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After the Foraker Act of 1900 and a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1917 granted Puerto Ricans U.S. citizenship, the mostly Catholic Puerto Ricans began to settle in South and North Philadelphia as well as center city. Perhaps no one is more aware ...
Kennedy is the subject of the new WMHT's documentary "Kennedy of Albany - A Writer and His City," which premieres Monday at 9 p.m.

Due to Puerto Rico's many crises a new migratory wave is hitting the mainland, with 89,000 island-based Puerto Ricans moving to the states last year alone.
citizens of cities and even countries are shamed for their debt, and blame is used by those instituting emergency management to justify loss of self-rule, privatization of public services, and extraction of community wealth.
In many ways, Portela and Pagan capture the spirit of the emerging medical cannabis sector in Puerto Rico. They are millennials with marketable skills who face the relatively high costs of living in San Juan and must create their own path to success on ...
Nice to see you again on the *insert applicable adjective here, I dunno I'm not prescient* Monday morning. The Twins are back on top and I have some links for you, please do click them.

Stephanie Murphy pushed for Puerto Rican statehood and for ending a funding loophole for English language education at a meeting on Puerto Rico issues Monday in Orlando. Puerto Ricans "overwhelmingly voted for statehood," Murphy said before the ...
Weather and science website Current Results interpreted the WMO data, claiming, "During July, Sacramento achieves the sunniest month for any city on earth with an average of 14 hours and 12 minutes a day, accounting for 98 percent of its daylight time ...
Manuel Vazquez, senior property manager for Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village, has a background in hospitality and theme parks that includes being general manager for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
In a roughly hourlong speech given to dozens of mayors gathered in Miami Beach, former President Bill Clinton lauded the city leaders' commitment to the Paris climate accord in the face of federal dismissal, while also calling for an end to "tribal ...
Since 2015, my broader research on Islam in Latin America and the Caribbean has taken me back and forth between Puerto Rico and cities in the US where Puerto Rican Muslims live in large numbers (New York, New Jersey, Florida, Chicago, Atlanta, ...
If Puerto Rico were to become a state, it would bring with it the oldest city in the United States. Some time between 1506 and 1509, Spanish adventurers founded Caparra on the island then called San Juan.
Two New England locations landed on the publication's list of America's best cities for getting away with the girls, determined by the publication's readers.
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) - Their senior year began with sadness and horror. Two fellow students at Brentwood high school were beaten to death in the street.
Weather and science website Current Results interpreted the WMO data, claiming, "During July, Sacramento achieves the sunniest month for any city on earth with an average of 14 hours and 12 minutes a day, accounting for 98 percent of its daylight time ...
On a sultry May evening, I set off on a walking tour of this city's La Calle Loiza neighborhood. Once a seedy area that few ventured into, it is rapidly blossoming into a Caribbean cousin of Miami's Wynwood Art District, where colorful murals decorate ...
Ector County Independent school District officials said a recent trip to recruit bilingual teachers from Puerto Rico was encouraging.

While it's not clear if there are sharks in the waters surrounding Puerto Rico, the island does have sharks of a different kind - ones that hail from mainland hedge funds, municipal bond funds and insurance companies that insure against bond defaults.
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is drowning. The island, so popular with tourists, is $123 billion in debt. That's more debt than the $18 billion bankruptcy filed by the City of Detroit in 2013. In May, San Juan declared a form of bankruptcy after ...
Since 2015, my broader research on Islam in Latin America and the Caribbean has taken me back and forth between Puerto Rico and cities in the U.S. where Puerto Rican Muslims live in large numbers (New York, New Jersey, Florida, Chicago, Atlanta, ...
Since this legal action is under a new, untested law, there is tremendous uncertainty regarding creditors' recoveries. There are other opportunities for stock ...
Puerto Rico's governor says he'll go to court to fight a federal control board's call to cut a public pension system by 10 percent, furlough tens of thousands of government workers and eliminate Christmas bonuses.
As his career took off and he made a living from his photography, he and his friends started traveling, and he kept documenting along the way: Montreal's gay scene, marches on Washington, and the goings on in Puerto Rico and New York City. At the same ...
At this year's Allied Media Conference in Detroit, Michigan, residents of the city and those of Puerto Rico gathered to compare notes on how debt and default have affected their regions.
Puerto Rico signed a deal with Airbnb on Thursday under which the company will collect the room tax from hosts on the island and turn the revenue over to the U.S.
"We are excited for the opportunity to play at home in front of our people and our families," Vargas said. "It's a part of my dream to wear a Major League uniform for my country and my town. It's great to get the opportunity to try and hit a home run ...
The two games in April will count as home games for the Twins who have three players from Puerto Rico on their team.
"Triangle travelers love to vacation in the Caribbean, and we are so excited that Allegiant is connecting our region with the beautiful island of Puerto Rico," said Michael Landguth, RDU's president and CEO. "They are also offering additional flights ...
The family was from the northern town of Vega Baja. The boat capsized on Sunday off the southern coastal town of Salinas.
New York City has so many Puerto Ricans that they invented a whole new spin on the Puerto Rican identity, Nuyorican. And the same day that the citizens of Puerto Rico are headed to the polls to vote and what they want their future to be, the Nuyoricans ...
PENSION BRINKMANSHIP-Governor Brown's proposal to fund CalPERS with borrowed money parallels a similar move by Puerto Rico in 2008. Borrowing to meet ... PMIA holds short-term funds for the state, as well as cities, counties, and other local entities.
Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario hits a solo home run off Seattle Mariners' Carlos Ruiz, a catcher pressed into service as a pitcher, during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Minneapolis.
Think of four broad sets of claims: the GDB's loans to Puerto Rico's Municipalities, a bit of property (unless $100 million), the GDB's strong ("constitutional") claims on the Commonwealth, and a set of junior loans to various parts of Puerto Rico's ...
Puerto Rico's June referendum on U.S. statehood was boycotted by the opposition and suffered from low turnout but has once again put a spotlight on the island's economic depression and debt crisis.
The results of the referendum and the controversy surrounding Lopez Rivera in New York City both clearly show the colonial status of Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans, even in the diaspora. Back on the island, this colonial status was thrown into ...
Could Puerto Rico become the 51st US state? That's the question of the day after Puerto Ricans voted overwhelmingly for statehood during a nonbinding weekend referendum.
The board, in need of 95 hires to fill essential vacancies, recently sent three administrators on a recruiting trip to Puerto Rico, searching for bilingual teachers who want to flee the island's sinking economy for a job in Connecticut. The overseas ...
They can't vote in the general election for the US president and they get only one, nonvoting representative in Congress. On the plus side, they do not have to pay federal income tax.
Most observers trace Puerto Rico's financial crisis to a long economic recession on the island, a downturn that is often blamed on Congress' decision to phase out the tax exemption on Puerto Rican corporate earnings between 1996 and 2006.
Puerto Rico's government is ordering all students ages 11 and 12 to get vaccinated against HPV by next year. Monday's announcement follows a rise in cancers tied to the human papillomavirus across the U.S.
Puerto Rico is complicated. The people are complicated. The history is complicated. The story of the United States' relationship to Puerto Rico is complicated. People born in Puerto Rico are US citizens, except for the teeny, tiny, mind-boggling fact ...
FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico's governor is ... 1, 2015 file photo shows Puerto Rico Gov, Alejandro Javier Garcia Padilla testifying on ...
The Latest on Puerto Rico's referendum on its political status. (all times local):. 5:45 p.m.. Puerto Rico's governor says the U.S. territory has overwhelmingly chosen statehood in a non-binding referendum. Ricardo Rossello said Sunday that the island ...
"That's already happening," Llana Barber, author of "Latino City: Immigration and Urban Crisis in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1945-2000," said at a reading of her book at the Lawrence Public Library, when asked if Puerto Rico's debt crisis would bring on ...
Kansas City - A man accused in a bar shooting in suburban Kansas City that left one Indian national dead and another wounded has been indicted by a federal grand jury on hate crime charges.
Kansas City - A man accused in a bar shooting in suburban Kansas City that left one Indian national dead and another wounded has been indicted by a federal grand jury on hate crime charges.
"Millions of people come to the city to celebrate at the Puerto Rican Day Parade," Salsa Festival concert promoter Adam Torres told PIX11.
Puerto Rico's economic crisis has now washed the burden of its colonial legacy onto Washington's doorstep. Congress has been trying to contain the island's ballooning debt under the hardline austerity program of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, ...
Despite the scope of the U.S. territory's financial troubles, one of the bond business' most respected analysts said Puerto Rico's debt is unlikely to break the foundation of the muni market. Lou Schimmel, 80, is a retired former executive director of ...
Puerto Rico has many of the qualities that could make it the perfect place to host an art fair. It's warm, edged with spectacular beaches, home to a vibrant artist community, and an easy flight from cultural hubs like New York, Miami, and Mexico City.


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