If you ask someone 'What's the worst mall in Connecticut', they'll probably say one of these four: Enfield, Crystal, Meriden, Brass Mill. Why? Most of them have lost, and haven't replaced retailers and attractions. For once, there's some news on the good side coming for Waterbury's Brass Mill Center.

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The centerpiece of the Brass Mill Mall for decades was the only attraction on the third floor - Waterbury's largest movie theater. It was most recently known as Regal Cinemas, and it shut down permanently at the end of September 2022. According to The Connecticut Scoop, the last movie theater currently standing in Waterbury - Apple Cinemas - will open a new theater in the space formerly occupied by Regal Cinemas.


According to The Connecticut Scoop, it's not known if this move will close down the Apple Cinemas on Wolcott Street, but I'd say it's a safe bet that the location on Wolcott Road will close, Waterbury has shown that it cannot sustain two movie theaters, right? I went to see 'The Iron Claw' at the Apple Cinemas in Waterbury right before New Year's Eve a few weeks ago, and we pretty much had the theater to ourselves for a 7PM show on a Saturday night. The Brass Mill Mall, for all of it's faults, has far more pre-and-post movie appealing dining and entertainment options compared to Wolcott Street. No offense Mr. Wok, and the new Burger King, but I'd much rather hit Los Garcia any day of the week.

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The Sinful 6: Connecticut's Most Dangerous Gangs

Your exposure to gangs and gang violence is probably a lot like mine. You see gang stories told on fictional TV shows like "Sons of Anarchy" or in the movies and think, eh not my problem. Not so fast Nutmegger! According to the CT Justice Department gangs are a real problem in the State of Connecticut.

Here are the 6 Most Dangerous Gangs in the Nutmeg State

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10 Items You Should Never Purchase at Connecticut Dollar Stores

Connecticut is an expensive place to live so people here will do just about anything to save a few bucks. This savings hunt makes dollar stores big business in CT and we have no shortage of them. Family Dollar has 32 Connecticut stores, Dollar Tree has 56 locations and Dollar General boasts 71 outlets throughout the State.

There are some items at these stores that will shave a lot of dough off your receipts but experts say you should not trust these stores with all purchases. Reader's Digest and USA Today have issued alerts to the public listing items you should steer clear of at Dollar Stores, here are 10 of them.

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