Norwalk http://wshu.org en Defunct NEON faces creditors in bankruptcy proceedings Thursday http://wshu.org/post/defunct-neon-faces-creditors-bankruptcy-proceedings-thursday <p>A former embattled Fairfield County anti-poverty agency will face creditors in bankruptcy proceedings Thursday morning. The defunct agency owes upwards of $3.500,000 but only has assets of less than $500,000. Among the largest debts are nearly $950,000 to Coventry Health and Life Insurance Company and more than $600,000 to the Connecticut Department of Labor.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:02:47 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 20769 at http://wshu.org Controversy in Rowayton, Conn. divides community http://wshu.org/post/controversy-rowayton-conn-divides-community <p>A private property in coastal Rowayton, Connecticut is stirring up controversy. A land trust wants to preserve the half-acre site as a bird sanctuary and protect the surrounding tidal estuary. But others aren’t happy with the details.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:01:00 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 20568 at http://wshu.org Controversy in Rowayton, Conn. divides community Norwalk, NAACP spar over racial discrimination allegations on Board of Ed http://wshu.org/post/norwalk-naacp-spar-over-racial-discrimination-allegations-board-ed <p>Norwalk’s legal department and the city’s NAACP are sparring over allegations that several board of education members are being discriminated against because of their race. Shirley Mosby&nbsp;says she and others have been excluded and mistreated and the NAACP is asking to meet with the board's chair. The city attorney, who is acting on behalf of the board, says he wants to see evidence first.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 20104 at http://wshu.org Norwalk, Bridgeport receiving $40 million in federal grants to become more storm resilient http://wshu.org/post/norwalk-bridgeport-receiving-40-million-federal-grants-become-more-storm-resilient <p></p><p>Federal officials announced on Monday they're giving tens of million of dollars to two cities in Connecticut to make them more storm resilient. Bridgeport is receiving $10 million and Norwalk is getting&nbsp; $10 million of a $30 million commitment. Norwalk's funding will go toward the redevelopment of the oldest housing project in the state.</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:39:12 +0000 Tarice L.S. Gray 19946 at http://wshu.org Norwalk, Bridgeport receiving $40 million in federal grants to become more storm resilient NEON files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, new agency may arise http://wshu.org/post/neon-files-chapter-7-bankruptcy-new-agency-may-arise <p>The acting CEO of Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, or NEON, says the anti-poverty agency has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.</p><p>The Reverend Tommie Jackson says it filed with the federal bankruptcy court in Bridgeport last week.&nbsp;</p><p>Jackson says it was clear when he took over in late 2013 that the agency's debt of $4,000,000 and assets of less than $500,000 would make a turnaround near impossible.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:38:07 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 19772 at http://wshu.org