Agenda, Culture & Lifestyle, News / November 13, 2018 Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Black Business Alliance (BBA) Partner to Host Capitol Region Workshops for Minority Businesses

By Angela Barbosa

Minority Businesses are invited to learn about the Minority Business Revolving Loan Fund (MBRLF), a Minority Business Initiative (MBI) Program.  Learn how to gain Access to Capital and to help finance small and minority businesses with DECD loans. To facilitate the development, sustainability and growth of CT Minority Businesses, DECD and Black Business Alliance (BBA)...

Cover / November 8, 2018 Hayes Declares Victory in 5th District, Makes Connecticut History

By Ana Radelat and Mackenzie Rigg | CTMirror.org

Jahana Hayes, a progressive political newcomer, declared victory on Nov. 6 over her Republican opponent in the 5th Congressional District, becoming the first African-American woman to represent Connecticut in Congress. Hayes, a Democrat, declared victory over former Meriden Mayor Manny Santos shortly before 11 p.m., with less than half of the vote officially counted. Santos,...

News / November 8, 2018 Connecticut Celebrates Adoption Awareness Month

By Emanuela Palmares

Connecticut is joining the nation in celebrating Adoption Awareness Month throughout November. This year’s emphasis is on the emotional rewards that families experience through adoption. Several events this month will highlight what adoption means to both parents and children, including adoptions occurring in open court sessions, and the premiere of a feature movie about a...

Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Black Business Alliance (BBA) Partner to Host Capitol Region Workshops for Minority Businesses

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Agenda, Culture & Lifestyle, News

Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Black Business Alliance (BBA) Partner to Host Capitol Region Workshops for Minority Businesses

By Angela Barbosa

Minority Businesses are invited to learn about the Minority Business Revolving Loan Fund (MBRLF), a Minority Business Initiative (MBI) Program.  Learn how to gain Access to Capital and to help finance small and minority businesses with DECD loans. To facilitate the development, sustainability and growth of CT Minority Businesses, DECD and Black Business Alliance (BBA)…

Hayes Declares Victory in 5th District, Makes Connecticut History

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Hayes Declares Victory in 5th District, Makes Connecticut History

By Ana Radelat and Mackenzie Rigg | CTMirror.org

Jahana Hayes, a progressive political newcomer, declared victory on Nov. 6 over her Republican opponent in the 5th Congressional District, becoming the first African-American woman to represent Connecticut in Congress. Hayes, a Democrat, declared victory over former Meriden Mayor Manny Santos shortly before 11 p.m., with less than half of the vote officially counted. Santos,…

Connecticut Celebrates Adoption Awareness Month

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Connecticut Celebrates Adoption Awareness Month

By Emanuela Palmares

Connecticut is joining the nation in celebrating Adoption Awareness Month throughout November. This year’s emphasis is on the emotional rewards that families experience through adoption. Several events this month will highlight what adoption means to both parents and children, including adoptions occurring in open court sessions, and the premiere of a feature movie about a…

Respect Your Neighbor

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Editorial, Opinion

Respect Your Neighbor

By Emanuela Palmares

On October 27, an unspeakable tragedy was inflicted upon the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in United States history; eleven people were killed and six were injured. The sole suspect, a 46-year-old man, was arrested and charged with 29 federal crimes and 36 state crimes. Using the…

Never Too Early for Holiday Shopping Tips!

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Columns, Get Smart - Pass It On

Never Too Early for Holiday Shopping Tips!

By Catherine Blinder

It’s fall, and time to enjoy these last few weeks of warmth. And now that Halloween has passed, we can begin to get ready for the upcoming holiday season! Unfortunately, these days, Thanksgiving brings, along with family and friends and food, Black Friday shopping frenzy. However, as more and more people try to avoid going…

Raising Children in Difficult Times

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Columns, Kids & Family

Raising Children in Difficult Times

By Anne E. Mead, Ed. D.

The recent occurrences of tragedy, death and unrest in the world have shaken many families to the core. While wanting to protect our families from such news, we also can be thinking about what we can do as parents and extended families to help raise children to be more empathic and have the skills to…

The Message is Loud and Clear; We Need to Get Our Youth Involved in Physical Activity

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Culture & Lifestyle, Sports

The Message is Loud and Clear; We Need to Get Our Youth Involved in Physical Activity

By Estela Camacho

At times, we think we can’t possibly add more youth activities to our plate on a daily basis, yet statistics show that our youth are still not getting enough exercise. Many who are involved in multiple organized youth sports see a decline in participation and an increase in screen time. Commitment expectations, parents working more…

“Don’t Let Them Take You for a Fool” – An Evening of Comedy with Marian Pabón

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Columns, Community In Focus

“Don’t Let Them Take You for a Fool” – An Evening of Comedy with Marian Pabón

By Angela Barbosa

For those victimized by scammers, becoming educated about the subject, laughing and enjoying complimentary dinner and drinks, was quite a treat. On November 1, as part of AARP CT’s ongoing effort to educate people on how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud and identity theft, they invited Marian Pabón, a Puerto Rican actress, stand-up…

Dance to the Holidays

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Agenda, Culture & Lifestyle

Dance to the Holidays

By Tribuna Staff

“American Idol” star Vonzell Solomon, also known as “Baby V!” Dance to the Holidays with Tony Dovolani & Karina Smirnoff, presented by La Quinta Inn & Suites, will jingle its way into town on Sunday, November 18 at 4pm and 7:30pm. Part of the Ridgefield Magazine Broadway & Cabaret Series, Ridgefield Academy Family Series with…

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