Columns, Get Smart - Pass It On / May 20, 2019 Building Your Financial Stability by Building Your Credit Score

By Catherine Blinder 

For many of us, building and maintaining a good credit score can be a challenge. The stakes are higher for people who may have little or no credit history. You can, however, take positive steps for yourself and your family by building your credit score in a way that helps you create financial stability.  Before diving deeper into this issue, it’s important to understand what credit...

Columns, Community In Focus / May 15, 2019 A+ Driving School Helps Community Members Become Safe Drivers

By Angela Barbosa

I believe that driving is one of the most useful skills in the world. It may not always be needed if you have access to good public transportation, but it certainly facilitates life in many different aspects. Finding the ideal driving school can sometimes be challenging and identifying a driving school that can meet your needs is crucial...

Cover / May 13, 2019 In-State Tuition Draws NY, NJ College Students to Danbury

By Bernard Kavaler | CT by the Numbers 

If you build it, they will come.  That was the theory behind a two-year pilot program to offer incoming college students from New York and New Jersey the opportunity to attend Western Connecticut State University (WestConn) as if they were natives – of Connecticut.  The offer of in-state tuition to all full-time undergraduate students who...

Singer Gian, Former Member of the Gian & Giovani Duet, Will Perform This Saturday in Danbury

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Singer Gian, Former Member of the Gian & Giovani Duet, Will Perform This Saturday in Danbury

By Mariana Silva

As part of his travels through the United States, Brazilian country music singer Gian will perform this Saturday, September 24 at 10 p.m., at the Brazilian steakhouse Planeta Brazil Bar & Grill in Danbury. Singer Doug will join in and the Brazilian community can expect a great performance by the friends and the duet. Brazilian admirers will have an opportunity to listen to the…

The Story of LEANDRO DIOGO

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The Story of LEANDRO DIOGO

By Maria Danniella Gutiérrez

Being an immigrant is difficult for many reasons. The most common reason is the cultural differences between the country where one is born and the country where one chooses to live. So to find a young man who has managed to coexist between two cultures, I can say that young immigrants leave their mark on the development of this beautiful country. Our interviewee was born in Bello Horizonte, Minas Gerais,…

Danbury’s Newest Early Childhood Education Center Has Opened Its Doors

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Danbury’s Newest Early Childhood Education Center Has Opened Its Doors

By Eric Palmares

Danbury’s newest early childhood education center has opened its doors. On August 25, ABC Early Learning Center of Danbury located at 31 Miry Brook Road just south of the Danbury Mall and Airport, had its ribbon cutting ceremony in co-hosted by the Danbury Chamber of Commerce and with the presence of Mayor Mark Boughton. The school enrolls children who are 3…

17th Annual Brazilian Flag Raising in Danbury

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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

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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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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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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…

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