Agenda, Culture & Lifestyle, News / November 13, 2018 Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and the Black Business Alliance (BBA) Partner to Host Capitol Region Workshops for Minority Businesses

By Angela Barbosa

Minority Businesses are invited to learn about the Minority Business Revolving Loan Fund (MBRLF), a Minority Business Initiative (MBI) Program.  Learn how to gain Access to Capital and to help finance small and minority businesses with DECD loans. To facilitate the development, sustainability and growth of CT Minority Businesses, DECD and Black Business Alliance (BBA)...

Cover / November 8, 2018 Hayes Declares Victory in 5th District, Makes Connecticut History

By Ana Radelat and Mackenzie Rigg | CTMirror.org

Jahana Hayes, a progressive political newcomer, declared victory on Nov. 6 over her Republican opponent in the 5th Congressional District, becoming the first African-American woman to represent Connecticut in Congress. Hayes, a Democrat, declared victory over former Meriden Mayor Manny Santos shortly before 11 p.m., with less than half of the vote officially counted. Santos,...

News / November 8, 2018 Connecticut Celebrates Adoption Awareness Month

By Emanuela Palmares

Connecticut is joining the nation in celebrating Adoption Awareness Month throughout November. This year’s emphasis is on the emotional rewards that families experience through adoption. Several events this month will highlight what adoption means to both parents and children, including adoptions occurring in open court sessions, and the premiere of a feature movie about a...

A Heartfelt Welcome to a Spiritual Leader

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A Heartfelt Welcome to a Spiritual Leader

By Angela Barbosa

The synergy was felt from a distance. As I approached the long family-style table set at the Caravela Restaurant in Danbury to celebrate Father Pedro Diniz’s visit, there was no doubt about the marks his spiritual leadership had left while ministering to the Brazilian community at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church, the third oldest parish in…

How to Know If Your Child Has a Concussion

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How to Know If Your Child Has a Concussion

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A few years ago, the guidelines on sports-related concussions and head trauma became more stringent, brought on when news-making lawsuits were filed by a few prominent football players’ families, most notably but not solely, following the death of Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge, who suffered from multiple concussions and then tragically took his own life. What was unveiled during these lawsuits was how the severity, and more notably the longevity, of the brain disease that concussions,…

The Story of JAZMIN LOPEZ

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The Story of JAZMIN LOPEZ

By Maria Danniella Gutiérrez- Salem

Our interviewee is a young woman born in the United States, whose parents are Puerto Rican. They came to this country as teenagers, grew up in Bronx, New York, where they met, married and conceived this young woman, whose vivacious eyes seem to speak for her. Jazmín Lopez defines herself as “Newyorkrican,” a term that…

Enhancing Children’s Emerging Skills

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Kids & Family

Enhancing Children’s Emerging Skills

By Anne Mead

    Spoken language is one of the things unique to humanity. Infants and toddlers, as they rapidly acquire important language skills, are “evolving” every day as they increase their communication skills and their understanding of the world around them. Providing an environment that capitalizes on these traits and immerses them in language is key to helping…

Parkmobile’s App Will Allow Customers to Use Their Mobile Devices to Easily Pay for Parking

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Parkmobile’s App Will Allow Customers to Use Their Mobile Devices to Easily Pay for Parking

By Mariana Silva

A new option to pay for parking on the streets of Danbury will make the lives of many drivers much easier. The Parkmobile app will allow customers to use their mobile devices to pay for parking in places where parking meters are available. For new-tech enthusiasts, Parkmobile is a fast alternative and it does not require cash in hand. The lack of coins or having to…

Festival of Trees Funds Local Cancer Support Service Non-Profit

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Festival of Trees Funds Local Cancer Support Service Non-Profit

By Tribuna Staff

The 14th Annual Festival of Trees to benefit Ann’s Place will be held on Thursday, November 17 through Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Matrix Conference & Banquet Center, Exit 1, Danbury. This multifaceted event funds Ann’s Place cancer support services. Kicking off the Festival on November 17, from 6:30 – 10:30 pm, is the…

United States Department of Education Ranks NVCC One of the Top 25 Colleges in the Nation to Advance Opportunities for Low-income Students

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United States Department of Education Ranks NVCC One of the Top 25 Colleges in the Nation to Advance Opportunities for Low-income Students

By Tribuna Staff

  A recent report published by the United States Department of Education shows that Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) is successfully living its mission to offer quality, affordable education and training in response to evolving community needs by providing opportunities to individuals and organizations to develop their potential. The College was ranked as a top college in…

Padres Unidos: Creating a Safe Haven for Families with Kids with Special Needs

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Padres Unidos: Creating a Safe Haven for Families with Kids with Special Needs

By Roshawna Thomas

Padres Unidos of Greater Danbury (PUGD) started as a grassroots effort in 2013 as a part of Director Miozotis Galarza-Ramirez’s community project at the CT Partners in Policy Making and Advocacy Program. Ramirez, who is also a social worker, a community leader and the parent of a child with special needs, wanted to provide support to families of children with special…

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