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Brazilian Football Stars visit Hamden High School

Neymar Rafinha and Douglas Costa

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden High school hosted two of soccer’s biggest names on Tuesday.   Two members of the Brazilians national team, Neymar, Rafinha and Douglas Costa, joined hands with coaches at Hamden High along with other professionals. 

More than 1,400 tickets were sold for the even.  The two are scheduled to play at the FIFI World Cup qualifiers first round in August versus Ecuador.  Hamden’s local soccer scene was pleased to have the Brazil National team members. 

Tue
20
Jun
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Quinnipiac University: Lester Holt receives Fred Friendly Award

Lester Holt

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt has been awarded the annual Fred Friendly First Amendment Award at a Luncheon on Monday at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.

After his predecessor was caught lying about his reporting experiences, Holt took the reins in 2000 attempting to restore some temporary morality in the newsroom.  He was later made the permanent replacement.  He has traveled the world reporting from the field. 

Quinnipiac’s School of Communications has awarded the honor to ground shaking journalist for more than two decades.  Mr. Friendly was the former CBS News President he was the recipient of the Peabody and George Polk awards.   Friendly’s birth name was Ferdinand Friendly Wachenheimer.

Mon
19
Jun
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Hamden: McDonald's now Delivers

McDonalds

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

McDonald’s is upping its game by adding a delivery service.  UberEATS is offering delivery to 53 Connecticut McDonald’s restaurants including its Hamden stores.  If you eat fast food you can now enjoy it without leaving the comfort of your own home or office by using its new deliver service. 

Scott Traylor, president of the Connecticut and Western Massachusetts McDonalds Association said, “Our customers have told us they enjoy experiencing McDonald’s in new ways, and we look forward to offering more ways to enjoy their favorite menu items.”

Mon
12
Jun
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Motorcyclist Dead after Davis Street accident

Motorcycle Wreck

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A motorcyclist has died after a Saturday afternoon accident.  The wreck happened between Davis street and The Hartford Turnpike traffic was shut off between Whitney and Ridge Road and one man was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The one vehicle accident injured both driver and passenger. 

That man died on Sunday after injuries were too significant to overcome.    A second person was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  Hamden police are continuing to investigate the crash.  

Wed
07
Jun
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Elizabeth Lamont: Sacred Heart Academy celebrates 2017 Valedictorian

Elizabeth Lamont

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Sacred Heart Academy is celebrating their newest valedictorian, Elizabeth Lamont.   The 18-year-old has impressed the administration for all four years in which she attended starting with being awarded the Sister Antonine Signorelli Scholarship for outstanding performance on the entrance exam. 

She is the daughter of Angus and Catherine Lamont of Hamden.

Lamont has decided to attend Vassar College in the fall and intends to study art and/or Art History, but a major has not been decided.  The scholar is member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, the French National Honor society.  She is also president of the Art Club, Co-Captain of the Golf Team and has been recognized by the Connecticut Association of Schools for Excellence in the Arts. 

Tue
06
Jun
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Hamden Man arrested after domestic dispute

Smith

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

A Hamden man was arrested for a domestic dispute after pulling a knife on a family member and leaving.  Jermaine Smith, 45, was arrested after police received a description of smith and potential location and were able to track him down. 

According to reports Smith had an argument with a family member that escalated into a threat, there were no injuries.  Bond was set as $5,000 Smith is being charged with disorderly conduct and threatening. 

Fri
02
Jun
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Hamden Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Luis Rivas-Vasquez

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A Hamden man has been charged with possession child pornography charges.

Luis Rivas-Vasquez,56, responded to an arrest warrant on Wednesday.  After a two-year investigation police officials found 13 movie files with what is believed to be child pornography. 

The accused man’s Willow Street home was raided and computer equipment was seized where movie files were found.  He submitted himself to the Hamden city police officials on Wednesday.    He is being charged officially with Possession of Child Pornography and posted a $35,000 bonds and is expected to appear at Meriden Superior Court on 14 June.  

Thu
01
Jun
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Louis Armstrong Tribute: Byron Stripling

Byron Stripling

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden middle school is in for a treat with Trumpeter and vocalists Byron Stripling jumping off his New Haven Symphony Orchestra debut with a tribute to the late great Louis Armstrong. 

Stripling is joining hands with conductor Chelsea Tipton as a part of the Professional Opportunities Program for Students or POPS.  POPS is the brainchild of former Florida State Senator Gary Siplin as a response to the lack of structured summer activities for high school youth in low income areas in his district, but has since been replicated nationally. 

Chelsea Tipton II is the New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s new principal POPS conductor.

The show will be held on Saturday, 03, June at the Hamden Middle School at   Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT  06518.  Ticket prices are $35-49, kids get in free with an adult, college students $10.

Wed
31
May
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HFD: Pine Street fire Investigated

Pine Street Fire

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden fire investigators are looking into what may have caused a fire in a multi-family home on Pine Street near Dixwell Avenue on Sunday night. 

Mid evening on Sunday one family was displaced and have received assistance from the American Red Cross.  No injuries were reported, however, the Hamden Fire Department are continuing to find a cause.  The Thinkering News will keep you updated. 

Tue
30
May
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Slyce Restaurant running on Fumes

Slyce Pizza Bar

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

HAMDEN - Slyce Restaurant is in free fall as town officials seek ways to end their most recent iteration.  “BYOB” (Bring your own bottle), is plastered across the front of the embattled pizza bar as activity has plummeted. 

The state Liquor Commission denied approval for the restaurant to renew its license after a series of complaints that included one man being killed in association with the bar.  While its being reported Mayor Curl Leng is seeking ways to get rid of the BYOB solution employed by the Slyce management, the place seems to have taken its own course as empty parking lots have taken the place of violent reports and early morning noise complaints. 

While the new BYOB was a legal solution, it is not working out for the neighborhood nuisance. 

Fazlay Rabbi, the owner of the establishment did not return calls for comment.  

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