Memorial Day Parade, Career Fair for Norwalk Public Schools, and More!

May 24, 2024

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Dear Neighbor,

Happy Friday! I hope you have had a great week. Monday is Memorial Day. I encourage you to take some time this weekend to reflect and honor those who lost their lives to protect our freedom. 

Below you will find information on a career fair for Norwalk Public Schools, information on Memorial Day parades, and a CTDOT update!

Expanding Health Care and Forgiving Student Loans
Connecticut is launching a new program that will expand health care to underserved communities while forgiving the student loans of health care workers.

The Connecticut Student Loan Repayment Program incentivizes eligible health care providers to practice full-time in underserved Connecticut communities for at least two years by offering up to $50,000 in student loan repayments. Part-time options are also available for $12,500 per year over two years, totaling $25,000.

The program offers a unique advantage in that it allows federal and private student loan debt to be repaid, expanding the eligible talent pool that can participate.

The following health care jobs are eligible for this new statewide initiative:

  • MDs and DOs in Family Practice, General Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, OB/GYN
  • APRNs, including Certified Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, and Psychiatric Nurse Specialists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Registered Nurses
  • Dentists and Dental Hygienists
  • Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Core Behavioral Health Providers, including Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Substance Use Disorder Counselors
  • Pharmacists

This great program will recruit and retain new health care workers, forgive the student loans of these heroes, and reduce health disparities across our state - a major win for all Connecticut residents.
The state has now begun to accept applications. Click here to learn how to apply.

Norwalk Public Schools Diversity Career Fair

Norwalk Public Schools will holding a Career Fair on Thursday, June 6 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Brien McMahon High School.

Positions open in the district include:

  • Cafeteria / Playground Monitors Food Service Workers
  • Library Media Specialists School Counselors
  • Math Tutors
  • All Certified Teaching Positions
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Paraeducators
  • Bilingual Educators
  • RBTs
  • Internships
  • And more!

Click here to pre-register. For more information, email

Norwalk Memorial Day Parade
Norwalk’s annual Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Veterans Memorial Park. The parade will travel up Fort Point Street, Van Zant Street and East Avenue, concluding at the Town Green. Following the parade, the American Legion Post 12 will host a reception with hot dogs and beer.

The Rowayton Civic Association will also host a Memorial Day parade on Sunday at noon. After the parade, the Rowayton Fire Department will welcome guests to enjoy hot dogs and sodas. Click here to read more about these parades. 

The Westport parade begins at 9:00 a.m. on Riverside Avenue on Memorial Day.  Immediately following the parade, memorial services will be held on Veterans Green.  If the parade is canceled, services will be held at 10:00 am at the Town Hall auditorium.

The Ride for Our Vets Comes to Norwalk 
The Ride for Our Vets event, a charity bike tour that raises funds to support the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC), will be held on June 15th starting at 7:00 AM in Veterans Memorial Park in Norwalk. There will be a celebration in the park at 11:00 AM. Hope to see you there!
2024 Connecticut 2nd Capital Matchmaker Event
Registration is now open for the 2024 Connecticut 2nd Capital Matchmaker Event. It will be held in person on June 4 at Fairfield University. Please see the flyer below for more information. 
Wolfpit Players Production of Finding Nemo
Last Saturday, I had the honor of attending the Wolfpit Players production of Finding Nemo. Congratulations to all of the talented cast and crew - you put on a show stopping performance! 
CT DOT Update for Norwalk and Westport
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced the milling of pavement on I-95 between Exits 16 and 17 in Norwalk and Westport from Sunday, May 19 through Sunday, June 9 between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Lane closures will be in effect at night to facilitate the milling operation. Milling of the roadway is necessary to identify areas needing repairs in the underlying concrete pavement. I-95 will be paved after identifying the locations of repairs. Three lanes of traffic will be maintained on I-95 after a traffic shift. Traffic will be maintained on I-95 during the whole operation.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions and concerns you may have - I can be reached at, or through my office phone - 860-240-8585.

Have a great weekend! 


Dominique Johnson
State Representative


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