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City Christmas Tree Lighting this Sunday on the Green The annual Christmas Tree Lighting will take place this Sunday Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. on the Waterbury Green. The rain date is Nov. 30. The event starts at City Hall at 4:30 p.m., when a procession that will include Mayor Neil M. O’Leary and other public officials leaves Grand Street for a short march to the nearby Green. The procession will include a police escort and Waterbury Fire Department apparatus with Santa Claus on board. Marchers will arrive on the Green at approximately 4:45 p.m. for carol singing, followed by the traditional tree lighting at 5 p.m. Frankie's Hot Dogs will be given to anyone who brings a non-perishable food item for donation to local food banks. Hot dogs will be served from 3:45 to to 4:45 p.m. There is a limit of one hot dog per person. Hay rides will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis from immediately after the tree lighting until 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Please note that the ceremony will begin at 5 p.m., an hour earlier than previous years. For those arriving early, a DJ will set up around 3 p.m.
Mayor, Elected Officials to take Oaths of Office Dec. 1 Waterbury Mayor Neil M. O’Leary and other municipal officials elected earlier this month will take their respective oaths of office on Tuesday Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at John F. Kennedy High School, 422 Highland Avenue, Waterbury. A 5 p.m. Mass at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception will precede the Kennedy High ceremony. Mayor O’Leary will take his oath of office for the third time – but the first time since the Mayor’s term was changed from two to four years. Members of the Board of Aldermen, Board of Education and other city officers elected this past Nov. 3 will also take their oaths of office. This election marked the first time ever that Waterbury voters elected their aldermen by district. Mayor O’Leary said education – specifically early childhood education – will be the focus of his administration during the next four years. The public is invited to attend
You really can't hold an Albanian Mayor for the Day Ceremony without some authentic ethnic dancing. Enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less
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Wonderful weather and a great turnout marked the 2015 #Waterbury Albanian Mayor for the Day Ceremony as we honored Xhemal Dani as our Albanian Mayor. Xhemal and his wife Admire have three children , Neim, Edina and Eliana. Congratulations, Mayor Dani and thanks to everyone who came out to our ceremony this morning. ... See MoreSee Less