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Showing 12/18/2014 to 12/3/2014

This photo was provided by Norwak Ordinance Enforcement Officer Ed Schwartz, who said it shows garbage out on Commerce Street well ahead of the time  it is allowed by city code to be out.

Duleep claims she’s targeted by city over opposition to Washington Village

  Updated, 3:17 p.m. Dec. 18, comment from Todd Bryant added. NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk property owner is... (Read more)

12 / 18 / 2014

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Ganga Duleep testifies

Norwalk official rebuts claims made in Washington Village fight

NORWALK, Conn. – Statements that implied dishonesty on the part of the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency are being challenged by... (Read more)

12 / 18 / 2014

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Norwalk Fire Chief Denis McCarthy.

Norwalk Fire Commission mulling McCarthy’s continued employment

NORWALK, Conn. – Another year at the helm of Norwalk’s fire department appears to be coming with a struggle... (Read more)

12 / 18 / 2014

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Norwalk Early Childhood Council names Healthy Families Collaborative coordinator

NORWALK, Conn. – Eva Beau is the new Norwalk Healthy Families Collaborative (NHFC) Coordinator, the Norwalk Early Childhood Council... (Read more)

12 / 17 / 2014

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Washington Village project assailed in DEEP public hearing

Update, 1:40 a.m. Wednesday, video added. Includes Cesar Ramirez, Bruce Morris, Carleton Giles, Mike Mushak and Leonard Dancy. NORWALK, Conn.... (Read more)

12 / 16 / 2014

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Maritime Aquarium accuses former COO of $78K ‘misappropriation’

NORWALK, Conn. – A “misappropriation” of Maritime Aquarium funds has led to a Norwalk Police investigation and the resignation... (Read more)

12 / 16 / 2014

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Diane Lauricella and Ganga Duleep

Friends of Ryan Park say millions being wasted in Washington Village development

NORWALK, Conn. – Plans for the Washington Village redevelopment should be rejiggered to make expensive flood mitigation measures unnecessary... (Read more)

12 / 15 / 2014

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Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera.

Rivera’s plan to hire special ed teachers would save money

NORWALK, Conn. – Bringing special education in-house will result in a savings of $1.5 million in next year’s Norwalk... (Read more)

12 / 15 / 2014

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Finance Committee Chairman Bruce Kimmel (D-At Large)

Norwalk DPW chief makes pitch for more hired help, omits detail

Correction: Near the end of the story, dates in a paragraph about CL&P were inadvertently reversed. CL&P paid more... (Read more)

12 / 13 / 2014

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Rowayton pageant gets a new venue, LMMM plans open house

Updated 12:17 p.m. Saturday with additional Sunday event. NORWALK, Conn. – There’s plenty going in the city starting tonight... (Read more)

12 / 13 / 2014

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Washington Village battle continues with DEEP public hearing Monday

NORWALK, Conn. – It’s not just a South Norwalk issue, members of the Coalition of Norwalk Neighborhood Association (CNNA)... (Read more)

12 / 12 / 2014

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Norwalk building inspector: State process slowed down work on Duleep building

NORWALK, Conn. – The state’s abatement process has been slowing down work on Ganga Duleep’s burned out Wall Street... (Read more)

12 / 12 / 2014

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AMEC given Norwalk green light for increased traffic near Waypointe, Stepping Stones, playground

NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk carting company has finally been greenlighted to expand its private transfer station – provided... (Read more)

12 / 11 / 2014

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Norwalk Senior Planner Dori Wilson

Norwalk contractors’ zoning change passes despite Santo’s effort to dilute it

NORWALK, Conn. – A zoning change jokingly referred to as “Mushak’s Law” was approved Wednesday despite a last minute... (Read more)

12 / 11 / 2014

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Duleep, TD Bank sent blight warning letters by Norwalk

NORWALK, Conn. – The city has taken action on a burned out Wall Street building widely described as an... (Read more)

12 / 11 / 2014

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Board of Education member Jack Chiaramonte

Norwalk Republicans: Chiaramonte’s words ‘inappropriate’

NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Republican Town Committee sympathizes with Board of Education member Jack Chiaramonte but does not... (Read more)

12 / 10 / 2014

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Norwalk moves ahead with artificial turf, despite some healthconcerns

NORWALK, Conn. – A watchful eye is being kept on possible health hazards in artificial turf, Common Bruce Kimmel... (Read more)

12 / 10 / 2014

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Rick Setti shows off his new key to Norwalk, Tuesday in City Hall

Norwalk’s Claus family – Rick and Joan Setti – honored by Common Council

NORWALK, Conn. – A long career of lighting up December for children is ending with high honors for Rick... (Read more)

12 / 10 / 2014

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GGP set to deliver SoNo mall proposal by end of the week

NORWALK, Conn. – An application to build a mall in South Norwalk will be submitted by the end of... (Read more)

12 / 9 / 2014

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Larry Johnson

Norwalk Police lauded while one South Norwalk man decries lack of diversity in the room

NORWALK, Conn. – A lone dissenting voice followed glowing recommendations Monday as the Norwalk Police Department began a review... (Read more)

12 / 9 / 2014

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Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling

Rilling backs transparency in Norwalk superintendent search

NORWALK, Conn. – Mayor Harry Rilling said Monday that he stands by comments that he made during his 2013... (Read more)

12 / 9 / 2014

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Rowayton ambivalently reaps reward of $2.8 million in road work

NORWALK, Conn. – Rowayton can see the results of $2.8 million of work and months of inconvenience – the... (Read more)

12 / 8 / 2014

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Norwalk Board of Education members Shirley Mosby, left, and Rosa Murray listen to speakers at Tuesday's meeting in City Hall.

Norwalk politicos point fingers at BoE meeting

NORWALK, Conn. – A murmur of discontent drowned out one Norwalk Democratic Town Committee member Tuesday as she accused... (Read more)

12 / 7 / 2014

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An AMEC Carting Co. truck leaves the company's Crescent Street transfer station Friday.

Carting company’s desire to bring more truck traffic to central Norwalk likely to be approved

NORWALK, Conn. – A private transfer station in the vicinity of much Norwalk development is likely to be greenlighted... (Read more)

12 / 6 / 2014

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Mayor brings stakeholders to the table to tackle racial issues

NORWALK, Conn. – In the wake of the deaths of black men and boys, including Michael Brown in Ferguson,... (Read more)

12 / 5 / 2014

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Norwalk notes: Barnes & Noble, PTOC-NAACP, no help for Rilling forecasted

NORWALK, Conn. – A Board of Education-related meeting, some information about Barnes & Noble and Mayor Harry Rilling’s thoughts... (Read more)

12 / 5 / 2014

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Jury finds Simms not guilty in 2012 incident

Update: This story was rewritten to add details and comments. NORWALK, Conn. – A South Norwalk Councilman is off... (Read more)

12 / 5 / 2014

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Councilman Travis Simms (D-District B)

Jury still seeking decision in Simms trial

NORWALK, Conn. – The jury is still out on whether South Norwalk Councilman Travis Simms is guilty of crimes... (Read more)

12 / 4 / 2014

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Angela Harrison, center, and Brenda Tyson

Norwalk parents vent, promise change at Board of Ed meeting

NORWALK, Conn. – It was all out in the open Tuesday night as parents swarmed a Norwalk Board of... (Read more)

12 / 3 / 2014

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Simms defends himself in Norwalk criminal trial

NORWALK, Conn. – Travis Simms sat in a Norwalk courtroom Tuesday, testifying in his own defense against two criminal... (Read more)

12 / 3 / 2014

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