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Lack of diversity on Main Street Partnership

People have been asking me why there aren’t any African-Americans on the Main Street Partnership in Danbury, CT. So I gave Mayor Mark Boughton a call to get the answer. Boughton said he didn’t really

Mayor’s office receives hundreds of tacos

Joseph Maturo’s office, a.k.a. East Haven Town Hall, received about 500 tacos Thursday afternoon, according to several media outlets. The tacos were donated to a local homeless shelter, reports said.

East Haven mayor helps Latino community one taco at a time

As you’ve probably heard, four East Haven police officers were arrested Tuesday on charges of intimidating and harassing Hispanic residents and business owners. I’m glad the FBI is holding these

MLK celebration in Danbury Monday

New Hope Baptist Church will have its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration Monday, Jan. 16 at 11 a.m. Thirty-year-old Chris Price, a Danbury High School graduate will be the keynote speaker. The

More Asian-Americans are running for Congress

There is a record number of Asian-Americans running for Congress in the 2012 elections, according to USA Today. There are currently 11 members of the U.S. House and two in the U.S. Senate who have

Newt Gingrich to urge blacks to get off food stamps

“I will go to the NAACP convention and tell the African-American community why they should demand paychecks instead of food stamps,” 2012 Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said according to

WIll election bring Hispanics to Danbury council?

Although the city is 25 percent Hispanic, there are no Hispanics on Danbury’s City Council, said Joe Cavo, the council’s chairman. “We’d love to have the council be representative of the

Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial dedication ceremony postponed

CNN has reported that Sunday’s dedication ceremony for the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in Washington, DC has been postponed because of the anticipation of Hurricane Irene. I’m so disappointed. I

Washington honors MLK Aug. 28

Tavis Smiley – MLK Memorial by BuildTheDream Martin Luther King, Jr. will be honored with a memorial dedication, Sunday, Aug. 28, in Washington, D.C. The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. with a

Meet the Alams

I recently had the pleasure of meeting the Alams. Mohammed Rafiqul Alam, his wife Nasreen, and their two sons are from Bangladesh, and currently live in Danbury. The Alams started a new mosque on Main