Raquel Harrington, FOX 61

Raquel Harrington

FOX 61

Connecticut, United States

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Past articles by Raquel:

Local artist shares her culture through paintings

Margarita Hernandez Maxson's story is one rooted in love and passion. → Read More

Bristol shooting reveals line of duty deaths are growing

Since 1877 there have been 51 line-of-duty deaths by gunfire in Connecticut. → Read More

Connecticut NAACP launches program to help those formerly incarcerated

Their goal is to help build equity and the economic status of formerly incarcerated people or those with blemishes on their records. → Read More

'Our heritage goes a long way' | Puerto Rican restaurant makes locals feel at home

The authentic Puerto Rican restaurant has been been serving the community for 52 years. → Read More

Hundreds gather for reproductive rights conversation with Vice President Kamala Harris at CCSU

Harris was joined by Congresswoman Jahana Hayes and Alexis McGill Johnson, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. → Read More

'Everybody cooks from the heart' | 2 chefs bring Puerto Rican flavor to Hartford

Both chefs proudly display their culture and heritage through their stories and food, creating flair and flavor from "The Island of Enchantment" to Connecticut. → Read More

Hartford Stage is platform to share Hispanic, Latino stories

This happens both on stage and behind the scenes because it's a collaborative effort with a significant purpose. → Read More

Hartford artists promote representation in local art as 'changemakers'

As an Afro-Latina creative, Carrillo stressed the importance of representation. → Read More

The Hispanic Alliance, "Act 1, Act Tú" creates accessible community for actors

The Hispanic Alliance of Southeastern Connecticut's mission is to advance Hispanic contributions to the Southeastern Connecticut community and beyond. → Read More

Hispanic Health Council educates and addresses growing problems in community

The Hispanic Health Council has Hurricane Fiona relief efforts that include raising $10,000, that'll go directly to communities impacted in Puerto Rico. → Read More

BiCi Co. in Hartford lends a helping hand to Hispanic community

The BiCi Co. bike shop is a Center for Latino Progress branch. An organization helps advance the socio-economic conditions of the community. → Read More

The Hartford Neighborhood Center prioritizes school readiness for local children

From a local food pantry to school readiness programs, the center provides available and affordable educational, cultural, social, and recreational opportunities. → Read More

Latinas and Power Corp. empowers Hartford students for Career and Opportunity Day

Representation was center stage at the event and aimed to inspire teens to become more independent and confident. → Read More

Hispanic Alliance of Southeastern Connecticut provides an open space for community members

Representation matters, which is why the Hispanic Alliance of Southeastern Connecticut staff reflects the community. → Read More

Newly-unionized Starbucks in West Hartford demands fair wages for union workers

Their demands come with a call to action to Starbucks: to sit down and have a talk with employees. → Read More

'Inflation is here' | pockets feel the pinch this Labor Day weekend

AAA said they're anticipating pre-pandemic levels for the holiday weekend despite gas prices. → Read More

Connecticut hopes to bridge digital divide by providing broadband to more households

Connecticut will receive $42 million in federal aid from the American Rescue Plan to help bring broadband service to homes and businesses that need it. → Read More

Lawsuit filed alleging lack of affordable housing in Woodbridge

Connecticut civil rights groups and housing advocates called it exclusionary zoning practices. → Read More

'They're having fun getting love'

Alfred E. Burr Middle School students received backpacks and supplies from The Village for Families & Children's Back-to-School Drive. → Read More

Schools partner with organizations to combat food insecurity

As the 2022-2023 school year approaches, Jakubowski said more schools are looking to help address food insecurity. → Read More