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Showing 4/25/2015 to 4/15/2015

Board of Education member Migdalia Rivas, left; BoE member Shirley Mosby, right.

Colarossi’s ‘smoking gun’ : acrimonious 2013 exchange between Norwalk Board of Ed members

Updated 11:05 a.m. Saturday, April 25, with two additional emails. The update material follows the originally reported material in... (Read more)

4 / 25 / 2015

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Norwalk Bike/Walk Task Force Co-Chairmen Mike Mushak, left, and Peter Libre have some fun Thursday at the Stepping Stones Museum for Children.

Norwalk trails boosted at spring party

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk will be getting back a park it lost 50 years ago with construction that is... (Read more)

4 / 25 / 2015

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Gail Lavielle

Norwalk GOP contingent backs Republican version of state budget

HARTFORD, Conn. – Norwalk’s Republican state legislative delegation joined fellow House and Senate GOP lawmakers Friday in unveiling an... (Read more)

4 / 25 / 2015

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Contentious vote makes it official: Norwalk DTC will expand to 55 members next year

NORWALK, Conn. — There was “no mutual respect” in the Common Council Chambers on Thursday night, one member of... (Read more)

4 / 24 / 2015

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A Friday morning Facebook post from Councilman David Watts (D-District A).

Watts: Camacho doesn’t support minority candidates, calls on DTC chief to resign

Updated, 7:34 a.m., expanded Nora King quote, Eloisa Melendez quote, other minor edits. NORWALK, Conn. — Ed Camacho should... (Read more)

4 / 24 / 2015

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Finally there’s progress at Duleep’s Wall Street hulk — or is there?

NORWALK, Conn. — An apparent sign of “progress” on Wall Street is regarded with skepticism by Norwalk officials. There’s... (Read more)

4 / 24 / 2015

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Norwalk Fire Chief Denis McCarthy

Mayor praises McCarthy’s recruitment efforts, but won’t tip hand about fire chief’s future

NORWALK, Conn. — Mayor Harry Rilling  expressed faith Tuesday in embattled Norwalk Fire Chief Denis McCarthy’s efforts to recruit... (Read more)

4 / 23 / 2015

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John Mosby defends daughter Shirley against FOI complaints

NORWALK, Conn. — Complaints filed with the state Freedom of Information Commission against Board of Education member Shirley Mosby... (Read more)

4 / 23 / 2015

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Diane Lauricella talks to the Norwalk Housing Authority recently.

Lauricella proves she provided Housing Authority with names in bid to arrange meeting

NORWALK, Conn. — A reason given last week for the lack of a meeting between the Norwalk Housing Authority... (Read more)

4 / 23 / 2015

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A portion of the Harbor Loop Trail. (facebook.com/norwalkharborlooptrail)

Happy trails: Fans to party hearty; Clark to talk jazz; mayor’s night out planned

NORWALK, Conn. – Whether you’re a fan of Norwalk’s growing trail system, good jazz or good government, there’s something... (Read more)

4 / 22 / 2015

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Norwalk Housing Authority Executive Director Curtis Law.

DSS moves back goal line on NEON replacement; state leader hopes for more funding

NORWALK, Conn. — The decision on a new anti-poverty agency for Norwalk has again been delayed – this time... (Read more)

4 / 21 / 2015

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Kimmel pushes for ‘equity’ in Norwalk water use rates

  NORWALK, Conn. — A model is being sought to make the price of using water in Norwalk more... (Read more)

4 / 21 / 2015

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Between one fourth and one-fifth of all homeless people, according to the National Coalition for the Homeless.

Norwalk gets share of $700K fed funds to help homeless veterans

HARTFORD, Conn. – Norwalk is one of four Connecticut cities whose homeless veterans will benefit from $700,000 in funding... (Read more)

4 / 21 / 2015

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Norwalk High School sophomore Eddie McCabe heads for third base during practice last week at City Hall. A plan to make McCabe and his fellow athletes pay to play next year is likely being put on hold.

Interim super on ‘pay-to-play': Nevermind (for now)

NORWALK, Conn. – If the Board of Education goes along with Interim Superintendent of Schools James Connelly’s recommendation, Norwalk’s... (Read more)

4 / 20 / 2015

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Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling.

Rilling looks to spur redevelopment in SoNo, Wall Street area

NORWALK, Conn. – A new master plan for the Webster Street lot is only part of the focus for... (Read more)

4 / 20 / 2015

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Gov. Dannel Malloy's proposal to tax cities for solid waste disposal has not sat well with Norwalk Common Council members.

Norwalk Council takes action on ‘unfair’ proposed state tax on garbage

NORWALK, Conn. — A state bill introduced by State Sen. Bob Duff (D-25) would unfairly tax Norwalk, according to... (Read more)

4 / 20 / 2015

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Norwalk comes up with new plan — lease the bus depot itself, save $100K a year

NORWALK, Conn. — It’s something that should have been done years ago, according to Common Councilman Bruce Kimmel (D-At... (Read more)

4 / 20 / 2015

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Freshly cut tree stumps at Oak Hills Park. (Photo contributed by Yvonne Myška Lopaur.)

Oak Hills Authority Chairman says he’s done letting Cantors make ‘personal attacks’

Updated, 3:53 p.m., comment from Elsa Peterson Obuchowski; clarification regarding attempt to response on trees.  NORWALK, Conn. – Tempers flared... (Read more)

4 / 18 / 2015

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Republican Town Committee, PTOC file FOI complaints over Mosby refusal to provide documents

Updated, 4 a.m Tuesday, PTOC info. NORWALK, Conn. – The Republican Town Committee and the Parent Teacher Organization Council... (Read more)

4 / 18 / 2015

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Mayor Harry Rilling, left, presents Fair Housing Advisory Commission Chairman the Rev. Jeffrey Ingraham with a proclamation Thursday in City Hall.

Norwalk needs to be ‘tested,’ Fair Housing officer says

NORWALK, Conn. — The video was heartbreaking, Darnell Crosland said Thursday, going on to describe an incident of hidden... (Read more)

4 / 17 / 2015

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Lauricella presents Washington Village ‘alternatives’

  NORWALK, Conn. – Like chess pieces on a board, Diane Lauricella has moved cutouts around on a photograph... (Read more)

4 / 17 / 2015

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Norwalk authorizes $40k for Rowayton Community Dock

NORWALK, Conn. — A beginning step in updating the Rowayton Community Dock is included in this year’s capital budget.... (Read more)

4 / 17 / 2015

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Norwalk Housing Authority looks to take NEON’s place

NORWALK, Conn. — The competition is heating up for a new Norwalk-area anti-poverty agency. In addition to the two... (Read more)

4 / 16 / 2015

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Washington Village ‘alternatives’ hinted at in latest Norwalk Housing Authority confrontation

NORWALK, Conn. – It would be nice if city officials would meet to discuss “tweaking” the Washington Village plan... (Read more)

4 / 16 / 2015

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Union’s complaint against Norwalk school’s custodial outsourcing recommended for dismissal

NORWALK, Conn. – A complaint regarding the outsourcing of Norwalk schools’ custodial services has been recommended for dismissal. “(Connecticut... (Read more)

4 / 16 / 2015

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Norwich Mayor Deberey Hinchey shares a lighthearted moment with fellow municipal leaders, including Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, at the capitol Tuesday as they ask for more state support. (Elizabeth Regan / CTNewsJunkie)

Municipal leaders say struggling cities and towns need state help

HARTFORD, Conn. – A delegation of municipal leaders, including Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, converged Tuesday in Hartford to decry... (Read more)

4 / 16 / 2015

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The Rev. Dr. Lindsay Curtis

Rev. Curtis named to state Judicial Selection Commission

NORWALK, Conn. – The Rev. Dr. Lindsay Curtis has been named to the state’s Judicial Selection Commission effective immediately. The appointment... (Read more)

4 / 15 / 2015

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Computer maintenance means no city tax payments Thursday, April 16

NORWALK, Conn. – The city of Norwalk tax software system will be down all day on Thursday, April 16,... (Read more)

4 / 15 / 2015

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Norwalk Council fires off an angry message to Bob Duff: Kill your bill

Update, 2 p.m, WestCOG letter opposing SB-1 added; “would” changed to “could” in David McCarthy quote.  NORWALK, Conn. –... (Read more)

4 / 15 / 2015

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Norwalk capital budget approved with no comment from dissenters

NORWALK, Conn. — Here’s a new one: Councilman David Watts (D-District A) voted against a major expenditure without saying... (Read more)

4 / 15 / 2015

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