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Week in Review: March 20-26

Malloy comes home, another smut list is released and a prostitution ring is busted.

Business

Earlier in the week, The Mill River Collaborative, the non-profit organization leading 's reconstruction, that it has received a $1.5 million pledge from GE to build and maintain the park. The pledge will be fulfilled over a period of three years.

Patch also with Stamford-based trainer Michael Carozza who recently appeared on NBC’s “Today Show” and runs a program for people looking to jump-start their weight loss with some friendly competition.

Government

Governor Dannel Malloy on Tuesday as a part of his Town Hall Meeting tour, which gives residents the chance to ask questions and make comments about his state budget proposal. Malloy stressed that all residents would need to work together to improve the state's fiscal situation. Patch also with two Stamford residents to see what issues they'd want to discuss with Malloy if they had the chance.

Later in the week, residents gathered at for a with the 's Fiscal Committee and the Board of Finance. Most residents that approached the microphone were concerned about avoiding any further cuts to the education budget, which greatly affects special ed students.

Police & Fire

Police are a home invasion that occurred on Dancy Drive Tuesday morning. A resident of the home, who was inside at the time, was brutally attacked during the robbery. The victim was treated for multiple blunt force injuries to his head, face and body.

, this time on the West side, had officers in pursuit of three teenagers. According to the victim, six black males attempted to rob and beat him. The victim and two witnesses were able to identify three of the suspects, who were arrested and charged.

And on Friday, after a six-week long investigation, police an alleged prostitution ring inside of an illegal massage parlor. Three women were arrested and charged with prostitution, one was arrested for promoting prostitution and two men were arrested for patronizing a prostitute.

Schools

The "smut list" trend that has affected students in Greenwich and Westchester County to Stamford and Norwalk. The most current list was distributed through a YouTube video and lists the names of high school girls from the two cities. After most of the names, the narrator says "you a smut" or variations of that statement.

In other news, the Stamford Board of Education voted Tuesday evening the 181st day of school and, therefore leaving, the April vacation intact. Prior to this decision, the first Monday of the vacation — April 18 — would have been a full day of school.

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