High-profile police shootings and deaths of black men in custody – or even while out jogging – bring cries of racism across the country. The May 25 death of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis and theshooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia on Feb. 23, 2020 by a white father and son have resulted in outrage and protests in cities across the U.S.
Hair Stylist Georgeanne DeCosta works in close clipping the hair of her 5 year old son Rock that is going to grow out into a mohawk in their home on May 12 in Shelton. (Joe Amon, Connecticut Public Radio)
Hair salons, barbershops and casinos reopened in Connecticut Monday, after being closed for more than two months due to COVID-19 restrictions and precautions. Along with the good news of these reopenings, there were grim new projections Monday from the state comptroller about the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The former Leonard Street municipal lot, now owned by Jason Milligan.
NORWALK, Conn. – The judge in the POKO lawsuit has denied every argument made in Jason Milligan’s attempt to dismiss the case filed against him by the City and Norwalk Redevelopment Agency. Judge Charles Lee’s 36-page decision, handed down Wednesday, clears the way for the case against the embattled real estate mogul to go to trial.
“We are encouraged that the court has again summarily dismissed Jason Milligan’s attempts to delay or dismiss this case. In fact, the court has ruled against the Milligan defendants and found in favor of the city at every stage of this case,” Mayor Harry Rilling said.
Milligan is under fire due to his purchase in 2018 of five properties that were slated to be part of the Wall Street Place mixed-use development, commonly called “POKO.” The properties were under a Land Disposition Agreement between the Redevelopment Agency and a POKO-successor entity, an LDA which gave the Redevelopment Agency the right to review and approve their potential sale. Milligan, who has said the LDA is not well-written, proceeded with the purchase after being warned by the City not to. Continue reading Stamford judge rules against Milligan’s motion, POKO case to continue
NORWALK, Conn. — Hundreds of people gathered Sunday in Norwalk for a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest.
The throng shut down northbound Interstate 95 briefly while they walked from the Connecticut Avenue Stop & Shop to Norwalk Police headquarters in South Norwalk. Connecticut Avenue was also closed, as were streets in SoNo.
An image used to promote a rally scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday in Norwalk.
NORWALK, Conn. – As activists prepared Saturday for a Norwalk protest of George Floyd’s untimely death 1,200 miles away, Mayor Harry Rilling released a statement about the tragedy.
The 46-year old African American man’s death on Memorial Day has rocked the nation, as video of him pleading, “I can’t breathe,” while a white police officer knelt on his neck has circulated widely, inspiring widespread protests in American cities. Continue reading Rilling: ‘My heart breaks’
Protestors hit the street in the Hartford Rally for Justice. (CTMirror.org)
Protesters in Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, New London, and other parts of Connecticut joined a nationwide call for action Saturday following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. The protests come as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold — one day after the Gov. Ned Lamont signed an executive order that further relaxes state restrictions related to the virus.
Demonstrators wearing masks gathered in Colt Park and Bushnell Park in Hartford Saturday and marched in the street to the State Capitol — causing temporary delays for buses and traffic. The crowd leaving from Bushell Park marched by the Hartford Public Safety Complex on its way to the capitol. Demonstrators held signs to protest Floyd’s death, criticize police, brutality, and show unity. Continue reading People throughout Connecticut protest the death of George Floyd
A young protestor chants during a rally at the state Capitol Friday in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of police on Memorial Day. Several hundred people attended the event to stand together against police brutality, abuse of power and racial discrimination. (Cloe Poisson, CTMirror.org)
Of all the agonizing final moments of George Floyd’s life, as he gasped for air from beneath a police officer’s knee, the most painful for Barbara Sands was when he called for his mother. It reminded her of her son Kyron, who police killed in Windham in February 2019 following a car chase and a shootout.
A slide used by Planning and Zoning Director Steven Kleppin to illustrate the Seaview Avenue pedestrian promenade concept introduced by consultants as part of the emerging East Norwalk Transit Oriented Development Plan. It’s one of the best recommendations and, “After the plan is approved, we’ll work with DPW, Recs & Park and Transportation and Mobility on developing a plan for the promenade,” he said. “By including the concept in the plan places more importance on it and allows us to pursue grant funding and indicates consistency with the POCD when seeking capital funding.
NORWALK, Conn. — Development guidelines being formulated by the Planning and Zoning Department may result in 1,200 to 1,500 new apartments in East Norwalk, according to Diane Cece.
Cece is engaging in “scare tactics,” according to Third Taxing District Commissioner Pam Parkington.