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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
Rollover sends one to hospital, closes I-691 eastbound in Meriden

According to Connecticut State Police, the one vehicle rollover took place on I-691 eastbound near exit 11 in Meriden. WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover.

Drivers of a oeGen-Za learn lesson from AAA

Today's teens are part of what it called generation Z, and some of those teens spent Wednesday morning in a hotel ballroom in Meriden . Members of Generation Z are learning important lessons from the AAA .

Police logs - Dec. 6, 2017

Michelle K. Kelley, 42, of 43 South Road, Unit 1B, was charged Tuesday with breach of peace, third-degree criminal mischief and third-degree assault. John Flatley, 62, of 833 Old Buddington Road was charged Sunday with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to drive in the proper lane on a multiple-lane highway and failure to obey a control signal.

Police identify man killed in Thanksgiving Day fire

Connecticut State Police have identified the man killed in a Thanksgiving Day fire in Meriden . Police said 69-year-old Michael Avery died in the fire.

Police logs - Dec. 5, 2017

David Bohara, 55, of 88 Starr St. was charged Monday with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to drive right and traveling too fast. Lena A. Curland, 18, of 8 Williams St., Apt.

2 men sought in Meriden restaurant shooting

Officials say the man on the right in the video is the suspect, but they are also looking for the man on the left. The shooting happened on Nov. 18 inside the Red Room Grille on Colony Street.

Storm Team 8a s Meteorologist Joe Furey Visits Israel Putnam School in Meriden

Would you be able to identify the clouds in the sky? The students at Israel Putnam School in Meriden learned about types of clouds in the sky ranging from severe weather clouds in high-pressure weather systems to what happens in a thunderstorm. Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Joe Furey also showed-off the Executive Auto Group Storm Team 8 Mobile Weather Lab.

Connecticut lawmakers to go ahead with Anthem-Hartford...

Members of the legislature's Insurance and Real Estate Committee plan to go ahead with a hearing scheduled for Tuesday regarding the contract dispute between Wallingford-based Anthem Bue Cross-Blue Shield and Hartford Healthcare, though the two sides reached an agreement on Nov. 18. The previous three-year contract had expired on October 1, as Anthem and Hartford Healthcare battled over increases in the level of reimbursements that the insurer would provide for patients' treatment. During the month-and-half long dispute, between 40,000 and 60,000 Hartford Healthcare patients who have Anthem insurance coverage were forced to pay higher out-of-network rates.

1 dead after 2nd alarm house fire in Meriden

The Deputy Fire Chief of the Meriden Fire Department confirms to News 8 that one person was killed in the large fire that broke out in a home on Carpenter Avenue on Thanksgiving morning. However, officials are not releasing the identity of the victim or any further details until there is a positive identification and family is notified.

Police chief's son settles lawsuit over jail cell brutality

MERIDEN, Conn. - A former Meriden police officer who pushed a handcuffed suspect who fell and fractured his skull in a police department jail cell in 2010 has settled a brutality lawsuit.

Police investigate shooting at Meriden bar

Police say at around 1:48 a.m., they responded to shots fired at the Red Room Grille, at 575 North Colony Road. Upon arrival, officers found multiple shell casings and determined that numerous shots were fired inside of the bar.

Troop I - Bethany Announces DUI Spot Check & Roving Patrols

From Wednesday, November 22, 2017 to Sunday, November 26, 2017, Troop I will conduct roving DUI patrols on Route 15 in the North Haven area, I-91 in the North Haven area, I-691 in Meriden and Route 8 in the Shelton area. The roving patrols will be conducted during the evening hours.

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