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“The New Immigrant Experience” is the latest work by saxophonist Felipe Salles. It’s a multimedia project on a subject very much in the news.
The first thing second graders saw this spring when they walked through the classroom door at Boland Elementary School in Springfield, Massachusetts, was a table loaded with juice and milk cartons.
The courts have yet to issue their final word on whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. But starting Thursday, the Census Bureau is asking about a quarter-million households in the U.S. to fill out questionnaires that include the question, "Is this person a citizen of the United States?" The forms are part of a last-minute, nine-week experiment the federal government is using to gauge how the public could react next year to census forms with the...
Spring Music Series
The Suitcase Junket is a one-man band that defies neat categorization.
The lineups are set for the first Democratic presidential primary debates. Among the debate matchups: Former Vice President Joe Biden, currently leading in primary polls nationally, will face off against Vermont senator and 2016 candidate Bernie Sanders, as well as California Sen. Kamala Harris and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Meanwhile, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will face New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Owing to the massive field of...
House and Senate Democrats introduced legislation Tuesday they say will allow victims of gun violence to have their day in court. The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act aims to repeal federal protections blocking firearm and ammunition manufacturers, dealers and trade groups from most civil lawsuits when a firearm is used unlawfully or in a crime. Those protections date to 2005, with the passage of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.,...
Dr. Yves Salomon-Fernandez, President of Greenfield Community College , joined Raquel Obregon on Tertulia. She spoke about the different programs the college has to offer, in particular the Study Abroad program. She also shared her vision for the school in the years to come.
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Among the big-ticket items that did not pass in Connecticut's 2019 legislative session were tolls and legal cannabis. While tolls will likely be debated in a special session this summer, proponents of recreational marijuana will have to regroup and wait until next year.