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Tackling Growing Substance Abuse Among Hispanics

Tackling Growing Substance Abuse Among Hispanics

Bill Sarno CTLatinoNews.com As it enters its 45th year of treating substance abuse, Hartford-based Youth Challenge of Connecticut, a faith-based nonprofit treatment facility has a critical ongoing mission, which is embedded in the demographics of substance abuse in Connecticut. While the rate of Latino substance abusers generally mirrors the state’s overall population, the number of

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Young Latino Republican Wins A Surprise Victory To Become Connecticut State Representative

Bill Sarno CTLatinoNews Thoughout his teen years, or practically half his life, Aundré Bumgardner has worked in political campaigns for Republican candidates in southeast Connecticut. This year, at age 20, Bumgardner, whose describes his roots as Hispanic and African-American, decided to run for himself. He obtained his party’s nod to run for the state House

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2015 Top Ten ‘New” Latino Authors’ List

By Jose B. Gonzalez CTLatinoNews t’s that time of year when Latinostories.com releases its national ‘Top Ten Latino authors to Watch (and read) list. Led by Connecticut resident Jose B. Gonzalez, it features fiction, an autobiography and biographies and poetry. Gonzalez is a professor of literature at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, he

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Lt. Col. Lesbia Nieves — a Latina officer with distinction

Jennifer Supernaw CTLatinoNews.com Lt. Col. Lesbia Nieves says the most important thing she has learned from serving in the military is “If you dream and dream big, anything is possible.” Now, Nieves is the first Hispanic woman to serve as Lieutenant Colonel in the Connecticut Army National Guard and has recently received another prestigious honor.

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Dominican-American high school teacher wins university poetry prize

Rumbo The Central University of the East, as part of its 44th Anniversary proclaims the winner of its UCE Literature Prize of 2014, in the genre of Poetry is the writer César Sánchez Beras, with his work “Recorded on metal, bolero for three different women.” César Sánchez Beras participated under the pseudonym Tinma. Michael Phipps,

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Latina Sisters’ Soccer Talent Energizes College Team

By Bill Sarno CTLatinoNews In the team photo for the 2014 Connecticut College women’s soccer team, sisters Nicole Medina and Michelle Medina stand like bookends at the opposite edges of the group. However, on and off the field, the two first-year students from Hartford are usually a lot closer. They are twins, but not identical.

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