Cover, News / December 5, 2018 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...

Agenda, Culture & Lifestyle / December 5, 2018 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...

Columns, Get Smart - Pass It On / December 5, 2018 Are Those Robocalls Driving You Crazy?

By Catherine Blinder

ro·bo·call   noun: an automated telephone call that delivers a recorded message, typically on behalf of a political party or telemarketing company.   That is the official definition, but we all know what they are – annoying and persistent calls that either want to sell us something we don’t need or solicit support for someone...

17th Annual Brazilian Flag Raising in Danbury

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Community In Focus

17th Annual Brazilian Flag Raising in Danbury

By Angela Barbosa

Celebrating Our Patriotism for the Land We Left and the Land We Call Home Dignitaries, residents and members of the local business community gathered on the morning of September 4 to celebrate the 194th anniversary of Brazil’s Independence from Portugal at the Heritage Plaza, located at Danbury City Hall. Celia Bacelar Palmares, founder of Tribuna Newspaper, who initiated the Brazilian flag-raising ceremony in the…

Grilled Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Culinary // Food

Grilled Stuffed Poblano Peppers

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One of the first posts I wrote on Local Food Rocks was about making grilled stuffed poblano peppers. This year I decided not only to grow my own poblano peppers, but also to revisit my original recipe. Poblano peppers have thick walls, making them perfect for stuffing and grilling. They get a wonderful smoky flavor when grilled and their mild heat also adds another dimension to a…

Reinventing the Boutique Shopping Experience

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Reinventing the Boutique Shopping Experience

By Renato Ghio

Sometimes, things just come together. Call it kismet or fate or whatever you want to call it, all Meaghan Cann knows is that her passion for sustainable fashion has brought her to a new chapter in her career. Meaghan’s start-up venture, Workspace Collective, which officially opens on September 10, is reinventing the boutique shopping experience. It’s not only a place where you’ll find unique fashionable…

Ct Health Insurance Rates To Rise Sharply In 2017

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Health

Ct Health Insurance Rates To Rise Sharply In 2017

By Keith M. Phaneuf and Arielle Levin Becker

Most Connecticut health insurance plans sold through individual and small group markets will undergo steep rate hikes next year, although in some cases, the prices will not go up by as much as carriers had sought. The state Insurance Department approved 13 health policy rate hikes on September 2 that far outstripped increases in recent years, averaging…

DHS Finally Publishes “Final” Expanded Provisional Waiver Rule For 3\10 Year Bar!

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Immigration

DHS Finally Publishes “Final” Expanded Provisional Waiver Rule For 3\10 Year Bar!

By Michael J. Gurfinkel

The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel On July 29, 2016, the USCIS finally published their FINAL rule expanding eligibility for a provisional waiver of the 3\10 year bar. The rule went into effect on Aug. 29, 2016. The expanded provisional waiver “expands eligibility for the provisional waiver process to all individuals who are statutorily eligible for the waiver…

You Be The Judge

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You Be The Judge

By Renato Ghio

Thumbs up or thumbs down? The Manhattan Short Film Festival gives you a chance to indulge your inner film critic. Film lovers in Danbury can unite with an audience of over 100,000 film buffs across six continents in over 250 cities, when the Manhattan Short Film Festival returns to The Palace Danbury on Friday, September…

Positive Discipline: Agreements and Follow Through

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Kids & Family

Positive Discipline: Agreements and Follow Through

By Carol Dores and Anne E. Mead, M.Ed.

I remember the day our older son turned to the younger one and said, “You don’t have to do what mom is telling you to do. She won’t hold you to it and won’t actually follow through on the punishment.” As a parent, I thought, “I was a pushover. My son thinks he can get away with not following through.”…

Connecticut Needs a New Way to Identify Low-Income Students

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Op-Ed

Connecticut Needs a New Way to Identify Low-Income Students

By Katie Roy

Across Connecticut, children’s access to opportunities plays a pivotal role in their success in school. Unfortunately, children who live in low-income households often have reduced access to opportunities, and often they need additional support in school to ensure they have an equal shot at success. From unstable housing and food insecurity to limited language exposure and parents working multiple…

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