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Showing 9/30/2014 to 9/22/2014

Norwalk Redevelopment Agency Executive Director Tim Sheehan, left, chats with the Common Council Planning Committee recently.

New thought: Maybe Norwalk Council’s Planning Committee could cover the entire city?

NORWALK, Conn. – Odd, a former Norwalk Zoning Commission chairwoman said, that the Common Council’s Planning Committee is by... (Read more)

9 / 30 / 2014

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Department of Public Works Director Hal Alvord, right, talks at Monday's Mayor's Night Out about the difficulty in enforcing littering laws. You have to actually see the person littering to issue a ticket, he said.

Cranbury queries Norwalk for fire house, traffic calming and littering at Mayor’s Night Out

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk expects to hire an expert to study the need to improve Norwalk Fire Department response... (Read more)

9 / 30 / 2014

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Gail Lavielle

Lavielle endorsed by Connecticut Realtors for reelection in 143rd

WILTON, Conn. – State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) has won the backing of The Connecticut Realtors in her reelection... (Read more)

9 / 29 / 2014

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A view of SoNo from the top of the Maritime Aquarium garage.

Herring pushes Norwalk Parking Authority to support Maritime Aquarium

NORWALK, Conn. – Every possible cut has been made at the Maritime Aquarium but the South Norwalk tourist magnet... (Read more)

9 / 29 / 2014

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Keith Rodgerson

State teachers union endorses Rodgerson in 143rd District

NORWALK, Conn. – Democrat Keith Rodgerson has received the endorsement of the American Federation of Teachers Connecticut (AFT) in... (Read more)

9 / 29 / 2014

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South Norwalk takes in free fun, animal show

NORWALK, Conn. – Squeals of laughter pealed out of the far end of Ryan Park at the 3rd annual... (Read more)

9 / 28 / 2014

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Former Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now (NEON) interim CEO and President Chiquita Stephenson speaks at Ferguson in Connecticut.

Stephenson connection dampens effort to make Norwalk ‘ground zero’ for Ferguson in Connecticut

NORWALK, Conn. – America is still grappling with its apartheid past, according to an international lawyer who found a... (Read more)

9 / 28 / 2014

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Norwalk celebrates Cedar Street’s new efficiency, appeal

NORWALK, Conn. – Jazz music accompanied the celebration of a Norwalk neighborhood Saturday as the ribbon was cut on... (Read more)

9 / 28 / 2014

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The silent auction was popular at Thursday night's NancyOnNorwlk fundraiser at the Norwalk Inn & Conference Center.

Once Around the City: NoN says ‘thanks’; the mayor’s coming to Cranbury; gyms are open, and lots more

NORWALK, Conn. – September is rapidly coming to an end, but there’s still time to squeeze in a couple... (Read more)

9 / 28 / 2014

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This week’s most read, most commented-on stories

NORWALK, Conn. – Here are the Top 10 most-read stories and most-commented-on stories for the week of Sept. 21-27:... (Read more)

9 / 28 / 2014

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The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

TV debate highlights differences between Garfunkel and Wilms

NORWALK, Conn. – A pair of former Norwalk city officials went head to head recently in a News12 debate... (Read more)

9 / 27 / 2014

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An even busier Saturday: South Norwalk hosting two major events

NORWALK, Conn. – OK, we goofed. In our haste Friday to remind people that Saturday is chock full of... (Read more)

9 / 26 / 2014

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The improvements to Cedar Street have been completed.

Saturday happenings: A busy day in Norwalk

NORWALK, Conn. – We’ve mentioned these events before, but they bear repeating. There’s a lot going Saturday (Sept. 27),... (Read more)

9 / 26 / 2014

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Planning and Zoning Director Mike Greene, left, waits along with Department of Public Works Director Hal Alvord and Redevelopment Agency Executive Director Tim Sheehan to speak to the Board of Estimate and Taxation recently.

Greene defends, dismisses Norwalk Master Plan

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s master plan is routinely referred to by citizens expressing opinions on developments being considered by... (Read more)

9 / 26 / 2014

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Norwalk Zoning Commissioner Nora King, center, looks down from the Concert Hall stage recently, along with Linda Kruk and James White,

King duels Greene over Norwalk planning studies, sidewalks

Updated, 4 p.m., last comment from Nora King NORWALK, Conn. – The tit for tat continues after a spat... (Read more)

9 / 26 / 2014

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Mayor Harry Rilling and Corporation Counsel Mario Coppola confer during a recent Common Council recess.

Norwalk leaders: Al Madany settlement impact should be minimal

NORWALK, Conn. – The burden to the average Norwalk taxpayer brought about by the settlement of the Al Madany... (Read more)

9 / 25 / 2014

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Show your support for NoN tonight at Norwalk Inn

NORWALK, Conn. – Tonight’s the night – the NancyOnNorwalk Casual Jazz Fundraiser at the Norwalk Inn & Conference Center starts... (Read more)

9 / 25 / 2014

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Norwalk Tax Assessor Michael Stewart.

Hamilton: Norwalk tax assessor was admonished for bidding in tax sale

NORWALK, Conn. – An investment made by Norwalk Tax Assessor Michael Stewart has been called “an error in judgment”... (Read more)

9 / 25 / 2014

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‘Lesser of two evils’ defended in Norwalk Council endorsement of Al Madany settlement

Correction: The “damages” part of the settlement is $925,000, as we reportdin our earlier version. A typographical error in... (Read more)

9 / 24 / 2014

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Farhan Memon.

Al Madany spokesman pledges that group will stay in Norwalk

NORWALK, Conn. – Members of the Al Madany Islamic Center were convinced they would prevail in the federal lawsuit... (Read more)

9 / 24 / 2014

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$2M settlement passes: City to buy 127 Fillow, help Al Madany find new mosque site

NORWALK, Conn. – The Common Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a settlement that puts an end to... (Read more)

9 / 24 / 2014

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Legal Dept.: Norwalk taxpayer needs to ammend property map to get tax relief

NORWALK, Conn. – The city has not reduced taxes for a Norwalk resident because the resident’s property is classified... (Read more)

9 / 24 / 2014

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Keith Rodgerson discusses education issues with Wilton High School students.

Rodgerson highlights education platform in 143rd District rep race

Updated 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with Lavielle response, again at 7:45 p.m. with additional information. NORWALK, Conn. – Democrat Keith... (Read more)

9 / 24 / 2014

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Norwalker suing tax assessor over uncorrected ‘error’

NORWALK, Conn. – A lifelong Norwalker is reluctantly suing the city over an unfair tax assessment, which has caused... (Read more)

9 / 23 / 2014

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Mosque proposal on tonight’s Council agenda for ‘discussion and potential action’

NORWALK, Conn. – The proposed mosque suit settlement will be back on the table when the Norwalk Common Council... (Read more)

9 / 23 / 2014

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Probate Judge DePanfilis signs also have disappeared, says Republican Town Committee chief Pete Torrano.

Judge hopeful turns to law enforcement over missing signs

NORWALK, Conn. – Signs, signs, everywhere a sign. And some of them, apparently are annoying some people enough to... (Read more)

9 / 23 / 2014

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Alvord asserts innocence in ongoing Norwalk Police criminal investigation

NORWALK, Conn. – Hal Alvord says he has no idea why Norwalk Police are investigating the Water Pollution Control... (Read more)

9 / 23 / 2014

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Oak Hills Golf Course superintendent Jim Schell

Oak Hills Park Authority hopes to start spending state’s $1.5 million soon

Updated, 2:15 p.m.: Comment from DEEP. NORWALK, Conn. – The Oak Hills Park master plan will be considered in... (Read more)

9 / 23 / 2014

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Norwalk Zoning Commission to P&Z department head: It’s planning, not just zoning

NORWALK, Conn. – A “not my department” rebuttal was given by Planning and Zoning Director Mike Greene last week... (Read more)

9 / 22 / 2014

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SoNo Comeback Task Force reports on its brainstorming, skewers Parking Authority

NORWALK, Conn. – Maybe about a year from now the West Avenue corridor will have been transformed in the... (Read more)

9 / 22 / 2014

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