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Winning the Battle Against the Scale

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Winning the Battle Against the Scale

By Karla Rensch

The adult obesity rate in the United States has been growing steadily since 1999, registering at 30.5 percent that year. It currently stands at an alarming level, affecting 39.6 percent of the adult population, according to a government report published in 2017. Experts from around the world are concerned because the condition is associated with…

Motown: The Musical

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Motown: The Musical

By Tribuna Staff

It began as one man’s story…became everyone’s music…and is now Broadway’s musical. Motown: The Musical is the true American Dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives…

What Is the Lemon Law?

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What Is the Lemon Law?

By Catherine Blinder

Buying a new car is a major investment, and most of us take a long time to make that decision. And after we compare prices, safety features, options, warranties and guarantees, we agree to pay a considerable amount of money for a vehicle we hope will last years and years. With so much to consider,…

Undocumented and Unafraid, Republicans and Unafraid

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Undocumented and Unafraid, Republicans and Unafraid

By Emanuela Palmares

Under current Connecticut law, undocumented students pay in-state tuition rates into the institutional aid fund at Connecticut colleges, but are unable to access those funds to help them lower the cost of their education. Without the ability to access federal loans and scholarships, these students pay the full amount of tuition. So for a second…

Experience Ichiro

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Experience Ichiro

By Alicia & Renato Ghio

In an unassuming spot on Newtown Road near the Berkshire Shopping Center sits Ichiro Japanese restaurant. Opened in 2005, Ichiro offers a combination of Asian fusion, sushi and hibachi entrees. When it comes to atmosphere, there are two sides to Ichiro. For a boisterous environment with a large group, enjoy the hibachi area. For a…

Financial Aid for ‘Dreamers’ Becomes a Reality in Connecticut

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Financial Aid for ‘Dreamers’ Becomes a Reality in Connecticut

By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas and Clarice Silber | April 25, 2018

The Connecticut House of Representatives gave final passage to legislation that opens financial aid in the state to “dreamers,” the undocumented immigrants brought here as children, only to find themselves priced out of higher education as they come of age. The legislation, passed in a 91-59 vote, makes undocumented immigrants eligible to apply for help…

CT’s Performance on “Nation’s Report Card” Doesn’t Budge

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CT’s Performance on “Nation’s Report Card” Doesn’t Budge

By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas and Jake Kara | CTMirror.org

Connecticut’s performance this year on the so-called “Nation’s Report Card,” the country’s most comprehensive assessment of what students know, was remarkably the same as it was the last time the test was given two years ago. The average student’s performance and the gaping gaps in achievement between different groups of students were largely unchanged. This…

2018 AARP Community Challenge Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

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2018 AARP Community Challenge Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

By Nora Duncan

The 2018 AARP Community Challenge is now accepting applications through May 16, 2018 to fund “quick-action” projects in communities across the country. Grants can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand for larger projects. The program is now in its second year and is part of AARP’s nationwide work on…

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