by Sam Gurwitt | Mar 22, 2019 5:09 pm | Comments (1)
By the time U.S. House Rep. Rosa DeLauro left the Davenport-Dunbar food pantry, all that was left on the table were a few peach probiotic drinks.
Every one of the 80 bags that volunteers had prepared were gone, feeding Hamden’s growing demand for food assistance with dwindling federal dollars.
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by Sam Gurwitt | Mar 22, 2019 7:39 am
As Hamden prepares plans for school building projects that state officials have said they hope will serve as a model for other Connecticut towns, the June grant application deadline is fast approaching — and some parts of the plans remain uncertain.
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by Sam Gurwitt | Mar 21, 2019 7:50 am | Comments (5)
New Haven Police Chief Anthony Campbell showed up to watch three of his cops get new badges Wednesday — in Hamden.
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by Sam Gurwitt | Mar 19, 2019 7:51 am | Comments (8)
As the elected leader of one of Connecticut’s highest-taxed towns, Hamden Mayor Curt Leng announced a tough decision Monday evening: His proposed new $235,998,505 operating budget will involve raising taxes.
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by Paul Bass | Mar 19, 2019 7:40 am | Comments (20)
Two more New Haven cops have resigned to take new higher-paying jobs in Hamden.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 18, 2019 4:40 pm | Comments (1)
Mary Kaye Holmes finally got to Quinnipiac University Monday, but not as a law school student as she had once hoped.
She came as a guest speaker to tell how she went from incarceration to New York Law School — and how Connecticut can help others “second chancers” as it weighs the next steps in criminal justice reform.
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by Sam Gurwitt | Mar 18, 2019 12:07 pm | Comments (4)
Hamden has a new draft of a once-in-a-decade plan, which prompted debate over a tricky question: Should the town remove trees that threaten wires? Or should it move or bury the wires?
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by Staff | Mar 16, 2019 9:11 pm | Comments (51)
A white Hamden public schools employee left her job after a video caught her unleashing an “n word” tirade and spitting at a black man inside an East Haven ShopRite.
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by Sam Gurwitt | Mar 15, 2019 12:09 pm | Comments (3)
The last of a series of new traffic lights on Whitney Avenue in Hamden has became operational. Though there is still more work to do replacing pavement and signage and painting lines, Hamden’s Traffic Project Manager Ted Braza, said he’s “seeing the light” on the project’s completion.
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by Paul Bass | Mar 15, 2019 7:25 am | Comments (2)
Officer Keron Bryce saw a driving violation. Then he smelled weed. In the end, he found an illegal gun as well as the works of an alleged credit card fraud operation.
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