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Hamden's nickname is "The Land of the Sleeping Giant," after a hill formation in the rural northern section of town. It was settled by Puritans after being purchased from the Quinnipiack Native American tribe that originally inhabited the area. When the town was incorporated, in 1786, residents named it after the English statesman John Hampden. During the late nineteenth century, Italian and Irish immigrants poured into Hampden. Today, there is a large Italian-American population. Notable residents include The Rock (Dwayne Douglas Johnson) and Eli Whitney (inventor of the cotton gin).

Population: 60960
Local Newspapers: Hamden Chronicle Hamden Journal
Local Sports Teams: Wolves (USL) New Britain Rock Cats (AA) New Haven Ravens (AA)
Local Colleges: Quinnipiac University Paier College of Art Mount Sacred College

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Towns/Cities near hamden, connecticut : North Haven Wallingford Northford

Hamden News
Cars spray-painted with obscenities in Hamden

According to a release from Hamden Police, on May 22, officers responded to three locations - on East Gate Lane, Paradise Avenue and Skiff Street - regarding the criminal mischief to five motor vehicles. The victims reported that their vehicles were damaged during the overnight hours.

First-Try Antibiotics Now Fail in 1 in 4 Adult Pneumonia Cases

The first prescription of an antibiotic that the average U.S. adult with pneumonia receives is now ineffective in about a quarter of cases, a new study finds. In these cases, more or different antibiotics were needed, or the patient's condition worsened to require ER admission or hospitalization within a month of the antibiotics being taken, the research team said.

Hamden man dies in New Haven motorcycle crash

A Hamden man has died after he was hit by an SUV while riding a motorcycle in New Haven Tuesday evening. Police say at around 7:52 p.m. officers and EMTs responded to the intersection of Judson Avenue and Mead Street for the report of a crash involving an SUV and a motorcycle.

Hamden Bar Says 'BYOB' After Losing Liquor License

The Department of Consumer Protection did not renew Slyce Pizza Bar's liquor license in April after Hamden officials raised concerns about crime new the business. A Hamden bar that did not have its liquor license renewed by the state is now encouraging customers to bring their own alcohol.

NTSB releases report on fatal Wallingford plane crash

Federal transportation officials say the Connecticut doctor who died when the plane he was piloting crashed last month had purchased the aircraft just three weeks earlier. Dr. Joseph Tomanelli, of Cheshire, was pronounced dead at the scene of the April 24 crash near Meriden Markham Municipal Airport in Wallingford.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart prep 'The Echo of Pleasure'

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart revealed last month that they'd have a new album out this year, and now details are here. It's called The Echo of Pleasure , and it comes out July 14 via the band's own Painbow label.

Police: Woman bit, kicked, spit blood on officers

A 21-year-old Branford woman is in trouble with Hamden police for allegedly assaulted four of its officers. On May 13. 2017, Wisdom South was charged with four counts of assault on a police officer, assault in the third degree, burglary in the third degree, larceny in the sixth degree, threatening in the second degree, interfering with a police officer and breach of peace.

Police: Woman bit, kicked, spit blood on officers

A 21-year-old Branford woman is in trouble with Hamden police for allegedly assaulted four of its officers. On May 13. 2017, Wisdom South was charged with four counts of assault on a police officer, assault in the third degree, burglary in the third degree, larceny in the sixth degree, threatening in the second degree, interfering with a police officer and breach of peace.

Hamden Police: Bloody Woman Bit, Kicked And Spit On Officers

A Branford woman who police said bit, kicked and spit on Hamden officers over the weekend was charged with four counts of assault on a police officer. Wisdom South, 21, of Montoya Drive in Branford, also was charged with interfering with police, third-degree assault, third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny, second-degree threatening and breach of peace, police said.

News 8a s Laura Hutchinson reads at Helen Street School

It was a fun morning to be a student in the Hamden Public Schools on Wednesday. The district is celebrating "Community Readers' Day" and News 8 had the opportunity to be a part of it.

Hamden police investigate shots fired

Police say officers responded to the area of Dix Street around 7:30 p.m. for the report of shots fired. An investigation revealed that two motor vehicles were traveling on Dix Street, at a high rate of speed, when the driver of the "following vehicle" was seen holding a firearm.

Case Dismissed Against Former Hartford Schools Administrator

The case has been dismissed against a former Hartford Public Schools administrator who was forced to resign after being accused of inappropriate texts with a minor. Eduardo Genao, of Hamden, was the former executive director for compliance for the school district and resigned in April 2016 after he was accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a girl who lives out of state.

New Haven PD: Community College Teacher Sent Student Sexual Messages

A 44-year-old teacher at Gateway Community College has been arrested after he repeatedly sent an 18-year-old student unwanted text and Instagram messages, police said. James O'Toole, of Chestnut Court in Cromwell, a part-time math teacher at the school, was arrested in Hamden on Tuesday after a six-month investigation, police said.

WPLR/New Haven's Chaz And AJ Helping Local Army Vet

On FRIDAY JUNE 2nd, CHAZ AND AJ will take their morning show, which airs on CONNOISSEUR MEDIA Rock WPLR/NEW HAVEN to FANTASIA in NORTH HAVEN, CT to help raise money for disabled Army Specialist RYAN DOSTIE from HAMDEN, CT. DOSTIE suffers from PTSD after spending 4 years in IRAQ and 3 years in the National Guard.

Parents and Schools Have Mixed Reaction on Fidget Spinners

Children across the country are anxiously trying to get their hands on a "fidget spinner" a small, plastic spinning toy that's marketed as a tool to help children with attention disorders, anxiety and autism. The toys have become popular with all children, leading some to question whether they're a help or a distraction in the classroom.

DCP Revokes Hamden Pizza Bar Liquor License

A Hamden pizza bar's license has not been renewed by the state after police in town wrote the state's Department of Consumer Protections last fall. Hamden Police Chief Thomas Wydra sent a letter in Septermber to DCP, urging the liquor commission not to extend the permit for the Slyce Pizza Bar on Arch Street.

Development of old lumber site underway in Hamden

A multi-million dollar development project is soon to change the face at the center of Hamden on Whitney Avenue . "To see new life coming into that space is really wonderful thing for Hamden and for our community at large," said Nancy Dudchik, of the Hamden Chamber of Commerce.

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