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Joseph DeFreitas

Joseph DeFreitas, Staff Writer

     Hi, My name is Joseph DeFreitas and I'm a junior at Joseph A Foran High School. I participate in soccer, indoor and outdoor track. During the winter, I like snowboarding, and also love to travel when I have time off from school. This is my first year in journalism, and I am looking forward to a fun year, and hopefully lots of opportunities to add my input to the Mane Street Mirror. 

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City Hall 9/11 Memorial: A Triangular plaque behind City Hall commemorates those who lost their lives on September 11th highlights in particular former Milford residents Seth Morris, Michael Miller, and Avnish Patel.

Monumental Milford

Remembering a Town's Fallen Heroes
March 29, 2022

     Milford, Connecticut is known for its stunning downtown and luscious Green. With hosts of lively shops and exquisite restaurants, downtown Milford can become an even more bustling place to be when the warm weather comes around. With the more commercial atmosphere the Green and downtown Milford...

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Keeping a Healthy Heart: Track and Field members Basit Iddris, Nate Huebner, and Joseph DeFreitas exercise a healthy heart on a snowy afternoon.

Heart Scan Revolution: Cardiac Imaging Takes a Leap

February 24, 2022

     Within the United States, more than five million citizens live with congestive heart failure and an additional 550,000 thousand are diagnosed every year, as reported by Emory Health Care. The condition contributes to 287,000 deaths a year, with more than 50% dying within five years due to complications.   ...

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Inspiration On The Basketball Court: Foran Basketball player Joe Gaetano shoots a 3 against Hand settling the score against Hand in the Lions Den.

Klay Thompson: A Return to Ball

January 31, 2022

     This past Sunday, after a long 941 days, Klay Thompson saw the court for the first time since game six of the 2019 NBA Finals, where he infamously tore his ACL in an effort to wheel the Golden State Warriors back from a 3-1 series deficit. His journey back to the game has been one to behold,...

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McPherson Square, Washington D.C. OCA national and AAJC organized a Rally for Asian Hate. Photo Courtesy: Anja Voges, March 21, 2021.

School Take on Asian Hate

December 17, 2021

     Ever since the Covid-19 outbreak, discrimination among the Asian-American community, both nationally and locally, saw a significant increase. Stop AAPI Hate, a website tracking Asian hate crimes in the nation, highlighted just how prevalent the issue has been in recent months.       Between...

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Thanksgiving in Milford: A scarecrow is decorated with a character from the movie IT in downtown Milford. Photo courtesy: Fiani Lin, October 30, 2021.

Overcoming Covid-19 this Thanksgiving

November 17, 2021

     2020 was a year of ups and downs for our community. With this year's holiday season just around the corner, many families are looking to celebrate Thanksgiving to its fullest, a bright change from the year before. With regulations on Covid-19 loosening up over the past months, and the vaccine...

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Faces of the 2021-2022 NBA Season: DeMar DeRozan, Russel Westbrook, and Klay Thompson in their 2021-2022 season jerseys.

Big Teams Making Big Moves

How the 2021 NBA Offseason has Fared and Who to Keep an Eye On
October 18, 2021

     With the 2021-2022 NBA season approaching, many teams have made offseason moves altering their chances to win the NBA finals.       Teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls have utilized this offseason to their advantage in forming a contending group for the championship.  ...

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