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Joint Venture

In the years following World War II, greater New Haven welcomed a surge of newcomers from Puerto Rico. They were the first large group of Latinos to settle here, and many took up work on farms in the surrounding towns. …

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Storm Surge

Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico.(Photo by Sgt. Jose Ahiram Diaz-Ramos/PRNG-PAO)

“Puerto Rico,” the cell phone screen says. But the caller, Manuel Sierra, is speaking from New Haven. This is his home now, since Hurricane Maria drove his family from the island two years ago. Sierra is among approximately 3,000 Puerto …

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Daily Bread

Hyclis Williams is on the move. It’s 7:30 on a Friday morning, and she’s already backed her gold minivan up to the loading dock at Chabaso Bakery in Fair Haven. She signs in just inside the back door, and a …

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