Stamford

Looking at pedestrian safety in Conn., after a tragedy

Jul 25, 2014
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.”

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.

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. 

Even though the world's largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, has decided to nix a state-backed $115 million deal to relocate to the site of Stamford's former boatyard, environmentalists and others are still concerned over the future of that 14-acre waterfront site. 

Stamford activist group Save Our Boatyard celebrated this past weekend Bridgewater Associates' decision to back out of a state economic development incentive package to relocate to a 14-acre waterfront parcel in the city's South End. That property, formerly known as Brewer's Yacht Haven had served as the city's boatyard for 100 years until its owner, developer Building and Land Technology, decided to tear down the boatyard in late 2011 and not renew the operator's lease. Maureen Boylan of the activist group says they're now focused on getting a boatyard rebuilt at the site.

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