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Zullo, et al, accused of bilking elderly widow

First Taxing District Board of Directors Chairman Frank Zullo, former mayor

First Taxing District Board of Directors Chairman Frank Zullo, former mayor

NORWALK, Conn. — Popular Norwalk land use Attorney Frank Zullo and two of his legal associates are being sued by a Westport woman who alleges that they led a conspiracy to manipulate and take advantage of her elderly mother, stealing more than $2 million in assets.

Attorneys Jeannine W. Chanes and Roland R. Acevedo, of New York City, have filed the lawsuit on behalf of Francine Goodman under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; the suit also alleges Civil Rights, Property Rights and Rights of Privacy, Family Integrity and Association Violations under 42 U.S.C. § 1985.

Defendants include Norwalk Hospital and Attorney Stephen Keogh, who served on the 2016 Norwalk Charter Revision Commission. They are accused of being part of the alleged resultant conspiracy. Norwalk Hospital is further accused of negligence, of not discovering the elderly woman’s advanced breast cancer during a three-day hospital stay. Continue reading Zullo, et al, accused of bilking elderly widow

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Rilling set to run for re-election; opponent ‘doubtful’

An image from an email sent out by Mayor Harry Rilling on Sunday.

Updated, 5 p.m., comment from Norwalk Republican Town Committee Chairman Andy Conroy

NORWALK, Conn. — Mayor Harry Rilling appears to be running for re-election.

Republicans do not, at this point,  have an a candidate to oppose him, Norwalk Republican Town Committee Chairman Andy Conroy said. Continue reading Rilling set to run for re-election; opponent ‘doubtful’

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CNNA cancels Monday meeting

NORWALK, Conn. — The Coalition of Norwalk Neighborhood Associations is saying nay to an outing in a nasty storm.

Based on weather forecasts as of this evening, the Coalition of Norwalk Neighborhood Associations is canceling our meeting for tomorrow, 1/23. We will advise on a rescheduled date as soon as we book something,” Diane Cece said in a Sunday evening email. Continue reading CNNA cancels Monday meeting

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Norwalk Fire Department offers tips to prepare for power outages

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As a coastal storm makes its way to the area on Monday and Tuesday, there is an increased chance for high winds and potential power outages, heavy rain and minor to moderate coastal flooding. Below are some power outage safety tips from FEMA to help residents prepare for a power outage. It’s important for residents to monitor local media for weather updates since forecasts can change quickly. For updates during and after severe weather, follow Norwalk’s Office of Emergency Management on Facebook or Twitter. Continue reading Norwalk Fire Department offers tips to prepare for power outages

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Opinion: Norwalk ACTS director’s weekly shout outs

Anthony Allison

Anthony Allison

Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTS

Shout Out to the members of Norwalk ACTS’ TEAM Summer who, during last week’s monthly meeting, rolled up their sleeves to outline a Memorandum of Agreement and a Community Awareness Campaign as part of their Action Plan. TEAM Summer includes more than 20 Norwalk summer learning and enrichment program providers that have banded together to serve more kids better in Summer 2017 and beyond. Continue reading Opinion: Norwalk ACTS director’s weekly shout outs

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Adams explains GGP’s progress with The SoNo Collection

A rendering of The SoNo Collection. (Courtesy General Growth Partners.)

A rendering of The SoNo Collection. (Courtesy General Growth Partners.)

NORWALK, Conn. — A groundbreaking is key for The SoNo Collection, and an opening date cannot be estimated until the shovels are in the ground, Doug Adams of GGP said.

Adams, in talking to the Redevelopment Agency last week, said the Planning and Zoning department is reviewing the language in GGP’s easement for its SoNo mall, planned for the former 95/7 property, on West Avenue just south of Interstate 95 (I-95). A third-party consultant is reviewing the mall’s core and shell drawings for Norwalk Chief Building Official Bill Ireland. Continue reading Adams explains GGP’s progress with The SoNo Collection

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Once around the city: Teaching children love, learning about ACA and the ‘pulse of the planet’

MMNORWALK, Conn. – The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Enrichment Program for children, a League of Women Voters’ Meet & Greet, Small Business Daythe Mayor’s Ball, Darwin Day, the Coalition of Norwalk Neighborhood Associations and an analysis of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Connecticut.

Choose Love

Scarlett Lewis, mother of Jesse Lewis, one of the children killed in the Sandy Hook massacre, is slated to speak at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at All Saints Catholic School about the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Enrichment program.  Continue reading Once around the city: Teaching children love, learning about ACA and the ‘pulse of the planet’

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Norwalk political notes: Appointments; Perone taking lead role

Kari Fairchild to the Pension Board

Kari Fairchild is sworn onto the Pension Board by City Clerk Donna King recently.

NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Friday:

  • Rilling struggles to find people for Boards, Commissions
  • Four appointed to Boards
  • Perone ‘take a lead role on transportation issues’
  • Himes to ‘bear witness to peaceful transition’
  • POCD RFQ issued

Continue reading Norwalk political notes: Appointments; Perone taking lead role

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ConnDOT beginning improvements to Norwalk’s ‘No. 1 chokepoint’

State Sen. Bob Duff (D-25), right, leads a Thursday morning press conference at the intersection of Westport Avenue/North Avenue and East Avenue, with State Rep. Chris Perone (D-137) at his side.

State Sen. Bob Duff (D-25), right, leads a Thursday morning press conference at the intersection of Westport Avenue/North Avenue and East Avenue, with State Rep. Chris Perone (D-137) at his side.

Updated, 5 p.m., Jan. 22: picture showing the planned work. 

NORWALK, Conn. – Expect construction soon at “‘chokepoint number one’ in the city of Norwalk,” State Sen. Bob Duff (D-25) said Thursday, standing at the corner of Route 1 and East Avenue.

Work on another chokepoint, the intersection of Stuart Avenue and Route 1, will begin soon, he said. Continue reading ConnDOT beginning improvements to Norwalk’s ‘No. 1 chokepoint’

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WestCOG seeks business input

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The boundaries of the Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG), as shown on its website.

SANDY HOOK, Conn. – The Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG) has created a survey to assess the business climate in the region, WestCOG said in a press release, explaining that members “are particularly interested in the barriers businesses in the region face.”

“What is holding businesses back? What can be improved to help businesses?” WestCOG asked in its release. Continue reading WestCOG seeks business input

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DiScala plan sparks parking concerns, while some laud ‘opportunity’ for Wall Street

A panoramic photo shows the standing room only nature of Wednesday's Norwalk Parking Authority meeting in City Hall. Speaking to developers, at right, is Tod Bryant.

A panoramic photo shows the standing room only nature of Wednesday’s Norwalk Parking Authority meeting in City Hall. Speaking to developers, at right, is Tod Bryant.

NORWALK, Conn. – A “parking lot that has been a detriment for 40 years” prompted concerned Norwalkers to pack a City Hall room Wednesday, only to be a little disappointed that they weren’t learning all that much.

“We want to keep it very simple, we are only here to talk about temporary parking,” Jason Enters of EDG Properties said at the beginning of the Parking Authority’s public meeting on the Main Street Parking Lot, coveted by developer M. F. DiScala and Company, Inc. for its Head of the Harbor North project.

About 40 people packed into a relatively small room for this hearing; Common Council member Steve Serasis (D-District A) endorsed DiScala’s plan, saying the safety improvements are much needed in the “lot that has been a detriment for 40 years,” while a Danna DiElsi of The Silk Touch said her customers would not use the Yankee Doodle Garage and then walk to her store, only to hear Enters, representing DiScala, reply, “As a society, we are unfortunately lazy.” Continue reading DiScala plan sparks parking concerns, while some laud ‘opportunity’ for Wall Street

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Pennas, rowing club, green lighted by Norwalk Zoning

Vincent and Robin Penna react Wednesday to the Norwalk Zoning Commission's approval of their application to use the old Armory site at 284 New Canaan Ave. as a contractor's yard.

Vincent and Robin Penna react Wednesday to the Norwalk Zoning Commission’s approval of their application to use the old Armory site at 284 New Canaan Ave. as a contractor’s yard.

NORWALK, Conn. – Two years of stress-filled anxiety ended Wednesday for two Norwalk family-owned businesses, with separate approvals from the Zoning Commission.

The proposal to allow A.J. Penna & Son to move its Liberty Square contractor’s yard to the state-owned land at the “old Armory site” was approved by the Commission, with just one dissenting vote.

Also approved was a new home for the Maritime Rowing Club, on King Industries property. Continue reading Pennas, rowing club, green lighted by Norwalk Zoning

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