NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Common Council members are considering biting the bullet and awarding a $3.4 million city contract to a company whose name is, for some people, synonymous with a dishonest way of doing business.
The Grasso Companies LLC appears set to be awarded the lucrative paving contract at Tuesday’s Council meeting. It’s “Grasso” that is the problem: Grasso Commercial LLC, with the same Wilson Avenue address as The Grasso Companies LLC, was on Monday slapped with a $112,001 federal tax lien. The Original Grasso Construction, also with a 314 Wilson Ave. address, currently owes Norwalk $270,590 in property taxes, according to the city’s website and Assistant Tax Collector Al Palumbo. Continue reading ‘Different’ Grasso set to reap $3.4M Norwalk contract
NORWALK, Conn. — The pendulum in Connecticut has swung from the suburbs to the cities, State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-25) said Saturday, claiming that the state government’s investments in cities are paying off.
We are beyond thankful for everyone who supported our “ROMPERS” in this year’s Swamp Romp event. On Saturday, March 11th, we saw more than 30 brave individuals jump into the near frozen Kiwanis Pond at the Wilton Family YMCA to benefit the youth from Norwalk, Redding and Wilton! The generosity from these communities allowed us to raise $24,500 in support. Our Rompers raised these funds to support over 3,500 children who participate in year-round programming at the Norwalk YMCA and the Wilton Family Y. Continue reading YMCA Swamp Romp event provides warmth, despite the cold
Quietly, while Americans have been focused on the ongoing drama over repealing the Affordable Care Act and the new revelations about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, President Trump has been busy dramatically expanding the American troop presence inside Syria. And virtually no one in Washington has noticed. Americans have a right to know what Trump is planning and whether this will lead to an Iraq-style occupation of Syria for years to come.
Without any official notification, Trump sent 500 new American troops into Syria, ostensibly to take part in the upcoming assault on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. News reports suggest this deployment may just be the tip of the iceberg, with some saying that the plan is for hundreds more American troops to be added to the fight in the coming weeks. No one actually knows how many troops are inside Syria now, because the administration has largely tried to keep the build-up a secret.Continue reading Opinion: Trump is dragging us into another war…and no one is talking about it
East Norwalk Library Association Executive Director Stan Siegel, in 2015. (Archive photo)
NORWALK, Conn. – The described East Norwalk “peace in the kingdom” comes with a cost: Stan Seigel feels betrayed, he said.
Siegel fought a battle against the Third Taxing District’s drive to create a master plan for the East Norwalk Library and lost, as he no longer works as the East Norwalk Library Association Executive Director. Siegel was a part-time employee; the East Norwalk Library Board is planning to hire a full-time director with a master’s in library science. Continue reading ‘Betrayed’ Siegel shares his side of the East Norwalk Library story
Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTS.
Shout Out to the Norwalk Education Foundation for awarding more than $15,000 in teacher mini grants related to classroom innovation that fosters hands-on learning experiences. This year, special consideration was given to proposals that deal with STEM and student emotional and social well-being. Among the projects funded this year are Makin History Come Alive at Roton Middle School, a Vocabulary Building Trip to Museum of Natural History for students at Brien McMahon High School and a marine biology program for Kindergartners at Fox Run. Continue reading Opinion: Norwalk ACTS director’s weekly shout outs
Jonathan Perloe is a spokesperson for National Popular Vote CT, a grassroots movement advocating for adoption of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact by the Connecticut General Assembly.
Having seen the loser of the national popular vote win the White House in two of the last five presidential elections, I’ve been aware for years of the inequity of the current winner-take-all system of assigning states’ electoral votes. But winner-take-all does a disservice even when it “works,” that is, when the Electoral College winner is also the candidate for whom the most ballots were cast. Continue reading CTNJ/Opinion: It’s time for Connecticut to join the National Popular Vote Compact