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A Year in Review

As 2016 comes to a close, we share this snapshot of GBLN’s work engaging Latinos of all ages and backgrounds. Please consider making a year-end tax deductible donation today at: http://gbln.net/donate/ to support our work in 2017. Gracias y Pa’lante!
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Roberto Clemente Memorial Ceremony

When: Saturday, December 31st, 12:00pm Where: Seaside Park Diamond #10 For over 20 years a group of community leaders and baseball enthusiasts come together to commemorate the death of Roberto Clemente. Clemente died on December 31, 1972 on a plane crash as he was on a humanitarian mission to bring food and supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Amigos De…
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East Side Train Station, Development Projects Keep Chugging Along

For the first time in three decades, people are living on the former Father Panik Village property on the city's East Side. Once home to a crime-ridden public housing complex, the land now contains eight new buildings containing 93 apartments in a complex called Crescent Crossings. "The demands for these units has been tremendous," said…
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Applications Now Available for Avangrid Foundation Energy & Environment Scholarships

The Avangrid Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for master’s studies in energy and/or the environment at Binghamton University, Cornell University, the University of Connecticut, Oregon State University, the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Maine, and the University of Rochester in the United States; ICAI School of Engineering in Spain; and the University of Edinburgh in the United…
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City of Bridgeport Down Payment Assistance Program

Mayor Joseph Ganim announces the availability of Down Payment Assistance for low to moderate income households in Bridgeport. Eligibility Criteria Forgivable loans of up to $10,000 for down payment and closing costs Buyer must have a wriƩen pre‐approval from a mortgage lender Buyer must be pre‐approved for a fixed rate mortgage Purchase property can be 1‐4 units…
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Bassick High School Students Earn College Credit from St. Vincent’s College

A dream of hope, aspiration and inspiration was realized on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. An exceptional collaborative program between Bassicik High School and St. Vincent’s College provides the opportunity for Bassick students to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and a health care certificate at the same time. For the first time in the illustrious…
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In Memory of Gloria Maria Diaz-Arroyo, 1929 – 2016

Gloria Maria Diaz-Arroyo, 87, passed into the peaceful rest of the Lord on Dec. 20, 2016, with her daughter Mildred and grandson David Cabera by her side. Gloria was born June 8,1929 in Naranjito, Puerto Rico, to José Ramon Diaz and Manuela Rivera. She was a devoted wife for 55 years to Pablo Arroyo until…
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Round Two – Open House Recruitment Event

Location: Future Healthcare System CT, Inc. 750 South Ave, Bridgeport, CT When: December 17, 2016 9:00 am – 2:00 pm POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Drivers – Pick up regulated medical waste from facilities in the State of Connecticut Disposal Facility Operator - Load & unload route trucks, process Regulated Medical Waste in autoclaves Sharps technician - Take…
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The Klein and Turn Around Arts Present: Elizardi Castro: Law & Disorder

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2016 - 7:00PM Benefiting Arts Education in Bridgeport - All proceeds will benefit Turn Around Arts and After School at The Klein. Mandated by his Puerto Rican parents to become a lawyer, Elizardi shares his story of being a former prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney. It's our criminal justice system like you've never seen…
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