Its a shame U.S. Rep. Jim Himes couldn't involve himself with things before the fact.Watching the video and and clocking the time line looks so far what could be a slow response and poor communication among the responders down the line.Norwalk police stepped up and did a great job with little direction from the state to help those behind this tragic occurance.They got the Noralk transit in motion without any direction and found ways to help those stranded.I think Norwalk did a great job as soon as the word came trains were stuck at Norwalk.Mayor Moccia had a chance to improve communictaion with the MTA a few years back but walked out of a meeting in Stamford before he was able to hear what would help Norwalk and the MTA get along.Jim seems to take the same route on many issues.
Its sad our reps took this self serving photo as if they knew what was going on. Gov Dan deserves better maybe the voters can help him out down the road. View Comment
Good news is Hulcher Services Inc., a nationwide railroad contractor and total services provider of contractor services for the railroads, passed Norwalk on RT 7 coming from 84 last night around 9pm with a MTA escort on its way to Bridgeport.A dozen large trucks with overload signs from this out of state company has arrived.When we passed them after they got off the interstate we realized the big guns had arrived a very impressive show of equipment that are made for just rail disasters. View Comment
I agree Ken,there was an officer who was in trouble when Harry retired can't say it was handled poorly but it became obvious when a officer takes his own life maybe something could of been done.Two officers killing themselves a third dismissed and meeting an untimely death on anyones watch is worth wondering what went on.Dark clouds are easy to forget when enough time has passed but Ken the ink still isn't dry from the past. View Comment
Looking For Beer In Norwalk? There's An App For That yes Galen we have to thank Harry for stepping up to the plate and making this possible.If I lost you galen and you don't understand you don't know Norwalk like you think you do.
This woman when I first met her in the Democratic party thought wow this is one more nail in the parties coffin.
The city has endured many tragic events that have destroyed this once was great destination for all to enjoy.Where has Harry been all these years?
Lets think back oh maybe a year ago when Harry was seeking employment in other cities.I only wish I could deliver what was said at the Aquidneck Island National police parade where Harry was seeking the top cop job.I havn't missed marching in that event in the 30 year history wondering how many times did Harry make the parade?Please note I wasn't marching from Norwalk in fact it was hard to admit where I was from after reading all the news from RI during his bid for the job.
I'm sorry to see what has happened to Norwalk with both Republican and Democratic old school politics and we read this endorsment it just makes me wonder does Galen know how far Norwalk has fallen in the last couple of years under her own nose?
Shotspotter,bar closing,stabbings,robberies,shootings,house breaks,commercial break ins,hookeers,drugs,can Galen help us out and talk about these issues give us some facts.Harry was the one to sell solutions to the city and in doing so where is the paper trail that shows his drive was for the taxpayers and not the Mayor.
It was great the amount of police protection given to the school on Chestnut st where it was reported Harry had grandchildren there while the rest of us had kids in the DMZ in south Norwalk.We were all treated like crap the first reason myself and others would never consider him for any office.Our children have been hurt they were ignored by Harry for years and now some of them voting age are wondering if the Democrats will do the right thing and dismiss him from class,or keep him around to do damage to Dicks run.
There is no better time to get the youth involved they have endured so much disapointment and poor leadership for years its time to step up reach out and dump those who have made this city their playground.
Thank you for all the things you have done in Norwalk Galen but if you took the time and left the political climate and joined us on the street your endorsement may have been worth considering if anything thank you for sharing your thoughts.
Maybe its time to understand Norwalk is like the Titanic moving the deck chairs around will not change the outcome.
He is respectful he listens he understands he knows the city just like Warren.Tuff to talk plan when your listening understanding how the taxpayers feel all over the city,then again we have a mayor that has kept secrets and clearly has no plan.I think you may be asking the wrong people what the plan is call him I doubt if he will ignore or insult you,I don.t want promises right now I just want to be heard and suggest to others share your thoughts your war stories dealing with the current administration.Now that the city has people from all corners stepping up and reaching out comparing notes the goal is obvious.The city needs a new road map and a new driver to bring us all back home safely our streets and it now is unsafe not friendly and thats just downtown Sono and Wall st.Be nice for the next generation to grow up not thinking that police tape you see attached to everything is not from party city.Crime impacts our city 24/7 we seem to be to have a lot of health issues among us all who live in the brownfield and power plant areas this list can grow when talking to others.Waste in our city can be seen guess thats no secret anymore I think everyones plan is to have the city given back to the taxpayers they have paid for it.Its has to be hard to hear how bad the city is from those who's stories have become worse over the years and then find some who pleased with how things are going.Uniformed taxpayers seem to be the most satisfied in how the city is run,so if Vin educates and passes his findings on to those who are receptive to how the city is run now maybe, they will see what the plan may be without asking.My plan for now is to listen and uncover more Republican secrets.I hope this double talk helps its what I have seen over the last few terms with very little resolve.Spoon I have respected what you have written in the past no way was this posting directed at you. View Comment
So far its been a City Carting promo where saving us taxpayers maoney was not clearly thought out.The ability to transfer some cost saving tips we already have in place was never addressed.
Now we have this?
Crime,Homeless without shelter Tagging parking Norwalk river and the new Marina at Vets park all are issues taxpayers need to know about.
The firefighters may not like the way the bee keeping process went for one of thier buddies but why give us what seems the Moccia side on any issue?
No cheap shots at Bruce clearly we are not dealing with a EDP patient.
Mr Rodgers had a show a few years back maybe Tom from Cable could get you a spot I'm sure Gwen could use the help be nice to hear what you have to say after a shooting or stabbing or more increasingly serious problems at our train and bus depots.
I don't blame you or those who voted you in I know you had my vote and three others from my house.But with the increase in accountability its hard to fathom you have been told the truth in all cases.I don't hear you sugggesting some help on the council to prep for work at hand.I still support the Editors page it tells most of us if the author knows Norwalk or just lives hear.
Points out how little resouces the council has yet no suggestion to hire some help?I would like to think my elected official(voted for them or not) has everything they need to make a good decision and thats not happening in Norwalk. View Comment
lets not forget the officer who with a DUI charge didn't he almost hit a cop on a road detail ?
I know can't ask him rumor was he died a few months back how did this miss a entire city?
Bottom line is its election year and Dicks man is doing as much as he can to give the Mayor a boost,sadly the trend around election times tells us the mayor has failed in all these years to win an election on his own merit its always been party lines.
So how many republicans have been victims in Norwalk since last election? Just read the crap The Hour will be writing the next couple of months its sickening.
Has McQuaid distanced himself far enough away from Dick to win? Using a pending theft case on the way to election seems to be just another cheap trick the Republicans are throwing.
The new kids on the force are looking us in the eye on the streets and saying after each shooting its getting crazy around here,the Mayor not a friggin word,you can't run a city part time play favorites and think in the end most of the ones he has BS are supid enough to vote him back in.Its insulting to think the hard working religious backed and pro family voters will settle for the same crap.
Isn't it time for the Mayor to start placing signs in windows and depending where your business dictates how much money you will get.South Norwalk vendors were pissed to find out others in the city got much more for the sign,that in itself tells you how the Republican party ran last time insulting those hard working taxpayers and now has caught up with them.
department is internationally accredited,yes it is last time they(the people from MD) were in the city the last day as they were leaving the front door,a prisoner tried hanging himself in a cell at the station it was an interesting morning we were all there.He was transported to the ER still something happened that day and was quietly forgotten about.
Maybe Harry can tell us what problems the city had that was overlooked when the city was accredited.There was complaints there was some things ignored now is the time for Harry to be truthful can't blame this on aDick
This process costs the city a lot of money not refundable if the city fails,then again if you were giving the city its bkessings why in the hell would you fail a force they wouldn't call you again where you could make money like that.Most are old police officers based in Maryland who in all honesty never listend to the public and their concern on the Norwalk Police dept.
We have had plenty of dirty laundry since the last fee was paid suppose it would be hard to find out when they are coming back to Norwalk to bless us once again. View Comment
This is where the Mayor should stand up and ban all ups deliveries in Norwalk,seems when some people get hit by cars in Norwalk they are given a ticket no reason to start acting professional its his last term.
well its the spending thats been done under the radar,new vac trucks,when we gave away the old ones,no fire station in East Norwalk to house one of four ladder trucks(there is no reason for this),and a free fire boat costing the city over $100,000 and it was last night Norwalk Marine units did all the work so yes the city is not moving forewood its not moving at all.
Lets thank those who voted for red herrings on Dicks word.
The list grows and so far all we see for a return is a parking garage going up taking the place of parking lots in Sono where LAZ makes the money along side of the city.Its a great time to start asking questions .
Oyster park is now a award winning skate park,lawns paths and anything worth having is now crap and yes tagging is the new way of kids saying lets not have anything nice.The Mayor has done well to ruin anything else we all held as prized places to enjoy Norwalk.
but we have three officers in the schools along with the 5 each day crossing kids,I never heard once the facts when the council voted,knee jerk votes got Norwalk nowhere thank those who drank the kool aid.
Then we have two councilors creating some great PR for city carting yet ignore the information we all want to know.Accident last week makes you wonder did city carting use the new scale Norwalk put in at a unusaul cost to us taxpayers.
Those two guys could of explained the stream of trash can be sorted at the trash drop off site making it more cost effective before the bells and whistles City Carting implemented.Dave gave us nothing in helping us out City Carting got the help.People I talked to don't want the big blue cart on wheels who ever asked us all if this was the way to go?Facts were left out data never made our table just the BS Bruce and Dave drafted to show us all City Carting has the muscle but using those two lacked the brains.Its all costing us more money for less service seems that is what Moccia has done over the last couple of years.
The tax increase would help pay for the city’s 2013-14 spending plan of $309.4 million, which represents just over a 4 percent increase in spending over the current year it wiil help pay or pay for?
Look around the waste Norwalk is creating is from the private contracts including parking a dept that does nothing but prevent more patrons coming into the city.Why is the police dept now taking resouces to tag cars and run down parking voilations when we already have private constables on the payroll that are paid enforcement or not?
Norwalk has wasted years in hiding sweatheart deals from its taxpayers,and listening to ill advised crap from those within.
We all saw that truck on its side,have to think where did it come from before it went over?Oh thats right Duffs truck route that passes thousands of children who have no voice,have to wonder how much over a 70,000 pound payload it was?
We all kmow City Carting will back Dick, deals not yet done the taxpayers havn't bled out.
Its time to weed out the all politicians thats evident.
A shame the camera at vets park isn't working playback of the morning may help us all trust the investigation goes without any doubts.You figure a $750.000 dollar boat could use some extra protection at the park.Rumor has it the damm thing hasn't worked for over a year yet we all know by history cameras work well preventing crime maybe someone should explain to the Mayor the city lacks tools to curb the voilence we hear and see all the time in the city.
Thats right up there with shotspotter many cities rely on tools Norwalk talks about but never follows thru on.Maybe Harry could tell us what works and what doesn't he did leave when most things were not working and reamin broken wonder why that is?
Vets park is no stranger to trouble ask any victim that has visited our park.
Might as well suggest channel 12 film whem bar closing happens on Washinton street I bet there would be some question on how much of Norwalks resources goes to bar closing each night more of course on the weekends. View Comment
He would show us all how good he is if one handicap parking spot would appear in front of the post offices,then again he has had only a few years to work on it.He got us the free fire boat that will now cost the city 50 grand a year he should of had the parking spots thrown in when that ill fated deal was sealed with the Mayor.I can't complain Duff has done more damage in grants than Jim could ever do in a lifetime. View Comment
Nothing but thanks to those making it possible to build up such a great hospital.
The mayor has worked hard to fill the ER with gunshot and stabbing victims and the steady stream of homeless there should be some room there named after him.
What is troubling the amount of cancer victims coming out of Norwalk the trend seems to be growing one can only hope the city starts to take a proactive stance on forgotten contaminaton.Saint Vincets has seen a lot of Norwalkers over the years saved a lot of them but there is that reality the trend is growing for those who after many years lived in Norwalk among the pollution.Perfect example is the highly toxic landfill Norwalk has now called a park,along side of cells buried in the Norwalk river of stuff not even the feds want in offshore burying grounds.
With all the money going to the hospital one can only hope our politicians find the money to buy a few ambulances.With cutting edge procedures the main goal should be getting the patient to the hospital and not have a waiting period that becomes tragic to the patient.
There had been a few complaints when the hospital went for a new procedure the State ignored the red flag the hospital did its damage control a few years back still Norwalk residents wait for out of town ambulances to carry them to the ER.Where everyone is doing so much for the hospital maybe the mayor can see his way to helping us all out and imrove the time ot takes after that phone call is made.
Maybe Howard Eison, M.D., chairman of the Norwalk Hospital Foundation Board could look into the history of poor response for those seeking emergency treatment.The fire dept needs it own ambulance a fact not many could argue unless you part of the problem.No matter how great any hopsital is you have to first get the patient to the hospital.There is enough stories out there by our emergency caretakers on how long it took for the rig to show up simply another fact that needs to be looked into. View Comment
our officers are tired they are understaffed in less than 48 2 dead bodies and another shot in the head the innocent suffer in Norwalk while we get ready for an election.
With all the things we could be told about shortfalls in Norwalk and we read this.
Firefighters get 25,000 for fuel for the fireboat and our dedicated officers get what that serve us on the water?
Be intertesting to hear the changes any candidate will make if elected.
These people who are backing the old gaurd never learned from the past,there are plenty of new home owners who made the mistake buying in Norwalk,I doubt if they continue to watch the city vote anyone in office who has not shown the city true understnding of what has been the good ole boys club performance.
Lets hear some details on the same problems we have all endured as a city, feel good submissions isn't making my family any safer in Norwalk nor is it making Norwalk any more of a destination .
Drugs drinking and hookers filling the new bars in Norwalk gets old,this is something that needs to be addressed. View Comment
It seems most of you have forgot we have that new 3/4 million dollar fire boat that went out this morning to escort a boat to Water st to REX.
4 firemen 500 dolars worth of fuel and a city that never needed the dam boat in the first place we have that oragization called the Coast Gaurd and the fine polie officers with three boats in the water.
The police officers are making money and now firefighters in Norwalk could end up the highest paid in the state and we are counting nickels now?
Get rid of the ones who are milking the city dry and that includes some of the council members who think a letter to us gets them off the hook.
police officers at the hospital last night must of cost the city 2 grand alone after the shooting who pays for that?
But we are saving on our trash according to two idiots! View Comment
Thankyou for this vital information,I'm thinking you two are short on stats and facts but why ruin a great letter.
I could find many things wrong with what you both are trying to sell us but then again you are showing us why new council members are needed again thank you.
How about something that isn't on your radar,another shooting in Norwalk but as usual we are told not that serious of a gunshot wound to the head.They removed the bullet from the skull so it wasn't as bad as it could of been.
Thats better than telling the public the stuff you all left out.It is nice tho you two are setting yourself up with jobs for city carting its the only thing I could conclude in your letter to us all the ones who are footing the bill.
Suppose if you told the public about the drop off site for this stuff would injure the contract and make us all save some money.
How about some real issues this city carting deal has most of us PO enough.
oh the area the shooting took place has had more than enough shots fired and voilence to put a full time officer there yet the city does not react to voilence anymore its become normal to hear gunshots and see voilence in this area and yes those kids who dive under a bed each time are victims shame they couldn't vote Moccia and Rilling would not stand a chance to serve a city that has seen enough antics from these two men.
Why are we not seeing the police calls for the last month here at this housing complex this may show what our city is not doing for its taxpayers we do own housing there right? View Comment
Anyone do the math yet?
17 officers 3 hours chasing clues plus 4 more at the hospital becuase after any shooting where the victim usually goes needs police deatils.
Now you take 17+4+ overtime this case without a doubt took every resouce the police dept had.
If you live where trouble is evry night last night was horrific the city was not covered for any police presence it was chaos.(media miss most of the nickle and dime stiff we had a shooting and arson)
Rilling is running for MaYOR and the losers backing him no longer for the most part live where trouble is they moved.
How does a city that throws all of its police force on one call have any time to police the rest of the city effectively?
Ok we have our experts any of them do math?
Its not getting better and we are not hearing any help is on the way to us who live in the DMZ.
Experts we have plenty of not one is running the city whats that leave us for an option Rilling?
There are shots fired almost every night some nights more that one yet Rilling had shot spotter in his corner and the Mayor said no,shame it was the only thing Rilling had going for him and when your seeking someone better than Moccia Rilling is clearly not the answer.
Those who back Rilling have no other way out of this voilence thinking he is THE man.Those out here who have never seen heard and been part of a shooting should realize your voice is not heard no matter where you post.Ignorance is not an reason to deny voilence in Norwalk.
Wishing those idiots become victims is wrong and its too late Moccia is your Mayor not ours.
I don't care who wins at this point our crime rate is soaring a fact is when arson happens it effects the crime rate more than a shooting look at bond shoot someone and its a low bail light a fire it can be a million and in the end when totals are seen arson is a crime you simply can't deny as on of the worst in any country.
Yes someone was caught seems it happens all the time and not the same shooters whats that tell you?
Kids love guns adults love Moccia great balance Norwalk has isn't it? View Comment
It seems some readers simply need to grow up.Obvious the facts are not in yet hour later another home was invaded and things taken but that was resolved by a arrest.When or if the facts surface some of the idiot postings mean nothing its based on speculation not fact.Why ruin the ending I am enjoying the experts who think they know whats going on with what little the Daily has provided.The second horrendus crime an hour later after this one was documented this morning yet those perps were caught.No story no danger no problems its election year.Norwalk is safe no matter how bad it seems Moccia rule book is in full swing.
But lets just bear in mind there was no robo call for suspects the Norwwalk police Captains were not ready to steer the ship and Moccia is a fool and Rilling needs to learn how to perform as a leader.Our two old mayors didn't learn how to combat crime and prepare the force for this era so yes your all in need of some facts otherwise you sound like those in charge of Norwalk friggin stupid on what happens on Norwalks streets.
How to fix this?Get all the facts on the table and see what our city does on in our case what it doesn't do and replace the ones who are stealing money from the taxpayers and and calling it a paycheck.
We have great officers yet witout leadership its just anoter day in Tombstone.
Has anyone yet understood the information trail is so poor and the communication from within the city is so poor most who run the city hhavn't heard of this happening at all,not everyone reads the Daily.
NO accountability + ingnorance = another landslide for Moccia,I'm not stupid I am just reading between Norwalks lines.Is this how you want your city run for another term? View Comment
Thankyou Norwalk Daily not only did you cover the story but you ran it first,can't notice The Hour buried it must be time for the Police to back the old man for mayor.
First and foremost our thoughts for the victim and a quick resolve.
Now lets hear from others who feel safe and see cruisers all the time,no sense in falling all over someones grandma we are a city so expect city crime.
Somehow this may make it tough for those guys in vests knocking on doors to come inside and see the inside of your home for the city.The one who came to my house was arogant and insulting when I said no he turned nasty his name was Steve.It was like listening to the mayor. View Comment