Downtown set to get self-storage facility

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The city’s Zoning Board on Monday approved a plan to create a self-storage facility in the downtown, suggesting an emerging demand by apartment dwellers. The owners of 1351 Washington Blvd., an office building, have asked to allocate a 3,224 square feet basement space for storage lockers. According to the city’s land use bureau, the lockers […] [Read More]
Categories: Development, Downtown, Zoning

Police continue to catch drivers on phone and texting

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Stamford police on Monday continued their offensive on drivers texting and using cell phones behind the wheel. Operating in two locations in different parts of the city, police issued 34 tickets for using cell phones, 16 for failure to wear a seat belt in addition to several other miscellaneous charges such as failure to stop […] [Read More]
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In this Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, file photo, Ira Flatow, host of National Public Radio's Science Friday, speaks to a group of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists and Delta High School students at Battelle Auditorium in Richland, Wash. By Paul T. Erickson AP

Stamford resident and Science Friday host settles NSF grant flap

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The United States Attorney for Connecticut announced Tuesday that Stamford resident Ira Flatow and Science Friday settled allegations they filed false reports and misused funds related to a National Science Foundation grant. Flatow and his Science Friday company agreed to pay $145,531 to resolve the allegations related to a nearly $1 million NSF grant secured […] [Read More]
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Stamford man calls cops after crack dealer rips him off

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Stamford police were called to investigate a robbery early Monday morning, but instead of a robbery police discovered that it was a drug deal that ended in a rip-off. Sgt. Kelly Connelly said a male called 911 at 3:52 a.m. Monday to report he was robbed by another male, who was still on scene. After […] [Read More]
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Police: Springdale mom whipped 3 children

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STAMFORD — A Springdale mother was charged Monday with abusing her three young children, police said. Silvia Serrano, 30, of Hope Street was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, one count of third-degree assault, three counts of risk of injury to a child and two counts of second-degree strangulation. She was held overnight by […] [Read More]

West Side man charged in stabbing

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STAMFORD — A West Side man was charged Monday with stabbing another man at a party on Spruce Street in August. Edgar Najera of 44 Wright St., Stamford, was charged with first-degree assault. The arrest came after police were sent to 145 Spruce St early in the morning of Aug. 24 for a reported stabbing. […] [Read More]
Categories: Court, Crime, Police, West Side
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Poll: Which has worse construction delays? I-95 or the Merritt?

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You’re expecting an easy post-rush-hour trip, and then it happens: traffic just stops. A sea of red taillights in front of you. You wait and wait. You turn the car off. Ten or 15 minutes later – it will have felt like an hour – things finally start moving again. As you creep toward the […] [Read More]
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Stamford man gets seven years for crack distribution

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A Stamford man was sentenced to seven years in prison Monday by a Federal judge in Bridgeport for crack distribution. Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Gary England, 42, of Stamford, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 92 months in prison, followed […] [Read More]
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