Cover, News / December 5, 2018 Better Organized Latinos Try to Shape Lamont Administration

By Mark Pazniokas | CTMirror.org

One measure of the larger role Latinos are trying to play in Connecticut politics is the creation of a group announced on November 20 that will work with Gov.-elect Ned Lamont to ensure the representation of Latinos in the incoming administration. Eight years ago, Latinos made no similar effort as Dannel P. Malloy was assembling...

Agenda, Culture & Lifestyle / December 5, 2018 Peace Light: Passing the Flame of Peace, Hope and Harmony Across Communities

By Tribuna Staff

For the second consecutive year, Danbury Peace Light Coordinators, Gary Allen Prybylski and son Gary Allen Prybylski Jr., are bringing the light to Danbury and hoping to expand its reach. This year’s local Peace Light service event will be held at Saint Peter Church on Main St., Danbury, on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 7:00...

Columns, Get Smart - Pass It On / December 5, 2018 Are Those Robocalls Driving You Crazy?

By Catherine Blinder

ro·bo·call   noun: an automated telephone call that delivers a recorded message, typically on behalf of a political party or telemarketing company.   That is the official definition, but we all know what they are – annoying and persistent calls that either want to sell us something we don’t need or solicit support for someone...

Sports Benefit Girls in Many Ways

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Sports Benefit Girls in Many Ways

By Estela Camacho

The social stigma of what sports girls should be playing is slowly socially changing, opening opportunities for them to try different sports. Being physically active positively promotes the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of an individual. Not only it gives a girl(s) a sense of belonging and safety, but it also builds on self-esteem and…

The Stories of Evelin Garcia and Madiha Khan

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The Stories of Evelin Garcia and Madiha Khan

By WCSU Staff

Western Connecticut State University seniors Evelin Garcia and Madiha Khan were chosen as winners of this year’s Henry Barnard Distinguished Student Award for their determination, demonstrated leadership, academic success and contributions to the community. Twelve Barnard Awards are given annually to distinguished students from Western, Central, Eastern and Southern Connecticut state universities. Khan and Garcia,…

The Arms of Addiction

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The Arms of Addiction

By Terry Budlong

Sometimes life kicks you in the stomach. You feel helpless. You feel afraid. You feel alone. That’s how I feel right now. I have just attended the funeral of someone very dear to me. He died from a drug overdose. I feel sick. I can’t breathe. He was only 30 years old. I can’t get…

Samba Fest’s 11th Annual Brings Diverse Attractions to Hartford

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Samba Fest’s 11th Annual Brings Diverse Attractions to Hartford

By Mariana Silva

In early May, the Connecticut capital exhibited several artists and elements of Brazil in a festival dedicated to samba. The event, which takes place annually, was held at the Trinity College campus in Hartford on Saturday, May 6, from 11am to 6pm. The program was filled with exciting Brazilian attractions. This year, the program included…

The Threat of Zika Never Disappeared

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The Threat of Zika Never Disappeared

By Erin N. Marcus, MD - New America Media

On December 9, 2016, Florida Governor Rick Scott stood atop a Miami Beach hotel and announced that local transmission of the Zika virus was over, and the state was “open for business.” His announcement coincided with a change in how the U.S. Centers for Disease Control classified South Miami Beach. Prior to that day, the…

Workshop on Safety Planning Provides Valuable Information for Immigrant Families

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Workshop on Safety Planning Provides Valuable Information for Immigrant Families

By Tribuna Staff

On May 21, Tribuna Newspaper, in partnership with The New American Dream Foundation, The Ecuadorian Civic Center, Emigrantes Brasil & Wide Focus Video Productions hosted a Community Dialogue & Workshop on Safety Planning for Immigrant Families. Danbury Probate Judge Dianne Yamin provided a detailed presentation on standby guardianship, and Attorney Lisa Rivas, from Cramer &…

It’s Hard to Explain Brazil!

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Editorial, Opinion

It’s Hard to Explain Brazil!

By Abel Fiorot Loureiro

I have been living in the United States for approximately one year. In my academic and professional environment, especially in the financial market, I have had an opportunity to deal with people of different nationalities. Thinking about my homeland, we recently had a week in which everything indicated that Brazil was following a path to…

Getting Healthy Naturally

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Health, What You Should Know

Getting Healthy Naturally

By Dr. Kenneth Hoffman DACM, L.Ac.

Did you know that most Americans don’t have great health? Many people feel tired, in pain, and have allergies or digestive troubles. Also, lots of money is being spent on medications to control blood pressure and cholesterol, and even problems like depression and anxiety. All of these difficulties lead to one thing, unhappiness and suffering…

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