FAMILIES

The Penderwicks At Last
Courtesy of Jeanne Birdsall / jeannebirdsall.com

Our Back to School Series for younger readers begins with Northampton, Massachusetts, writer Jeanne Birdsall and her book, "The Penderwicks At Last."

Right-wing talk show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is seeking more than $100,000 in court costs from the family of one of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Jones has repeatedly claimed the shooting was staged and is facing multiple lawsuits from victims’ families.

The families of some victims who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks are calling on Congress to declassify documents that detail what happened that day and who was behind it, and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is helping them.

5 Facts To Know About Migrant Family Reunification

Jul 20, 2018

A federal court in San Diego has given the government until July 26 to reunite thousands of children with their parents. It has been a chaotic, much disputed process, but a process that is undeniably underway. Here are five questions about family reunification answered:

1. When did family separations start?

Two Central American migrant children sent to Connecticut after being separated from their parents at the border have been reunited with their parents and the families released into the community.

Two immigrant children detained in Connecticut are scheduled to be reunited with their parents Monday after having been separated during an asylum attempt at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, according to a federal prosecutor.

The Manzi Family Band in a Longmeadow, Massachusetts, basement, rehearsing for their July 14, 2018, show at the Majestic Theater in West Springfield, Massachusetts.
Jill Kaufman / NEPR

Getting ready for a rare appearance, the Manzi Family Band was in full rehearsal on a recent summer afternoon in a basement in Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

Attorneys for two children detained in Connecticut after being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border have asked a judge to order that they be reunited with their families immediately. Dozens of people rallied outside a district courthouse in Bridgeport today in support of the children.

A version of this piece ran in February 2018.

Parents today struggle to set screen time guidelines.

One big reason is a lack of role models. Grandma doesn't have any tried-and-true sayings about iPad time. This stuff is just too new.

Two immigrant children are suing the federal government after being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border and transported 2,000 miles to Connecticut.

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