special HUD loan that enabled Cuevas to purchase a home in Bristol with less money invested upfront. The key element of getting the mortgage was having a friend or family member gift him $7000.
“A broker suggested I could qualify for the loan if I borrowed $7000 from a friend, and then repaid the friend after I got the loan,” Cuevas said. “At the time I didn’t think it was a big deal.”
Direct from Broadway and London's West End, the international hit production Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles made its North American debut with an eight-week U.S. and Canadian tour during the Spring of 2015. Now, the celebrated show that has been seen by over two million people worldwide is introducing a brand new production for the 2016 touring season, which will close out the Waterbury Palace Theater’s 2015-2016 Webster Broadway Series with three performances, Apr.
The Independent Party announced at their caucus on Sunday March 20 that Lisa M. Lessard was unanimously chosen to be their candidate in a special election for State Representative in the 75th District in Waterbury.
Post University, a career-driven university and major provider of online education based in Waterbury, Conn., announced that John L. Hopkins has been named Chief Executive Officer of the University. Tom Samph, Ph.D., who has served as Post University’s Chief Executive Officer since 2004, will continue as a Board of Trustees member and also serve as Chancellor.
By John Murray
Sacred Heart High School star Mustapha Heron drove to the rim Saturday night against Foothills Christian at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts. 55 teams from 20 states (and one team from Canada) participated in what is widely known as the top high school event in America. The classic featured many of the top teams and recruits in the land. Unbeaten Sacred Heart, the #1 team in Connecticut, gave the #5 ranked team in the United States a scare, but fell 82-80, snapping a 40 game win streak.
Jahana Hayes, the history teacher at Waterbury's John F. Kennedy High School who was named the Connecticut State Teacher of the Year, is now a finalist for the 2016 National Teacher of the Year Award.
Dr. Kathleen Ouellette, Superintendent of Waterbury Public Schools, was informed Jan. 12 by the Council of Chief State School Officers that Mrs. Hayes is one of four finalists for the coveted title of National Teacher of the Year.
The Historic Overlook Community Club will have a special Overlook neighborhood meeting on Thursday, December 3 rd. from 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. at Kingsbury School gym to promote concrete action on important security issues, problems and complaints that neighbors face daily in the Overlook community.
Waterbury will receive more than $3 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds to protect children and families from the dangers of lead-based paints and other residential health and safety hazards.
HUD Secretary Julian Castro announced the funding this week. It is part of the agency’s mission to help children and families secure quality housing by protecting them from home health hazards including lead paint. “Every family deserves to live in a safe and healthy home where they can see their children thrive and excel,” Castro said. “A healthy home is vital to the American Dream.”