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Meriden's Week in Review

Here's a few things you might have missed this week.

 

It was a busy week in Meriden. Did you miss some of our stories? If so, here’s your chance to catch up with what went on!

This week’s student writer was Cameron Brown, a 4th grader at Casimir Pulaski Elementary School.

The City Council’s Economic Development, Housing & Zoning Committee passed a proposed measure to change the zoning of nine areas in Meriden from multi-family, or R2, to single-family, or R1, use following a public hearing. The measure now goes before the full council for a vote.

A 23-year-old local woman was arrested and charged with felony criminal mischief after allegedly causing thousands of dollars of damage to a man's car after a disagreement the two had in a Meriden hotel.

After weeks of public debate the Board of Education Tuesday night unanimously voted to pass a revised dress code policy. The new wording bans form-fitting clothing that reveals private body parts or undergarments.

The Board of Education chose David Levenduski, assistant principal at Platt High School, as the next principal of Benjamin Franklin Elementary School. Levenduski will fill the position being vacated by Dan Coffey, who will move to Casimir Pulaski Elementary School for the 2012 - 2013 school year.

Meriden police continued their investigation into a hit-and-run that sent a 17-year-old girl to the hospital.

The Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies named Meriden State Representative Cathy Abercrombie (D) its 2012 Family Legislator of the Year.

New Life Church offered an Easter gift to area residents. The Meriden congregation announced it would offer reduced price gas Saturday at Danby’s Gulf Express on East Main Street, capping the price at $2.99 for those who came to fill up.

A suspect was arrested in the 2010 drive-by shooting of Tashawn Bromfield, 16, of Meriden.

Meriden Patch’s super-awesome editor, Laurie Salerno, left Patch to take a newspaper job. She will be sorely missed.

 

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