Lawmakers to meet with “Dreamers,” advocates in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation are hearing from “DREAMers” in New Haven on Friday afternoon. In the wake of ongoing threats to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that protects “DREAMers” brought to the United States as children, lawmakers are holding a round-table for “DREAMers” who are worried about being deported. U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, and U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro, will host DREAMers, immigration experts, and advocates for a meeting. They will hear firsthand stories from DREAMers and advocates about the importance Read More …

Norwalk mother of 4 facing deportation takes sanctuary in church

NEW HAVEN — A mother of four who has lived in the U.S. for 24 years is refusing to abide by a deportation order to her native Guatemala and has taken sanctuary in a Connecticut church.Nury Chavarria, of Norwalk, was supposed to board a plane on Thursday but instead has gone to the Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal church in New Haven.In a news conference outside the church, her youngest child, 9-year-old Hayley, said her mother is not a criminal and she loves her. She appealed […] Read more of  Norwalk mother of Read More …

14-year-old dies of injuries from New Haven shooting

NEW HAVEN — A 14-year-old boy shot in New Haven over the weekend has died of his wounds.Mayor Toni Harp says Tyriek Keyes died early Thursday after being shot multiple times Sunday night by a masked gunman. Police said at the time that they believe he was specifically targeted.Keyes had finished the 8th grade and was supposed to start 9th grade in the fall, according to New Haven Public Schools Interim Superintendent Dr. Reginald Mayo.The boy was a member of an […] Read more of  14-year-old dies of injuries from New Haven Read More …

Norwalk mother remains in New Haven church to avoid deportation

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– A defiant Norwalk mom is dodging deportation inside a New Haven church Friday.The mother of four is refusing orders to fly back to her native Guatemala. The federal government demanded Nury Chavarria get on a plane back to Guatemala on Thursday. Instead, she came to this church. She is defying federal law and President Donald Trump, and she is being very open about it. Instead of deporting, undocumented woman got sanctuary in #NewHaven church, defying Pres. Trump and ICE. What will the feds do next? pic.twitter.com/CalLPwSmIs Read More …

Norwalk Woman Seeks Refuge From Deportation In New Haven Church

A woman with a deportation order sought sanctuary in a New Haven church instead of boarding a plane back to Guatemala, her lawyer said Thursday. Nury Chavarria, 43, has lived in the United States for 24 years after escaping the violence and economic turmoil in her home country of Guatemala. Chavarria… Read more of  Norwalk Woman Seeks Refuge From Deportation In New Haven Church

Community, police must continue to work together to end gun violence

Connecticut has some of the toughest gun laws in the country – and still, bullets find their mark in Greater New Haven. Multiple bullets found Tyriek Keyes Sunday during a shooting on Bassett Street. He died Thursday at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was only 14 years old. That bears repeating: He was only 14 years old. Read more of  Community, police must continue to work together to end gun violence

EDITORIAL: Community, police must continue to work together to end gun violence

Read more of  EDITORIAL: Community, police must continue to work together to end gun violence Connecticut has some of the toughest gun laws in the country – and still, bullets find their mark in Greater New Haven. Multiple bullets found Tyriek Keyes Sunday during a shooting on Bassett Street. He died Thursday at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was only 14 years old. That bears repeating: He was only 14 years old. Read more of  EDITORIAL: Community, police must continue to work together to end gun violence

Ways kids can stay safe in the summer heat

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– From running around the park to swinging in the sun, kids are working up a sweat this summer. Caleb Adams told NEWS 8, “We were on the monkey bars, the rock wall the rings and playing shark tag.” Extreme heat can cause kids to become sick. Medical experts said when we have long stretches of high heat and humidity doctors get calls from concerned parents. Associate Chief of Children’s Services at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Dr. Gregory Germain said, “This summer we will see the Read More …

More than 12 thousand people a year are diagnosed with the type of tumor Senator McCain is facing

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — In a tweet, Senator John McCain is promising to return to Washington soon. The 80 year old is battling an aggressive form of brain cancer — glioblastoma. “Glioblastoma is what we refer to as grade four which is the highest grade on our grading scheme of brain tumors and so by definition it’s a more aggressive faster growing brain cancer,” says Dr. Jennifer Moliterno, a brain tumor surgeon at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven. Pointing to an MRI of a brain, “This is Read More …

Protect your finances while on vacation

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — As you plan your travels, you know you’re going to be spending more money than usual, which could put you at risk. We are stretching your dollar with ways to keep your finances protected while on the road. It’s easy to get caught up in the planning and packing. Well, you also want to add calling your bank to your pre-vacation to-do list. From restaurants to amusement parks, you can bet you’ll be shelling out the green stuff on vacation this year. Before you hand Read More …

Norwalk woman told to leave U.S. takes sanctuary in church

Pastor Hector Otero of Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal in Fair Haven has opened his facility for Chavarria, who was scheduled to depart from the Newark Airport this evening, leaving behind her four U.S. citizen children, who range in age from 9 to 21. Chavarria, who is the sole supporter of her children, was first given a stay in 2010, something that has been renewed annually since then, When she went for her annual check-in with the ICE office on June 21, she was told to buy a one-way ticket to Read More …

Connecticut woman who was to be deported takes refuge in New Haven church

Read more of  Connecticut woman who was to be deported takes refuge in New Haven church NEW HAVEN >> Nury Chavarria, who was supposed to be deported today to Guatemala, has taken sanctuary in a city church. Pastor Hector Otero of Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal in Fair Haven has opened his facility for Chavarria, who was scheduled to depart from the Newark Airport this evening, leaving behind her four U. Read more of  Connecticut woman who was to be deported takes refuge in New Haven church

Norwalk Woman With Deportation Order To Seek Refuge In Local Church

A woman with a deportation order has opted to seek sanctuary in a New Haven church instead of boarding a plane back to Guatemala, her lawyer said. Nury Chavarria, 43, has lived in the United States for 24 years after escaping the violence and economic turmoil in her home country of Guatemala. Chavarria… Read more of  Norwalk Woman With Deportation Order To Seek Refuge In Local Church

Compost innovators at ESUMS in West Haven vie for grand prize in international competition

Read more of  Compost innovators at ESUMS in West Haven vie for grand prize in international competition WEST HAVEN >> A team of students from the Engineering and Science University Magnet School might trade a pile of dirt for $100,000 later this month after taking first place in their age division in a international STEM innovation competition. Students at ESUMS collaborated this year on an urban composting machine they call Read more of  Compost innovators at ESUMS in West Haven vie for grand prize in international competition

CT Voices for Children touts early childhood education program effectiveness

NEW HAVEN >> Connecticut’s high levels of average educational attainment compared to the rest of the nation isn’t a coincidence, argue officials with the policy advocacy group Connecticut Voices For Children, but because of financial investment in educational programs. To slash or shutter early childhood care and preschool programs in pursuit of savings is a myopic strategy that will cost the state later down the road, said Connecticut Voices for Children Executive Director Ellen Shemitz in a statement. Read more of  CT Voices for Children touts early childhood education program effectiveness

Boys soccer: West Haven’s Oumorou will be playing at Albertus Magnus instead of UConn

West Haven senior forward Salah Oumorou, left, battles Fairfield Prep senior midfielder Jorge Aguilar as the Jesuits defeat the Blue Devils, 3-2, Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Oumorou will be playing at Albertus Magnus instead of UConn this fall. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register) @AvaloneNHR West Haven’s Salah Oumorou will not begin his collegiate soccer career this fall at UConn as expected. Instead, he will be playing for Albertus Magnus. Oumorou, a three-time Register All-Area MVP for the Westies, had to make that decision in June, according to West Haven athletic director Read More …

Milford restaurant week runs through Sunday

Photo: Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 From left; Dave Rancourt, of Enfield, Joe Mish, of Wilton, and Carl Sturino, of New Milford, enjoy lunch during Dine Out Milford week at Gusto Trattoria Italian Restaurant in Milford, Conn. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. During the week of July 17 to July 23 the restaurant, along with others in the city, features discounted prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. less From left; Dave

Free Wi-Fi available on New Haven Green

Read more of  Free Wi-Fi available on New Haven Green NEW HAVEN >> Mayor Toni Harp announced Thursday morning that free Wi-Fi is now available to the public on the city Green. The city partnered with Spot On Networks, a New Haven-based wireless internet service provider, a year ago to launch this new amenity for visitors. The idea came about when Comptroller Daryl Jones attended a conference in San Francisco and saw the Californian city had it out there. Read more of  Free Wi-Fi available on New Haven Green

Free Wi-Fi now available on New Haven Green

Read more of  Free Wi-Fi now available on New Haven Green NEW HAVEN >> Mayor Toni Harp announced Thursday that free Wi-Fi is now available to the public on the city Green. The city partnered with Spot On Networks, a New Haven-based wireless internet service provider, a year ago to launch this new amenity for visitors. Read more of  Free Wi-Fi now available on New Haven Green

Yale Divinity School, Andover Newton Theological School formalize affiliation

Read more of  Yale Divinity School, Andover Newton Theological School formalize affiliation NEW HAVEN >> Andover Newton Theological School, founded in 1807 as the first theological school in the United States, and Yale Divinity School signed a formal affiliation agreement today, completing Read more of  Yale Divinity School, Andover Newton Theological School formalize affiliation

Activists Plan Health Care Rally Outside DeLauro’s Office

Progressive activists are planning a rally outside of Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s New Haven office Monday to push the liberal Democrat to support single-payer health care legislation. The event, which begins at 4 p.m., coincides with the national Millions Marching for Medicare for All event in Washington. … Read more of  <strong><span style=”color: #ff0000;”><a style=”color: #ff0000;” href=”http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CapitolWatch/~3/JeAzfd8bLXE/hc-delauro-health-care-rally-story.html” target=”_new”>Activists Plan Health Care Rally Outside DeLauro’s Office</a></span></strong>

Norwalk mother of four set to be deported Thursday evening

NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) — In a matter of hours, a Norwalk mother will be deported from the United States. Nury Chavarria has lived in the U.S. for the past 24 years after coming from Guatemala. She has four children who were born here. One suffers from cerebral palsy, while another is just nine years old. She works as a housekeeper and has never been arrested. A rally was held for her and her family on Wednesday on the New Haven Green. “I came here for a better life and, you Read More …

Police profiling study looks at problem patterns in 9 Connecticut towns

Read more of  Police profiling study looks at problem patterns in 9 Connecticut towns HARTFORD (AP) >> A study of racial profiling by Connecticut police has taken closer look at nine departments previously identified as having an issue with pulling over a disproportionately large number of minorities. Read more of  Police profiling study looks at problem patterns in 9 Connecticut towns

NOAA: rare right whales disentangled on “case by case” basis

Read more of  NOAA: rare right whales disentangled on “case by case” basis PORTLAND, Maine (AP) >> The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says rare right whales will be considered for disentanglement from fishing gear on a “case by case basis” in the future. The agency suspended efforts to free whales tangled in fishing line last week after a Canadian rescuer was killed by a right whale after freeing it. Read more of  NOAA: rare right whales disentangled on “case by case” basis

New Haven 14-Year-Old Dies Of Gunshot Wounds

A 14-year-old who was shot by a masked gunman Sunday night has died, city officials said Thursday. Tyriek Keyes of New Haven died Wednesday night, Mayor Toni N. Harp and Police Chief Anthony Campbell said. “Tragically, gun violence has claimed the life of another city resident; this time the sadness… Read more of  New Haven 14-Year-Old Dies Of Gunshot Wounds