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Thu
18
Jan
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People are Hungry

New Haven Hunger

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Bad news in New Haven surfaced this week. More than 22 percent of the city’s resident are food insecure, which means at some point during the month the family cannot access food. A recent study conducted by the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement(CARE) a part of Southern Connecticut State University School of Health and Human Services in conjunction with Yale School of Public Health, report a hunger problem in the city.

Six of the city’s lowest income neighborhoods are suffering disporportunately at 34 percent don’t have enough food to eat. To dive a little deeper 50 percent of the Latino population in those same six neighborhoods don't have access to enough food.

Wed
17
Jan
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New Haven Man assaults Woman during Burglary

Snow

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Ernest Snow, 56, has been arrested in a series of burglaries in Hamden. Snow allegedly stole clothing outside one woman’s home only to move on to another woman just blocks away.

Around 10pm, Monday night Hamden police officers were alerted to a residence on Walden with a burglary in progress. Investigators say the New Haven man forced his way into the common hallway of the three story building stole and continued to Whitney.

He then entered a home on Whitney Avenue, he forced his way in through a rear door and explored his way to the third floor. The resident was on the phone at the time with the police, Snow was able to reach inside the door and grab the woman’s arm. She suffered an injured wrist and back in the melee.

Mon
15
Jan
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Robbery on Whitney for Cash and Cigarettes

Shell Station Robbed

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden Police are looking for a robber who victimized a convenient store on Whitney Ave on Saturday morning. Witnesses report seeing a man with a Spanish accent enter the store with a firearm. The man jumped over the counter and demanded cash from the attendant. He left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash and two packs of cigarettes.

He was wearing gray shirt, he left the Shell on Whitney on foot, but was last seen driving a dark mid-mid-sized car.

The HPD are asking anyone who has any information about this robbery to call 203.230.4040.

Mon
08
Jan
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Sacred heart Academy $5 million building Project

Sacred Heart Academy

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

For the first time in 34 years, Sacred Heart Academy is having major construction. The culmination of a capital campaign entitled, Ever Higher, the school is building a $5 million project, most of it has already been raised.

The project’s phase I starts next summer and according to President Sister Sheila O’Neil, “The new building will be the hub of the school and all the different entities will be represented there.” She said the new facility should make all key administrators more visible and accessible. The building is scheduled to be new student space and a social place between and before and after classes. The student body are currently gathering in the cafeteria and the library in the evening after the cafeteria closes.

Sat
06
Jan
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Uniformed Officer arrested in Family altercation

Hamden's Offiicer Cirillo

Scirbe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden Police Officer arrested in uniform during a North Haven harassment arrest on Sunday afternoon. The New Years eve incident was sparked by text threats to the officers wife from her sisters boyfriend.

Sargent Michael Cirillo, charged the man in the basement of a North Haven home and aggressively tussled him to the ground asking him about bleeping his wife. Vincent Terrone was attacked by the armed and uniformed officer while handcuffed by the North Haven officers. Cirillo’s department was notified and he has been placed on modified duty. His duty weapon was removed and the officer was arrested on third degree assault charges after the incident.

Wed
03
Jan
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Serial cell Phone Store Robber in Hamden

Hamden Police Department

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

Hamden MetroPCS cell phone store are dealing with a serial robber. In a single month there have been three cell phone store robberies all on Dixwell Avenue. According to the worker in attendance on Saturday, A man entered the store with his face covered, she didn’t think anything of it due to the frigid weather.

Just before closing time around 6pm the man entered the store and flashed the but end of a handgun and asked for the money.

According to reports the crook got away with $500. in cash. Twice in December just down the street another Metro PCS store was robbed twice taking both cash and cell phones, during one robbery they thief also took a dummy phone used for display. No one has been apprehended in these crimes.

The Hamden police are asking anyone who has any information about these robberies go call, 203.230.4030

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.

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