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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.  

Thu
25
May
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Helen Street Elementary Traffic Improvement on the Way

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

For the citizen for one south Hamden community relief is on its way.  Helen Street Elementary school is often crowded but organized as parents and students reconnect in the afternoon.   The challenge is often bus pickup amid the torrent of parent vehicles arriving to collect their children. 

The Hamden legislative council has approved Helen Street Pickup 2.0 in the hopes of improving traffic flow and enhancing student safety.  Principal Dr. Michael Lorenzo is daily seen directing traffic assuring pedestrian safety.  

Tue
16
May
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Quinnipiac Poll asks first word that comes to mind when President is mentioned: Idiot

Quinnipiac University Poll

  N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A new Quinnipiac University poll asked to participants to list the first word that came to mind when they think of Trump and overwhelmingly they were negative.  At the top of the list, Idiot, Incompetent and Liar just to get warmed up.  The first neutral or marginally flattering word comes in at word number 6 – president, then strong and businessman, just on its heels were Ignorant, egotistical and asshole. 

It’s difficult to believe these words would be used as first word descriptions for a sitting president of the United States.  In succession after word 11 – asshole comes;

stupid 13

arrogant 12

trying 12

bully 11

business 11

narcissist 11

successful 11

disgusting 10

Tue
09
May
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Fidget Spinner Banned at Helen Street

Dr. Michael D. Lorenzo

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Fidget Spinners have proven to be the must-have toy of the year.  Brick and mortar stores nationally as well as online retailers are in boon mode as students and parents alike are benefiting from the therapeutic toy invented by Catherine Hettinger more than two decades ago.

On Monday, Dr. Michael D. Lorenzo of Helen Street Elementary School sent out letters to parents and guardians soliciting their support in assisting in keeping the “fidget tools,” out of the school.   The message announced the devices “will no longer be allowed in school.”

Mon
08
May
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Hamden Hall Country Day School participates in Pringle Challenge

Hamden Hall

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Hamden Hall science teacher Steve Jewett’s urged some of his students to create a package that would safely transport a single ‘Pringle’s potato chip to another participating school.  The Pringle's initiative was introduced by the company asking teachers to organize students individually or in small groups to design a package that adheres to US Postal Service guidelines and must be shipped by the allotted time. 

Schools worked with a primary partner school who received and evaluated the package. 

Mon
01
May
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Slyce Pizza Loses Liquor License

Slyce Pizza

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

After more than a year of complaints the Slyce Pizza and Bar restaurant on Arch Street has lost its liquor license.  One incident after another including shootings, killings and fights and assaults have all been common place in the area near Slyce. 

Tragically, Odell Jonathan lost his life at a traffic light no far from the establishment after a patron mistakenly thought he was someone he had an altercation with at the bar.  The patron pulled up beside him and open fire.   Hundreds of signatures were collected from local residents concerning the non-renewal of their liquor license. 

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