Here's what made news this week.
Some parts of Norwalk are now seeing increased police activity, and it's not all lights and sirens. Police are now targeting crime hot spots in the city with foot patrols. Officers are taking to certain areas at random and walking the beat for random intervals. Chief Thomas Kulhawik says officers can meet more people in the community and prevent crime just by walking around.
"The law-abiding people love having police walk," Kulhawik says. "I've gotten only emails and phone calls with positive comments from the community. Those people who are not interested in obeying the law -- they don't like police being around."
Last week a Metro North train crash near of Bridgeport injured 70 people and limited rail service in the area. A Monday morning commute looked ugly. But Metro North deployed shuttle buses and trains and we found commuters pleasantly surprised by a smooth trip to work.
"It wasn't as crowded as the media said," Bridgeport's Marconnett Leverette said. "It was pretty organized, plenty of buses. It was a nice ride."
"Usually it's a little chaotic, but everything was so smooth," said Nichelle DelVaille of Cheshire. "There's so many people around to accommodate, so they handled it really well."
"The train was slower than normal," said Claire Wyckoff. "Other than that it was very smooth. I was very happy."
Full rail service was restored Wednesday.
Finally, in Norwalk, the Maritime Aquarium is opening a new exhibit this weekend and it is colorful and it is loud. The aquarium is bringing lorikeets to Norwalk -- parrots with an affinity for nectar. And they'll do just about anything to get it.
"It's really cool," said Exhibit Director Judith Bacal. "You get a nectar cup, the birds will feed literally right out of your hand. It's very interactive and it's very fun."