A recent study called “Out Of Reach” finds that someone working full-time, earning the federal minimum wage, would be unable to rent a two-bedroom apartment anywhere in this country. But a new partnership in New Haven is trying to address the problem, one house at a time.
A West Hartford youth baseball team is keeping a watchful eye on Hurricane Irma as it pummels the Caribbean. Irma is on track to make landfall in Cuba, where the team visited and played baseball back in April.
Growing up an Italian-American in Waterbury, I have fond memories of my mom canning tomatoes in late summer. It always seemed to be a hot day when she canned and her boiling water bath just added to the stickiness in the air. But those tasty canned tomatoes made for great sauce all winter.
Hurricane Irma is now a powerful Category 5 storm, and it’s headed for the island of Puerto Rico -- a literal and emotional home for hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents. And on Hartford’s Park Street -- the lifeblood of many local Latino businesses -- people are paying close attention.
The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture said Thursday he hopes progress towards immigration reforms around farm labor could lead to a more comprehensive immigration policy fix. Sonny Perdue was speaking during a forum with Connecticut farmers.