News / January 14, 2020 WCSU Announces Institutional Aid Availability for Undocumented Students

By Angela Barbosa

Many people are unaware that there are opportunities available to undocumented immigrants to pursue their higher education. Undocumented status is not a legal obstacle to attending a U.S. college. According to the College Board, a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity, “Undocumented students may incorrectly assume that they cannot legally...

Health, News / January 14, 2020 New Partnership Assists Families Facing Cancer

By Ann’s Place

Facing cancer is both emotionally and physically exhausting for everyone in the family. When you add in barriers to getting services, such as lack of transportation, it can have monumental effects. Ann’s Place strives to work with families to eliminate those barriers and Connecticut Institute For Communities, Inc. (CIFC) has made just that possible by...

Cover / January 13, 2020 New Year – New Laws

By Emanuela Palmares

With the New Year come new laws that may have an impact on you, your business or your community. Some are new taxes that went into effect on January 1, 2020, such as: –Dry Cleaning – The existing state sales tax rate will be expanded to dry cleaning services and laundry services –Parking – The existing state...

Terms and Conditions May Apply

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Terms and Conditions May Apply

By Catherine Blinder

Last week, as I was walking down a busy street, I was nearly knocked over by a young woman making a ninety-degree turn while staring at her phone. Rather than ignore me and keep walking, which is what usually happens when one is a victim of “text distraction,” she looked up with a smile and said, “I’m so sorry! I just saw a Rattata behind that pole!”…

Keeping You Safe While Traveling Overseas

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Keeping You Safe While Traveling Overseas

By AFC Urgent Care in Danbury

Medical preparation for travel is increasingly important. Not only are there more serious health risks present around the world, but there are also more options available for prevention and treatment. Opportunities for prevention should not be overlooked by any traveler, regardless of destination. AFC Urgent Care offers immunizations for many types of diseases. To expedite your care, we have set…

It’s Hard to Believe-School Begins Monday, Aug. 29 in Danbury

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It’s Hard to Believe-School Begins Monday, Aug. 29 in Danbury

By Anne Mead

It’s hard to believe, but it’s back to school time. On Monday, August 29, 11,000 students will begin the school year in Danbury with a full-day schedule. As we get closer to the start, routines that we didn’t practice during the lazy days of summer return, as does the preparation for the New Year. Routines put into place help mornings go smoothly and make a successful day…

Making Americans, Making America

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Making Americans, Making America

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Many years ago, after I had become a four-star general and, then, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Times of London wrote an article observing that if my parents had sailed to England rather than New York, “the most they could have dreamed of for their son in the military was to become…

Solidarity Generates Generosity – NOBODY Fights Alone.

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Solidarity Generates Generosity – NOBODY Fights Alone.

By Manuella Bacelar

A smile, a hopeful look, a gesture full of gratitude. A happy heart before an act embodying one of the noblest sentiments, known by the name: solidarity. It was with this feeling that the Brazilian communities of Danbury and Bridgeport joined forces and organized a fundraising Festa Junina (hillbilly party), a typical Brazilian party, on…

Fraudulent Magazine Sales Companies Resurface in Connecticut  

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Fraudulent Magazine Sales Companies Resurface in Connecticut  

By Tribuna Staff

JULY 29, 2016 – The Department of Consumer Protection has become aware that fraudulent door-to-door magazine companies may be resurfacing this summer, in particular in the New London area. The difference between this scam and many others is that members of these magazine sales crews are often victims of the scam themselves. Almost all crew members end up indebted to whatever…

The Story of JOVANNA GARCIA

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The Story of JOVANNA GARCIA

By Maria Danniella Gutiérrez- Salem

Children are an extension of our own life and we always want their lives to be better than ours. Our interviewee is 22 years old, born in Mexico. Jovanna arrived in Danbury, thanks to her parents, when she was only 8 years old. She is deeply proud of her family, her achievements and her Hispanic…

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