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13
Apr
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Hamden Student Employment Announced

Keefe Center, Hamden, ct

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden Youth Services Bureau recently announced applications would be accepted for summer youth employment starting Wednesday, May 10th, 2:00-5:00PM and Thursday from 2:00-4:30PM. 

Eligibility for summer jobs:

 Must be a current High School Student

Must be 14 years’ old

Must qualify for free or reduced lunch

Have proof of residency

Must provide birth certificate

Social Security Card

Last four weeks of household income

Students can expect to work for roughly 4 weeks, starting the first Friday of July 2017 through the first Friday in August.   Workers will be called on a first come, first serve basis to arrange an interview call—203.777.2610.  Youth Services Offices Located at 11 Pine St. Hamden, CT 06514

Wed
12
Apr
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Injured hiker rescued by the Hamden FD

Sleeping Giant Mountain

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A Hiker suffered an ankle injury in a Hamden section of Sleeping Giant Mountain.  Hamden firefighters had to use a special process to rescue the man who is expected to make a full recovery.  The Incident happened near the quarry section after the hiker slipped on some rocks.  The man has not yet been identified.

He was taken to Yale New-Haven Hospital for treatment of a fractured ankle and evaluation.  The Hamden Fire Department via social media announced all units were clearing at 10:22 AM.  

Tue
11
Apr
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Bob's Hamden announces Closure

Bob's Store

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Bob’s stores in Hamden will be closing.  Along with the Hamden store, stores in Fairfield, Milford, Middletown and Danbury will soon shut their doors as a part of the bankruptcy process of the Connecticut based company. 

Bob’s that will remain include Norwalk and Ansonia.  Closure dates have not yet been announced.  

Mon
10
Apr
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Slyce Pizza Bar heavily Policed to no Affect

Slyce Pizza Bar

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A shooting occurred around 2:20a.m. Sunday at what is becoming a familiar place Slyce Pizza Bar in Hamden.  Police are investigating a shooting outside the restaurant along with an assault that resulted in injuries.

A 28-year-old male was discovered beaten and potentially hit by a vehicle restaurant on the corner of Fairview and Arch Street.   A short time later a 26-year-old man was shot in the upper back while leaving the Slyce restraint.   Both men are expected to make a full recovery. 

Town leaders and Mayor Curt B. Leng have called for the restaurant to lose its liquor license due to several shootings and fights in recent history.  Neighborhood residents say they see a marked increase in police presence but are saying the shooters don’t seem to care if the police are there or not, shootings still occur too frequently. 

Thu
06
Apr
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Hamden Files Suit vs Course Operators

Laurel View Country Club

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

The city of Hamden has filed a suit against MDM Golf from Laurel View Country Club, but the owner/operator refuses to leave.

In recent reports, Matt Menchetti said it’s, “business as usual.”  The city says Menchetti didn’t pay the rent in the final two months in 2015, racking up $85,000 in arrearage.  The suit also cites other bills that have not been paid including, electric, sewer, water and propane along with security payments amounting to $132,000 and are requesting the owner to show proof of workers’ compensation insurance that must be kept contractually. 

It is noted personal property tax has not been paid nor has course improvements been made which is estimated at $20,000.  The City of Hamden served a “Notice to Quit” but occupiers refuse to leave.  The suit has been filed with the Superior Court in Meriden.  

Tue
04
Apr
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Sacred Heart University Student 21 Chocked to death During University Celebration

CAITLIN NELSON

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Caitlin Nelson, 21, died three days after a pancake eating contest.  The Sacred Heart University student entered the contest that was part of the school’s annual Greek Week festivities.  Fairfield was the site of the celebration, but on Monday the school mourned the death of a beloved member of the school community. 

Nelson is originally from Clark New Jersey and majored in social work, she was a junior. 

A sacred Heart Nursing student was the first to notice the young student was choking during the contest on Thursday evening.  Within minutes Fairfield police officers arrived to find Nelson unresponsive and not breathing.  Initial Emergency workers tried to revive her, Paramedics arrived shortly after and continued to try to clear the student’s airway. 

Mon
03
Apr
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Hamden's Spring Bulk Trash Pick Up is Underway

Bulk Trash

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden’s spring bulk trash month has begun and will continue through the end of the month.   Bulk pick up is done during the month of April in the spring and October in the fall for the entirety of both months. 

Acceptable Items (150LBS or less): 

1) mattresses; 2) furniture; 3) rugs (must be rolled up and tied like a log; no longer than four feet in length); 4) household appliances (washers, dryers, air conditioners, stoves, refrigerators, freezers, toasters, lamps, microwaves); Note: State Law requires the removal of air-tight doors on refrigerators and other appliances; 5) light and heavy iron goods; 6) metal items (place at one end of the pile for separate scrap metal pick-up).

Other arrangements must be made for items not accepted and that includes:

Wed
29
Mar
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Man Arrested after Robbing Two Convenience Stores

Bradford John

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

A convenience store robber has been apprehended for two recent robberies in Wallingford and North Haven. 

Bradford John, 32, of Bristol was charged on Tuesday with robbing the North Colony Road store in Wallingford on Saturday morning just after 8:00 a.m. when he implied he had a handgun and demanded money from the clerk, he lifted a few hundred dollars from the store. 

John drove a Kia Rio to complete his robberies, the next stop was on Sunday a similar robbery was reported in North Haven who was driving a similar vehicle.  John was arrested in East Haven with help from the East Haven Police. 

He is being held on a $50,000 bail and is slated to be in a Meriden Court on Wednesday morning. 

Tue
28
Mar
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Craig Bald arrested again on Child Pornography Charges

Craig Bald

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Craig Bald, 53, has been arrested again for association to child pornography.  Adult Probation directed police attention to Bald after finding 11 additional images of child pornography.  Bald was already on probation for the same crime. 

The man is being charged with Child Pornography in the 3rd Degree. 

Thu
23
Mar
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Hamden Police arrest Car Wash Burglar

Hamden Police Department

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden Police officers have arrested Felix Torres for a burglary nearly one year ago.  On 15 April of last year the Splash Cars Wash was forcefully entered through a broken window.  Once in the buglar stole money and a computer.

Torres was arrested at the Meriden Superior Court on 16 March by the Hamden Police, he is being charged with Larceny, Burglary. 

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