New Haven legislators applaud approval of $1M in state funding for r'kids Family Center

February 16, 2018

The state Bond Commission approved $1 million in state funding for the r'kids Family Center in New Haven. This funding will be used to create a dedicated visitation space and additional childcare and programming space for the children and families.

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Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, state legislators introduce voter registration drive

February 2, 2018

The Secretary of the State's office will facilitate a voter registration drive that helps newly-arrived Puerto Rican families in Connecticut register to vote.

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Plans to deepen New Haven Harbor channel unveiled

January 29, 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to deepen the channel in New Haven Harbor from 35 feet to 42 feet. While New Haven's port is the largest in the state, it is not deep enough to accommodate larger vessels which now have to off-load outside the channel.

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Giving back and welcoming our new neighbors on Three Kings Day

January 26, 2018

This month, I was honored and humbled to join state Rep. Juan Candelaria, local leader Jhonathan Rivera and Joey Rodriguez to distribute donated gifts to nearly 300 children at John C. Daniels School. Many of these children were among the 180 youth who relocated to New Haven from Puerto Rico.

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