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Mayor’s Night Out

  • Norwalk officials: ‘It’s situational’ when it comes to hiring felons to be firefighters

    Updated, 1 a.m. Dec. 2, photo of Certificate of Employability added; Updated, 12:50 p.m., 1:03 p.m.: Responses from Novack Lazare, editing of story. NORWALK, Conn. — There was only one criminal background check done on a would-be Norwalk firefighter who is now alleging discrimination, Norwalk Deputy Corporation Counsel Jeffry Spahr said Wednesday. This is part…

  • Fate of 98 South Main a topic at Norwalk Mayor’s Night Out

        Correction, 12:32 p.m.: Elsa Peterson Obuchowski is a First Taxing District Treasurer, not a Commissioner. The treasurer is a non-voting role. NORWALK, Conn. — Noise issues, blight complaints, the city’s website, water boxes covered up by a city contractor and the status of a city-owned building caught in a bankruptcy dispute were among…

  • Push for Wall Street train station nets info on POKO, Duleep’s building

    NORWALK, Conn. — A train station in the Wall Street area would capitalize on housing trends and revitalize the economic engine in central Norwalk, Michael McGuire is saying in multiple places. McGuire made that push to the Redevelopment Agency recently. He brought it up at last week’s Mayor’s Night Out, where the conversation touched upon…

  • Rilling’s latest ‘night out’ nets info on city website, East Norwalk commuter lot

    Updated, 5:47 p.m.: Information about the website redesign. NORWALK, Conn. — Work is imminent on a new East Norwalk commuter lot, Department of Public Works Director Bruce Chimento said. Norwalk should have a revamped website by the end of December, Norwalk Public Library Director Christine Bradley said. Those are two tidbits from the latest Mayor’s…

  • Lively Norwalk Mayor’s Night Out: POCD, SoNoCC, scapegoats

    NORWALK, Conn. — Mayor Harry Rilling took most of the heat Tuesday, with strong backup from Common Council President Bruce Kimmel (D-At Large), with his department heads occasionally answering a question or piping up to join in positive comments from the mayor. About 20 citizens attended the latest Mayor’s Night Out, some of them expecting…

  • Mayor’s Night Out returns, help for housing, and lots more…

      NORWALK, Conn. – Today’s trip around the city will make a few more stops than usual, as there is a lot going on that you might want to know about: Mayor’s Night Out resurfaces Check out the school plan CHAMP housing grant for SoNo Life Center Scam warning, scam watch Fair Housing celebration Norwalk…

  • Traffic inspires two – only two – Norwalkers to vent at latest Mayor’s Night Out

    NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalkers are pretty satisfied overall, Mayor Harry Rilling said Monday. That was comment after ending the latest Mayor’s Night Out early, seeing that only two people had come to take advantage of the opportunity to question him, his department heads and Common Council members directly. The plaintive pleas of a woman, who…

  • Mayor’s Night Out returns, art in the garage, church prepping for opening

    NORWALK, Conn. – Mayor Harry Rilling will host a Mayor’s Night Out from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, in the Norwalk City Hall Community Room. Department Heads and elected officials are invited to attend to answer questions and field comments about city services and programs from Norwalk residents.

  • Norwalk Council members blast Duff – again – over Senate Bill 1

    NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk’s state senator came under heavy fire again Monday from Common Council members questioning a state bill with his name on it and his commitment to sharing information with his constituents. Although Sen. Bob Duff (D-25) held a public meeting in New London to discuss the ramifications of Senate Bill 1, which…

  • East Norwalker asks why beach is being ‘sold to outsiders’

    NORWALK, Conn. – Ire over Calf Pasture Beach and Taylor Farm marked Mayor Harry Rilling’s latest Mayor’s Night Out at Marvin Elementary School. East Norwalk resident Pam Parkington livened up what had been a sedate gathering with pointed questioning of Recreation and Parks Department Director Mike Mocciae, which she said was a continuation of a…

  • Happy trails: Fans to party hearty; Clark to talk jazz; mayor’s night out planned

    NORWALK, Conn. – Whether you’re a fan of Norwalk’s growing trail system, good jazz or good government, there’s something for you happening over the next week in Norwalk.   Party time Thursday for trail lovers All Norwalk area trail enthusiasts and anyone interested in learning more about Norwalk’s expanding trail system are invited to a…

  • Statistics don’t back up claim of dramatic drop in black student enrollment

    NORWALK, Conn. – In a story published here Wednesday, April 1, John Mosby was quoted as saying there has been a big drop in the number of black children enrolled in Norwalk Public Schools. At Tuesday’s Mayor’s Night Out, Mosby said there used to be 5,000 black children enrolled in Norwalk Public Schools, and now…

  • Mosby defends himself, daughter Shirley

    NORWALK, Conn. — It’s not racist to talk about legitimate problems, John Mosby said Tuesday, in defending himself and his daughter, an embattled Norwalk Board of Education member. “I am getting a little sick and tired in our town of looking in the newspaper, everybody attacking each other. I think it’s time to come for…

  • Norwalk Mayor’s Night Out focuses on finances

    NORWALK, Conn. — Facts and figures marked Mayor Harry Rilling’s latest Mayor’s Night Out, including the fact that only about a half dozen people attended to take advantage of the “amazing” opportunity to quiz all of Norwalk’s department heads. This gave a newcomer the opportunity to get a primer on Norwalk finances, including the notorious…

  • Norwalk Council reaffirms support for Norwalk River Valley Trail

    NORWALK, Conn. — An apparent attempt to spread Norwalk’s money a little farther generated controversy Tuesday, as proponents of the Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT) decried comments made at Monday’s Planning Committee meeting. Planning Committee Chairman Doug Hempstead (R-At Large) suggested Monday night that the $600,000 now recommended in the 2015-16 capital budget for a…

  • Rowing Club food drive today; Mayor’s Night Out set for Tuesday

    NORWALK, Conn. – Members of the Maritime Rowing Club and New Canaan High School Crew Team will be on hand from 3 to 5 p.m. today (Saturday, March 28) at the entrances to the Stop & Shop, 380 Main Ave., Norwalk, to collect food for those in need. The rowers will deliver all donations to…