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The Bridge to Independence & Career Opportunities (TBICO) Annual Luncheon

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The Bridge to Independence & Career Opportunities (TBICO) Annual Luncheon

By Daniel Trock

The Bridge to Independence & Career Opportunities (TBICO) held their 2017 Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Anthony’s Lake Club in Danbury, CT. The luncheon’s centerpiece was a fashion show presented by Workspace Collective, a retail and design co-op located in Danbury, CT, specializing in locally made sustainable clothing as well as candles,…

The Story of Vera Bourjeili

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American Dream Series, News

The Story of Vera Bourjeili

By Daniel Trock

Our interviewee for this issue is Vera Bourjeili, originally from Beirut, Lebanon. Tell me your story as an immigrant. I came from Lebanon about twenty-five years ago. My husband immigrated in 1993 to be with his family in the USA, who had immigrated a few years earlier. We had been engaged for about a year,…

Marriage, From Primordial to Current Times

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Marriage, From Primordial to Current Times

By Karla Rensch

Among all the institutions, family and marriage are the only ones that have survived progressively and indestructibly the inevitable march of humanity. Ancient societies needed a safe and suitable ambiance to perpetuate our species, as well as a system of rules that would address property concession and protect the blood lineage. Marriage was the institution…

AG Offers no Assurances on Legality of Malloy Budget Order

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AG Offers no Assurances on Legality of Malloy Budget Order

By Keith M. Phaneuf | ctmirror.org

Attorney General George Jepsen offered a legal opinion that questioned the legality of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plan to administer municipal aid in the absence of a state budget. But while Jepsen raised concerns about the governor’s plans to reduce special education and sales tax revenue-sharing grants, he offered Malloy and the legislature just one…

Please Join Us for Mission Health Day

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Please Join Us for Mission Health Day

By Emanuela Palmares

The New American Dream Foundation Inc. (TNADF), a 501(c)(3) organization, last month raised $15,000 at the Fourth Annual American Dream Awards Gala, hosted by Tribuna Newspaper. The funds have contributed to Mission Health Day – a day of free health screenings and other community services for the uninsured and the income challenged in Danbury. The…

Hurricane Maria Relief Initiatives Statewide for Puerto Rico

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Hurricane Maria Relief Initiatives Statewide for Puerto Rico

By Maria Roman

“Puerto Rico se levanta” was the theme for the speedy response to the tragedy of September 19, 2017, when category 4 Hurricane Maria destroyed the U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico, leaving residents suffering from loss of lives, homes, water, lights and communication signals. The hurricane has prompted mainland relief initiatives from community advocates across…

An Evening of Art, Wine and Jazz With International Music Icon Sérgio Mendes and Brasil 2017 at The Ridgefield Playhouse

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An Evening of Art, Wine and Jazz With International Music Icon Sérgio Mendes and Brasil 2017 at The Ridgefield Playhouse

By Tribuna Staff

Sérgio Mendes is the most internationally successful Brazilian artist of all time. From the mid-1960s to the late 1970s, Mendes established his legend by taking numerous albums and singles, such as “Brasil 66,” “Mas Que Nada” and “The Look of Love,” to the top of the pop charts. The Ridgefield Playhouse and the Moffly Media…

Fourth Annual American Dream Gala Presents $25,000 in Awards

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Fourth Annual American Dream Gala Presents $25,000 in Awards

By Daniel trock

The fourth annual American Dream Awards Gala, hosted by Tribuna Newspaper and The New American Dream Foundation, Inc. (TNADF), a 501(c)(3) organization, was held on Saturday, September 16, at the Amber Room Colonnade, with nearly 400 guests and award winners in attendance. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and TNADF’s Vice-President, Emanuela Palmares, were the co-masters of…

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