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Author: Claire Schoen

  • Jason Milligan, proposing a Wall Street hotel, now sees City as friend not foe

    Jason Milligan, proposing a Wall Street hotel, now sees City as friend not foe

    Real estate broker Jason Milligan has a plan to make over 21-23 Isaacs Street, currently home to Rebel Daughter Cookies and ARC Sound Stage Lighting. He proposes building a hotel there. And he plans to build it on the controversial parking lot that was part of the longstanding “POKO” lawsuit between Milligan and the City.…

  • DEEP grants Harbor Commission request for public hearing on high-voltage transmission lines to run under Vets Part docks

    DEEP grants Harbor Commission request for public hearing on high-voltage transmission lines to run under Vets Part docks

    After years of feeling unheard by city and state agencies regarding high voltage transmission cables being laid under the Norwalk River as part of the Walk Bridge project, the Norwalk Harbor Management Commission will have its 15 minutes in the spotlight. The CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has scheduled a public hearing,…

  • Norwalk’s Diversity Officer Has Resigned, City Confirms

    Norwalk’s Diversity Officer Has Resigned, City Confirms

    Norwalk’s first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Officer, LaToya Fernandez, has resigned, Norwalk’s Director of Communications Michelle Woods Matthews confirmed Tuesday night in response to a reporter’s query. Although she didn’t specify reasons for Fernandez’s departure, Woods released the following statement:  “LaToya Fernandez resigned from her position as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer on February…

  • Happy New Year…. and thank you!

    Happy New Year…. and thank you!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. We asked and you answered, we asked again and more of you answered… and while we are still tallying the final results, it’s clear that this was our most successful NewsMatch campaign. And it couldn’t have come at a better time. (Thank you.) Despite the shuttering of local news…

  • The Countdown is Underway…

    The Countdown is Underway…

    There are only a few days left in this year’s NewsMatch campaign, and we are so close to meeting our goal of $75,000, with just over $67,000 already raised. But we need your help to get across the finish line by midnight on New Year’s Eve.  As an independent news organization, we don’t have any shareholders. We…

  • Newsflash: Additional $20K community match for NoN!

    Newsflash: Additional $20K community match for NoN!

    Dear Readers: We have some exciting news. Thanks to the generosity of several readers as well as the NoN board of directors, we can announce an additional $20,000 match for contributions to our year-end fund drive. This is huge for us. When we announced our campaign in November, we set an ambitious fundraising target of…

  • Giving Day + Nonprofit Local News = #GivingNewsDay

    Giving Day + Nonprofit Local News = #GivingNewsDay

    If you haven’t yet heard, today is Giving Tuesday, an international day of giving. We like to call it Giving News Day.  As a reader of NancyOnNorwalk, you recognize the value of a hyperlocal news organization. You know we work hard to cover what’s going on in this city of 90,000. We report on Common…

  • What’s in store for NancyOnNorwalk?

    What’s in store for NancyOnNorwalk?

    Phew, elections are over. We worked hard to bring you the information you needed – via streaming video, Q+As with candidates, and coverage of debates. Everyone in Norwalk had access this information – for free, regardless of which candidate they favored. Now, we are asking you for another vote – in support of local news.…

  • Reading, writing, and… what’s your shoe size?

    Reading, writing, and… what’s your shoe size?

    When students at Jefferson Marine Science Elementary School gathered for an afternoon assembly Wednesday, they were in for a special treat: every last one of them was given a brand-new pair of athletic shoes. Employees from the Norwalk-based marketing agency Inspira and its partner Enthuse Marketing came up with the idea for their annual Day…

  • NewsMatch Kicks Off Today – Please Give Generously

    NewsMatch Kicks Off Today – Please Give Generously

    It’s November 1 – for most of us, that means the day after Halloween or a day of sugar-hangover and raiding the kids’ candy bags. Here at NancyOnNorwalk, it’s kickoff day for NewsMatch, our year-end fundraiser. For our newer readers, NewsMatch is an annual campaign organized by the Institute for Nonprofit News and funded by…