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Tue
02
Jan
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Rocky Top Road Development cancelled

Rocky Top

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

288 luxury apartments will not be coming to Hamden due to public outrage of the disruption of serene surroundings. Developer Gary Richetelli of Mountain View Estates, decided to end the project and donate the land to the Hamden Land Conservation Trust.

Home owners in the area pushed back against the new development that was slated to locate on 18 acres of land off Rocky Top Road. The location was adjacent to the Quinnipiac University York Hill location. The land is situated between Sherman and Shepard Avenue.

The rolling hills of the area was touted for its walking trails and was said to be by residents no place for a development.

Sat
30
Dec
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Snow expected Tempertures Single digits

Extreme Lows

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Most of the North East is expected to be under the white stuff as temperatures remain in single digits for at least another week. Arctic winds have held the mercury an additional 10 degrees for the past week and nothing is changing for the next seven days.

Snow is expected in most of the tri-state region today.

For the first time in years Polar Bear challenges are being post-poned due to concerns about hypothermia and frost bite. Emergency warming centers are available throughout the city in an attempt to keep the cities homeless in viable conditions in an effort to lock cold related deaths to a minimum. Further east Michigan dipped to a negative 15 degrees in the upper part of the glove, as firefighters struggle with waterspray from their hoses iced their gloves and apparel.

Thu
28
Dec
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Tri State regional terms for Extreme Cold

Hamden, Ct Cold Day

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Regionally, we find different idioms and slang for nearly everything from Ice cream to grinders. In the next couple of weeks we are facing weather that is what could be called in new England as “Brick Cold.” For those of you who are new to the area I wanted to share a few phrases that would be used toe describe the cold weather approaching.

 

1. Cold as the Hinges of Hell

2. As Cold as Finnegan’s feet the day they buried him.

3. Colder than a brass toilet seat in the Yukon

4. Shivers = Flesh-creep

5. Whizzing Cold or Cold as a Whiz

 

This should get you started, however there are dozens more that you could possible hear over the course of the next couple weeks. Its expected to be below freezing until 7 January, when the mercury climbs to a balmy 35 degrees.

 

Wed
27
Dec
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14-Year-Old Sexually assaulted 4-Year-Old

Hamden Police car

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

The Hamden Police department has arrested a 14 year old juvenile on charges of Sexual assault. The incident happened in August in which he allegedly assaulted a four year old child. The alleged assault happened on the southern end of town and after a three month investigation by Detective Stephen Rossacci an arrest warrant was issued.

The boy was arrested on Tuesday and placed in the custody of the juvenile department. He is scheduled to appear in court in Bridgeport on 9 January.

Thu
21
Dec
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MetroPCS Robbed Hamden Police Investigate

MetroPCS Robbery

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

A MetroPCS store on Dixwell was robbed in what is being described as a violent robbery where cell phones and $1200 in cash were taken on Tuesday night.

Co-Owner Kiran Bollu spoke about the incident with hooded men and guns. He said they threatened to shoot if he didn't’t cooperate. The group even took the dummy phones in the show room. The robbery was captured on video and police are asking for your help.

No arrest have yet been made and the Hamden Police are asking for anyone with knowledge about this robbery to contact Hamden Police at 203.230.4030

Wed
20
Dec
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Woman wanted for shoplifting

Shop Lifter

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

A woman being sought for shoplifting by the Hamden Police department. Theft was reported at TJ Maxx on Dixwell Ave on last weekend.

The woman is described as a white female, she fled in a tan colored Mercury Sable. Capt. Ronald Smith is asking anyone with information to contact Officer Derick Manning at 203.230.4030.

Tue
19
Dec
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Woman accuses two Football players of Rape retracts story

Nikki Yovini
Scribe: Lucy Osbourne
 
A former Sacred Heart University student fasely accused two football players of rape is scheduled to be in court on 10 January.
Nikki Yovino, attended a party in the fall of 2016, when she decided to have sex with the two young men. She later decided to lie about the sex to gain the attention of another young man whom she had interest. She surmised the sympathy would push the young man into her arms.
 
The 19 year old woman lied about the incident which proved to be a consensual sexual encounter. She continued with the lie for months as the two young men lives were left swinging in the balance. One of the men accused lost a football scholarship and lived with the stigma of being a rapist.
 
The judge has not yet agreed to the plea deal and is expected to decide next year.
Mon
18
Dec
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HPD warns Drivers to slow for Officers directing Traffic

Officer Hit Hamden, CT

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

The Hamden Police department is asking residents to reduce speed and provide adequate space for officers directing traffic.

An officers whose name has not been released was hit on the corner of Mix and Benham street where he was guiding traffic after a light failed. The officers head hit the car and then the ground causing a concussion. He was treated at Yale New Haven hospital.

The man who hit the officer was an elderly Woodbridge resident, its unknown if charges will be filled against the 79-year-old driver.

The officer was checked for Neck and back injuries in addition to the concussion.   

Mon
20
Nov
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Man steals Food Items from Stop and Shop

Steiniger

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

Hamden Police are investigating a theft. 

Bruce Steiniger, 30, was caught on store surveillance stealing more than $50 of inventory from the Dixwell Stop and Shop store. 

Loss prevention witnessed the incident while watching footage and saw the man enter for a second time. Steininger was then confronted and he ran and was apprehended by local police at at a gas station. 

He is being charged with larceny and held on a $5,000 bond. He is scheduled to be in court on 22 November. 

Here at the Thinkering are hoping this man was not feeding young children and felt desperate enough to go to these lengths. 

Wed
15
Nov
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Car Break Ins cause Hamden Residents Concern

SCSU

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A series of car thefts have the southern community in Hamden up in arms. The area near the Southern Connecticut State University has collaborated with New Haven police to tighten security in and around the school.

Hamden neighborhood members have also complained about cars being entered over night with personal items stolen and belongings rifled through. The Pine Rock area of North Campus the thefts are happening when cars are found to be left open or when items are left in plain view. Items such as headphones, money and purses are being taken.

SCSU has decided to add surveillance cameras in high crime areas. The nature of the break ins suggest drug fiend looking for items the get a quick fix.

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