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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Mayor Rilling has Declared a Snow Emergency for the City of Norwalk, Effective 8:00 PM

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, February 12, 2024, Mayor Harry Rilling declared a SNOW EMERGENCY for the City of Norwalk. In accordance with Norwalk City Code, Chapter 99, a snow emergency will go into effect at 8:00 PM, today.

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

The City of Norwalk and Redevelopment Agency Release New Survey to Help Shape the Future of Housing

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, February 6, 2024, the City of Norwalk and the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency (RDA) announced the release of a housing survey to help shape the future of housing, with a focus on transit-oriented development (TOD) and affordable housi...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

The City of Norwalk is now the Official Owner of 11 Belden Avenue

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, January 31, 2024, the City of Norwalk announced that it has officially become the owner of 11 Belden Avenue, which it will use to provide additional parking to visitors of Norwalk's Main Library at 1 Belden Avenue. 

The pro...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

Norwalk Kicks off Free Volunteer Tax Assistance Program in Several Community Locations

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, Wednesday, January 31, 2024, the City of Norwalk announced that it has teamed up with SimplifyCT and kicked off its annual no-cost, full-service Volunteer Tax Assistance Program. Through IRS-certified volunteers, Norwalk i...

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

Statement from the City of Norwalk Condemning the Anti-Semitic and Racist Statements during Last Nig

(Norwalk, CT) – Today, Wednesday, January 17, 2024, Mayor Rilling, the Norwalk Common Council and DEI Officer LaToya Fernandez released the following statements following yesterday evening's public comment portion of the Common Council ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

Mayor Rilling Activates Warming Centers through the Weekend as Temperatures Drop

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, January 17, 2024, Mayor Rilling announced that he has activated the City’s warming centers through the weekend due to the freezing temperatures and encourages anyone needing further support or overnight shelter t...

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Posted on: December 14, 2023

Norwalk Celebrates the Installation of the Longest Bike Route on any State Road in CT

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, December 14, 2024, the City of Norwalk celebrated the installation of the longest bike route on any state road in Connecticut. The installation was made possible through a $280,000 Community Connectivity Grant Program (CCGP), admin...

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Posted on: December 14, 2023

Henry Dachowitz, the City's Chief Financial Officer, will Resign at the End of the Year

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, December 14, 2023, Mayor Rilling announced that Henry Dachowitz, the City of Norwalk's Chief Financial Officer, has decided to take a new opportunity closer to his home in New York City and that his last day with the City ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

Mayor Rilling Announces Entry-Level Firefighter Exam Scheduled for January 13; Registration Opens

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, November 16, 2023, Mayor Harry Rilling and Fire Chief Gino Gatto announced that the City of Norwalk's next Firefighter exam will be administered on Saturday, January 13, 2024. The City encourages candidat...

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

Mayor Rilling Announces that the City of Norwalk Scored 100% on the 2023 Municipality Equality Index

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, November 14, 2023, Mayor Rilling is proud to announce that the City of Norwalk scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2023 Municipality Equality Index. HRC is one of the nation’s la...

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Posted on: November 4, 2023

The City of Norwalk Mourns the Loss of Deputy Fire Marshal Luca Feola

Norwalk, Conn.) Today, Saturday, November 4, 2023, Mayor Rilling and the Norwalk Fire Department announced the passing of Deputy Fire Marshal Luca Feola on Thursday, November 2.  

Luca Feola served in the Norwalk Fire Department for nearly 20 year...

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

The City of Norwalk Mourns the Loss of Dawn Kravarik; a Norwalk Public Library Employee of 36 Years

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, October 30, 2023, Mayor Rilling and the Norwalk Police Department announced that the City of Norwalk tragically lost Norwalk Library employee Dawn Kravarik in a motor vehicle accident on Saturday, October 28.

On October 28, 2023, at...

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Posted on: October 27, 2023

The First Floor of the South Norwalk Library will be Temporarily Closed for Renovations

Today, October 26th, 2023, the City of Norwalk's Public Library announced that the first floor of the South Norwalk (SoNo) Library will be temporarily closed starting Tuesday, October 31st, for renovations. While the first floor...

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Posted on: October 19, 2023

The City of Norwalk Invites the Community to its First-Ever Halloween Nightfair on Washington Street

(Norwalk, Conn.) The City of Norwalk invites the community to its first-ever Halloween Nightfair on Washington Street. This exciting event is set to take place on Saturday, October 28th, from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM and Sunday, October 29th, from 11:00 AM to ...

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

The City of Norwalk Celebrated its Newly Adopted Recreation and Parks Master Plan

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, October 5, 2023, Mayor Rilling was joined by local leaders and City officials to celebrate the newly adopted Recreation and Parks Master Plan and unveil two of the seven themes on the Mayor's relaunched D...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Norwalk Offer Residents Free Recycling Redemption Pop-up Events, Starting Sept. 16

(Norwalk, Conn.)  Today, September 15, 2023, the City of Norwalk announced its new free mobile bottle redemption pop-up events, beginning tomorrow, September 16, in partnership with EyeRecycle. These events will allow residents to recycle their c...

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Posted on: September 12, 2023

Statement from Mayor Rilling on the Passing of Former Norwalk State Senator Louis Ciccarello

(Norwalk, CT) – Today, September 12, 2023, Mayor Rilling released the following statement on the passing of former Norwalk State Senator Louis Ciccarello.  

“Senator Louis Ciccarello was a treasure to Norwalk residents...

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Posted on: September 8, 2023

The City of Norwalk has Mailed All Adjusted Motor Vehicle Tax Bills

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, September 8, 2023, the City of Norwalk announced that it has mailed out all the adjusted motor vehicle tax bills following a previous announcement that some taxpayers received inaccurate motor vehicle tax bills.

Affected taxpayers w...

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Posted on: September 7, 2023

Deanna D’Amore, Norwalk’s Health Director Recognized as a Rising Leader in Public Health

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, September 7, 2023, Mayor Rilling announced that Deanna D’Amore, the Director of the Norwalk Health Department has been recognized as one of the 40 Under 40 in Public Health by the de Beaumont Foundation. After reviewing n...

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

Mayor Rilling Activates Cooling Centers for the City of Norwalk through Thursday

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, September 5, 2023, Mayor Rilling announced that he has activated cooling centers through Thursday, September 7, due to heat index values expected to reach into the 90s each day. The hot temperatures and high humidity can potentiall...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

The City of Norwalk Launches New Online Recreation and Parks Registration System

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, August 23, 2023, Mayor Rilling announced the debut of the Department of Recreation and Parks' online registration system. Through Active Net, an easy-to-use online platform, registration for recreation programming will be ...

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Posted on: August 4, 2023

Mayor Rilling Announces all Three Major Credit Rating Agencies Reaffirmed Norwalk's Bond Rating

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, August 4, 2023, 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 Ratin...

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Posted on: July 28, 2023

Mayor Rilling Announces that the City of Norwalk is Kicking off its First SoNo Farmers Market

(Norwalk, Conn.) – On Friday, July 28, 2023, Mayor Harry Rilling announced that this Sunday, July 30, the City of Norwalk is kicking off its first SoNo Farmers Market event at Ryan Park. The SoNo Farmers Market will take place every oth...

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Posted on: July 27, 2023

Mayor Rilling Announces the City of Norwalk's New Official Logo: "I Love Norwalk"

(Norwalk, Conn.) – On Thursday, July 26, 2023, Mayor Harry Rilling announced the City of Norwalk's new official logo: "I Love Norwalk." Please see the City of Norwalk's official video of the new logo launch, ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Mayor Rilling Congratulates the Norwalk Police Department for Achieving the Gold Standard for Publi

(Norwalk, Conn.) – On Tuesday, July 18, 2023, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling congratulated the Norwalk Police Department for being accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) once again. The CALEA Acc...

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Posted on: July 12, 2023

Mayor Rilling Presents Check to Open Doors & Filling in the Blanks, the Mayor’s Ball Beneficiaries

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, July 12, 2023, Mayor Rilling presented Open Doors and Filling in the Blanks, the two non-profit organizations selected as this year’s beneficiaries for the 2023 Mayor’s Ball, with a ch...

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Posted on: March 22, 2023

Mayor Rilling Announces the next Phase of the MLK Corridor Initiative

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, March 22, 2023, Mayor Rilling was joined by the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency, Senator Bob Duff, Common Council Members and community leaders to announce the South Norwalk Investment Program (SNIP), the next phase ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Norwalk Kicks off Free Volunteer Tax Assistance Program in Several Community Locations

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, January 27, 2023, the City of Norwalk announced that it has teamed up with SimplifyCT and kicked off its annual no-cost, full-service AARP/VITA/IRS Volunteer Tax Assistance Program. Through IRS-certified volunteer...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

The Norwalk Business Development Center will Host a Series of Free Professional Development Workshop

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, January 19, 2023, the City of Norwalk and Norwalk Redevelopment Agency announced that the new Norwalk Business Development Center located at 3 Belden Avenue will be hosting a series of free professional development worksho...

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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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