Stamford son arrested for assaulting mother

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A Stamford man was arrested by police for assaulting his mother on Wednesday. Vincent Romeo, 45, of  Barmore Drive West, was charged with third-degree strangulation and third-degree assault of a victim over 60 years old. Police Sgt. William Brevard said police were called to Romeo’s home by his 75-year-old mother who said the two got […] [Read More]
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Got guns? Stamford police have gift cards

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On Saturday, the Stamford police department will hold its fifth gun buyback of the year. The program offers individuals an opportunity to turn in firearms or other dangerous weapons to the police, who will properly dispose of it. So far this year, the department has collected 60 firearms, which include 4 assault weapons. Individuals turning […] [Read More]
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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]
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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]
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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]