La Voz Hispana
by Hernando Diosa | Aug 8, 2016 11:05 am | Comments (5)
The following story originally appeared in Spanish in La Voz Hispana Connecticut. It was translated into English by Daniela Brighenti.
Jesarel Calixto, an immigrant hailing from Tlaxcala, Mexico, is the proprietor of his own business Calixto Landscaping, LLC, a company that deals with gardening, tree trimmings and other services. He came to us to report that the nursing home “Paradigm Healthcare” has not paid him sums amounting to $10,000 that it owes Calixto for work performed in its two buildings, located at 181 Clifton St. in New Haven and 310 Terrace Ave.in West Haven.
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by Lucy Gellman | May 26, 2016 6:10 am
Today’s episodes on WNHH radio dive headfirst into the world of contemporary poetry, teach listeners a few new camera tricks, explore interracial dating, and debate the merits of drinking on and off the job.
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by Staff | Dec 21, 2015 4:25 pm
Monday’s broadcasts on WNHH radio explored the newest addition to the Star Wars franchise, got an end-of-year report on the city from the mayor, and shared information about a new East Rock bike co-op.
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by Staff | Sep 21, 2015 12:06 pm | Comments (1)
New Haven’s newest highway bridge teemed with people, food, recumbent bikes, even dogs—but not cars.
At least for day.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 10, 2015 11:05 am | Comments (1)
Juana Ramirez started her restaurant the same way so many businesses start. She started by selling food out of her home.
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by Hernando Diosa/ La Voz | Dec 2, 2013 12:19 pm | Comments (2)
A version of this story originally appeared in La Voz. It was translated here by Gilah Benson-Tilsen.
In recent years, a new kind of crime has been gaining prevalence on the streets of New Haven, particularly in the Fair Haven area. Groups of muggers assault undocumented immigrants—especially from Mexico, Central America, and South America—to steal the money they’ve earned after working hard for long hours.
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by Hernando Diosa/ La Voz | Sep 27, 2013 1:01 pm | Comments (7)
This interview with Democratic mayoral candidate Toni Harp originally appeared in La Voz Hispana. Gilah Benson-Tilsen translated it into English. Click here to read La Voz’s interview with the other remaining mayoral candidate, Justin Elicker.
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by Yvette Borja | Jun 18, 2013 11:07 am | Comments (2)
Alderman Sergio Rodriguez, candidate for city clerk, sat down for an interview earlier this spring with La Voz Hispana. What follows is a transcript of his responses to questions, translated from Spanish. (Click here and here for stories about other candidates.)
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by Hernando Diosa | Jun 6, 2013 1:00 pm | Comments (28)
This story originally appeared in Spanish in La Voz Hispana. It was translated into English by Gilah Benson-Tilsen.
The political arena in New Haven is heating up with seven candidates for the coming election, which will determine the successor to John DeStefano Jr. as mayor. DeStefano is retiring from that position after 20 years of heading the local administration. Among the candidates for mayor, the presence of Henry Fernandez stands out. He has been directly involved in the development of this area for more than two decades, in addition to being at the head of advocacy and support organizations for the general Latino community, not only on a local level, but also on a national level. We spoke for a while with the young candidate and graduate of Yale Law School.
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by Yvette Borja | May 22, 2013 12:15 pm | Comments (11)
This story originally appeared in Spanish in La Voz Hispana.
Though Justin Elicker is relatively new to the political scene as he is currently in his second term as alderman for the East Rock neighborhood, he prides himself in the devotion he has to his constituents and the fresh perspective he can bring for planning of the city’s future.
Elicker, who is 37, is a graduate of the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry, and previously worked as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer for the State Department and was stationed in Washington D.C., Taiwan, and Hong Kong. His platform as a mayoral candidate emphasizes the importance of school reform, economic development, and increasing public safety.
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