From left, Zoning Commissioners Joseph Passero, Richard Roina and Louis Schulman, Thursday in City Hall.
NORWALK, Conn. – Someone has expressed interest in opening a medical marijuana dispensary in Norwalk, according to Planning and Zoning Director Steven Kleppin.
There are only five Norwalk Hospital cancer patients currently using medical marijuana but with no dispensaries in lower Fairfield County there’s an unmet demand, Norwalk Hospital Administrative Director of Network Pharmacy Services Bob Bepko told the Zoning Commission on Thursday. Continue reading Norwalk Zoning Commission considers medical marijuana
An open area at the South Norwalk Community Center, the first floor of 98 South Main St. Formerly used as a lobby, it’s now behind locked doors in a renovation paid for by federal Community Block Development Grant funding.
NORWALK, Conn. — Efforts to replace Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now (NEON) continue, as some decry the use of the building formerly occupied by the defunct anti-poverty agency.
“We are not going to be the CAP (Community Action Program) agency,” Norwalk Housing Authority Executive Director Curtis Law said Thursday.
Attorney Elizabeth “Liz” Suchy of Carmody Torrance Sandak and Hennessey explains aspects of the Maritime Rowing Club’s proposal to the Zoning Commission on Thursday in City Hall.
NORWALK, Conn. — The Maritime Rowing Club, being ousted from its Liberty Square location by the state, has found new digs.
The Club has been a tenant for 20 years at Coastwise Boatworks, a Goldstein Place property that is being seized by the Connecticut Department of Transportation as part of the Walk Bridge reconstruction project. Club owners Yan Vengerovskiy and Roman Vengerovski have faced angst as the eminent domain process has moved along, but the Club now has an arrangement to move across and up the Norwalk River to property owned by King Industries, north of Interstate 95. Continue reading Maritime Rowing Club expecting move upriver to King Industries
Mayor Harry Rilling, right, leads Monday’s Mayor’s Night Out, where he answered questions about the hiring of Norwalk firefighters. At left is Common Council member Faye Bowman (D-District B).
Updated, 1 a.m. Dec. 2, photo of Certificate of Employability added; Updated, 12:50 p.m., 1:03 p.m.: Responses from Novack Lazare, editing of story.
NORWALK, Conn. — There was only one criminal background check done on a would-be Norwalk firefighter who is now alleging discrimination, Norwalk Deputy Corporation Counsel Jeffry Spahr said Wednesday.
This is part of Spahr’s rebuttal to one of the key points made by a West Haven man in his argument made to the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO). Another rebuttal is the racial composition of the eight people now currently attending the fire academy as Norwalk’s next round of new hires: two African American men, one Hispanic man, one white woman and four white men, according to Fire Chief Lawrence Reilly. Continue reading Norwalk officials: ‘It’s situational’ when it comes to hiring felons to be firefighters
Correction, 12:37 p.m., the fundraiser is on a Sunday, not a Saturday.
NORWALK, Conn. – Just before the holiday revelry – Sunday, Dec. 18 – NancyOnNorwalk.com fans will be gathering at the Station House for a holiday season Meet, Greet and Eat event and to show some much-needed support for Norwalk’s government-focused news site. Food will be provided, and there’s a cash bar. Continue reading Join us on Dec. 18 for holiday cheer
South Norwalk Citizens for Justice President Ernie Dumas questions Mayor Harry Rilling at Tuesday’s Mayor’s Night Out in the South Norwalk library.
Mayor Harry Rilling’s latest Mayor’s Night Out gets started Tuesday in the South Norwalk library community room.
Correction, 12:32 p.m.: Elsa Peterson Obuchowski is a First Taxing District Treasurer, not a Commissioner. The treasurer is a non-voting role.
NORWALK, Conn. — Noise issues, blight complaints, the city’s website, water boxes covered up by a city contractor and the status of a city-owned building caught in a bankruptcy dispute were among the topics touched upon at Tuesday’s Mayor’s Night Out in South Norwalk.
Walk Bridge Project Manager Christian Brown of HNTB Corporation.
NORWALK, Conn. — Arguments for “fixing” the Norwalk River railroad bridge in place have yet to persuade the Connecticut Department of Transportation.
An assortment of Norwalkers argued at the recent ConnDOT public hearing that there isn’t enough marine traffic to warrant putting in a movable bridge; others said that the federal government won’t be paying for dredging upriver of the Walk Bridge even if the river is still classified “navigable.” But ConnDOT Director of Communications Judd Everhart said Monday that, “At least as of today, a fixed bridge is not an option for us.” Continue reading Norwalkers press for fixed Walk Bridge
NORWALK, Conn. – The construction of a new Washington Village is ready to begin, at long last.
This development was marked Monday with a ceremonial groundbreaking.
“Today is a very exciting first step in Phase One redevelopment of Washington Village,” Norwalk Housing Authority Executive Director Curtis Law said in a press release. “This initiative represents total collaboration of Federal, State and Local agencies. We look forward to the completion of Phase One and the beginning of Phase Two and Three.” Continue reading Officials break ground at Norwalk’s Washington Village