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In the 1800s, Meriden, Connecticut, was nicknamed "The Silver City." This was because there were a large number of cutlery and related products, which were manufactured in Meriden by companies such as International Silver and Meriden Cutlery. Also, in 1832, Charles Parker and his brother founded a manufacturing factory that produced steam engines, train wheels, printing presses, and piano stools. The factory was named Parker's Meriden Machine Company. During the Civil War, the company was contracted by the Union to produce over 10,000 repeating rifles and 15,000 Springfield rifles.

Population: 58244
Local Newspapers: Record Journal Fusion (Hispanic)
Local Sports Teams: Wolves (USL) New Britain Rock Cats (AA)
Local Colleges:

Zip Codes associated with meriden, connecticut: 06450 06451
Towns/Cities near meriden, connecticut : Wallingford Plantsville Southington Cheshire Village

Meriden News
Meriden police investigate Sunday shooting

Police say just before 1:30 a.m., officers responded to reports of gunshots on Springdale Avenue. Shortly after, officers were notified that a gunshot victim had arrived in the emergency room of MidState Medical Center .

Mother charged with killing son, setting house on fire

Authorities say a woman has been charged with killing her son, who was found dead after a Connecticut house fire last year. Police say Karin Ziolkowski was arrested Friday in North Carolina, where she had been living.

17-year-old struck by school bus in Meriden

It happened while the teen was riding a skateboard across a crosswalk on Coe Avenue at around 2:30 p.m., according to police. The student suffered non-life threatening injuries, but since it was a head injury, Life Star was called to transport them to Hartford Hospital.

Indonesian man seeks sanctuary in Meriden church

A 68-year-old former Fulbright scholar has taken sanctuary inside a Connecticut church rather than be deported to his native Indonesia. Sujitno Sajuti , of West Hartford, had been ordered by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement to board a plane to on Tuesday.

West Hartford man facing deportation seeks sanctuary in Meriden church

However, last month Sajuti was ordered by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to leave the United States by October 10. Instead, The Connecticut Immigrant Rights Alliance says Sajuti has decided to defy those orders and has taken sanctuary at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Meriden. Sajuti first came to the United States in the 1980's, to pursue advanced degrees from UConn and Columbia University.

UConn Alum Heads State's First Food Waste-to-Energy Plant

UConn alumnus Brian Paganini '03 designed and runs 'Quantum Biopower,' Connecticut's first food waste-to-energy facility. When a truck carrying 78,000 pounds of frozen chicken crashed on I-91 in Meriden, Connecticut, last summer, the food was deemed unsafe to eat and had to be destroyed.

State police recognize Eastern District troopers with service awards

The Connecticut State Police honored the service of several troopers in the Eastern District at a ceremony Wednesday in Meriden, according to a press release. Troopers and dispatchers within Troops C, D, E, and K were recognized for their exceptional service and dedication, with awards including the Medal of Bravery, the Unit Citation, and the Trooper James W. Lambert Award.

Municipal leaders urge legislators to pass a budget

Wallingford – A bipartisan group of about 60 mayors, first selectmen and other municipal leaders gathered on Tuesday morning to advocate for the urgent passage of a budget and to lay out three principles for any budget passed. They argued a budget must reform and provide relief from unfunded state mandates, not impose an impact on the local property tax burden, and provide a path for urban growth and development.

Override attempt of Malloy Repub budget veto on Tuesday

MERIDEN & HARTFORD, Conn. - Speaker of the House Rep. Joe Aresimowicz says he is calling lawmakers back to Hartford Tuesday to vote on the override of Governor Malloy's veto of the Republican budget that passed the House and Senate last month.

Mosque shooter changes stance on Islam after meeting Muslims

Former U.S. Marine Ted Hakey Jr. was arrested and charged for firing 30 shots from a high-powered rifle into the Ahmadiyya Baitul Aman Mosque located near his home in Meriden, CT., according to NBC Connecticut . Hakey was intoxicated and angry about the terror attacks in Paris when he fired the shots into the mosque in the middle of the night.

Shelton expected to extend superintendent contract

Shelton Superintendent of Schools Christopher Clouet attends the Commissioner's Annual Back-to-School Meeting with Superintendents at Maloney High School in Meriden, Conn. on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

Activists to risk arrest protesting deportation of Meriden couple

In a couple of hours, we are expecting to see an act of civil disobedience outside Hartford Federal Court. Activists, clergy, family, they are all hoping a federal court will do for a Meriden couple what courts have already done in several other high profile immigration cases in Connecticut this year.

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