Stamford

Pedestrian and bike safety among goals
10:20 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Touring Stamford's downtown with an eye for safety

City planners and community advocates tour downtown Stamford on Wednesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Stamford is the fastest developing city in Connecticut, but some are concerned its becoming too dangerous for pedestrians. Three pedestrians have been killed by cars in recent months. City planners and advocates were out on Wednesday to gather ideas on how to make the city’s streets safer.

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Government
7:18 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Conn. cities look to national initiative to increase collaboration between non-profits

Christine Bianchi, chair of the community council for Waterbury's Bridge to Success.

The national initiative Strive Together is gaining some attention in the region. Strive Together is a non-profit that comes into cities and creates collaborations between municipalities and community organizations to help children.

The city of Norwalk recently joined Waterbury and 47 other cities around the country who have signed on to the initiative. Each city has a main objective whether it's educational or health related.  In Waterbury,  the focus is on literacy.

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Are CT streets safe for pedestrians
12:50 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Looking at pedestrian safety in Conn., after a tragedy

Cars turn through crosswalks, even when the "WALK" light is lit
Credit Craig LeMoult

A woman was hit by a car and killed earlier this week while walking in a crosswalk near downtown Stamford, Connecticut. The incident is just one of many pedestrian accidents seen in the state each year, as advocates ask for more steps to make streets safer for pedestrians.

As Priyanka Joshi crossed the Stamford street where the fatal accident occurred earlier this week, she pushed a baby stroller and held the hand of her older child.

“I’m always scared. Whenever I come out, for the kids, I’m scared.”

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Education
6:10 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Stamford schools look at racially disproportionate use of discipline

16-year-old Kalik Artis-Hall of the Stamford Academy
Credit Tarice L.S. Gray

According to a report from Connecticut's Department of Education, between 2007 and 2012, black students were nearly four times as likely to be suspended or expelled from school as white students.

School officials in Stamford, Connecticut have started to do something to change that.

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Gun violence
5:31 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Stamford nightclub owner voluntarily suspends liquor license after Sunday's shooting spree

Stamford Mayor David Martin speaks to Tino's co-owner Alice Li before Tuesday's announcement in front of the former Tino's on West Park Place in Stamford, Conn.
Kaomi Goetz

Officials in Stamford, Connecticut are calling a downtown shooting that left five injured this past weekend ‘random,’ but pledge more police protection in the future. 

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