I guess this means Al Baker is no longer Chief of Police...
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The Danbury Area Refugee Assistance is seeking to co-sponsor a refugee family who will settle in the area in the coming months. In partnership with the New-Haven based Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services, the coalition has committed to finding and furnishing an apartment for the refugees, helping the adults find jobs, registering the children in school and connecting the family to health and social services.
The fundraising dinner will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at St. Ann Melkite Greek Catholic Church, 181 Clapboard Ridge Road in Danbury. The event will feature a jazz band, belly dancing, a silent auction, an open bar and other offerings. Tickets are $45 at the door.
The group, which is led by Bethel resident James Naddeo, was formed last fall and it’s still not a tax-exempt organization, so all donations are considered gifts and are not tax exempt.
For more information, email the group at email@example.com.
Please lend your support for this important cause...
Take the $65,000 X-Mas lights down already!
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Main Street...Jan 26 2016...unreal...
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"I am coming to feel that the people of ill-will have used time much more effectively than the people of good will. We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. We must come to see that human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts and persistent work of men willing to be co-workers with God, and without this hard work time itself becomes an ally of the forces of social stagnation. We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy, and transform our pending national elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. Now is the time to lift our national policy from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of human dignity."
-"Letter from a Birmingham Jail," Martin Luther King, April 16 1963.
Danbury Hospital penalized for high infection rates
Time: 4:44 PM
Officials at Danbury Hospital have some explaining to do.
VIA CT Mirror:
Eighteen Connecticut hospitals will lose 1 percent of their Medicare payments in 2016 as a penalty for comparatively high rates of avoidable infections and other complications, such as pressure sores and post-operative blood clots, according to new federal data.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this month that 758 of the nation’s hospitals – about 23 percent of all eligible hospitals – would be penalized for patient safety lapses in the second year of the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program, which was mandated by federal health care reform. The penalties are based on rates of infections and other complications that occurred in hospitals between 2012 and 2014.
Twelve of the 18 Connecticut hospitals are being penalized for the second year in a row. They are: Bridgeport, Danbury, John Dempsey, Hartford, Manchester Memorial, Hospital of Central Connecticut, Yale-New Haven, Norwalk, Stamford, Waterbury, Windham and Connecticut Hospice. The six hospitals penalized for the first time are: Greenwich, St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center, Middlesex, Lawrence + Memorial, Charlotte Hungerford and Saint Mary’s.
In Connecticut, 28 hospitals will lose Medicare reimbursement in 2016 for relatively high 30-day readmissions of patients with heart failure and other conditions.
Lisa Freeman, director of the Connecticut Center for Patient Safety, said that, while the state’s hospitals have made progress through a statewide initiative to eliminate preventable harm, they “need to be doing much better in terms of advancing their cultures of patient safety . . .
“Each avoidable complication leading to patient harm is happening to a person – a mother or a father, sister, brother or a child,” she added. “It is not only a statistic.”
As I said, officials at Danbury Hospital have some explaining to do...
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It's that time again.
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Danbury's longest dishonest mayor's hubris on full display on Election night
Time: 9:24 AM
"It's not just a question of whether Mark Boughton has done enough for people to want to fire him...it's whether he's done enough bad things that people want to hire someone else." -Common Council 6th Ward member Paul Rotello: News-Times, Nov 2007.Mark Boughton's comment regarding last night's election results speaks volumes...calling him arrogant would be an understatement.
He could not be reached for a comment Tuesday night.Two more years of arrogance and dishonesty and hundreds of thousands of dollars in lawsuit settlements...only in Danbury!
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