Vincent Penna of A.J. Penna and Son debates a point at Monday’s meeting of the Coalition of Norwalk Neighborhood Associations (CNNA) in City Hall.
Updated, 12 a.m., Aug. 27: Clarification from Robin Penna.
Update, 11:30 a.m. (Aug. 23), comment from Tony D’Andrea. Correction, 10 a.m.: Rally being organized by ENBA; Goldstein said “lock arms,” not “lock horns”
NORWALK, Conn. – The state should look at other options than to take property by eminent domain in the construction of a new railroad bridge over the Norwalk River, members of the East Norwalk Business Association (ENBA) said Monday at the Coalition of Norwalk Neighborhood Associations (CNNA) meeting.
ENBA plans to hold a rally in September in defense of A.J. Penna and Son, a Liberty Square contractor that does emergency utility work for the city, the First Taxing District and other local bodies, but comments also revolved around the community at large.
“They haven’t even touched on the fact that all of those people who just made substantial investments to those nice new apartment buildings, the SoNo Pearl and the rest of them, that were a such a wonderful thing for the community, they’re going to be dislocated too because cranes aren’t allowed to swing over occupied buildings,” Third Taxing District Commissioner Deb Goldstein said. “They are keeping that below the radar, too, until after they deal with this because as long as they can keep everybody separated, it’s divide and conquer. We all have to lock arms and say, ‘Not on our watch.’” Continue reading Penna’s fight continues in ‘unfair’ ConnDOT property taking for Norwalk railroad bridge construction