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NPR/PBS’s Hinojosa Envisions New Haven’s Mañana

by Lucy Gellman | Mar 28, 2014 8:58 am | Comments (2)

Lucy Gellman Photo Maria Hinojosa had a problem: CNN wanted her to use a word that just didn’t feel right: Illegal. Not right on the tip of the tongue, not right when it swirled around in the gut. So she sought advice from a man “who couldn’t be more unlike me:” Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, winner of the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize. 

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Domestic Workers Emerge From Shadows

by David Sepulveda | Mar 20, 2014 8:32 am | Comments (2)

Documentary photographer Mario Quiroz believes that art should be a “Trojan horse” for social change.

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Russia Marched In After All

by Gilad Edelman | Mar 2, 2014 11:09 am | Comments (2)

Gilad Edelman Photo What a difference a week makes.

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G-Heav Arrests Prompt Warning To Employers

by Nick Defiesta | Feb 26, 2014 3:44 pm | Comments (3)

Nick Defiesta Photo Police, lawmakers and the state labor department delivered a simple message to city businesses Wednesday afternoon: Play fair, or pay the price.

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ICE Drops 2 Deportation Cases

by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 26, 2014 12:47 pm

Yale law students notched another success in their battle against a federal immigration agency Wednesday, when the government agreed to drop deportation proceedings against two immigrants.

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Reid Walks Free, For Now

by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 26, 2014 9:14 am

Contributed Photo Mark Reid walked out of jail Tuesday with three tasks ahead of him: Rebuild his life, fight deportation proceedings against him, and help make sure others aren’t held for over a year without a bond hearing, the way he was.

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“G-Heav” Owner Arrested

by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 24, 2014 4:27 pm | Comments (2)

Cora Lewis Photo After the state found he cheated immigrant workforce out of wages Chung Cho agreed to pay them what he owed. When he then allegedly missed those payments, the restaurant owner found himself arrested.

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Judge Slaps ICE, Grants Class Action

by Thomas MacMillan | Feb 11, 2014 5:53 pm

Thomas MacMIllan Photo Since he was taken into custody in November 2012 by immigration agents, New Havener Mark Reid has been fighting for his release. As of this week, dozens of other detainees can join his fight.

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1 Fed Agency Swept In To Help Victim, 1 To Detain Him

by Staff | Feb 3, 2014 3:01 pm | Comments (3)

Contributed Photo The feds came to East Haven to force the town to stop harassing and beating and falsely intimidating immigrants like New Haven activist Edgar Javier Marin. The feds also came to town to deport Marin.

“The feds” are two different agencies—the Department of Justice and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Monday afternoon, New Haven immigrant-rights activists plan another trek to East Haven to protest a new move by ICE to detain and potentially deport Marin.

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Lunch vs. Exploitation: “G-Heav” Patrons Choose

by Cora Lewis & Thomas MacMillan | Jan 15, 2014 5:27 pm | Comments (24)

Cora Lewis Photo Cora Lewis Photo Alex Saeedy walked past 40 picketers protesting the alleged firing of four immigrant whistleblowers to buy a can of Diet Coke and a Reuben sandwich with lettuce, tomato, onion, and dijon mustard.

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Illegal Dumping
Apr 14, 2014 9:40 am
Address: 1655-1799 Chapel Street New Haven, Connecticut
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Construction debris - one large cabinet dismantled (3 or 4 pieces about 3 ft X 8...

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Tree Trimming
Apr 14, 2014 9:35 am
Address: 257 Quinnipiac Avenue New Haven, Connecticut
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Off of Barnes Avenue take a right onto Quinnipiac Avenue, tree is located on the...

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