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In the 1800s, Meriden, Connecticut, was nicknamed "The Silver City." This was because there were a large number of cutlery and related products, which were manufactured in Meriden by companies such as International Silver and Meriden Cutlery. Also, in 1832, Charles Parker and his brother founded a manufacturing factory that produced steam engines, train wheels, printing presses, and piano stools. The factory was named Parker's Meriden Machine Company. During the Civil War, the company was contracted by the Union to produce over 10,000 repeating rifles and 15,000 Springfield rifles.

Population: 58244
Local Newspapers: Record Journal Fusion (Hispanic)
Local Sports Teams: Wolves (USL) New Britain Rock Cats (AA)
Local Colleges:

Zip Codes associated with meriden, connecticut: 06450 06451
Towns/Cities near meriden, connecticut : Wallingford Plantsville Southington Cheshire Village

Meriden News
Strong School Housing Plan Weakens

Despite a determined effort to sell off the vacant former Strong School in Fair Haven, the city is back where it started six years ago, unsure what to do with a deteriorating, century-old building. The city's most recent plan - to negotiate a sale to a Meriden developer who'd invest $16.7 million converting the vacant school into 32 micro-apartments - looks ready to be scrapped after a committee voted at City Hall Wednesday night to recommend rejecting it.

Milford mall retailer files for bankruptcy

Shoppers in November 2014 at the Connecticut Post Mall in Milford, Conn. On Nov. 11, 2017, the retail chain Fashion to Figure filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New Jersey, with no immediate word on the impact on its 26-store chain that includes a location at Connecticut Post.

Meriden opens its arms to families from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

It's been hard for Isabel Alvelo, who left her home in Puerto Rico right before Hurricane Maria slammed the island, destroying almost everything in its path. It hurt her 16-year-old son, Jesus, as well.

Meriden opens its arms to families from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Related Coverage MERIDEN, Conn. - It's been hard for Isabel Alvelo, who left her home in Puerto Rico right before Hurricane Maria slammed the island, destroying almost everything in its path.

The Middletown Press 4.14.11 A steamed cheeseburger at Ted's Restaurant in Cromwell.

This Sept. 9, 2016 photo shows the exterior of Louis Lunch, a longtime eatery in New Haven, Conn.

Thousands of seniors, disabled residents losing care coverage

A cap on local car taxes at 39 mills in the first year and 45 mills in the second year, pending possible changes during the 2018 General Assembly. A cap on local car taxes at 39 mills in the first year and 45 mills in the second year, pending possible changes during Roughly 68,000 seniors and disabled residents will lose access to a Medicare financial assistance program Jan. 1, when income eligibility requirements change under the newly enacted state budget.

Anthem President Reaches Out To Hartford HealthCare In Effort To End Contract Impasse

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield released an email Sunday showing that its president and general manager reached out directly to the leaders of Hartford HealthCare Sunday afternoon, in an effort to break a contract standoff that has caused many people in Connecticut to postpone treatments or pay higher out-of-network costs. Jill Rubin Hummel, president and general manager of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut, sent an email to Hartford HealthCare CEO Elliot Joseph and President/Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey Flaks after an article in the Courant detailed issues patients are having as they scramble to find new doctors or sign up for non-Anthem health insurance plans during open enrollment.

Castle Craig Players Bring the Santaland Diaries To New Haven, Collinsville And Meriden

Looking for a little more snark in your stocking this year? The Castle Craig Players' production of THE SANTALAND DIARIES by David Sedaris returns for a third year, and will make a three-city tour around Connecticut this holiday season! November 24-26 - New Haven The Shubert Theatre or 203-562-5666 December 7-10 - Meriden Castle Craig Players or 1-800-838-3006 THE SANTALAND DIARIES is based on David Sedaris ' personal recollections of his days in candy cane tights and curly toed shoes.

Connecticut man sentenced for 25 lbs of pot in South Dakota

A Connecticut man stopped by the Highway Patrol in South Dakota with nearly 25 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle has been sentenced to 75 days in jail and five years on probation. Thirty-eight-year-old William Bradley, of Meriden, Connecticut, was pulled over on Interstate 90 in May for following another vehicle too closely.

I Learned about Flying from That: Fireworks, Flashlights and Fireflies

With the early morning sun just beginning to brighten the sky, my 1966 Piper Cherokee climbed from Meriden Markham Airport's Runway 18. The conditions in Meriden, Connecticut, were clear, with calm winds - a perfect day for flying. Armed with a Special Flight Rules Area VFR flight plan, I turned toward my destination, Tipton Airport , adjacent to Fort Meade, Maryland, and 7 nm south of Baltimore/Washington's Thurgood Marshall Airport .

AAA: Traffic deaths on the rise for 2017

The number of fatalities on Connecticut roads is on the rise. This is certainly not the news anyone wants to hear but as of right now Connecticut is on pace to have more traffic deaths this year than the last two years.

Little Girl, 5, Suffering From Life-Threatening Disease 'Marries' BFF In Dream Wedding

SO precious! Before another risky open-heart surgery, a sick 5-year-old girl got to see her biggest dream come true by 'marrying' her BFF from preschool! Their sweet wedding-day photo shoot will send tears to your eyes! Sophia Elyssa Chiappalone , 5, was born with a life-threatening heart disease. In fact, when she was born, doctors didn't think she'd live past age two, according to WFLA News Channel 8 .

Security at places of worship in Connecticut following Texas church shooting

At Mammoth Surveillance, they already have many church clients from Middletown and Meriden to New Britain . With the latest church shooting in Texas, Dan Godin says the company's phone has been ringing and parishioners are asking questions.

Notes from the Old Noank Jail: The dangers of fracking waste disposal

An educational seminar on fracking waste disposal was given by Jen Siskind, a local coordinator for Food and Water Watch, at a community meeting in the Noank Baptist Church on Oct. 23. She was introduced by Terri Eichel, representing the Inter-Religious EcoJustice Network, to a gathering of local Groton citizens and residents from the surrounding area. Not surprisingly, there were a great many questions and concerns raised by the audience,and with good reason.

5-year-old who underwent 3 open heart surgeries gets dream wedding photo shoot

Hunter Laferriere, 6, with his best friend Sophia Chiappalone, 5, during their faux wedding photo shoot on Oct. 23, 2017 inside City Park in Meriden, Conn. One 5-year-old girl had one wish before her fourth open heart surgery -- get married to her best friend.

Five-year-old marries 'love of her life' before surgery

'All she wanted was to marry the love of her life': Five-year-old who was born with 'half a heart' poses for a wedding shoot with her six-year-old sweetheart ahead of her fourth major surgery Sophia Chiappalone from Meriden, Connecticut, was born with a genetic heart defect and will require surgical intervention her whole life The young girl is due to undergo her fourth open-heart surgery this month but asked her mom if first, she could marry her best friend Hunter A little girl born with a heart defect who is set to undergo her fourth open-heart surgery this month got the chance to 'marry' the love of her life.

Connecticuta s own, former Navy Seal Kevin Lacz sharing inspirational story

Kevin Lacz, born in Meriden and raised in Middlefield , is an author, motivational speaker, and former Navy Seal. In college and planning on becoming a doctor, he shifted gears after 9/11.

Lessons Learned from Gym Membership Miscommunication

A woman from Meriden said Big Sky Fitness charged her for two personal training sessions six weeks after she put a freeze on that part of her account. Those two sessions cost her $338.

Elderly woman dies after being hit by car in Meriden

Police say just before 7:30 p.m., officers responded to the area of 455 Broad Street where they found an elderly woman lying in the road. The woman, identified as 87-year-old Maria Opalacz, was taken to Hartford Hospital , where she died from her injuries.

Woman Seeks Refund for Canceled Bus Tour

A Wolcott woman ran into troubles trying to get a refund after a Meriden-based travel company canceled a bus trip she had booked. Barbara D'Occhio was out $832 after she paid Meriden-based Silver Mill Tours for a now-canceled September bus trip for two to the Adirondacks.

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