Well Being

Get Your Flu Shot to Stop the Spread of the Flu Virus

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Columns, Health

Get Your Flu Shot to Stop the Spread of the Flu Virus

By Kaushik Makati AFC Urgent Care

Flu season is here and the best defense to protect yourself, your family and your community from getting sick is to be vaccinated.  In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that everyone over the age of six months needs to get the flu shot this year. Dr. Iftikhar Ali, Medical Director of…

An Exclusive Interview with Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton

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An Exclusive Interview with Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton

By Emanuela Palmares

Last month, Mark Boughton won his 10th term as mayor of the City of Danbury. He earned the title of the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history after defeating Democrat Chris Setaro, a local attorney and former City Council president, in a competitive race. As promised in our last issue, Tribuna conducted an in-depth interview with…

Danbury Library Offers Free Citizenship Classes

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Columns, Community In Focus

Danbury Library Offers Free Citizenship Classes

By Angela Barbosa

Becoming a permanent resident of the United States grants an immigrant authorization to lawfully live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. The next best step, once you are eligible, is to become a United States citizen and be rewarded with all the rights and privileges that are part of U.S. citizenship….

Loss and the Holidays: Help for Those Who Mourn

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Loss and the Holidays: Help for Those Who Mourn

By Kevin Berrill, MSW, LCSW

After a loved one’s death, many people struggle with how to handle (some might say “survive”) the holidays. Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and the New Year can be times of connection, spiritual renewal and joy, but for many who grieve, holiday festivities are a painful reminder of their loved ones’ absence. There is no escaping holiday…

Daily Bread Pantry Continues to Provide Nutrition and Hope for Local Families

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Daily Bread Pantry Continues to Provide Nutrition and Hope for Local Families

By Angela Barbosa

For 35 years, Daily Bread Food Pantry, a Danbury non-denominational, non-profit agency, has provided food free-of-charge to low- and moderate-income families in need. On November 14, local and state dignitaries, residents, supporters, and clients gathered to celebrate the comprehensive reconfiguration of the Pantry’s interior space. According to the United Way’s financial hardship report from Fall…

Ubuntu: “I am because we are”

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Ubuntu: “I am because we are”

By Emanuela Palmares

This holiday season, the Tribuna family would like to wish its readers, advertisers, supporters and all the communities it serves – the spirit of “Ubuntu.” Bishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1984, for his opposition to apartheid in South Africa, describes the translation of the word Ubuntu as “I am because we are.”…

Get Ready for a Monstrously Fun Time!

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Get Ready for a Monstrously Fun Time!

By Tribuna Staff

Halloween is nearly here… and we just can’t wait to party! For a monstrously fun time, kids ages 3+, get ready to dance, make crafts and enjoy a treat or two at the Danbury Public Library on Saturday, October 26 at 10:30 am. Costumes are welcome! Stay for The Silly Monster Magic Show at 11:30…

Danbury Public Schools Needs your Feedback on Its Strategic Plan

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Danbury Public Schools Needs your Feedback on Its Strategic Plan

By Anne E. Mead

Danbury Public Schools has been working for the last 18 months to look at barriers that prevent all Danbury students from being prepared for college and life beyond high school. During this discovery process, it became evident that there were many strategies that could be employed to improve instruction, access to coursework and better ways…

Community Development Block Grant Funds Daily Bread Food Pantry’s Reconfiguration Project

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Community Development Block Grant Funds Daily Bread Food Pantry’s Reconfiguration Project

By Tribuna Staff

Daily Bread Food Pantry (DBFP), a Danbury non-profit organization that provides food free-of charge to low- and moderate-income families in need, is thrilled to announce that work has begun on a comprehensive reconfiguration of its interior space. This project is funded by a Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban…

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