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Lawmakers Take Up Domestic Workers’ Cause

by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 2, 2015 12:35 pm | Comments (5)

Markeshia Ricks Photo A group of domestic workers visited City Hall not to clean, but to ask lawmakers to help clean up a mess: the abuse and exploitation many of them face from employers.

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Domestic Workers Sue Over Bias, Wage Theft

by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 26, 2015 3:05 pm | Comments (27)

Aliyya Swaby Photo Elvira Gutierrez Vargas said her bosses robbed her of the Christmas tips she received after spending more than 50 hours each week cleaning houses throughout New Haven for minimum wage.

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Blumenthal Blasts Judge’s Immigration Ruling

by Paul Bass | Feb 17, 2015 2:37 pm | Comments (5)

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal visited New Haven’s subterranean Emergency Operations Center bunker to “sound the alarm” over a looming shutdown of the federal Department of Homeland Security — and to urge the Obama administration to rush to court to overturn a Texas judge’s ruling against its immigration policy.

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“Snowball” Heats Up Fair Haven

by Allan Appel | Feb 9, 2015 8:30 am | Comments (2)

Allan Appel Photo The Southern Connecticut State University Fighting Owl T-shirts hung big on the shoulders of (in the front row) little Samia Virga, Alberto Cosme, and Melanie Peralta.

That was precisely the point: To grow into them.

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Raid Reveals Alleged Counterfeit Shipping Center

by Paul Bass | Feb 5, 2015 6:25 pm | Comments (5)

Paul Bass Photo A raid of alleged illegal apartments inside a former Dixwell factory Thursday unearthed a trove of headsets from China repackaged into Dr. Dre “Beats” and “Lg Tone+” headsets.

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At 16, Lalibela Spills Its Secrets

by Lucy Gellman | Jan 26, 2015 11:12 am | Comments (2)

Lucy Gellman Photo “What would you like?”  Shilmat Tessema asked as she lifted a warm container of food over her Lalibela truck’s countertop.

Thomas Breen stepped up to the chrome-and-yellow food truck that has become a beloved staple at Ingalls Rink, eyeing the steaming, thick portions of turmeric-kissed cabbage, gleaming, wilted green beans, spice-rubbed carrots, and clay-red lentils that he had been thinking of all week.

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Local Immigrants Thrive; Majority Here Legally

by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 21, 2015 4:08 pm | Comments (5)

A new report shares little-known facts about New Haven’s immigrants: They are more likely than native-born citizens to be employed; an increasingly large number come from Asia; and only a small percentage is undocumented.

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Sophie Fled. Abram Followed

by Debby Applegate | Jan 21, 2015 12:05 pm

MAAS, Antwerp Photo Step into the Slifka Center and you’ll find a building buzzing with people who have come to socialize, study, worship, debate, and eat. From now until Feb. 22, winding around the building, you’ll also find No One Remembers Alone: Memory, Migration and the Making of an American Family, a sprawling, engrossing exhibit that follows the diverging paths of members of a Jewish family from Czarist Russia to new lives on three different continents.

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Mexican-Food Truck Keeps Home Cooking

by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 9, 2015 1:17 pm

Aliyya Swaby Photo As Domingo Lopez Juarez shoveled a spatula-full of carne enchilada onto the grill in his new food truck, a smoky haze of jalapeno shot up his customers’ noses and into their lungs.

“Spicy,” Juarez said to a chorus of coughs, “is good for your health.”

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“Theirs Is An Immigrant Story”

by Staff | Jan 7, 2015 10:41 am

New Haven State Senator Martin Looney told an immigrant success story—his family’s immigrant success story—to urge the state legislature to renew and redefine its commitment to expanding the American dream.

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Torn down fence
Mar 6, 2015 5:30 am
Address: 31-99 English Street New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 3

The fence surrounding the playground in Clinton Park has been torn down. Fence is...

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Needed Police Patrol
Mar 6, 2015 5:30 am
Address: Mountain Top Lane New Haven, Connecticut
Rating: 5

Can we please get a car to circle the area. On the evening of 6/5/13 someone rummaged...

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