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  • McMurrer and Murray resign from Common Council

    McMurrer and Murray resign from Common Council

    Two Common Council members have resigned from the Council. Jenn McMurrer and Melissa Murray, both Democratic Councilwomen for District C, announced their resignations from the Common Council within hours of each other today. “This is something I have been thinking about for some time,” McMurrer told NancyOnNorwalk. “There are family issues that need attention,” she…

  • Common Council presents “Norwalk 101” on Monday, June 17

    Common Council presents “Norwalk 101” on Monday, June 17

    Norwalkers can get a comprehensive look at the structure and departmental functions of city government when the Common Council presents “Norwalk 101,” a special civic engagement meeting. The meeting will take place on Monday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Community Room, located at 125 East Avenue, according to a news release. For…

  • Public workshops on Charter Revision kick off tonight

    Public workshops on Charter Revision kick off tonight

    Norwalk’s City Charter, which was rewritten and approved last November after a century of stagnation, will be discussed at three upcoming public workshops, the first of which is today, Wednesday June 12 from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Common Council Chambers at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue.  Zoom # is 646 558 8656, webinar…

  • One woman’s legacy: A book that helps children understand dementia

    One woman’s legacy: A book that helps children understand dementia

    In families with young children, a loved one’s dementia is often discussed behind closed doors. But for Norwalker Simone Morris, including her daughter, Millie, was essential for her family to cope with the declining memory of their beloved Grammy P. Simone’s mother, Patricia Edwards, immigrated from Jamaica when she was 35. She made her home…

  • Photos: Gun Violence Awareness Day

    Photos: Gun Violence Awareness Day

    Last Friday supporters of gun violence prevention gathered in the Norwalk City Hall atrium to hear a proclamation of Gun Violence Awareness Day from Mayor Rilling, which was read by Chief of Staff Tom Livingston. Speakers from Connecticut Against Gun Violence (CAGV) and the Norwalk Police Department emphasized the importance of keeping guns out of…

  • Norwalk police officer Hector Delgado arrested for fourth time

    Norwalk police officer Hector Delgado arrested for fourth time

    Norwalk police officer Hector Delgado was arrested Friday by his own department following a citizen’s complaint about an off-duty disturbance, according to a statement issued by Chief James Walsh. It was Delgado’s fourth arrest since joining the Norwalk police force in 1993, and his second this year. Two other Norwalk officers have criminal cases pending…

  • Flag Day Concert Sunday June 9

    Flag Day Concert Sunday June 9

    The Fairfield Counts, a rollicking 19-piece big band whose authentic swing era arrangements are known and loved by many Norwalkers will launch the First Taxing District’s 2024 Summer Concert Series on the Green, according to a news release. It’s the annual Flag Day Celebration this Sunday June 9 at 5 p.m. on the Norwalk Green,…

  • Take the RDA survey and enter to win a $200 gift card

    Take the RDA survey and enter to win a $200 gift card

    An online survey seeking Norwalk residents’ views regarding possible creation of “a dedicated funding source for stormwater management and infrastructure investment” has been put forth by city government and the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency. The anonymous survey, which also touches upon “social equity,” “local economic conditions,” and “the overall business environment,” is said to take no…

  • Eversource transmission cables: City got $60K to cover future dock-related costs, Harbor and Shellfish Commissions want more assurance

    Eversource transmission cables: City got $60K to cover future dock-related costs, Harbor and Shellfish Commissions want more assurance

    Tomorrow’s public hearing with the CT Department of Energy and Environmental protection (DEEP) could be the last opportunity for the Norwalk Harbor Commission (NHRC) and the public to voice concerns about Eversource’s placement of high-voltage transmission lines under the Norwalk River as part of the Walk Bridge project. Among other issues, the NHRC is frustrated with…

  • Norwalk hazardous waste collection set for Aug. 31

    Norwalk hazardous waste collection set for Aug. 31

    Norwalk’s Hazardous Waste Collection Event is set for Saturday Aug. 31 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Ponus Ridge Middle School, located at 20 Hunters Lane.  If you can’t make it that day, go to one of the others listed below. The events are free to Norwalk residents presenting a driver’s license, vehicle registration,…

  • Memorial Day parade plan

    Memorial Day parade plan

    Norwalk’s 2024 Memorial Day Parade will march at 10 a.m.on Monday, May 27 from Veterans Park, 42 Seaview Avenue, to the Town Green on East Avenue.  U.S. Army Veteran Richard Olson, Commander of Norwalk’s American Legion Post 12, is the parade’s Grand Marshal.  According to a press release, this will be the third year that a C-130 military transport plane is scheduled to…

  • On 3rd try, Norwalk wins $400,000 ‘Safe Streets’ grant

    On 3rd try, Norwalk wins $400,000 ‘Safe Streets’ grant

    Norwalk was one of just 99 communities across the country to receive a federal ‘Safe Streets and Roads for All’ grant this week, city officials learned last night.  The city won the $400,000 planning and development grant to create a comprehensive safety action plan for Norwalk’s streets. Jim Travers, director of Transportation, Mobility, and Parking, informed…

  • Norwalk Library’s main floor to close for new carpeting

    Norwalk Library’s main floor to close for new carpeting

    The first floor of the Norwalk Public Library’s Main Branch, 1 Belden Avenue, will be closed for new carpet installation this Wednesday and Thursday, May 22-23.  New books, computers, and printing services will be moved to the lower level, which will be fully accessible as will the second-floor children’s department. According to a press release, other…

  • LaToya Fernandez: ‘I was not supported’ as Norwalk’s first DEI officer. ‘They are not ready’

    LaToya Fernandez: ‘I was not supported’ as Norwalk’s first DEI officer. ‘They are not ready’

    LaToya Fernandez, Norwalk’s first officer of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), was hired in October 2022 with great hope and fanfare on the staff of Mayor Harry Rilling. Just 16 months later, in February 2024, a city spokesperson confirmed Fernandez had left the position. At the time, Fernandez herself didn’t announce the move or reveal…

  • Kosta Diamantis arrested, charged with school construction extortion

    Kosta Diamantis arrested, charged with school construction extortion

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