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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
Busy holiday shopping day; stores open late

Related Coverage HAMDEN, Conn. -Christmas is just nine days away, and it was a very busy day for holiday shoppers, as many are out buying last-minute gifts.

Hamden Brownie troop creates Little Free Library from newspaper vending box

Photo: Arnold Gold / Hearst Connecticut Media Left to right, Girl Scouts Troop 60651 Brownies Charlotte Trama, 8, and Aubrey Powers, 9, watch Ellie Solomon, 8, cut a ribbon on a New Haven Register vending machine transformed into a LIttle Free Library at 1630 Whitney Ave. in Hamden on Saturday. less Left to right, Girl Scouts Troop 60651 Brownies Charlotte Trama, 8, and Aubrey Here you can find useful examples and description about searching the news archive.

Hamden police officer hit by car while directing traffic

The officer, whose name was not given by police, was hit by a 79-year-old Woodbridge resident. The accident happened at the intersection of Mix Avenue and Benham Street, where the officer had been directing traffic after a traffic light malfunction.

Feeling sexually harassed? You're not alone

Before the #MeToo movement and the fall of numerous powerful men accused of sexual harassment, researchers surveyed thousands of women and found the problem to be widespread. The poll, conducted last winter by Harvard researchers, found those women most likely to report sexual harassment were young and college-educated.

Two Businesses Leaving Orange

We wanted to let you know that we have made the difficult decision to close our club at 96 Boston Post Road in Orange, CT, where your membership is based. a Effective immediately, your membership access will be expanded to allow you to use all of our clubs in the State of Connecticut, including our club at 1201 Boston Post Road in nearby Milford, CT.

The poll that built a university

John Lahey arrived in Hamden, Connecticut, in 1987 with a mandate to grow a small college, Quinnipiac, into something much larger. Back then, the school, named for the Native American tribe that once inhabited the area, was a local commuter institution with just a few thousand students.

a oeBurger-lara on the loose in Hamden

Hamden Police say a man grabbed a bag of cheeseburgers from another man who was walking on Goodrich Street on Saturday. The suspect then took off on foot traveling westbound on the same street.

Celebrate 1st night of Hanukkah Dec. 12 with David Chevan &...

David Chevan's Hanukkah Extravaganza Klezmer Jam will take over The Outer Space in Hamden on Tuesday, the first night of Hanukkah. David Chevan's Hanukkah Extravaganza Klezmer Jam will take over The Outer Space in Hamden on Tuesday, the first night of Hanukkah.

Chelsea Tipton, pops conductor of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.

If you haven't seen Chelsea Tipton lead a New Haven Symphony Orchestra holiday show, you're missing something special. The NHSO pops conductor, who flies in from Texas for pops weekends, mixes a serious command of music with a ready sense of humor.

US Employers Add 228K Jobs; Unemployment Rate Stays at 4.1

This Aug, 2, 2017, file photo shows an electrician finishing a room at Canal Crossing in Hamden, Connecticut, a luxury apartment community consisting of 393 rental units near the university city of New Haven. U.S. employers added a robust 228,000 jobs in November, a sign of the job market's enduring strength in its ninth year of economic recovery.

Group opposes senator's bell-ringing for Salvation Army

Newly-elected Sen. George Logan, R-Ansonia, during opening day of the state legislature at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn. on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Police arrest Hamden man after finding heroin in pillowcase

Connecticut police have arrested a 65-year-old man they allege was dealing heroin and tried to hide the drugs from authorities by putting them in a pillowcase and tossing them out a window. Hamden police say they executed a search and seizure warrant on the home of Samuel Mcelveen on Thursday.

Men charged with illegally selling cars

Milford police took custody of Andzejs Aleksjuks, 50, of 166 Rocky Top Rd., Hamden, and Sergey Shimarov, 59, of 241 Melville Rd., Fairfield, who are charged with selling vehicles out of a Rowe Avenue parking lot without a license, beginning in August. Police said Aleksjuks was charged with selling a motor vehicle without a license, and conspiracy to sell a motor vehicle without a license.

Waterbury a Black Friday bandita behind bars

An accused " Black Friday " bandit is now behind bars. 32-year-old Marcus Jarman of Waterbury is accused of stealing a watch from the Kohl's in Hamden .

An abundance of Claras: Meet the dancers behind The Nutcrackera s iconic role

The Nutcracker is as much a holiday tradition as cookie baking, colorful decorations and gift giving. This year, after months of hard work and a demanding rehearsal schedule, more than two dozen young ladies in the area are fulfilling their dream to play the ballet's central role of Clara.

ACES at Leeder Hill Breaks Ground on December 14

Hamden, CT - Groundbreaking will take place on December 14 at 3 p.m. at 130 Leeder Hill Road in Hamden for a new school that consolidates two special education programs into one location for students served by Area Cooperative Educational Services . Silver / Petrucelli + Associates was selected by ACES to lead the design effort for the $60 million project which began with the selection of one of 12 potential sites.

Concert Announcements: Jackson Browne, G. Love & Special Sauce

Jackson Browne & His Full Band perform at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford on May 10 at 7:30 p.m. oakdale.com Comedian Kevin Hart will appear at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on March 17 at 7 p.m. livenation.com Dane Cook does stand-up at COMIX Mohegan Sun in Uncasville on April 21 at 8 p.m. mohegansun.com Bad Bad Hats plays the Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden on Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m., followed by Tiny Moving Parts on Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m., with Mom Jeans and Oso Oso opening; Declan McKenna on Feb. 18 at 8 p.m.; and Acid Mothers Temple on April 20 at 8 p.m. manicpresents.com G. Love & Special Sauce performs at Infinity Hall in Hartford on Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. infinityhall.com Toad's Place in New Haven welcomes Felly on Dec. 30 at 9 p.m., followed by Jacob Sartorius on Jan. 20 at 5:30 p.m., with Zach Clayton , Hayden Summerall and Luna Blaise opening; and Papadosio on Feb.

Hamden Students Honor Red Cross Volunteers With Handmade Red Crosses

Middle school students in Hamden showed their appreciation to Red Cross first responders, by giving a special gift of handmade red crosses as a thank youTuesday. The message of thanks echoed through Hamden Middle School on Tuesday morning as the Team Pioneer students proudly looked on at their hard work, after crafting 280 red crosses.

DMV officer found dead in Hamden used to work in Old Lyme

Hamden - It wasn't too long ago that Rob Tyson was spending his weekends in Old Lyme, patrolling town beaches or keeping a watchful eye on bustling festivities. A part-time officer for the five or so years leading up to summer 2016, he maintained a calm demeanor and garnered respect from his coworkers, according to First Selectwoman Bonnie Reemsnyder.

Troopers arrest Hartford man after Route 15 pursuit

State Police have made an arrest after a suspect in a Hartford carjacking attempted to flee Troopers on the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Hamden Monday night. Around 11:00 p.m., Troopers were patrolling Route 15 southbound in Hamden when they stopped to help out a motorist with a flat tire.

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