Stamford

Cassandra Basler

At the start of the year, an undocumented 26-year-old mother of two from Central America was holed up in her home in Stamford, Conn. for a week. She was terrified that immigration agents would come to her door.

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In Stamford, Connecticut, there are calls to rename Trump Parc Stamford, the city’s tallest building. The Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and a Norwalk Islamic Center said they want the change because the building’s namesake, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, called for banning all Muslims from entering the U.S.

Greg Bilionis / SoundWaters

Over the winter, the SoundWaters nature education center in Stamford got an unexpected donation: 22 baby diamondback terrapins rescued from an international turtle-smuggling ring.

SoundWaters director Leigh Shemitz says the baby turtles came by overnight mail from Anchorage, Alaska. That’s where U.S. customs officials found more than 200 of them, in her words, “Stuffed into buckets and boxes and boots on their way to China.”

Touring Stamford's downtown with an eye for safety

Aug 20, 2014
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.

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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