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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.    

Fri
18
Mar
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Quinnipiac University Hosts Science & Engineering Fair

Science & Engineering

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Quinnipiac University has invited students from across the state to visit this year’s Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair.  The fair is open to all 7th -12th graders in the state. 

Visiting students will be encouraged to view and participate in demonstrations. 

CSEF is an annual event; one of its objectives is to attract young people to careers in science and engineering while developing skills essential to critical thinking.   There are more than 600 available spaces and 120 schools participating in this year’s event. 

Quinnipiac University is a private university that grants undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.   As of late the school has garnered international attention through the presidential campaign with its Polling Institute. 

Thu
17
Mar
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School Bus Crash has Officials Scratching Their Heads

First Student Bus Crash, Hamden, Ridge Hill Elementary

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

HA MDEN -- school bus crash is under investigation by Hamden Police investigators.  A Ridge Hill Elementary School bus crashed into a tree on Brooke St. Wednesday morning around 8 AM. 

The Hamden Fire Department found the bus minutes later with the driver trapped behind the wheel.  No students were on the bus at the time of the crash.  According to reports it took nearly 30 minutes to free the driver who was then taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment. 

The driver is said to be a long time driver and employee of First Student.  The incident happened just 3 miles from the elementary school. 

Wed
16
Mar
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Hamden's Jonathan Quick Breaks Record

Jonathan Quick, Hamden, CT

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

The L.A. Kings are on a roll, with Hamden’s Jonathan Quick leading the way.   On Monday Quick recorded his 41st career shutout. 

The 30-year-old goalie, locked the record for most playoff shutouts with U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Richter, who both have nine.  The overall shutout record surpasses the former record holders John Vanbiesbrouck and Frank Brimsek who shared 40.

The former Hamden Dragon was drafted in the third round, 72nd overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. 

Tue
15
Mar
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New Haven Man charged with Possesson of Narcotics

Jamarra Brown

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

A New Haven man is being charged in a narcotics bust in the city of Hamden.  Jamarra Brown, 40, has been charged with the possession and sale of narcotics after an investigation led to a bust netting four ounces of crack cocaine near the corner of Cherry Ann and Bowen Streets. 

Brown’s residence is listed as Elder Street in New Haven.  He is expected in court on 24 March and was released on a non-surety, $10,000 bond. 

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