Cover / September 20, 2018 New Report: 50 percent of Danbury Households Struggle to Pay for Basic Needs

By Tribuna Staff

According to the 2018 ALICE Report for Connecticut, 40 percent of households in our state have income that falls below what is needed to pay for basic necessities such as housing, food, child care, health care, technology and transportation. ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) is a United Way acronym to describe hard-working, struggling households...

News / September 20, 2018 A Two-Man Debate with Room for a Third, Dannel P. Malloy

By Mark Pazniokas | CTMirror.com

The first head-to-head debate by Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Bob Stefanowski ended on the night of September 12 without Connecticut voters learning how either man would close a $2.1 billion deficit or how Stefanowski would begin to deliver on his audacious promise to eliminate the state income tax. Over the course of a contentious...

News, Public Service Announcements / September 20, 2018 Americares and Walgreens Offer Flu Shots for Uninsured and Underinsured Patients

By Tribuna Staff

Americares Free Clinics and Walgreens are offering no-cost flu shots in October to help keep the uninsured and underinsured healthy this flu season. Now in its fourth year, the partnership annually vaccinates nearly 700 Fairfield County residents who cannot afford a flu shot. “The best time to get vaccinated is before the flu begins spreading...

Domestic Workers Have Civil and Human Rights Despite Immigration Status

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Domestic Workers Have Civil and Human Rights Despite Immigration Status

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Domestic workers have always played a significant role in the U.S. economy. According to a survey by the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), the profile of a typical domestic worker is an immigrant who works at housecleaning jobs and earns around $10 per hour; 95 percent are female. Nevertheless, such domestic jobs are often undervalued….

Bruce Bennett Nissan Party to Collect Charitable It ems for the Dorothy Day House

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Bruce Bennett Nissan Party to Collect Charitable It ems for the Dorothy Day House

By Photo by Sherryl Hauck Solstice Soul Photography

On December 10, at 12pm, Bruce Bennett Nissan on Rt. 7 in Wilton, CT, will be hosting a holiday party and fund-raising event with all donations going to the Dorothy Day House. Donations can include new orgently used coats and unwrapped toys for children of all ages. Santa will be attending the party and posing for pictures FREE of…

The Largest Local Production of the Nutcracker Ballet, 2016…with a Live Orchestra!

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The Largest Local Production of the Nutcracker Ballet, 2016…with a Live Orchestra!

By Sarianna Sabbarese

Local nonprofit, Danbury Music Centre, is thrilled to announce its annual production of the Nutcracker Ballet on Dec. 9, 10 & 11. This production will be performed in conjunction with the Danbury Symphony Orchestra, boasting some of the most virtuosic talent in Greater Danbury. Additionally, it is the sole full-scale production of The Nutcracker Ballet…

Book Offers Tools to Help You Master Your Inner Critic

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Book Offers Tools to Help You Master Your Inner Critic

By Danniella Maria Gutiérrez-Salem

Chris Salem is an accomplished international keynote speaker, author, wellness advocate and change facilitator focused on resolving root causes that block sustainable success among individuals and businesses. He has a special passion for empowering business leaders, entrepreneurs, sales executives, coaches, authors and speakers to take their business and life to another level by operating in the solution…

Tis the Season in Downtown!

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Tis the Season in Downtown!

By P.J. Prunty - Photo by Renato Ghio

It’s that time of year again in Downtown Danbury, the Holiday Season! There are few things that I enjoy more than Main Street lit up during this festive time of year. Last year was the first time in over 30-plus years that we had holiday lights spanning the width of Main Street. It took a…

The Post-Election Effect: Hate and Ignorance Are Not Exclusive to Any Faction of Our Society

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The Post-Election Effect: Hate and Ignorance Are Not Exclusive to Any Faction of Our Society

By Emanuela Palmares

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), hate crimes against Muslims, LGBT individuals and blacks are on the rise in the United States after being on the lower side for the last 20 years. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has tallied more than 200 accounts of racial- and bias-related incidents at K-12 schools since…

A Call to Work Together to Create a Safe Atmosphere for All People

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A Call to Work Together to Create a Safe Atmosphere for All People

By Wesley A. Johnson II

Dear Mayor Mark Boughton, My name is Rev. Wesley A. Johnson II. I am the Danbury area director for the largest youth organization in the country and the lead pastor of The Gat hering Community Church. As a pastor, father, husband and community leader, I believe it is my responsibility and moral obligation to leverage my voice for those who…

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