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
"Gobbler", a contestant in the Frankie's hot dog eating contest waved a foot-long at the crowd. Gobbler was the only contestant to smear ketchup on his hot dogs.
Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary answered questions about the proposed hospital merger during the hearing June 11th in Hartford. The three partners in the merger were represented from left to right by Dan Moen of LHP, Darlene Stromsted of Waterbury Hospital, and Chad Wable from Saint Mary's Hospital. Photograph by John Murray
Stan Piurkowski, owner, creator and head chef of the soon-to-open Meadow Street Grill stated, “Everything we serve will be locally sourced from farms within a 50-mile radius of Waterbury. Every dish will feature foods procured daily from local providers and made-to-order for each individual guest.” This Friday, June 8, the much-anticipated Meadow Street Grill will officially open from 6:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., seven days each week for breakfast and lunch at 228 Meadow Street in Waterbury. This is Waterbury area’s first farm-to-table locally sourced restaurant and was created by Piurkowski to offer “only the freshest of ingredients of real foods.”
A recent KaBOOM project in Chicago brought the community together.
KaBOOM! has teamed with the Connecticut Community Foundation and the American Heart Association in Waterbury to provide new playground equipment for Waterbury’s Chase Park. KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit dedicated to saving play for America’s children. The entire playground will be built by hundreds of volunteers on June 23, 2012. After six hours of shoveling, hammering, painting and much more, Chase Park will be the home of a new, magical playground.
The blood pressure and cholesterol levels in Waterbury's economic development team just lowed a few notches. After months of actively recruiting Unipharm, an international manufacturer of vitamins and health suppliments, the company has decided to set up shop on the aptly named - Progress Lane - in the Brass City.
The City of Waterbury will be holding a community meeting at Gilmartin School on Wednesday, April 18th to talk with residents about the upcoming Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project. The community meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. On hand for the meeting will be Mayor Neil O’Leary, Principal Don Burzler, Director of Public Works Lou Spina and City Engineer Mark Pronovost.
(Editor’s note - The following speech was delivered by Neil O’Leary on February 6th, 2011, inside a delapidated store front on East Main Street in downtown Waterbury)
Let me begin by thanking all of you who have taken time out of your busy schedules to join us today. I want to take this moment to acknowledge my family, my brothers and sisters, their children, my cousins, my brother and sister police officers, firefighters, teachers and all of our friends. I also want to thank and acknowledge all the elected and appointed officials here today. Wow, what an incredible turnout. And, I don’t just mean the size of the crowd, but the diversity of this group as well. We have friends here from all backgrounds, occupations, races and ethnicities. All the folks who make up this great city of Waterbury.