Journalism: Characters, calamities, and data

A sister mourns her brother, shot and killed at 15 in Bridgeport Connecticut Post

A sister mourns her brother, shot and killed at 15 in Bridgeport

Friends mourned the teen they had made rap music with in an impromptu studio, and gone to school with at Fairchild Wheeler and Frank Scott Bunnell high schools. First the police station, then the hospital - no one would confirm or deny the rumors.

May 10, 2017 View PDF Go to Article

Blitzes, hot spots aim to ticket distracted drivers Connecticut Post

Blitzes, hot spots aim to ticket distracted drivers

A $6.2 million federal grant program backing 50 law enforcement agencies across the state make commuters more likely to be ticketed depending on which cities they drive through and at what time of year, a Hearst Connecticut Media study of distracted-driving citations found. The analysis is based on statistics obtained from the state’s Central Infractions Bureau on all 311,214 citations issued in Connecticut between 2009 and 2016.

May 7, 2017 View PDF Go to Article

On the crime beat with "Live PD" Connecticut Post

On the crime beat with "Live PD"

Traveling that distance is no small feat in a city full of winding streets and drivers who resist yielding to the wailing sirens and revving engines of patrol cars. In July, a reporter rode with an officer for about four hours, jumping from a traffic stop (failure to signal) to a fight between two brothers (high on PCP), to knife assault involving a 12-year-old girl (she was wielding the knife).

Nov. 18, 2016 Go to Article

Churches' Mass appeal Connecticut Post

Churches' Mass appeal

Kairyn is one of dozens of American-born children at the Mass with their foreign-born parents. These families may be helping their church defy regional and national trends. The number of Americans who identify as Catholic has shrunk in recent years, and Connecticut leads the nation in that decline.

Aug. 21, 2016 View PDF Go to Article

Cape Verdean Festival showcases unique heritage Connecticut Post

Cape Verdean Festival showcases unique heritage

BRIDGEPORT-For colonial Portuguese sailors, Cabo Verde was a pit stop, a halfway point between the ports of Lisbon, Portugal, and Recife, Brazil, where northeasterly and southwesterly winds created an Atlantic superhighway for their square-rigged ships. The festival kicked off at Associação Caboverdiana at 235 Linen Ave.

July 31, 2016 View PDF Go to Article

How 'Illegal' Immigrants Are Crucial To Teach For America latintimes.com

How 'Illegal' Immigrants Are Crucial To Teach For America

Cedar Attanasio / Latin Times -- None of the teachers would have been able to work for TFA without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which was implemented by the White House in 2012. DACA is Dream Act lite, a temporary status that’s neither “undocumented” nor “legal.” Ballesteros and other immigrant youth in this situation refer to themselves as “DACAmented.” How do DACAmented youth make a difference in a schoolhouse? To learn more, the Latin Times spoke with Ballesteros and one of his DACAmented colleagues about the daily grind of being a TFA corps member.

Oct. 28, 2015 View PDF Go to Article

Meet A Latina Who Hates Immigrants latintimes.com

Meet A Latina Who Hates Immigrants

Latin Times / Cedar Attanasio Simi Valley, CA -- "Welcome GOP Candidates," reads the sign on Presidential Drive, at the entrance to the Ronald Reagan Library where CNN held the second Republican debate on Wednesday, Sept. 16. But that welcome is partially obscured by the faces, T-shirts, and Donald Trump piñatas being paraded by pro-immigrant protesters hours before the debate.

Sept. 16, 2015 Go to Article

Immigration Activists Assaulted At Trump Rally latintimes.com

Immigration Activists Assaulted At Trump Rally

Jassiel Perez / United We Dream Immigrant activists who crashed Donald Trump and Ted Cruz's #StopIranDeal rally on Wednesday in D.C. say that they were spit on and otherwise assaulted by crowdmembers before being forcibly removed by police.

Sept. 9, 2015 Go to Article

Wingsuit Death In Rio De Janeiro: Fernando Gonçalves Defended Danger Of Sport latintimes.com

Wingsuit Death In Rio De Janeiro: Fernando Gonçalves Defended Danger Of Sport

Fernando Gonçalves / Facebook Screenshot A wingsuit BASE jumper died In Rio De Janeiro on Friday, Globo reports. Fernando Gonçalves, 36, was an experienced wingsuit flyer and skydiver, who had traveled the world following his passion. A professional skydigind instructor, he had a growing number of professional sponsors, according Bonnie Dutile, representitive of a U.S.-based equipment sponsor who spoke with the Latin Times.

July 25, 2015 Go to Article