NORWALK, Conn. – The fourth annual Norwalk Police Department Awards Ceremony honored 25 officers Monday evening in City Hall.
“The officers here put themselves in harm’s way every time they put on a uniform,” Mayor Harry Rilling said. “It gives us great pleasure to be able to recognize the work that they do on a daily basis.” Continue reading Norwalk Police honor own
Former Norwalk Zoning Commissioners Jill Jacobson, left, and Adam Blank, right, are recognized for their years of service by Commission Chairman Nate Sumpter, center, Wednesday in City Hall. It had looked like Blank would be joining the Redevelopment Agency but Mayor Harry Rilling tabled the appointment; it’s not on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting. “I told the mayor I would let him know if I have interest in next few days,” Blank said in a Wednesday email. “Then I guess it is in his hands. I’m not at all sure I still have interest though.”
NORWALK, Conn. – Here’s what we have for you in political notes this Monday:
No park at 127 Fillow; open space deed swap elsewhere
Mocciae: Recs & Parks can’t afford some concerts
Murphy, Blumenthal ‘urge’ NRG to help with Manresa study
Morris contradicts self
District B Council reps again vote no on Ely
Council bites bullet on West Rocks Middle School expense
We are at zero hour. If GGP is not allowed to move forward the anchor tenants will likely drop out. And we, Norwalk, will lose the best development prospect we’ve ever had. The question is, are we going to chase away a $400 million investment in Norwalk? All because we did not realize that we don’t understand the dynamics of the commercial real estate market.
This is no time to mince words about Connecticut’s fiscal crisis. It is deep, serious, and affects everyone and everything: taxpayers, businesses, jobs, social services, infrastructure, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, towns and cities, hospitals, federal funding opportunities, and Connecticut’s reputation. Let’s be clear – it’s not new. The state’s finances have been precarious for several years. But now even those who have long denied the gravity of the situation are acknowledging it.
Anthony Allison is the executive director of Norwalk ACTS.
Shout Out to all of the Kindergarten through 12th grade students who participated in last week’s citywide inaugural STEM Expo (science, technology, engineering and math). Unlike science fairs of the past, this year the Norwalk Public Schools (NPS) sought a way to better embrace and exemplify the collaborative and interactive principles championed by the STEM model, according to Michael Conner, NPS Chief Academic Officer.Continue reading Opinion: Norwalk ACTS director’s weekly shout outs
Jillian Gilchrest is the Director of Health Professional Outreach at the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence and she is Chair of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Trafficking in Persons Council.
Firetree LTD Vice President Amy Ertel, second from left, sits with her legal team at the May 4 Zoning Board of Appeals public hearing in City Hall.
Correction/clarification, 4:10 p.m.: Second email was from Rich Bonenfant.
NORWALK, Conn. — A mistake led to the cancellation of Thursday’s Zoning Board of Appeals hearing, ZBA Chairman Andy Conroy said Friday.
Commissioner Keith Lyon sent an email to a Zoning Inspector Aline Rochefort, telling her he agreed with her decision to deny Firetree LTD a Certificate of Occupancy for its Quintard Avenue facility, Conroy said. Since his mind was made up before the end of the hearing, Firetree demanded that he recuse himself, according to Conroy. Continue reading ZBA chairman explains meeting cancellation
Norwalk Federation of Teachers President Mary Yordon. (File photo)
NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Federation of Teachers has filed a prohibited practices complaint against the Board of Education.
The BoE has attempted to intimidate the union membership by making inaccurate public comments, NFT President Mary Yordon said in a statement late Tuesday, confirming information received by NancyOnNorwalk that the union has filed a complaint with the State Board of Labor Relations. Continue reading NFT files labor complaint against Norwalk BoE
NORWALK, Conn. — It’s really just a matter of not being able to get a quorum, Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman Andy Conroy said Thursday evening, after Quintard Avenue residents suffered another disappointment.