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Weekly Wrap Up: January 10

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Here's what made news this week:

In Norwalk, the Board of Education unanimously approved Superintendent Manuel Rivera's proposed budget plan for the 2014 to 2015 fiscal year, which is just over $168 million dollars. 

"The budget will address the CREC Report, move Norwalk forward with implementing Common Core, strengthen early literacy, address class size concerns among the community and strengthen central services," says Superintendent Manuel Rivera.

In Stamford, AmeriCares celebrated the opening of the city's first free health clinic for the uninsured, a 40 foot bus equipped with two exam rooms that will provide care to low-income Stamford and Darien residents without health insurance. 

"There is sort of unconditional, highly professional care provided in a way that acknowledges the fact that poverty is a circumstance, it is not a personal characteristic," says AmeriCares President and CEO Curt Welling.

In Greenwich, the Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom announced their New Year's initiative to benefit Stand Up To Cancer. The ballroom will donate $5.00 for each person participating in a private lesson during the month of January. 

"Sadly the statistics are 1 in 3 women and 1 out of 2 men will get cancer. Every single person alive is going to either know somebody or suffer from some form of it," says Christine Georgopulo, owner of the Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom. 

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