by Staff | Sep 24, 2018 8:09 am
New Haven immigrant rights and social justice organizer John Jairo Lugo heads to Washington, D.C. this week to pick up a national award “for organizing empowered leaders to build a community-wide movement addressing entrenched inequality.”
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by Paul Bass | Sep 20, 2018 3:51 pm | Comments (32)
Hundreds of New Haven high school students walked out of classes Monday to a downtown “sanctuary” church — with the support of school officials but very much on their own terms.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 17, 2018 8:07 am | Comments (2)
A Haitian and a Jamaican by way of Panama were honored as trailblazers at the Jamaican American Connection (JAC) of Greater New Haven Inc.‘s eighth Trailblazer Scholarship Banquet.
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by Sonya Schoenberger | Sep 13, 2018 3:34 pm | Comments (13)
As a crowd looked on, two Fair Haven families competed to rescue a boarded-up two-story house on Blatchley Avenue.
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by Allan Appel | Sep 7, 2018 12:12 pm | Comments (7)
A little over a year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the organization that took the local lead in aiding victims and resettling 450 families in our area celebrated 49 years of service — and announced hiring a new leader for the future.
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by Christopher Peak | Aug 23, 2018 7:37 am
An immigrant mother from New Haven who faces deportation back to Bangladesh will be able to move her son into college, after immigration authorities granted her an emergency stay.
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by Christopher Peak | Aug 22, 2018 7:55 am | Comments (5)
Samir Mahmud, a first-generation college student, said he should be thinking about how to keep up with his studies and fit in with his classes when he starts at Quinnipiac next week. Instead, the 17-year-old is worrying whether his mother will be there on move-in day or if she’ll be deported 7,800 miles away to Bangladesh.
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by Thomas Breen | Aug 9, 2018 12:11 pm | Comments (8)
At 33, Antonio Contreras is watching hair turn white.
He blames zoning rules that have landed him and other small-business and property owners in trouble in the Annex neighborhood.
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by Paul Bass | Aug 7, 2018 7:51 am | Comments (9)
Mayor Toni Harp called on people to let Washington, D.C. know that undocumented immigrants live here and should count toward our official population figures.
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by Christopher Peak | Jul 18, 2018 8:13 am | Comments (1)
Immigration lawyers don’t need to wait for an uncertain remedy out of a California court to reunite undocumented families separated at the border. Instead, they now have a model in Connecticut for proving that migrant children’s trauma needs to be addressed immediately.
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