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#Waterbury Mayor Neil M. O'Leary speaks today at the National Brownfields Training Conference in Chicago. With the Mayor are Deputy Police Chief Fred Spagnolo and Police Lt. Dan Lauer. The Mayor spoke about the Waterbury Police Activity League Complex, a former Brownfield that was remediated and transformed into the PAL Complex. The PAL Complex serves more than 4,000 Waterbury children, many of them from low-income homes. The program helps the children with school work and encourages their athletic abilities. The Mayor also believes the good work being done in the PAL Program is one reason Waterbury has a low youth crime rate. The PAL Complex has also helped revitalize the Division Street neighborhood where's it located.
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Patti LaydenWay to go Pal. Great organization, and a hard working staff

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City officials will help cut the ribbon Friday on a new restaurant, Redzepi’s Bistro at 234 East Main Street, home to the former City Hall Café.
Redzepi’s Bistro will feature Traditional American fare with meat, pasta and fish dishes, including favorites like clams casino, lobster mac ‘n cheese and penne ala vodka.
The restaurant had a recent soft opening but will make it official at 4:30 p.m. Friday Sept. 4 when Waterbury Director of Economic Development Joseph McGrath will be on hand with other City officials to cut the ribbon on the new eatery.
A popular local musician, Evan Troy Danner, will be on hand Friday to entertain restaurant guests during the opening.
Redzepi’s is located at East Main and Cole Streets, across from the Waterbury Police Station. Best of Luck to the Redzepi Family!
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Bc OrintasOh, great, another family owned restaurant! That is always a good sign.

17 hours ago   ·  1

Bc OrintasBut, I still miss City Hall Cafe.

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Amy Wheelahan MatteauMiss City Hall too..still have a gift certificate I never got to use.

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Janet Jager PechalonisDo you have a phone # if we want to make a reservation???

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Clare DeptulaLauren DiGiorgi, Deanna DiGiorgi, Lindsay Shiboski we were just talking about this!!! :)

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Melissa BoothIs there parking?

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The St. Margaret Willow Plaza Community Center has an after-school program that runs Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The MONTHLY fee is just $20 per pupil. The program offers homework help, a computer lab, reading, math practice, snacks, Zumba time and Arts & Crafts. Se habla espanol. For more information, call 203-575-1545 or willowcommunity
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Janice RomanOh wow that sounds good

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Danielle RogersThe price is on point lol

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Our Projects

Record of success

  • 2011-2015

    New Businesses & Job Creation

    Since 2011, our Economic Development Team has brought more than 1,100 new jobs to Waterbury. We have

  • 2011-2015

    City Infrastructure

    Chase Avenue: The second phase of a state project to widen Chase Avenue began in Spring 2015. Reed

  • 2011-2015

    Brownfields & Neighborhood Revitalization

    Brownfields We remain the state’s leader in Brownfields identification and rede

  • 2011-2015

    Fiscal Responsibility

    Overall spending increase in 2015-16 budget just 0.64 percent. Annual average budget growth of 0.8

  • 2011-2015

    Health & Safety

    Police & Fire: Switched to Civilian Dispatch as of 2016. Savings of $1.8 m for e

  • 2011-2015

    Blight & Parks & Recreation

    Blight Task Force Mayor O’Leary formed the Blight Task Force in 2012. It works

  • 2011-2015
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    Downtown Revitalization

    In 2014, Waterbury received a historic TIGER Grant. With plans already underway to improve the Waterb

Noteworthy highlights

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City courting senior...

O'Leary sees benefit in families without school-age kids BY PENELOPE OVERTON REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY — With his kids grown and retirement lo

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City acquires Risdon...

Sen. Murphy, mayor tour brownfields BY CALEB BEDILLION REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY — Waterbury has acquired the former Risdon Manufacturing site

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