Police: A Knock at the Door Led to a Killing

It was about 12:30 p.m. Sunday when someone knocked on the door of Larry Dildy’s second floor Circular Avenue apartment. When he opened the door, the man, only described as white, attacked Dildy, shooting him and possibly stabbing him, according to police. A female relative tried to fend off the …

Volunteers Needed for Hamden Boards and Commissions

Mayor Scott Jackson is looking for Hamden residents interested in volunteering to serve on a town boards or commissions To apply for a seat, send a letter of interest and a resume to Town Clerk Vera Morrison, 2750 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden 06518.    Jackson is looking to increase citizen input in Town …

Ridge Hill Student Rotary’s October ‘Student of the Month’

The Hamden Rotary Club has begun its 19th year of honoring Hamden grammar school Students of the Month. The October 2014 student is Imani Gatison from Ridge Hill School. Imani is a sixth grader whose quiet strength is an inspiration to all, adults and children alike.  Always on task, Imani …

Police: Homicide Not Related to Home Invasions

News that a Circular Avenue man was killed in his home Sunday afternoon sent shock waves through the neighborhood in light of the several home invasions that have been reported in recent months. But Sunday’s incident is not related to those home invasions, police said, and was likely not a …

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One Dead, One Injured in Dixwell Avenue Hit and Run

October 31, 2014 Police and Fire No Comments

police tapeOne person died Thursday night and another injured when they were struck by a car that then fled the scene, Hamden Police told television station WFSB.

The accident happened around 8 p.m. Thursday night on Dixwell Avenue near the intersection of Hillcrest Avenue, according to the report.  … Continue Reading

Hamden Police Blotter: Oct. 24 – Oct. 26

October 31, 2014 Police and Fire No Comments

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The following arrest information was provided by the Hamden Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Friday, Oct. 24:

Sarah Ganio, 20, of Sudbury , MA, was charged with disorderly conduct. She was arraigned the same day in Meriden Superior Court.

Laura C. Ganio, 21, of Sudbury , MA, was charged with disorderly conduct. She was arraigned the same day in Meriden Superior Court.

A 16-year-old juvenile whose identity wasn’t released because of his age was charged with first-degree larceny. He is due to appear in Juvenile Court on Nov. 9. … Continue Reading

Hamden Obituaries: Alice Rose Masterson, 93

October 30, 2014 Obituaries No Comments

1del1Alice Rose Masterson, 93, of Hamden, passed away on Oct. 28,2014.
Born Feb 19,1921 in New Haven, she was the daughter of the late William and Anna Carney Masterson. She was a graduate of St, Mary’s High School , the New York Stenotype Institute and the New York Court Reporting Institute.
She was employed in the New Haven City Court and the New Haven Superior Court, subsequently appointed Official Court Reporter of that court. In 1979 when the courts merged, she was appointed Official Court Reporter of the Milford Superior Court, Judicial District of Milford/ Derby.

… Continue Reading

The Road to a ‘University Zone” will be Paved with Public Opinion

October 30, 2014 Local Government 1 Comment

Quinnipiac University's Mount Carmel Campus September 13, 2012.When the Legislative Council this week approved a memorandum of understanding with Quinnipiac University, it also agreed to support discussions with the Planning and Zoning Commission about the creation of a new “University Zone.”

But what the zone would look like remains to be seen. And while many residents at Monday’s meeting expressed concern over the prospect of a new zone, town officials wanted to emphasize that residents will have input in the creation of that zone. … Continue Reading

New Haven Man Facing Federal Weapons Charges

October 29, 2014 Police and Fire No Comments

districtcourtA New Haven man is facing federal charges after he was allegedly caught with an illegal firearm in Hamden.

Jerome T. Walker, 27, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after the incident that started on Oct. 14 when a New Haven police officer pulled him over in the vicinity of Norton and Elm streets in New Haven.

Walker, who police say was driving with a suspended license, pulled over but then too off, according to reports.  … Continue Reading

Fall Leaf Pickup Starts Nov. 10

October 29, 2014 Local Government No Comments

leavesThe annual fall leaf and brush collection begins Monday, Nov. 10, and all bagged leaves and bundled brush must be out by Nov. 10 to guarantee pick-up.

Leaves must be placed in paper bags (not plastic) and brush must be bundled and tied with string or twine.  Bundles should weigh no more than 50 lbs., exceed no more than four feet in length and contain no pieces in excess of four inches diameter.  … Continue Reading

Hamden Obituaries: Anna J. Bretko, 95

October 29, 2014 Obituaries No Comments

1del1Anna J. Bretko, 95, of Hamden, passed away on October 29, 2014, . She was the wife of the late Carl Bretko.

Anna was the loving mother of Robert A (Bonnie) Bretko of Hamden, and Carl E. (Barbara) Bretko of Bradenton, Fl., and is also survived by her five cherished grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister Jewel Brutz.

Anna was born in New Haven on July 6, 1919, the daughter of the late Andrew and Josephine Noonan. Mrs. Bretko was very proud of her Irish heritage, and was known for her happy go lucky attitude. She was past president of the Hamden Emblem Club and attended the New Haven Emblem Club. … Continue Reading

Police: Credit Card Declined, Man Flees with Cigarettes

October 29, 2014 Police and Fire No Comments

1del1Police are looking for a man who reportedly stole almost $100 worth of cigarettes after his credit card was declined.

The incident happened late Monday afternoon at Henny Penny at 3048 Dixwell Ave., according to Hamden Police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith.

“An individual described as a white male, 6’, blonde hair with gel, wearing dark-colored pants and white sneakers, entered the store and attempted to purchase cigarettes,” Smith said in a release Wednesday.

“The individual first attempted to purchase the items with a declined credit card,” Smith said. “He then grabbed several cartons of cigarettes, which were valued at $92.46, and fled from the store.” … Continue Reading

Highwood Square to Get Police Substation

highwood square

Credit: Town of Hamden

By KATE RAMUNNI

A new police substation is planned for the Highwood Square area off Dixwell Avenue along the Farmington Canal linear trail.

The Legislative Council’s Public Safety and Protection Committee approved a lease agreement for property at 943 to 963 Dixwell Ave. The lease now goes to the full council for approval on Nov. 10. The monthly meeting, usually the first Monday of the month, was moved to the second Monday because election preparation will take place in the Thornton Wilder Auditorium at the Miller Library Complex this Monday. … Continue Reading

Hamden Elks to Host Annual Veteran’s Luncheon

hamden elksThe Hamden Lodge #2224 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, serving the communities of Hamden and North Haven, will hosts its annual Veteran’s Luncheon on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 175 School St.

The luncheon event will be preceded with a U.S. Flag retirement ceremony at 12 p.m.  Service-worn flags may be dropped off at the Lodge to be retired properly. … Continue Reading

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