Community Bulletin Board
- Brass City Rumberos Tonight
- Memphis Opens in Thomaston
- Chamber Awards 2015
- Tina Agati Honored By Main Street Waterbury
- Dr. Jane Goodall Returns to WCSU
- Volunteer of the Year
- Grant Helps Waterbury
- Elizabeth Richard, Inc. Opening in Woodbury Saturday
- Book Talk and Book Fair with Talk Show Host Kara Sundlun
- Old State House Explores CT Slave Trade Involvement
- Hundreds Walk for Stronger Babies at Quassy
- Acts 4 Ministry Acquires Box Truck Through Ion Bank Grant
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.”
The board of directors of Acts 4 Ministry, Inc., a non-denominational, non-profit charitable organization in Waterbury, announced the addition of three new members: Timothy J. Blankenship of Southington, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial; Christine Jones of Waterbury, print and marketing consultant with Sir Speedy Print and Marketing; Teresa “Terri” Carrier of Bristol, a branch manager with Ion Bank.
TCC, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., announces today that 300 of its stores will be donating and volunteering at local food banks through its “Stop the Hunger” initiative this holiday season in a joint effort with its customers.
Albania's ambassador to the United States, Gilbert Galanxhi, traveled from Washington D.C. for an historic meeting of the local Albanian community in Waterbury with two United States Senators.
Story and Photographs By John Murray
With 12,000 Albanians living in Waterbury the city has one of the largest populations of Albanians in the United States. Some came more than 50 years ago, but a large influx of Albanians came seeking opportunity in the 1990s when Albania opened it's borders. Thousands more ethnic Albanians came to Waterbury to escape the hardship of the Balkan wars when Yugoslavia broke apart.
The Mattatuck Museum has announced that Cathy and Jim Smith will be this year’s honorees of the Brass Button Award Celebration on Friday, September 20, 2013. The award ceremony, sponsored by Webster Bank, American Savings Foundation, Warburg Pincus, KPMG LLP and Secor, Cassidy & McPartland, P.C., will be held at the Museum beginning at 6:00 p.m. The event will include a cocktail reception with remarks by Museum Board Members and the presentation of the award by Senator Joan Hartley followed by a seated dinner in the Museum galleries. The Brass Button Award recognizes outstanding contributions of individuals in the greater Waterbury area who are dedicated to the cultural and social enrichment of their community.
Join the Mattatuck Museum for the opening reception of an exciting exhibition of on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 5:00Norman Sunshine: The Conversation Pieces-7:00 p.m.
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"I was one of the hundreds of passengers on the 8:30 p.m. train to Waterbury [from Bridgeport] last night. The 3-car train arrived a little late, but it left the station rather promptly. I was sitting the car # 6127 where I noticed that the red light showing the “Toilet Out of Order” sign. Soon after our departure, passengers, both young and old, came to use the toilet and after seeing the sign, they all left disappointed. When one of the passengers inquired about the situation, the ticket agent told her that “there is no toilet on this train, and she had to hold it!”
The Mattatuck Museum will host a special evening event on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 5:30 to 7: 30 p.m. to discuss the latest scientific research on the bones of “Fortune,” an African-American man who was enslaved by a Waterbury bone surgeon in the 1700s. The discussion will be led by a panel of faculty members from Quinnipiac University and Central Connecticut State University. Professor Gerald Conlogue, co-director of the Bioanthropology Research Institute at Quinnipiac University, will introduce the discussion.
Waterbury's Ryan Gomes, right, played tenacious defense against former UConn star Jerome Dyson last night during the championship game of the Greater Hartford Pro-Am. Gomes was playing for Harte Nissan which won the title with a thrilling 141-140 overtime victory. Gomes, is 6'7" and weighs 250 pounds, and throughout the game he defended the opponents point guard, shooting guard, wing player and center. His defensive prowess and quick hands created several turnovers, and illustrated to the 1200 fans in the Crosby High School gym why Gomes, 30, was recently signed to a contract by the Oklahoma Thunder of the NBA. Photograph by John Murray