Columns, Health / December 4, 2019 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...

Cover, News / December 4, 2019 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...

Columns, Community In Focus / December 4, 2019 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....

School, City, Community Turn Pembroke Playground Dream into Reality

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School, City, Community Turn Pembroke Playground Dream into Reality

By Tribuna Staff

The ribbon has been cut. The new playground at Pembroke School is ready for play. The nearly $270,000 project is near completion after more than a year of tremendous effort and planning by school faculty — and donations from the City of Danbury, local businesses, neighboring communities and students. Pembroke principal, Dr. Sharon Epple, and Leigh Viviano, a former special education teacher…

Local Entrepreneurs Recognized for Their Community Support and Commitment

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Local Entrepreneurs Recognized for Their Community Support and Commitment

By Angela Barbosa

Known as a multifaceted mosaic of cultures, the city of Danbury is home to a diverse community and a hub for businesses that offer a gastronomic taste from all over the world. On September 07, two local restaurant owners were recognized during the celebration of Brazil’s Independence Day at Danbury City Hall, for their support and…

Five Things to Know About Impeachment

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Five Things to Know About Impeachment

By Ana Radel / CTMirror.org

Washington –  Calls for impeachment of the president, once limited to a vocal minority in the U.S. House,  proliferated with the allegation that Donald Trump improperly solicited the help of a foreign leader, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, to “look into” unsubstantiated allegations of wrongdoing by former Vice President Joe Biden, who is seeking the Democratic…

October’s Regressive Grocery Tax

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October’s Regressive Grocery Tax

By Themis Klarides

Everything from bagels to Popsicles to rotisserie chicken will be subject to confusing “meal tax” On October 1, shoppers will be paying a 7.35 percent tax on some groceries, but not others. In the latest budget, the tax exemption for groceries was quietly altered. When some Democrats proposed raising the tax by one percent on…

Sixth Annual American Dream Awards Provides $35,000 in Scholarships and Awards

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Sixth Annual American Dream Awards Provides $35,000 in Scholarships and Awards

By Tribuna Staff

The Sixth Annual American Dream Awards Gala, hosted by The New American Dream Foundation, Inc. (TNADF), a 501(c)(3) organization, was held last Saturday, September 21, at the Amber Room Colonnade, with nearly 400 guests and award winners in attendance. Mayor Mark Boughton and TNADF’s Vice-President, Emanuela Palmares, were the co-masters of ceremonies for the evening,…

Access Health CT Revamps the In-Person Help to Reach Communities in Need of Health Insurance

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Access Health CT Revamps the In-Person Help to Reach Communities in Need of Health Insurance

By Tribuna Staff

Choosing a health insurance plan that works for you can be complicated, but Connecticut residents can get free help from Access Health CT (AHCT) to better understand their options. About Access Health CT Access Health CT offers individuals, families and small businesses the opportunity to shop, compare and enroll in quality health insurance plans from…

Females Playing Intense Youth Sports- Football & Wrestling

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Females Playing Intense Youth Sports- Football & Wrestling

By Estela Camacho

Have you ever watched a youth sport and you find yourself amazed at what has just transpired? It wasn’t the score or the win or the loss. It wasn’t the reactions of the coaches or spectators but what really grabbed your attention was the diverse participation of an unexpected athlete, a female. Yes, we absolutely…

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