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...

Western Connecticut State University Offers In-State Rate for Tuition, Fees to Nearby New York Students`

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Western Connecticut State University Offers In-State Rate for Tuition, Fees to Nearby New York Students`

By Tribuna Staff

Western Connecticut State University is offering in-state tuition to residents of seven New York counties starting with the Fall 2017 semester. Students from Putnam, Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Rockland and Ulster counties will be able to enroll at WCSU at the annual rate of $10,017, the same amount paid by Connecticut residents. Out-of-state tuition and fees for these students has been…

Skincare Through the Decades

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What You Should Know

Skincare Through the Decades

By Charis Wipfler

  At Grace Medical Aesthetics, we love a good skincare routine. Each decade brings new change in all aspects of life, including your skin. Some quick tips to keep your skin healthy as you being your journey into aging gracefully… If treated correctly and early, fine lines are a breeze. Products with retinol, or vitamin A, can significantly reduce the look…

Am I Good Enough?

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Well Being

Am I Good Enough?

By Eric Faria

Do you know the mythology of the Phoenix? The one that rises from the ashes more powerful and beautiful than before? Well, what no one remembers or does not know is that the Phoenix sets fire to her own nest, that is, she causes her own death. If we allow other people’s opinions to paralyze us,…

CREAR Futuros Aims to Help First-year Students in Their First College Experience

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CREAR Futuros Aims to Help First-year Students in Their First College Experience

By Mariana Silva

Trying to minimize barriers that prevent many college students from achieving their dream to receive a diploma, the Hispanic Federation has created the CREAR Futuros (Create Future) program, which seeks to provide support to students that have just entered college. CREAR Futuros is a free program, established in partnership with public educational institutions, foundations and private businesses. It was implemented this past August by Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC), and now that the instructors are trained,…

My Child Saw Who Today????

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My Child Saw Who Today????

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Your third grader comes home and tells you, “this lady came and saw me today. Jimmy and I went to her office to play.”  Immediately you think, “who is this woman and why is she playing with my child and Jimmy?”  You call the school and are told that “Mrs. Salter is the school social worker…

Getting Men on Board with Infertility Testing

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Getting Men on Board with Infertility Testing

By Joshua M. Hurwitz

Infertility is not just a woman’s issue. Forty percent of infertility patients experience male factor infertility, such as sperm production disorders, structural abnormalities, ejaculatory disturbances and immunologic disorders, according to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). And yet many men hesitate to be tested because they feel that it is “weird” or unnatural, or “there’s no way I can have a problem…

OP-ED: ‘Connecticut Needs a School Finance System That Makes Sense’

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OP-ED: ‘Connecticut Needs a School Finance System That Makes Sense’

By Katie Roy

In his decision on September 7 in Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding (CCJEF) v. Rell, Connecticut Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher made a lengthy, wide-ranging ruling on education and equity in our state. At the heart of Judge Moukawsher’s historic ruling is the affirmation of what educators, parents, students and community leaders have been saying…

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