- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - The Waterbury Board of Aldermen has approved a $2 million bond to buy a mansion to stop it from being turned into a home for troubled boys.

The Republican-American reports (https://bit.ly/1tWM4GE ) that the city plans to resell the Rose Hill property. As owner, the city may decide who will own it and write deed restrictions governing its use.

Mayor Neil O’Leary told the board Monday that Connecticut Junior Republic would try to buy Rose Hill if the city didn’t. The Litchfield organization is a charitable agency that works with troubled young people. It wants to open a 32-bed boys home.

He says a boy’s home isn’t bad, but would not help what officials are trying to do for the city. “We just don’t need that in downtown Waterbury,” he said.

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Information from: Republican-American, https://www.rep-am.com

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