Wednesday, 24 April 2024

Izabela Bonzanini

Danbury Prospect Charter Would Improve Education Choices

As a former student of the Danbury Public School system and current community advocate and organizer, I am very concerned about the future of our schools. We have issues with overcrowding and racially unjust disciplinary practices. Right now, as school districts throughout the country face cuts, we must be open to any solution that will improve our schools. State Sen. Julie Kushner’s obstinate opposition to Danbury Prospect Charter School will only hurt our community.

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The Coin Shortage: Fact or Fiction?

Some people have strong feelings about the penny. And others think it should just go the way of the silver half dollar – a seldom seen sentimental coin that is largely passed on from a grandparent to a grandchild to evoke the “good old days.” The penny, as annoying as it is, has been an important coin in a world where prices often end in .99, and more important when most people paid in cash. However, a penny, because of inflation, costs two cents to make, which makes its demise more likely than the silver half dollar.

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Playdates: Can Kids Safely Meet Up?

rior to our community-wide March 2020 shutdown, parents and caregivers had busy calendars. Organized sports, school clubs, music lessons, library groups, daycare, before care, after care, summer camp, family holidays and birthday parties made up the bulk of our daily lives. Then, the pandemic forced families to shelter in place.

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Governor Lamont Increases Funding for Housing Assistance Programs, Extends Eviction Moratorium To October 1

Governor Ned Lamont announced that he is doubling funding for the previously announced rental assistance program for Connecticut residents impacted by COVID-19 from $10 million to $20 million. That program, which is funded by the Coronavirus Relief Fund managed by the Office of Policy and Management, provides payments to landlords on behalf of approved tenant applicants, is administered by the Connecticut Department of Housing in partnership with the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) and 11 housing counseling agencies across the state.

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