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Mary Teresa “Missy” Conrad

  • Consider the unthinkable

    I went to a meeting with three of Norwalk’s state legislators last week (not well attended) and did bring up the issue of military spending, particularly the tremendous cost of updating of the triad of nuclear weapons that our nation has promised to abolish. Jan. 24 was the anniversary of the first United Nations Resolution…

  • Standing daily in a peace vigil, for nuclear disarmament

    The un-reported United Nations Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading towards Total Elimination has only three more days, having opened on June 15. I have stood along East Avenue by Norwalk City Hall almost every morning, several times with Virginia Auster, who is 93 years of age. Props are…

  • Norwalk City Hall mural decried, defended

    Norwalk City Hall mural decried, defended

    NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk City Hall was decried Thursday as an unwelcoming place where certain members of the community feel uncomfortable because of a piece of art dating to the 1930s. Others defended the presence of the Justin Gruelle mural, Steamboat Days on the Mississippi, as part of a series, a reflection of its time…

  • ‘Loss’ of affordable housing decried as Norwalk mall plan pushes ahead

    NORWALK, Conn. – The cry from some quarters to get mall developer General Growth Properties (GGP) to contribute money to create a Norwalk affordable housing fund does not appear to be meeting with success. “This is lost, this is lost,” Mary Therese “Missy” Conrad said Monday as attorney Larry Cafero spelled out GGP’s argument that…

  • SoNo developer given green light to move ‘affordable’ units off-site

    By Nancy Guenther Chapman NORWALK, Conn. – Impassioned speeches and detailed arguments of protest failed to persuade a majority of Norwalk zoning commissioners Wednesday evening, allowing a long-time Norwalk developer to move affordable housing units out of his project. Although the plans approved for 20 North Water St. in February provided 11 affordable (workforce) housing…