Cover / June 20, 2018 CT Home Prices and Job Recovery Lagging Behind

By Jamie Kasulis | CTMirror.org

Connecticut home prices continue to rise at a much slower rate than those across the rest of the nation, according to recent data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Connecticut home prices appreciated 3.6 percent over the last year. With a national average appreciation of 6.9 percent between the first quarters of 2017 and 2018,...

Columns, Little Brazil / June 20, 2018 ‘Festa Junina” in the United States

By Karla Rensch

It’s no secret that Brazilians are very enthusiastic people by nature, who love to rejoice. What many people may not know is that during the month of June, the “Festa Junina” (June Festival), also known as the “Festa de São João” for celebrating the nativity of St. John the Baptist (June 24), is celebrated nationwide. It is...

Columns, Get Smart - Pass It On / June 20, 2018 Identifying Recalled Food Items

By Catherine Blinder

The weather has been getting warmer and summer is upon us! As we begin to think about cookouts and family picnics and days at the beach, we might find ourselves at the supermarket buying some chicken for the family. That night on the news, you hear that there has been a national recall on a...

CT Home Prices and Job Recovery Lagging Behind

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Cover

CT Home Prices and Job Recovery Lagging Behind

By Jamie Kasulis | CTMirror.org

Connecticut home prices continue to rise at a much slower rate than those across the rest of the nation, according to recent data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Connecticut home prices appreciated 3.6 percent over the last year. With a national average appreciation of 6.9 percent between the first quarters of 2017 and 2018,…

‘Festa Junina” in the United States

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Columns, Little Brazil

‘Festa Junina” in the United States

By Karla Rensch

It’s no secret that Brazilians are very enthusiastic people by nature, who love to rejoice. What many people may not know is that during the month of June, the “Festa Junina” (June Festival), also known as the “Festa de São João” for celebrating the nativity of St. John the Baptist (June 24), is celebrated nationwide. It is…

O’Neill Says She’ll Use “Guts” and Life Experience to Win Esty’s Seat

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Politics

O’Neill Says She’ll Use “Guts” and Life Experience to Win Esty’s Seat

By Ana Radelat | CTMirror.org

Ruby Corby O’Neill says she’s a unique candidate in Connecticut GOP politics. “Republicans traditionally have not been successful with Latinos and women, and I am both,” O’Neill said. “I am a package deal.” An immigrant from Honduras, O’Neill, 65, was once a single parent who had to begin her life anew after a contentious divorce….

2nd Annual Family Fun Fest

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Agenda, Culture & Lifestyle

2nd Annual Family Fun Fest

By Tribuna Staff

Kick off the start of summer with the 2nd Annual Macaroni Kid and CityCenter Danbury Family Fun Fest! The fun takes place on Danbury’s CityCenter Green on Sunday, June 24 from 12-4pm. Live music by Al deCant, “The Singing Principal,” packed with toe-tapping music, great stories and heaps of audience participation that celebrate the reading…

Danbury Westerners’ 24th Annual Celebrity Breakfast

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Columns, Community In Focus

Danbury Westerners’ 24th Annual Celebrity Breakfast

By Tribuna Staff

On June 8, the Danbury Westerners held their 24th annual celebrity breakfast, featuring speaker Chris Chambliss. Chambliss played for the New York Yankees, the Cleveland Indians, and the Atlanta Braves; he was also 1971 Rookie of the Year. He is a two-time World Series Champion as a player, and won four as the New York…

TBICO and WERACE Team-Up to Empower ESL Student Population

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Columns, Community In Focus

TBICO and WERACE Team-Up to Empower ESL Student Population

By Angela Barbosa

A four-month partnership between services provided by The Bridge to Independence and Career Opportunities (TBICO) and Western Connecticut Regional Adult and Continuing Education (WERACE) offered 20 participants a class that combined English language instruction, civics education, workforce readiness and job-training skills. “The funding for the program was provided through a federal Program Enhancement Project federal grant….

Attorney Agostinho J. Ribeiro Honored by The Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States

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News

Attorney Agostinho J. Ribeiro Honored by The Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States

By Tribuna Staff

On June 8, at the Connecticut State Capital, Hall of Flags, in Hartford, The Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS) honored Attorney Agostinho “Augie” Ribeiro, CEO of Ventura Law with its Community Leadership Award. The award honors individuals who have excelled or served as role models in their Portuguese-American communities. PALCUS was founded…

You Can Be the Difference. Pledge to Vote in the 2018 Elections

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Columns, What's Next In Your Life

You Can Be the Difference. Pledge to Vote in the 2018 Elections

By Nora Duncan

The 2018 election to select our representatives for Connecticut’s state and federal legislative offices will be one of the most important in our lifetimes. Critical issues are on the line this November as we go to the polls to elect the candidates for roles that include our Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller, Treasurer,…

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