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Joe Lombardi

Managing Director, Content jlombardi@dailyvoice.com

Joe Lombardi, Daily Voice's Managing Director/Content, has spent his professional career as a newsroom manager, editor, producer, director, writer, reporter and broadcaster who has worked at major websites, television networks, newspapers, magazines and radio stations and as a book author. The Manhattan native and Irvington High School graduate has been actively involved in web publishing for more than 15 years. In addition, he also has expertise in marketing, public relations and social media. Lombardi rejoined Daily Voice in September, 2013 after serving as sports editorial consultant here from August 2011 through January 2012.

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  1. Oh, Baby: These Are Most Popular Names For Newborn Boys, Girls In CT

    Oh, Baby: These Are Most Popular Names For Newborn Boys, Girls In CT

    Do you know anyone named Olivia? How about Noah?If the answer now is no, that will soon change.The Social Security Administration released its most popular boy and girl baby names of 2017 in each state on Thursday.In Connecticut, there were 230 girls named Olivia, making that name No. 1. For boys, Noah took the top spot, with 222 male toddlers born last year now answering to that ...

  2. Ramp Restrictions, Crash Cause Delays At I-84/I-684 Merger

    Ramp Restrictions, Crash Cause Delays At I-84/I-684 Merger

    This story has been updated.There were stop-and-go delays at the I-84 merger to I-684 early Saturday afternoon.The delays, reported to be 20 minutes long just before 2 p.m., were the result of ramp restrictions, with westbound traffic backed up to Saw Mill Road (Exit 1).A serious crash with injuries was reported just south of the merger on southbound I-684 at around 1 p.m.

  3. Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Vehicle On Merritt Parkway

    Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Vehicle On Merritt Parkway

    A 50-year-old pedestrian was killed Friday night after being hit by a vehicle on the Merritt Parkway, state police announced Saturday morning.Mark Benardi of New Haven was walking on the right shoulder on the southbound side in the area of Exit 61 in Hamden when he was struck by 58-year-old Robert O'Connor of the Town of Fairfield at around 11:20 p.m.Troopers found Benardi in the median ...

  4. Wet Mess: A Royally Rainy Weekend Could Bring New Rounds Of Storms

    Wet Mess: A Royally Rainy Weekend Could Bring New Rounds Of Storms

    Don't adjust your calendar. It really is the middle of May.But a nearly stationary front situated to the south of the area means a large swath of moisture will bring more rain than was projected with as much as an inch of rainfall this weekend. The rain and cloud will also result in raw temperatures on Saturday, with the high temperature in the mid-50s.Rain and showers will continue ...

  5. Romaine Lettuce Is Safe To Eat Again After Weeks-Long E. Coli Outbreak

    Romaine Lettuce Is Safe To Eat Again After Weeks-Long E. Coli Outbreak

    It's no longer necessary to toss out romaine salad.Instead, go ahead and toss yourself a bowl and Hail Caesar -- the salad, that is.The CDC announced that the last of the E. coli–tainted lettuce that sickened 172 people in 32 states, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, is no longer on grocery-store shelves. One person died during the outbreak.Earlier this month, the USDA ...

  6. Relentless: Storm-Weary Region Will See New Rounds Of Rain, Downpours

    Relentless: Storm-Weary Region Will See New Rounds Of Rain, Downpours

    Info on two tornadoes in Hudson ValleyInfo on four tornadoes in ConnecticutA week that has included six tornadoes in downstate New York and Connecticut will end the way it started with new rounds of rain, and some heavy downpours, for a storm-weary region.A cloudy day Friday with a high temperature around 60 will turn into a wet one before nightfall with showers expected late in the ...

  7. Crash Causes I-684 Delays During Evening Commute

    Crash Causes I-684 Delays During Evening Commute

    This story has been updated.There were delays of between 20 minutes and a half hour on I-684 early Thursday night after a crash at the I-84 junction.The northbound crash, reported just before 6:30 p.m., resulted in stop-and-go delays to Hardscrabble Road (Exit 8).Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

  8. Schools Announce Closures, Delayed Starts For Thursday

    Schools Announce Closures, Delayed Starts For Thursday

    The following school districts have announced closures an delayed starts on Thursday, May 17 as a result of impassable roads and power outages following Tuesday's severe thunderstorms.Bethel Public Schools, closedBrookfield Public Schools, closedDanbury Public Schools, closedNew Fairfield Public Schools, closedNewtown Public Schools, closedRidgefield Public Schools, three-hour ...

  9. Danbury Officials Issue Alert To Residents Amid Storm Cleanup

    Danbury Officials Issue Alert To Residents Amid Storm Cleanup

    All hands are on deck in Danbury, as crews continue recovery efforts in the city following a storm that felled trees and downed utility lines throughout the region.On Wednesday, Danbury officials announced that all public works and public safety agencies are fully staffed and working on cleanup efforts, though many downed trees and wires cannot be cut until Eversource ensures that the ...

  10. Schools Announce Closures Following Tuesday's Storms

    Schools Announce Closures Following Tuesday's Storms

    The following school districts have announced closures on Wednesday, May 16 as a result of road conditions and power outages following Tuesday's severe thunderstorms.Bethel Public SchoolsBrookfield Public SchoolsDanbury Public SchoolsNew Fairfield Public SchoolsNewtown Public SchoolsRidgefield Public SchoolsCheck back for updates.

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