Cover / July 6, 2018 Reuniting Immigrant Kids with Parents? Not So Easy.

By Ana Radelat | CT Mirror

After a day visiting immigration facilities at the Texas border, Sen. Richard Blumenthal said, “there is no plan, there is no strategy” to reunify immigrant kids who have been separated from their undocumented parents. Blumenthal said he visited a temporary shelter for migrant children in Tornillo, Texas that is housing about 250 migrant boys in...

Politics / July 6, 2018 Democrats Sustain Malloy’s Vetoes, Frustrating Republican Leaders

By Keith M. Phaneuf and Clarice Silber | June 25, 2018 | CT Mirror

The General Assembly sustained all seven vetoes on Monday (06/25) that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy issued following this year’s legislative session. Among the measures the governor rejected were bills that would have limited the fiscal bailout of Hartford, created a new student suspension process, limited the Executive Branch’s authority to reduce municipal education grants, established...

Columns, Get Smart - Pass It On / July 6, 2018 Know What Your Contracts Say

By Catherine Blinder

America is getting older. It is projected that the number of Americans aged 65 and older will more than double from 46 million to over 98 million by 2060. People aged 65 and older will become 24 percent of the population by then. Along with that aging population, there will be an increase in companies...

WCSU’s Jane Goodall Center Receives Environmental Award

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Community In Focus, News

WCSU’s Jane Goodall Center Receives Environmental Award

By Tribuna Staff

Western Connecticut State University’s Jane Goodall Center for Excellence in Environmental Studies was named a 2016 Environmental Champion by Aquarion Water at an awards ceremony at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in early June. The public water supply company selected winners from entrants whose volunteer efforts have protected or improved Connecticut’s natural resources: air, water, soil, or…

Amid Opioid Crisis, Substance Abuse Treatment Programs Cut

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Health, News

Amid Opioid Crisis, Substance Abuse Treatment Programs Cut

By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas – CT Mirror

On any given day, there are 400 people on the waiting list for the substance abuse treatment and detox programs paid for by the state Judicial Branch. “At a minimum, the wait is two months,” said Stephen Grant, the executive director of the branch’s Court Support Services Division. The wait is about to get much…

“Out of the Shadows and Into the Streets!”

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News, Op-Ed

“Out of the Shadows and Into the Streets!”

By Camila Bortoletto

I’ve watched protests where immigrant leaders and allies commit acts of civil disobedience with increasing frequency over the past few years in the immigrant rights movement. More immigrant leaders and allies are risking arrest and committing acts of civil disobedience, such as blocking traffic, staging sit-ins and disrupting. I have always admired the brave leaders…

Asian Inspired Vegetable Noodles

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Culinary // Food, News

Asian Inspired Vegetable Noodles

By Alicia Ghio

After discovering the fun and deliciousness of zucchini noodles last year, this year I wanted to expand my repertoire. I’ve discovered a whole world of vegetables beyond zucchini that make a nice noodle – cucumbers, carrots, sweet potatoes, beets, turnips, butternut squash and more. To make experimentation easier, I did finally invest in a spiralizer….

Latino Scholarship Fund Supports Students

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Latino Scholarship Fund Supports Students

By Tribuna Staff

Ten graduating high school students received $28,000 in scholarships as the Latino Scholarship Fund provided financial support to local Latino students for the 21st year in a row. The students all demonstrated excellent academic achievement and they have participated in extra-curricular activities. “The students who earn LSF scholarships are well-rounded and meet all of our…

The Story of Monica Mollengarden

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American Dream Series, News

The Story of Monica Mollengarden

By Maria Danniella Gutiérrez- Salem

Is it our origin that defines our dreams? We assume that everyone is different and unique. However, after hearing about a person’s dream, we find a similitude in what we have lived and the importance of everything that we have done to achieve our dream. Our interviewee, Monica Mollengarden, is originally from a village called…

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