Zoning proposal for Stamford train station set for public hearing on Monday

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After being postponed on Oct. 27 because of a legal objection, a proposal to create a special zoning requirement for development around the city’s train station is set to have a public hearing Monday. The proposed zoning amendment, which was authored by the Zoning Board, is an attempt to exert influence on the redevelopment of […] [Read More]

From the archives: Opening day at Stamford Town Center mall

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As part of research for a story I’m working on about the city’s downtown mall, I’ve been digging into The Advocate’s rich archives, which in newspaper parlance is aptly called the “morgue.” It brought me this gem of a story written by Advocate Staff Writer Chris Janis and published on Mar. 13, 1982. Here is […] [Read More]
Categories: History

Forecast looking balmy for this Sunday’s parade

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According to the latest weather.com forecast, Sunday should be partly sunny and 59 degrees. That’s great news for parade organizers at the Downtown Special Services District, who have over the years grown a local event into a regional spectacle. Sandy Goldstein, the president of the DSSD, once told me that she aspired to make Stamford’s […] [Read More]
Categories: Downtown, DSSD

Two arrested in Stamford stadium robbery

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Police have arrested a brother and sister and are looking to find one other man for the robbery of teenager at Stamford High School’s Boyle Stadium nearly four weeks ago. Harolyn Johnson, 20, and his sister Lucianna “Lucy” Johnson, 18, of Cowan Avenue, were charged late Wednesday morning with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Home invasion on Stamford’s East Side

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Police are investigating a home invasion that occurred on Stamford’s East Side Wednesday evening. Lt. Diedrich Hohn said at about 7:30 p.m., two men forced their way into a Culloden Road home and confronted a 76-year-old man. While pointing a gun at the man they told him they were looking a relative of the older […] [Read More]
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State's Attorney David Cohen reads a statement in state Superior Court in Stamford.

State’s Attorney rebukes Stamford leaders in school case

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In a strongly worded statement, State’s Attorney David Cohen, the chief law official for the Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District, reprimanded city leaders, school administrators and even The Advocate for the lack of reaction in the case of a Stamford High School teacher’s alleged sexual relationship with a student and the failure of administrators to report the […] [Read More]

Judge grants probation to Stamford High principals

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UPDATE: 11:30 a.m. Judge Richard Comerford granted the request for accelerated rehabilitation to both Stamford High School Principal Donna Valentine and Assistant Principal Roth Nordin, but not before State’s Attorney David Cohen assailed the culture in the schools that puts children’s safety second to keeping the information out of the public eye. The two administrators […] [Read More]

Stamford kids charged with spray painting cars

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Three Stamford juveniles were arrested Saturday for spray painting more than a dozen cars in the South End. Sgt. William Brevard said police were called Saturday night at about 11 p.m. by a witness who saw some kids spray painting cars at Commons Park South and Walter Wheeler Drive. Brevard said police went to the […] [Read More]
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