Neil O’Leary continues to muscle his way towards the Democratic nomination for mayor, this time throwing a well attended block party in the shadow of City Hall.

Photographs by John Murray

O’Leary officially opened his headquarters with music, a magician and Frankies hot dogs and hamburgers,

Congressman Chris Murphy credited Neil O’Leary’s support as a key to his re-election in 2010. Murphy has thrown his support behind getting O’Leary elected mayor this November.

O’Leary spoke about the importance of revitalizing downtown Waterbury.

After his short speech O’Leary gave his supporters plenty of one on one attention.