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06
Oct
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Robbery Foiled suspects Arrested

New Haven Robbery

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Two men, two teens and an underage girl has been arrested after burglarizing a New Haven business on Tuesday. 

Libby’s Motorworld was broken into with the criminals setting off a burglar alarm alerting police to the Printers Lane location.  Officers arrived and witnessed two men running and gave chase, by dawn five people were in custody. 

Isiah Caves, 19, of Hamden, Davaul Nasir Amin, 19, or New Haven, Anthony E. Marrero, 20, of New Haven and Jordan Johnson, 21, of New Haven were apprehended by police on the scene.  Upon inspection officers realized the team of robbers damaged the building but never got inside the business. 

Wed
05
Oct
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Hamden Woman arrested for Fleecing the State

Charra

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Inspectors from the Statewide Prosecution Bureau a subsidiary of the Chief State’s Attorney office has charged a Hamden woman with a single count of larceny in the first-degree and one count of committing prohibited activities in violation of the state code of ethics.

Charra Moore, 33, who lives on Helen Street, allegedly created fake state cash benefits and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program accounts, providing her father, daughter and baby’s daddy with $9,764. In state funds. 

At the time of the incident she worked for the State of Connecticut in the Department of Social Services and was arrested on Monday.   The former state employee posted a $1,000 non-surety bond and is required to appear in court on 7 October. 

Tue
04
Oct
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AAA Northeast no longer providing Drivers License Renewals

AAA Northeast

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@gthethinkering.com

 

AAA Northeast made a major decision to stop offering licensing services to the general public.  The organization has offices in Danbury, Branford, Fairfield, Hamden Milford, Norwalk, Stamford and Waterbury.   The group still intends to provide the service to its members. 

Governor Malloy has asked the DMV to take whatever legal steps necessary to remedy the split-up.

While Connecticut’s other AAA organization, AAA Allied will continue to service members and non-members alike.  Allied has offices in Cromwell, Enfield, Manchester, Old Say brook, Plainville, West Hartford, Waterford and Avon. 

Northeast has provided licensing services to the general public for 15 years, the DMV received a missive in September making them aware only members would have the service. 

Mon
03
Oct
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Hamden Curbing Opioid Problem through Education

Dope Problem Souther Connecticut

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Connecticut’s Opioid problem is well documented and reported.  The problem has trended across the country and most notoriously claimed the life of Prince or the Artist formerly known as… 

Hamden, officials are taking a proactive stance against the problem by holding a talk at the Hamden Middle School Auditorium on Thursday.  The event will host several specialists on the issue as well as local law enforcement who have experience with dealing first hand with the problem and its victims. 

The Forum is a free event pointed to helping parents, guardians and people who interface with youth the signs of opiate abuse and drug addiction.   The event will begin at promptly at 6:30P.M. and is expected to last two hours. 

Fri
30
Sep
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Tarik Black selected in U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game

Tarik Black

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden teen Tarik Black wide receiver at Cheshire Academy has been selected for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.  Black is the number 1 high school player in the state and was selected along with 99 other players for the prestigious appointment. 

The Bowl game is the 17th annual and will be held on 7 January 2017, and will be televised by NBC across the country.  The contest will split the best players in the east vs. the best players in the west and will be held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.   More than 4.3 million viewers are expected to view the event and is the top watched high school sporting event of the year. 

Many players selected by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl are later selected to play professionally, Adrian Peterson, Odell Beckham, Jr and Andrew Luck are just three of more than 300 who later played in the NFL. 

Thu
29
Sep
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Slyce Pizza being Pushed by CONECT and Community

Slyce Pizza

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

We wrote a piece two weeks ago about a Slyce Pizza Bar on Arch Street in Hamden.  We mentioned the organization Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut or CONECT has waged war against the neighborhood sore located on the corner of Arch Street and Fairview Ave. 

The organization has now been joined by Mayor Curt Leng and Hamden Police Chief Thomas Wydra as they push against the pizza bar to prevent Fazla Rabbi the owner from being approved for a liquor license that expires in October. 

According to local reports, Wydra said, “I strongly oppose the renewal of the liquor permit issued to the Slyce Pizza Bar.”  A petition organized by CONECT was passed around the community surrounding the debauched watering hole.

Tue
27
Sep
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Wet Weather Ahead

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden, Connecticut is expecting rain starting Tuesday at daybreak, more than a half inch of rain is expected.   AM showers are expected with a high temperature of 74 degrees and a low on Tuesday night of 54 degrees Fahrenheit.   The humidity began to rise around 3AM on Tuesday morning and will rise to 91%.

Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph, with a 90% chance of rain. 

Mon
26
Sep
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Hamden Pushes against Suicide

Emily McCave

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

The 10th leading cause of death is under attack in Hamden as hundreds of people join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in cutting down on that number.  The motto, “There is a way out of the darkness,’ led the way as walkers pushed back against what is maybe the most stigmatized death in America. 

The organization is raising funds to further their work with depression that leads to suicidal thoughts.  President of the local chapter of AFSP, Emily McCave said according to reports, “Suicide touches one in five American families,” she continued, “We walk to raise awareness about this important health issue.”  The event was held on Saturday at the Hamden Green.

Fri
23
Sep
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Embattled Police Chief Lands at Quinnipiac University

Dean Esserman

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Former Embattled New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman has agreed to join Quinnipiac University as a full time employee at the private university.  Esserman resigned from the New Haven Police Department on 2 September in agreement with Mayor Toni Harp. 

News reports cite several incidents where the former Chief lost his cool publicly.  The most recent incident included a verbal attack on a waitress, in 2014 he received a slap on the wrist for again verbally assaulting an usher at a Yale University football game.   According to a local television report Esserman became irate when a Secret Service agent could not tell him his exact place in First Lady Michelle Obama’s motorcade when she visited the city. 

The former Chief joined Quinnipiac on Monday, no salary has been released, as chief of New Haven his annual salary was $162,000. 

Mon
21
Mar
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Weather Forcast Monday Snow Flurries

Hamden Snow, 21 March 2016, CT

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Snow is falling early Monday morning, offering real potential to effect the morning commute.  Weather prognosis has been all over the sky as some estimate a few inches and others a foot of the white stuff.  The snow is not acculating in well travelled areas.  

The first day of spring didn’t slow the potential of a snow storm.  The Thinkering will keep you up to date on today’s weather.    

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