A Central Avenue resident notified our local neighborhood officer that a
man had been driving around soliciting her.
She described the man as driving a purple pick- up truck with a green Martian
in the passenger seat!
Calling all cars ...
Guess what ...
She was right!
The truck was purple and there was indeed a large stuffed toy Martian
Welcome to Hillside :)
There is a new alcoholic beverage on
the market. It is called Bourbon Renewal.
Drink enough of it and the old
neighborhood starts to look good.
Wouldn't it be
wonderful if the Ice Cream Truck could play more than one tune?
complaining about the prostitutes hanging around and using the outdoor pay phones a lot
... is that why they are called
"Call Girls" ?
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JR Photo Gaffney Place to have open house on May 7
April 29, 2015
Waterbury Community Investment Board is opening the doors of the Gaffney
Place housing project from 1 to 4 p.m. on May 7.
Those who are interested in buying one of these overhauled homes, or
just want to have a look inside one, can take a tour of the buildings,
located a block off the City Green.
The project is the result of a partnership between the Harold Webster
Smith Foundation, NeighborWorks New Horizons, and Webster Bank. The
state kicked in $1 million, too.
In total, the group spent $3 million to buy five aging, rundown houses
on Gaffney Place and Central Avenue, and convert them into duplexes for
10 families. Half will be owner occupied.
The houses are listed for $179,000 each. There’s no income limit for
buyers or renters, but the buyers must live there. That’s a condition
that follows the deed, even if a house changes hands. In addition to completely restoring exteriors
and rehabilitating interiors on four houses, one home is completely new,
having been rebuilt in the exact location as an original dwelling which
had become unsafe and unstable. The infrastructure of the street
has been completely replaced by utility and city entities and the
roadway redesigned and brick paved.
The "Big Balls" are still waiting the test of time.
HO DOWN NETS SIX! Thursday,
April 2, 2015
Police carried out an undercover "sweep" Thursday that resulted in the
arrest of 6 "Ho's" in the Hillside Historic District of Waterbury.
The Vice and Intelligence Division, with its numbers reportedly reduced
to a single handful of officers, had one of its officers act as a “John”
as they drove around the Hillside neighborhood, which for years has been
known as "the loop" and an active stomping ground of both hookers and
The prostitutes arrested had openly flagged down the undercover officer, then offered to have
sex with himfor small
amounts of money, according to police statements.
This area has been plagued by a continuing presence of brash
prostitutes, many of whom participate regularly in the revolving door
reality of our judicial system.
Laura Selim, 34, and Rosalie Rajoelisolo, 41, were arrested just last
August (2014) in a "sweep" that netted 14 prostitutes. Rajoelisolo was
also arrested during a "sweep" last July (2014).
According to information of area residents, Selim and Rajoelisolo have
been working the area openly and unrestricted for many years.
Kayla Silvernail, was charged with the crime in
January (2014),had been released from
jail and was picked up again by police on Thursday afternoon.
Melanie Heuberger was out of prison on a special parole through the
Waterbury parole office... Oops!
Other names area residents are putting on the agenda plate of the WPD
are: Kim Bowers, Sonia Hernandez, Kelley Roman, Iris Watts and Mr. Paris
Albino to name just a few at the very top of the most recent list.
Residents were smiles and giggles over an old tactic restored to use by
the WPD of arresting the "Ho's" late on the night before a holiday
weekend. Courts are not open for days and they get to feast, for
several days (until the courts reopen) on local jailhouse cuisine
... which ain't gourmet :)
The following six unhappy looking "ladies" were arrested during
of 156 Orange
St., prostitution. MELANIE
HEUBERGER,39, of 133
Pine St., prostitution. STEPHANY
Willow St., second floor, prostitution. ROSALIE
RAJOELISOLO,41, of 161
Prospect St., prostitution. LAURA
of 157 Orange
St., prostitution. KAYLA
SILVERNAIL,21, of 88
Angel Drive, three counts second- degree failure to appear, prostitution.
124-126 CENTRAL AVE
ENGULFED IN FLAMES
Photo by Shirley 2-28-2015
City Assessor File Photo
Photo by Shirley 2-28-2015
Feb. 28, 2015 - HILLSIDE HISTORIAN
Starting around 5PM, and spreading quickly throughout
the dry timbered house,
8 engines responded to the
densely populated neighborhood, drawing water from
Central, Grove and Hillside to contain the flames which
engulfed the 130 year old wood frame structure.
124-126 Central Avenue was built
in 1888 as part of a development of F.B. Rice in the
area, being one of a grouping of repeated architectural
styles on upper Central Avenue, this well maintained
home, owned by
Filippakos Petros of
Danbury, went up in flames as the sun went down on
Saturday night in the Hillside Historic District
Neighbors watched anxiously as the dry timbers crackled, praying the
mayhem would not spread to adjoining structures.
Grove, Central and Hillside Avenues remained closed well
into the night as firefighters contained the blaze and
knocked down hot spots.
First light Sunday will undoubtedly reveal a very sad
sight, but there is no reported loss of life.
MAGNIFICENT MANSION SOLD
54 HILLSIDE AVENUE - $180,000
April 20, 2014 - HILLSIDE HISTORIAN
One of Hillside's many hidden treasures was up for grabs
for some lucky buyer who loves history and grandeur.
Built for Mary Mitchell just before 1880, the landed
estate originally consisted of the mansion dwelling and
a large carriage house at the North end of the property
tickling the street side of Buckingham Street.
(article immediately below on carriage house)
The carriage house was demolished some 60+ years ago and
the North lot divided off.
This elaborate and comfortable home features a private
drive, huge kitchen area with the original fireplace and
wainscoting, delicious views to the South overlooking
Waterbury and goes relatively unnoticed by the average
passerby as it is shrouded in expansive landscaping and
mature trees. The above picture was taken in winter when
Mother Nature was intentionally a bit naked.
This has always been a private home with very few
The new owner can live like a King ... or Queen ... or both in
this one of a kind family home with its historical
Regular feature of our favorite "ladies" in cuffs, in
courts, and in jail :) LISTING OF ARRESTS
24 AREA TOWNS
Towns in Northwestern Connecticut where residents
can now recycle all plastic containers,
without checking their numbers, are Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Bethlehem,
Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Harwinton, Litchfield, Middlebury,
Naugatuck, New Hartford, Norfolk, Oxford, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon,
Southbury, Thomaston, Torrington, Waterbury,
Watertown, Winsted and Woodbury.
What still can’t
be thrown in your recycling bin
Styrofoam/plastic foam and polystyrene foam-
Plastic film such as food wrap, sandwich bags, drycleaning bags, trash bags
and shopping bags-
Packing material such as Bubble Wrap-
Any container that held motor oil, paint, antifreeze, insecticide, fertilizer
or any other toxic material-
Plastic plant and seedling trays and pots-
Bureau of Refuse Pick-up Guidelines
to be placed on curbside evening before collection day. (No more than 24
hours prior to collection; no later than 5 a.m. day of collection.)
to be placed in orange bin and placed on curb evening before collection.
Collectable items include paper (newsprint, magazines),
cardboard (corrogated only, flattened, cut and tied, 2 ft. x 2 ft.,
glass bottles (clear, green and brown; rinsed out and labels and
caps removed); plastics (#1 and #2 only; must have labels);
aseptic cartons (milk and juice paperboard cartons; must be rinsed
out; no straws);
Effective October 2005 “junk mail” can be included with recycling the
following items are added to the list of acceptable recyclables;
Catalogs, magazines, coupons, stationary, bills and paper envelopes;
yard waste (click
here for a copy of the Yard Waste
schedule; grass clippings and leaves, must be in bio-degradable paper
bags only; brush must be cut and tied--no more than 4 inches in
diameter, no longer than 4 feet long).
by appointment only. No more than five items at one time. Must make
appointment prior to putting on curbside. Bulky items include
couches, mattresses and large furniture. Metal appliances include
washers, stoves, etc.
181 East Aurora St.
Waterbury, CT 06708
Phone (203) 574-6857