Caroline Magavern

Darcus Henry speaks outside New Haven Police Department, as attorney Alex Taubes looks on.
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New evidence suggests that New Haven police have not disclosed records about an alleged wrongful conviction, and that Gaylord Salters may have been imprisoned for 20 years for a shooting he did not commit.

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone hold vials containing ticks that harbor vector-borne diseases like Lyme disease.
COURTESY OFFICE OF SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer wants the federal government to help develop a Lyme disease vaccine.

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The Suffolk County Water Authority hopes President Biden’s infrastructure bill will provide funding to clean up drinking water on Long Island.

Senators Introduce Bill To Ban PFAS In Cosmetics

Jun 15, 2021
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
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Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine introduced a bill Tuesday that bans the use of toxic PFAS chemicals in manufacturing cosmetics.

A community garden in New Haven
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Folly Delgado coordinates a garden outside of Clinton Avenue School in Fair Haven, Connecticut.

The pandemic has changed the relationship of how cityfolk like Delgado use their public spaces. Working from home has allowed some people more time to spend outside to explore their surroundings. These community gardens give outdoorsy people an outlet to help feed families who are out of work and food insecure.

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