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Mon
23
Apr
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Orthodox Jewish Men attacked in Crown Heights Brooklyn

Orthodox Jews

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Crown Heights, Brooklyn – Two men have been attacked wearing traditional Jewish garb. The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the attacks that happened on 22 April around 12:30 pm near E 46 Street and Rutland Road.

The second incident happened around 14 April, around 3 pm near Eastern Parkway near New York Avenue according to the taskforce.42 year old Orthodox Jewish man was jumped by a group earlier in April. He was beaten about the face leaving him with eye lacerations and facial bruises.Last week another Orthodox Jewish man was beaten, 52 year old Manachem Moskowitz was beaten near Rutland road.

The Anti-Defamation League(ADL) is offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrests and convictions of the individuals responsible for these attacks. 

Tue
17
Apr
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Airline Emergency Landing in Philadelphia

Southwest Emergency Landing

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

A Southwest Airline Flight 1380 from New York had 143 passengers aboard and five crew had to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia after the aircraft blew and engine and suffered a broken and collapsed window.

The Dallas bound flight ended with passengers being met by emergency vehicles that covered the surrounding tarmac with safety foam.

Passengers have reported, what felt like a 100 feet drop in the midst of the flight. Screaming and fear encased the travelers and crew. The pilot was said to have struggled for control while passengers were told to brace for impact. Control was recovered and the plane was landed safely and passengers were being brought into the terminal .

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigation the incident. 

Mon
02
Apr
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Man accused of Fraud and theft at Apex Pharmacy

Jamal Heath

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

A 19 year old man has been accused of stealing more than $22,000 in a fraud arrangement that allowed Apex Pharmacy employee to embezzle money.

Jamal Heath, is accused to taking nearly 300 items from the shelf and then scanning it as returned to his personal debit card. An inept investigation discovered the scheme and an arrest warrant was issued. Heath turned himself in to police headquarters after finding out about the warrant.

Apex Pharmacy is located at 2380 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT and is charged with fraud and larceny. Heath, is a West Haven resident and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on 11 April.  

Thu
22
Mar
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Anbang announces plans for Waldorf Astoria

Waldorf Astoria

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Philippines have gained nothing “except brutality and agony.,” for participating in US led wars.

President Rodrigo Duterte seconded his previous sentiments recently. The US and Philippines are treaty allies, the two countries hold joint military exercises to improve the functionality of the troops, however in recent years relations have been strained.

Duterte openly said he opposes the US policy to drag other countries to war in different parts of the world. The notoriously outspoken president said, "We did not benefit (from these expeditions) all these years of sacrifice except brutality and agony. We will stand on our own,"

Allies around the world have pushed against the brutality of American wars. This is just the lates in a series of friendlies showing disapproving aggression.

Tue
20
Mar
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Hamden could be under snow for the first full day of Spring

Hamden Snow

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Spring officially began at 12:15 pm on Tuesday yet while southern Connecticut awaits yet another winter storm.

The afternoon will be mild at about 41 degrees with winds from the East around 8 mph. The excitement does not begin until after 11 pm tonight after which a chance of rain, snow and sleet between 11pm and 2am. Southern Connecticut can then expect snow, freezing rain and sleet after 2am.

The temperature will then drop to around 30 with a wind chill between 20 and 25 degrees. Winds are expected to come out of the Northeast at around 11 to 18 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph.

Spring will be delayed a few more days as winter stubbornly refuses to leave.

Mon
19
Mar
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Officer arrested for running a Drug Stash House

Officer Arrested in Drug Den Bust

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Taking the good with the bad. A NYPD housing officer and her boyfriend have been arrested for allegedly turning their Bronx apartment into a drug stash house. The duo were recently arrested outside their Bronx apartment while unloading bags from a Massachusetts day trip.

During the encounter, both Officer Yessenia Jimenez,31, and her boyfriend, Luis Soto,33, have been charged with drug trafficking and weapon possession charges as part of a larger multinational investigation. DEA agents have been investigating a heroin trafficking ring smuggling drugs from Mexico to New York. Soto’s telephone number was in a known trafficker’s phone in Queens in January which put him on the radar along with her police officer girlfriend, Jimenez.

Thu
15
Mar
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Coast Modern - Space Ballroom

Coast Modern

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

Space Ballroom is sponsoring the West coast duo Coast Modern on Friday Night. Described as hip hop, psych pop fused with indie rock Modern breaks the mold.

The two dropped their first single, “Hollow Life, in 2015 to rave reviews and high comparisons. 2016, the groups eclectic audience grew with a live performance aw SXSW and plentiful tour dates.

Modern Coast and Dr. Robinson’s Fiasco will be at the Space Ballroom at 295 Treadwell St, Hamden, CT 06514. The show starts at 8 pm, doors open at 7pm with ticket prices ranging from $15. -$18.

Tue
13
Mar
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Hamden "Most Underrated City in Connecticut"

Heros Tunnel

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

New York City based publication Thirillest has named Hamden, the “most underrated city” in Connecticut. According to the online information source Hamden owns a collegiate atmosphere, nature trails and a solid local music scene.

A few local places pointed out included Old World Brick Oven Pizza, Sleeping Giant park and DiMatteo’s for their authentic pizza offerings. A recent report quoted Hamden Mayor Curt Balzano Leng said “We've got so much to offer in our New England town. Hamden is home to a wide array of unique businesses, recreation areas and peoples, and this diversity is part of what keeps our town strong and thriving.”

 

The following is exactly what Adam Lapetina said in his recent write up.

 

Connecticut: Hamden

Thu
01
Mar
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Hello Boutique excites Whitneyville with unique Fashion

Whitneyville

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

New Haven’s Hello Boutique has relocated to the Whitneyville neighborhood of Hamden. Greg Catalano and Kristen Herman, who live in town offers locally clothing and accessories from around the world in a single location.

Mayor Curt Balzano Leng said, “I am very pleased to see yet another small business choosing to call Hamden home. The Whitneyville community is a great area to set-up shop, and I am sure Hello Boutique will add quite a bit of flair to the neighborhood. Hamden is constantly attracting new, unique businesses to our communities and Hello Boutique is certainly one of a kind. I wish Kristen and Greg the very best as they settle into their new location!”

Wed
28
Feb
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Demolition to begin on Old Middle School

Old Middle School, Michael J. Whalen

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

Work is scheduled to began on the demolition of buildings at the former Michael J. Whalen Middle School in Hamden . Thanks to the Hamden Economic Development Corporation and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, change is coming to Newhall and Morse Streets.

No town funds will be necessary in the completion of this project, the HEDC secured a grant from the CT DECD last spring. On Thursday, work is scheduled to begin with the abatement and demolition of the auditorium, the work is to be carried out by the low bidder, Wiese Construction Company.

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