Community Bulletin Board
- UNICO Scholarship Awards Dinner, May 28
- Post University partners with Masonicare
- Crosby H.S. in CT Innovation Exposition
- Award Winning Musical, Jersey Boys, at Palace
- CT Law Firm Joins Driver Safety Campaign
- Farm Viability Grant for Brass City Harvest
- State Grant to Revitalize Vacant Parcels
- Gallery Tour at Museum~ April 23
- Palace Theater Announces May Line-Up
- Rep. Cuevas appointed to M.O.R.E. Committee
- Annual Arts Show in Naugatuck
- Fulton Park Clean-up And Restoration April 21
Governor Dannel Malloy
By John Murray
Connecticut Democrats flexed their muscle in Waterbury Sunday afternoon inside the Palace Theater. How often does the mayor share a stage with a congressman, a senator, the governor and a former president all fired up nine days before the election. That all happened yesterday when former president Bill Clinton campaigned in Connecticut for Congressman Chris Murphy's bid for the United States Senate.
Tubal Ligations And Labor Issues Are Final Obstacles To $400 Million New Hospital In Downtown Waterbury
By John Murray
Dr. James Gatling, right, listens to community activist Steve Schrag yesterday afternoon during an informational hearing at the state legislature concerning the proposed merger between Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury Hospital and LHP of Plano, Texas. Gatling spoke in favor of the merger on behalf of the Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce, and New Opportunites, both of which he holds leadership positions in. Schrag described the merger as a takeover by an out-of-state corporation and has repeatedly asked Dan Moen, the CEO of LHP, to sit down with community members, and the workers of the hospitals, to address their concerns. Moen has repeatedly said he will meet with labor and community members after a deal has been finalized, not before.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy paused for a reflective moment before entering a gymnasium packed with teachers opposing his education reform legislation at Walsh School, in Waterbury.
Story By Chelsea Murray, Photographs By John Murray
Steeled for battle, Governor Dannel Malloy took a deep breath, and entered the crowded gymnasium at Walsh School in the North End of Waterbury. On the evening of March 19th, Malloy made Waterbury the eighth stop of his Education Reform Tour, and he was prepared for a confrontation.
Photograph By John Murray
Moments before entering a packed gymnasium at Walsh Elementary School in Waterbury to engage hundreds of teachers opposed to his education reform legislation, Governor Dannel Malloy, middle, paused to collect his thoughts. Waterbury attorney, Gary O'Connor, was a law school classmate of Malloy's at Boston College and is pictured on the left. Waterbury Democrat Party Chairman Ned Cullinan is pictured on the right. The Observer is producing a photo essay and article on the evening and will post them soon. Stay tuned.
Spinach Pie and Politics
Malloy Touts Local Albanian Community, Endorses Neil O'Leary
The dance group "Besa" performed "Valle e Devollit" at the 6th Annual Albanian Festival at the Albanian- American Muslim Community Center, on Raymond Street, in the South End of Waterbury. Valle means dance, and Devolli is a village in Albania. Photographs by John Murray
Governor Malloy and Business
On Inauguration Day, Governor Dannel P. Malloy proclaimed that Connecticut would become a state “open for business.” Most recently, Connecticut has ranked last in job creation compared to the rest of the country and now, more anti-business proposals are being considered.