City of Waterbury Newsletter
Feb. 21, 2014
Upcoming Meetings & Events
February 24: Board of Aldermen meeting.
February 27: Main Street Waterbury Happy Hour at The Turf, 5:30 p.m.
February 28: Dominican Mayor for the Day.
March 6: Mayor O'Leary hosting his monthly show on WATR 1320-AM radio, 1-2:00 p.m. Listen live:
March 6: Board of Education meeting at WAMS.

March 8: AOH St. Patrick's Day Parade. Flag-raising will take place at noon at Washington Park.Parade will step off at 1 p.m.
March 10: Board of Aldermen meeting.
March 11: Lithuanian Mayor for the Day (rescheduled from February).
March 17:  Irish Mayor for the Day.  

Chase Family Resource Center and Waterbury Senior Center are partnering to bring you VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), Mondays and Tuesdays. Call (203) 573-6646 to make an appointment.


AARP and the Waterbury Senior Center are offering free Income Tax Services, Wednesday only. Call (203) 574-6746 to make an appointment.  

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The City of Waterbury takes great pride in celebrating Black History Month by honoring a man who is a well-respected member of our community, someone who's been, and continues to be, a strong advocate for those in need. Congratulations to Jeffrey A. Hunter, Sr. who was honored with the African American Mayor for the Day distinction.


The Event of the Year is Back

The Gathering is a citywide ethnic festival celebrating Waterbury's rich, cultural heritage and the melding of so many diversities within our city. The event will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014 in downtown Waterbury. This year, the festival committee expects 10,000 people to converge at Library Park for a day of ethnic fare, live music, and dance from around the world. The festival will include a parade of historic proportions, highlighting the many groups that call Waterbury home. If your ethnic group or organization is interested in taking part, please click here to download the participation form. For more information, call the Mayor's Office at 574-6712 or email:


Scholarship Applications!

- The Waterbury Chapter of Unico National is accepting applications for local one-time scholarships from students of Italian descent who live in and/or attend school in Waterbury. All completed applications must be received by the Waterbury UNICO Chapter no later than April 1, 2014. Forms are available at all Waterbury Public and Private School Guidance Offices or online at

- The Albanian American Moslem Community of Waterbury is awarding scholarships to three high school seniors of Albanian descent. Applicants must be enrolling in an accredited 2 or 4 year university/ college degree program. All applications must be postmarked by May 1st, 2014. Click here for more.

- J&J Inc. is offering eight $500 scholarships to graduating seniors from each Waterbury high school. Students who meet the criteria and are planning to attend college in 2014 should submit an application by April 11, 2014. Click here for the application.


333 Meadow Street Demolition

Associated Building Wreckers continues to abate hazardous building materials in order to prepare the former SNET building for demolition, which is scheduled to begin during the week of February 24th and take approximately three months to complete.  The City is currently finalizing the plans for the 50-car surface parking lot that will be constructed on the site following demolition.  The final component of the site's redevelopment will be the renovation and interior fit out of the 1,800 SF former baggage claim area within the Republican-American building. This area will be equipped with restroom facilities and other amenities. These projects will result in a modern and welcoming transportation gateway.
Rectory Building / St. Patrick's Hall
Interior demolition has begun at the Rectory building, which is located at 110 East Main Street, adjacent to the east side of the Palace Theater.  The 14-month project will result in a complete building envelope renovation / restoration, the placement of a national chain coffee shop on the first floor, the creation of six classrooms and various meeting and support spaces on floors 2 and 3, and a large assembly hall on floor 4. The Project is a collaborative effort between the City of Waterbury, The University of Connecticut, and the Waterbury Development Corporation.  Because the building is surrounded by structures on three sides, the general contractor, Montagno Construction, had to close two travel lanes on East Main Street and the sidewalk in front of the Rectory Building to create a laydown/staging and material drop-off area to facilitate the project. The Project team wishes to thank those that utilize the East Main Street corridor in advance for their patience and understanding as this very important project progresses.Vacant since 1988, the renovation and reprogramming of the Rectory Building for the expansion of UConn Waterbury will further the mission to revitalize Downtown Waterbury.

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Opens Downtown Location

Congratulations to Jackson Hewitt on the grand opening of their downtown location at 14 N. Main St.