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Ukrainian-Americans to rally at UN Thursday

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Ukrainian-Americans are urged to gather outside the United Nations on 43rd street and First Avenue Thursday to protest the Russian invasion if their homeland. The rally also is being organized to show support for Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk who will be addressing the UN. [Read More]

Valley Legislators want information on Derby garage

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DERBY-Three Valley legislators fired back at criticism for not attending Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting involving safety hazards at the downtown municipal garage. “We’re always here to help when called upon but at this point we haven’t received any calls and can’t step on toes when it comes to determining the fate of city-owned property,” […] [Read More]
Pelosi, House Democratic Steering and Policy Cmte Holds Hearing On Medicare

DeLauro to discuss Ukraine on Sunday

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NEW HAVEN-U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro will discuss the sanctions being imposed against Russia for their incursion into Ukraine during a meeting with Ukrainian-Americans Sunday at noon in the St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall, 569 George Street. DeLauro also is expected to discuss Congress’ guarantee of $1 billion in loans to the eastern European country. […] [Read More]

State’s Ukrainian-Americans schedule 2 rallies

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The state’s Ukrainian-American leaders are scheduling two pro-Ukraine rallies including one during President Obama’s visit Wednesday at Central Connecticut State University. Demonstrators will meet at the nearby St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church, 393 Eddy Glover Boulevard in New Britain beginning at noon. They are making placards that read: NATO/OSCE Peacekeepers Now; Protect Democracy in Ukraine; […] [Read More]

Luisa DeLauro, Rosa’s mom, celebrates 100th birthday today

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We just received this from Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro’s office: NEW HAVEN, – Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) today honored her mother, Luisa DeLauro, as she celebrated her 100th birthday. Born December 24, 1913, Luisa was the third child born to Cesare and Luisa Canestri. She grew up in the heart of New Haven’s Italian American community […] [Read More]

Yale team finds clues to origin of autism

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From a Yale Univ. press release: New Haven — Finding major new clues to the origins of autism, a Yale-led team of researchers has pinpointed which cell types and regions of the developing human brain are affected by gene mutations linked to autism. They report their findings in the Nov. 21 issue of the journal […] [Read More]

Dugatto to be sworn in as Derby’s first female mayor

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DERBY-Anita Dugatto will be sworn in as the city’s first female and 30th mayor Dec. 7. The ceremony which will begin at 10 a.m. in Derby High School will include oaths of office administered to all the winners in the November election. Dugatto, a downtown dentist, defeated Anthony Staffieri, who was seeking his fifth term […] [Read More]

Girl Scouts Camp Katoya pool project begins

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From a press release: MILFORD — The Girl Scouts of Connecticut placed the shovels in the dirt at Camp Katoya in Milford on Saturday, Nov. 16, to signal the beginning of a long-awaited project at the camp. Utilizing designated funds given by generous donors and Girl Scout membership several years ago, construction will commence immediately […] [Read More]

SWIM’s Cancer Survivors Breakfast set for Dec. 5th

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We received this note from St. Vincent’s Medical Center: Cancer Survivors will celebrate the spirit of survivorship and the gift of time at the St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound 12th Annual Cancer Survivors Breakfast on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the Holiday Inn, Bridgeport. Each survivor will receive a commemorative watch from Victorinox Swiss […] [Read More]

Mashantucket Pequots former head sent to federal prison

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NEW HAVEN-A federal judge blasted the former president of the Mashantucket Pequots for stealing tribal funds and then sent him to federal prison for 18 months. “Whether you are the president of a tribal council, city council or private organization,” U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton told Michael Thomas, “you can’t take money and use […] [Read More]
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