News / March 21, 2019 AARP Connecticut Announces 2019 AARP Community Challenge Grant Program to Help Make Communities Better for All Ages

By Tribuna Staff

AARP is now accepting applications for the 2019 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its third year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone. The Community Challenge is...

Columns, Get Smart - Pass It On / March 16, 2019 Beware of Tax Scams

By Catherine Blinder

It’s nearing tax time again, and every year, around this time, we hear about an increase in calls from people claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). They will often ask you for your Social Security number (SSN), or other personal and financial information. The IRS does not call people and ask them...

News / March 14, 2019 Federal Monitor’s Report in DCF Case Shows Continued Concerns

By Kathleen Megan | CTMirror.org

The latest report from the federal monitor of the state Department of Children and Families shows that the agency maintained compliance with five of 10 measures that are part of a court supervised exit plan, but is still failing to meet the remaining five – including those related to hiring and caseloads. “I think it’s...

Hope That Can Propel Action

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Editorial, Opinion

Hope That Can Propel Action

By Emanuela Palmares

Hope, by definition, is a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. However, as many of us who share the immigrant experience know, hope is a feeling of expectation and desire that propels action, fueled by sacrifice that allows you to make your own future. Over 22 years ago, my parents,…

Performances of the Nutcracker Ballet in CT

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Agenda, Culture & Lifestyle

Performances of the Nutcracker Ballet in CT

By Tribuna Staff

Nothing represents the holidays like watching a live performance of the Nutcracker Ballet. It’s a tradition that many people enjoy. This family-friendly holiday classic centers on Clara’s dream world, brought to life after receiving a Nutcracker from her mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer, which is then transformed into a handsome Prince. Clara and the Nutcracker Prince journey…

Spreading the Light of Peace in the Hearts and Minds of All

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Columns, Community In Focus

Spreading the Light of Peace in the Hearts and Minds of All

By Angela Barbosa

As we set a warm tone for the holiday season, I would like to share an uplifting and beautiful initiative I witnessed recently while attending the Peace Light distribution in our city of Danbury. The Peace Light of Bethlehem is a program inaugurated in Austria in 1986 as part of a charitable relief mission for…

Makeup as a Form of Self Expression

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Makeup as a Form of Self Expression

By Karla Rensch

The pursuit of image perfection is not something that began in modern times; it has evolved from primordial times. Nowadays, we see an enormous beauty industry, from the market directly linked to personal care to the vast cosmetics market, growing tremendously in all corners of the earth. The history of cosmetics spans at least 7,000…

Increase in Minority Teachers Not Keeping Pace with Influx of Minority Students

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Increase in Minority Teachers Not Keeping Pace with Influx of Minority Students

By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas | CTMirror.org

First the good news: hundreds more minorities have become teachers over the last 10 years, following several changes that made it easier to become an educator in Connecticut. Now the bad news. The growth hasn’t kept pace with the influx of Hispanic and Latino students entering public schools and those students are now less likely to…

Danbury Library First to Offer New Meeting Pod

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Danbury Library First to Offer New Meeting Pod

By Tribuna Staff

The Danbury Library proudly unveils its newest free service in the form of a self-contained meeting pod. The Danbury Library is the only library in the United States to have the Hush Meeting Pod, which was designed by the Mikomax Smart Office, a Polish based company, and sold by Insidesource. Anjul Chandi, sales and marketing…

Better Organized Latinos Try to Shape Lamont Administration

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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…

Peace Light: Passing the Flame of Peace, Hope and Harmony Across Communities

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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…

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