2013 Top 12 Countdown: Head Start parents demonstrate at City Hall

Mothers, teachers and other concerned with the local Head Start program converge in the City Hall lobby in late October.

NORWALK, Conn. – Today we bring you the fifth story in our Top 12 countdown – the 12 stories that drew the most page views on this site in in 2013.

Each day, through New Year’s Day, we will rehash one of our most popular stories, along with any updates, with a link to the original story. We will present them in reverse order; we began Saturday, Dec. 21, the 12th most popular, and will work our way to No. 1.

Throughout the holiday season, as official action slows to a crawl, we also will be taking a look back at what we feel were the biggest Norwalk government, school and social service stories of the year, and we’ll take a look ahead at what 2014 may bring.

Our eighth-most-read story of 2013 was from Oct. 25 and included five videos from an angry protest at City Hall. When parents of head Start children found out the federal Administration for Children and Families had shut down Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now’s Head Start program, several of them headed for City Hall in search of then-Mayor Richard Moccia. Moccia was not there, but the angry crowd made its presence known through chants and questions directed to future mayor Harry Rilling, who was there for a another function, before dispersing.

This is one of four NEON stories to make our Top 12. Click the here to read Angry Norwalk Head Start parents jam City Hall, looking for answers.


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