Community Bulletin Board
- All-Star Transportation Expanding Services
- African-Americans Save Ourselves Forum on Thursday
- Acts 4 Ministry Inc. Receives Generous Donation
- Local Football Players Earn Postseason Honors
- CJR Expanding Services
- Vendors Wanted for Chocolate Expo
- Click It Or Ticket!
- Grants for Kaynor Tech
- Red Carpet Exhibitions @ The Mattatuck Museum
- Get The Facts About Ebola at Saint Mary's Hospital
- Waterbury Branch of Metro North Rail Gets On Track
- Verizon's Holiday Food Drive
Photographs By John Murray
Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary was sworn in to a second term in office yesterday afternoon during a ceremony at Kennedy High School. O'Leary captured nearly 70% of the vote on election day and has a clear mandate to continue the projects and issues his administration has been implementing.
By John Murray
Strongman athlete Derek Poundstone, left, and George Tirado Sr., the long time athletic director at Wilby High School, were both inducted into the Silas Bronson Library's Waterbury Hall of Fame ysterday afternoon at a ceremony inside the Howland-Hughes Center on Bank Street in downtown Waterbury. Poundstone, at age 31, is the youngest member to be inducted into the Waterbury Hall of Fame, and Tirado is the first Hispanic. Also being inducted were choreographer Robert Haddad and manufacturer Eli Josiah Manville, both deceased.
After a contentious debate about ethnicity and minority representation, Felix Rodriguez was appointed by Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary to fill a vacancy on the Board of Education. Rodriquez works at the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and has been a visible leader in the city's burgeoning Hispanic community. Last night Rodriguez announced at the end of his first Board of Education meeting that he wanted to acknowledge his daughter's 13th birthday, and that he was missing the party back home. Few residents realize the personal sacrifice that elected officials make in order to serve and volunteer for the betterment of their community. Welcome to the fray, Felix, and here's hoping there was a slice of birthday cake waiting for you when you got home. Photograph by John Murray