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Hamden (New Haven, Connecticut)

Hamden (New Haven, Connecticut)
Hamden, Connecticut is affectionately known as the "Land of the Sleeping Giant." Hamden was originally settled in 1638 as part of the New Haven Colony. Land Area: 33 square miles. Population (2000): 56,913. Official website: www.hamden.com
Hamden, Connecticut is affectionately known as the "Land of the Sleeping Giant." Hamden was originally settled in 1638 as part of the New Haven Colony. Land Area: 33 square miles. Population (2000): 56,913. Official website: www.hamden.com « Show less

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  • An Unacceptable Word No Matter Who Says It

    The word "nigger" keeps dancing on the high wire of the circus of race in America. Paula Deen, Rachel Jeantel, Riley Cooper have sparked all matter of debate this summer about who can and cannot say the word and whether it is ever right, regardless....
  • Looking For Safe Places In A Fearful World

    It is easy to say there is no place safe anymore. Can't go to the mall now without thinking about Kenya. Can't go to a marathon without thinking about Boston. Can't go to the movies without thinking about Aurora. Can't go in a plane without thinking...
  • Too-Conventional Slaughter Shames The World

    Q. How many Jews in Germany have been killed or have committed suicide in the last seven or eight years? L.H. A. Since 1933, 20,000 Jews are reported to have committed suicide and 8,000 to have been murdered by the Nazis. Question & Answer column of The...
  • Mom Never Warned About Tea Monsters

    Dear Mom, There weren't any cliffs in the flat part of the Midwest where you and dad raised me. But that didn't stop you from warning me of the folly of following others over a cliff. "Don't do foolish things just because others are doing it," you said....
  • Marijuana: From Reefer Madness To Legal

    Dad made it quite clear: If he ever caught my older brother smoking reefer, he'd be out of the house. If Dad ever found the stuff in the house, he'd be out of the house. The word was marijuana would lead to harder drugs because it was a well-known...
  • History's Getting Younger All The Time

    Just yesterday, it seems, my nimble fingers were poised to type frowning red words on the first of a few midterm assignments from students in my fall online course "Race and the News." The assignment was to take a particular person or event in...
  • Revolt Against Utility Chain Saws Stirs Connecticut's Trees

    They got the message and it was loud and clear: It's not good to be a tree in Connecticut. So like others before who felt the sting of persecution, they were pulling up roots. They were getting out of town. They were fleeing the only state they'd known....
  • 'They See Us Differently': Dad's Words Echo

    'They See Us Differently': Dad's Words Echo
    It's the summer of 1968. Dad is giving my older brother Ron and me the facts of life talk about being black in America in general, and with regard to the police in particular. Don't run, talk back, resist or make any sudden movements that would give the...
  • A Little Boy's Plan To Save The President

    If they get me to Dallas, I can save the president. Those were my thoughts as I stared at the black and white Zenith TV sitting in the corner of my parent's living room. On the screen was the picture of President John F. Kennedy along with the dates:...
  • Black Or White, Treat 'N-Word' Equally

    ESPN analyst Michael Wilbon recently offered this on his show, "Pardon the Interruption": "I, like a whole lot of people, use the 'n-word' all day, every day my whole life." He said this not so much as a revelation, but a declaration. He said it with...
  • Sometimes Trouble Misses By A Whisker

    I made my right turn just as the light turned green and felt a bump. It took a moment to realize we'd been rear-ended. Fortunately, the car behind us had not built up a head of steam. Still, it was jarring enough to startle me. I looked at my two...