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...

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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Community In Focus, News

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…

The Heritage Plaza: Celebrating Danbury’s History and Cultural Diversity

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Community In Focus, News

The Heritage Plaza: Celebrating Danbury’s History and Cultural Diversity

By Angela Barbosa

Danbury’s prominent role in the 20th century American hat-making industry was marked by the unveiling ceremony of the Hatter’s Monument on June 20 at Heritage Plaza, led by the City Council’s Democratic minority leader and a member of the Hat City Monument Committee. The Heritage Plaza is the culmination of various projects at City Hall…

Farewell Ceremony to the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion Soldiers

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Community In Focus, News

Farewell Ceremony to the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion Soldiers

By Angela Barbosa

  More than a deployment ceremony, family members, friends, military staff, community leaders and dignitaries gathered at the Veterans Armed Forces Reserve Center in Danbury to celebrate, recognize and honor the courage and dedication of the Charlie Company of the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion (CA BN) 34 soldiers as they prepared to leave for over…

FREE Youth Baseball Clinic

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Agenda, News

FREE Youth Baseball Clinic

By Tribuna Staff

Family & Children’s Aid, Major League Baseball (MLB) player alumni and the Danbury Westerns are inviting you to a morning of lots of fun! Up to ten former MLB players will teach baseball and life skills to children from 4 – 18 years old. But don’t wait until the last minute. The first 300 youth…

Protesters Block Hartford’s Main Street Over Immigration Ruling

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Community In Focus, News

Protesters Block Hartford’s Main Street Over Immigration Ruling

By Kyle Constable – CT Mirror

  Just days after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling invalidated a White House plan to protect millions of immigrants living in the United States from deportation, more than 150 protesters gathered outside the state’s federal immigration enforcement office in Hartford and blocked a portion of Main Street. Protesters hoped to send a message to federal…

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