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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Norwalk Announces Two Nighttime Road Work Projects being Conducted by CT DOT on I-95 South Bound

(Norwalk, Conn.) On December 2nd, 2022, the City of Norwalk announced that it received notification from the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT) that two scheduled state road work events impacting...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Mayor Rilling Announces the Hire of the City's first Embedded Clinician in the Police Department

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, November 10, 2022, Mayor Rilling announced that the City of Norwalk hired its first Embedded Clinician to work alongside the Police Department in partnership with the Recovery Network of Programs (RNP). T...

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

Mayor Rilling Announces Vanessa Nobre Valadares as Norwalk's Chief of Operations and Public Work

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, November 8, 2022, Mayor Rilling appointed Vanessa Nobre Valadares as the City of Norwalk's Chief of Operations and Public Works during the Common Council meeting.

"Vanessa has served and excelled in every posi...

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Federal, State, Local and Community Leaders Celebrate the Norwalk's Business Development Center

(Norwalk, Conn.) – Today, November 3, 2022, federal, state, local and community leaders joined Mayor Rilling to celebrate the grand opening of the City of Norwalk's Business Development Center on 3 Belden Avenue. This week also...

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

Mayor Rilling Announces LaToya Fernandez as the City of Norwalk's First DEI Officer

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, November 2, 2022, Mayor Rilling announced that LaToya Fernandez joined Norwalk as the City's first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Officer. November 1 was her first day with the City of Norwalk.

"As a City, we ar...

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

Mayor Rilling Announces LaToya Fernandez as the City of Norwalk's First DEI Officer

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, November 2, 2022, Mayor Rilling announced that LaToya Fernandez joined Norwalk as the City's first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Officer. November 1 was her first day with the City of Norwalk.

"As a City, we ar...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Contractor Illegally Demolished Historic Norwalk Property

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, Mayor Rilling announced that he is working with the Norwalk Historical Commission and his Legal Department to move forward with the strictest penalties possible in response to the illegal demolition that took place on Satu...

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Posted on: October 28, 2022

Statement from Mayor Rilling on Longstanding Property Owner Opening Workforce Training Center

(Norwalk, CT) – Mayor Rilling released the following statement regarding the importance of workforce development following today’s ribbon cutting ceremony for the Workforce Training Center. The Workforce Training Center is a vocational...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Norwalk’s Fall Curbside Yard Waste Collection Schedule

Below is the Fall Curbside Yard Waste Collection schedule for residents who receive garbage collection from the City of Norwalk. This is the final Yard Waste Collection for the calendar year and includes yard waste such as leaves, brush, sticks, etc. Base...

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Posted on: October 13, 2022

Norwalk Lowers Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Bristol Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, October 13, 2022, Governor Ned Lamont announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut lowered to half-staff in honor of two officers from the Bristol Police Department who were shot and killed in the lin...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Norwalk Receives $2 Million in State Funds for Transit-Oriented Development Infrastructure

(Norwalk, Conn.) – Today, October 12, 2022, Governor Ned Lamont announced that he approved $2 million in grant funding for the Pinnacle Transit-Oriented Development Infrastructure Project. The funding will be used primarily to repair si...

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

Mayor Rilling Announces Water Emergency for the City of Norwalk, Effective Friday, October 7

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, Mayor Rilling announced that he is declaring a Water Emergency for the City of Norwalk, effective Friday, October 7, 2022, at noon, due to ongoing drought conditions. This calendar year, Norwalk received historically low l...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Newly Established Norwalk Charter Revision Commission Begins Comprehensive Review of Charter

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, September 19, 2022, the City of Norwalk announced that after more than 100 years since the adoption of its Charter, a comprehensive revision is underway, beginning this week.

In August, the Norwalk Common Council formally e...

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Posted on: September 11, 2022

Statement from Mayor Rilling Condemning Violent Attack on Police Officer at Oyster Festival

“I unequivocally condemn the violent actions that occurred last night when two individuals attacked an on-duty police officer and sent him to the hospital. We demand accountability and will do everything possible to identify and charge any perso...

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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Mayor Rilling Announces Small Business and Entrepreneur Support Program

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, August 26, 2022, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling announced the launch of the City’s first-ever Kiva Hub through its partnership with Kiva. Kiva is a global nonprofit organization that provi...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

The City of Norwalk is Hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, August 27

The City of Norwalk will host a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event next Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm at Norwalk High School, located at 23 Calvin Murphy Drive.

Additionally, New Canaan will be hosting an upcoming HHW collec...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

All Three Major Credit Rating Agencies Have Reaffirmed Norwalk's Bond Raitng

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, August 16, 2022, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling announced that the City of Norwalk received confirmation that all three major rating agencies, Moody's Investors Service, S&P Global Ratings and Fitch Rati...

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

The City of Norwalk Transitions its Bi-weekly COVID Reports to a Virtual COVID Data Hub Format

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, August 5, 2022, Mayor Rilling announced that the City of Norwalk will transition from its Bi-weekly COVID Reports to a virtual COVID Data Hub format that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“We want to ...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

The City of Norwalk Shares Preventive Information and Resources to Prevent the Spread of Monkeypox

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, August 2, 2022, Norwalk's Health Department shared critical preventive health care information and local resources to help mitigate the spread of monkeypox.

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Mayor Rilling Directs Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Mayor Bill Collins

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, July 26, 2022, Mayor Rilling announced that he is directing flags in the City of Norwalk to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Mayor Bill Collins, who passed away on July 21 in an automobile accident in...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Joint Investigation Classified the Cause of the Nelson Avenue House Fire as Undetermined

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, July 26, 2022, Norwalk's Fire Marshal's Office announced the outcome of the joint investigation of the Nelson Avenue house fire that occurred on May 14, 2022, and led to the tragic fatality of 7-year-old Summer Fa...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Mayor Rilling Issues a Drought Advisory for the City of Norwalk

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, July 15, 2022, Mayor Rilling issued a Drought Advisory for the City of Norwalk in partnership with the First District Water Department and the South Norwalk Electric and Water Company (SNEW). This announcement follows Gove...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Residents have until August 1, 2022, to Pay their Property Tax and Sewer Use Bills

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, July 6, 2022, the City of Norwalk announced that residents will have until Monday, August 1, 2022, to pay their property tax bills and sewer use charges. Property tax bills include real estate, motor vehicles and business personal ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Mayor Rilling Announces the Reopening of the Rowayton Avenue Bridge Ahead of Fourth of July Weekend

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, July 1, 2022, Mayor Rilling announced that the Rowayton Avenue Bridge has been paved and reopened to two-way traffic just in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

“Since Tropical Storm Elsa caused damage to the Rowa...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Norwalk Offers Safety Tips for Fireworks and Grilling Ahead of the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, July 1, 2022, the City of Norwalk offers fireworks and grilling safety tips ahead of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Fireworks can be dangerous and the City asks residents to please leave them to the professionals. The safest w...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Statement from Mayor Rilling on the Supreme Court's Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

"It is a sad moment for our nation and infuriating that the U.S. Supreme Court has moved to overturn Roe v. Wade, which has been the law of the land for nearly 50 years. In 1973, Roe granted women across our nation the right to make personal...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

The Next Free Recycling of Mattresses and Box Springs Collection Event is Saturday, June 25

Next Saturday, June 25, the City of Norwalk will be accepting mattresses and box springs for free. The free collection program will recycle the mattresses and box springs through the Mattress Recycling Council’s Connecticut Bye Bye Mattress Prog...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

The City of Norwalk Recognizes Juneteenth as a Holiday and will be Closed Monday, June 20

 

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, June 17, 2022, Mayor Rilling announced that the City of Norwalk recognizes Juneteenth as a holiday and will be closed on Monday, June 20, 2022, in its honor. 

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Eman...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Norwalk Installs Heat Sensors to help Address Climate Vulnerabilities

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, June 10th, 2022, Mayor Rilling announced that the City has partnered with the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) to install 13, non-invasive temporary wireless heat sensors across Norwalk t...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Today Marks the Start of Hurricane Season and the City of Norwalk Urges Residents to be Prepared

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, June 1, 2022, is the official start of hurricane season and the City of Norwalk urges residents to get prepared now. The City announced several ways residents can prepare for unpredictable severe summer weather an...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

The City of Norwalk's 2022 Dog Licensing Renewal will begin Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, May 31, 2022, the Norwalk Town Clerk’s Office announced that 2022 dog license renewals will be available beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1, 2022.  State law mandates that all dogs o...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

The City of Norwalk Announces Several Events to Honor Veterans during and following Memorial Day

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, May 26, 2022, the City of Norwalk announced several upcoming events to honor our veterans during and following Memorial Day Weekend. Beginning Monday, May 30 at 10:00 AM, Norwalk will host its annual Memo...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

The City of Norwalk Reaches an Agreement for South Norwalk Neighborhood School

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, May 26, 2022, Mayor Rilling announced that after more than 40 years, students in the South Norwalk community will finally have a neighborhood school. The City, through friendly negotiation, has reached an agreement in principle to ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Mayor Rilling Announces the Nonprofit Organizations Selected for the Norwalk Community Recovery Fund

 (Norwalk, Conn.) Today, Monday, May 16, 2022, Mayor Rilling announced the local nonprofit organization recipients selected to receive one-time grant funds from the Norwalk Community Recovery Fund Program. The City of Norwalk created this program...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

City, State, and Community Leaders Share Commitment to Strengthening Mental Health for Norwalkers

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, May 12, 2022, Mayor Rilling issued a proclamation designating May as Mental Health Awareness Month in Norwalk. He was joined by Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, Dr. Thomas McBryde, Norwalk Deputy Superintendent of Excellence, Equit...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Norwalk Earns Gold Standard, the Highest Distinction in Best Practices in Economic Development

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, Mayor Rilling announced that the City of Norwalk was selected as a 2022 Gold Level Certified Community in Best Practices in Economic Development & Land Use Planning on behalf of the Connecticut Economic Development Association ...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

The City of Norwalk and Community Leaders Performed a Tree Planting Ceremony at Naramake Elementary

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, April 29th, city and community leaders joined Principal Jane Wilkins and students of Naramake Elementary School to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Arbor Day. Arbor Day is led by the Arbor Day Foundation, which ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Norwalk Invests Federal Funds in Small Businesses Impacted by the Pandemic

(Norwalk, Conn.) Yesterday, April 27th, the City of Norwalk announced the small business lottery winners for the first phase of the COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Program. The program allocates nearly $800,000 in grant funding of the City&...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

COVID-19 Testing Location to Move to Lower Parking Lot of Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Beginning Today

(Norwalk, Conn.) – Today, April 18th, Mayor Rilling announced that its COVID-19 community testing location will move from Shady Beach to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion lower parking lot (295 West Avenue) starting today. Testing at this si...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

The City of Norwalk Announces New Property Alert Service

(Norwalk, Conn.) – Today, April 8th, the City of Norwalk announced that it's offering an added layer of security for property protection that Norwalk's Town Clerk, Richard McQuaid will manage. The service is free and w...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Yard Waste Site Spring/ Summer/ Fall

The Yard Waste Site, located at 15 South Smith Street, will be OPEN for the Spring, Summer, and Fall Seasons on Monday, March 28, 2022. The Site will be open on Saturday, April 2.  

During the Season (April – December); the hours of opera...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Mayor Rilling Announces the Completion of the Efficiency Study of the City and School Operations

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(Norwalk, Conn.) – Today, March 22nd, Mayor Harry Rilling announced the completion of the comprehensive Efficiency Study of the City and Norwalk Public Schools that he and the Common Council initiated in February of 2020. Mayor Rilling&...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Testing for COVID-19 at Home?

Along with precautions like vaccination, masking, and physical distancing, COVID-19 testing is essential to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. At-home COVID-19 tests can be a convenient way to test. When used appropriately, at-home tests (also called “se...

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

Mayor Rilling Announces Water Emergency for the City of Norwalk, Effective Friday, October 7

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, Mayor Rilling announced that he is declaring a Water Emergency for the City of Norwalk, effective Friday, October 7, 2022, at noon, due to ongoing drought conditions. This calendar year, Norwalk received historically low l...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Newly Established Norwalk Charter Revision Commission Begins Comprehensive Review of Charter

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, September 19, 2022, the City of Norwalk announced that after more than 100 years since the adoption of its Charter, a comprehensive revision is underway, beginning this week.

In August, the Norwalk Common Council formally e...

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