"While this was a tough decision, we are confident it will best position the brand for a bright future," Friendly's CEO George Mitchell wrote in the letter. "Especially difficult is the impact these closures will have on the locations' wonderful employees, who we are working to support with opportunities in other locations or severance payments and other assistance" … [Read more...] about Friendly’s to Close 3 More CT Locations: Here’s Where
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Health inspectors rate commercial kitchens monthly on a 100-point scale in areas such as the availability of suitable hand cleaners and dry towels, whether potentially hazardous food is properly thawed, whether the mats are clean and in good repair, and dozens more. A restaurant must score 80 points or better to pass. Some violations, such as those surrounding the temperature at which food is stored, can result in automatic failures. … [Read more...] about Ice Cream Parlor, 5 More Danbury Eateries, Fail Health Inspection
DANBURY, CT -- Many restaurants in the Friendly's chain -- including the one at 81 Newtown Road in Danbury -- are celebrating the start of summer with a deal for a free burger. … [Read more...] about Friendly’s Gets Friendlier, Offers Free Quarter-Pounders
The ceremony during which the seating area collapsed -- in which worshippers dive into holy water to recreate Jesus' baptism -- was meant to cap a weekend-long traditional celebration that last month was inscribed on UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. … [Read more...] about Ethiopians Look for Love During Orthodox Epiphany Celebration
The conventional wisdom in Rome is that he’ll be, if not restrained, then constrained by Church doctrine. “There are limits to the papacy. He's not God, after all," as the late Jesuit theologian Francis Sullivan once told priests at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. According to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, long headed by Francis’s predecessor (and once known as the congregation of the Inquisition) doctrine can never be changed because it is the “perceived truth” of the Church, and “known truth cannot be changed.” … [Read more...] about Pope vs. the Church on Family Values?