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Due to the devastation from Hurricane Maria and an increased number of students from Puerto Rico, the Holyoke school system is looking for more bilingual teachers. Today, the district held a job fair for teachers from Puerto Rico who were displaced by the hurricane. CareerPoint and the Holyoke Public ...
Puerto Rico - The US Pacific tsunami Warning Center said tsunami waves were possible for several countries in the Caribbean and Central America, as well as Mexico, after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake struck 27 miles (43 kilometers) off the coast of Honduras. "Tsunami waves reaching 0.3 to 1 meters ...

Puerto Rico on Wednesday announced a new push for statehood after last year's effort was disrupted by two disastrous hurricanes. Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, the U.S. territory's nonvoting member of Congress, went to the House floor Wednesday along with a proposed delegation of two senators and ...
Detroit-area Puerto Ricans will join forces tonight with the Long Hairz Collective for "Detroit-Puerto Rico Solidaridad" -- an evening of "cultural celebration, artistic expression, and resistance building and fundraising" to support a drive for water filtration for the people of Puerto Rico still suffering from ...

On Saturday, a day after becoming aware of a massive store of rebuilding materials being held by the Puerto Rico electric power Authority, the U.S. federal government -- the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with their security detail -- entered a Palo Seco ...
Instead, advocates of statehood for the often overlooked United States territory plan this week to intensify their push for Puerto Rico to be made part of the union, allowing residents to reap political and economic benefits they have been denied for the past century despite their American citizenship.
Centro Hispano Jose Hernandez kicked off its 21 Days of Giving for Puerto Rico campaign, "Puerto Rico Se Levanta (Puerto Rico Is Rising)," at Central market in York City, coinciding with First Friday events on Jan. 5. The fundraising campaign is a collaboration of the City of York, El Centro Hispano Jose ...
A special edition of our traditional "Help for the Holidays" segment, where we feature a non-profit organization that has done a great job offering much needed services to our community all year round. Watch Centro in Spanish. Now, this is actually our turn to make a difference, by helping them so they can ...
Evacuees from Puerto Rico received a huge Christmas present from Holston Conference when 1,300 school kits and 1,000 hygiene kits were delivered to ... The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference recently launched a $100,000 fundraising campaign to help the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico in its disaster ...
Scott's number represents people on commercial airlines flying from Puerto Rico to Orlando, Miami and Tampa -- a statistic tracked by the Florida Division of Emergency Management. So it would include businesspeople, journalists, aid workers, contractors, government employees and possibly travelers ...
APS crews and support staff making the 3,000-mile journey to Puerto Rico represent a diverse swath of APS's territory with employees coming from Yuma, Douglas, Cottonwood, Surprise, Buckeye, Goodyear, Paradise Valley and Phoenix, according to a news release. These crews will join the nearly 5,500 ...
Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, who visited Puerto Rico in mid-December as executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, offered an antidote. "It's relatively simple to articulate what needs to be done," he said in a phone interview. "I think you need the equivalent of a Marshall Plan to ...
"All the other companies that manufacture products that were on our initial list of drugs that we considered critical and at risk of potential shortages--because the drugs were largely or entirely manufactured in Puerto Rico--are now on the power grid. Many of these companies report to us that their ...
Through an extensive, impressive partnership that ranged from port clients like Crowley Maritime and Tote Maritime Puerto Rico to outside agencies like JEA and federal departments, JaxPort has sent wave after wave of full-sized shipping containers packed with supplies to more than 20 towns and cities ...
Ricky Martin gave an update on the crisis in Puerto Rico while promoting the upcoming series "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American crime Story," on "Ellen" on Tuesday. Martin revealed he has raised almost $5 million in relief efforts for Puerto Rico and spent the holidays with his family in his ...

Puppy Brothers Rescued from Puerto Rico Up For Adoption | These two 9-month-old puppies were rescued from Puerto Rico a few weeks ago! They're super playful and can't wait to find forever homes in NYC. Let's help them find one today. If you're interested in adopting these pups, please visit ...
While most Mansfield University students are relaxing and enjoying their semester break this week, a group of their colleagues are on their way to Puerto Rico, but not for vacation. Thirteen Mansfield students were scheduled to fly to the U.S. territory Wednesday to help in relief efforts following two ...
There are about 20 people from Puerto Rico taking adult education classes, according to school officials. But that number could jump at any moment as more people arrive from the island and from the Dominican Republic. The school offers GED programs, citizenship classes, English classes, and also an ...
KAUKAUNA - A fleet of five trucks from Gene Frederickson Trucking has been sent to Puerto Rico to assist with hurricane cleanup. The trucks began a nearly 1,200-mile journey on Wednesday morning to a port in Morgan City, Louisiana, said Matt Gehl, compliance and project manager for ...
Not only is the Puerto Rico government carrying over $70 billion in Puerto Rico debt and $40 billion in unfunded pension liabilities, the recent tax bill just signed by President Trump has called for a 12.5% tax on intellectual property income made by companies operating in Puerto Rico. After being battered ...
On December 15, 2017, the Puerto Rico Treasury Department issued Circular Letter of tax Policy 17-02 formally announcing the key pension limits for 2018, as required by the Puerto Rico Internal Revenue Code of 2011. According to a Groom Law Group Benefits Brief, for plans qualified only in Puerto ...
Almost half of Puerto Rico is still without power. Many politicians took to twitter this holiday weekend calling for Congress to provide more funding. More than 60 volunteers from Western and Central New York have traveled this past year to provide aid to hurricane damaged areas. "Talking to one of the ...
Latin singer Ricky Martin stopped by Ellen to give an update on his efforts for helping Puerto Rico, where the damage from Hurricane Maria is still prominent. Martin has raised almost $5 million for Puerto Rico -- where 53 percent of the island is still without electricity. "But we're smiling and we're happy and ...
"What happened with the hurricane in Puerto Rico was so devastating, and we were looking for ways to help displaced families as well as organizations in the region who are helping people as they arrive," said Bay Path University President Carol Leary. The university is offering 10 scholarships to young ...
Congress appropriated $36.5 million in storm relief in October, but only a portion of that went for infrastructure repairs in Puerto Rico. Last month the House passed $81 billion in relief for California wildfires and hurricane recovery. But Democrats including Blumenthal and Murphy blocked it in the Senate, ...
Returning to Puerto Rico in early December for the first time since Maria, I did not know what to expect. There is an air of normalcy near the airport and on major roads; fast-food restaurants are mostly open, running on generators. First, I began to notice missing traffic lights, missing road signs, buildings ...
A hundred and nineteen years after the Treaty of Paris, which enabled the transfer of ownership of Puerto Rico from Spain to the United States, Madrid and Washington have virtually finalized an agreement to return the jurisdiction of the Caribbean island to the European country, endi.com sources have ...
About 55 percent of Puerto Rico's 3.5 million residents have power more than 100 days after Hurricane Maria pummeled the island, leading to the largest blackout in U.S. history. As crews work to restore power for the entire territory, a task that could last into May, the energy industry and other stakeholders ...
San Juan, Puerto Rico -- When Hurricane Maria ripped across Puerto Rico, it revealed the damage wrought by years of government neglect. It also exposed an open secret generations in the making: Tens of thousands of island residents are, in fact, squatters, living illegally on abandoned or government ...
Informal Dwellers of Puerto Rico. Photos and text by M. Scott Mahaskey Dec. 31, 2017. Squatters living on property without deeds are straining an already fragile infrastructure system throughout the island. The photo essay | Read the full story ...
For the first time in the 100 days since Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico, the government finally knows how many people still don't have power: about half. The figure released Friday by the island's governor and power utility company indicates that more than 1.5 million people on the island are still in ...
HUMACAO, Puerto Rico -- The world-renowned resort community here is a ghost town. No one sits by the three-tiered pool even though it's high tourist season. At the area's largest hospital, four of the five floors are closed. Long lines still form for ice and water. Livelihoods have disappeared. "No hay luz" ...
JEFF COHEN, BYLINE: Old San Juan is a postcard of Puerto Rico, a hub of food, music and history. After the storm, it was dark and still. Since then, the lights have started to come back on. Restaurants began to open. And a couple of weeks ago, the once-empty streets were filled, if briefly, with a flash mob ...
2017 was full of natural disasters. They didn't seem to let up -- fires in California, floods in Texas, hurricane after hurricane in the Caribbean and on the gulf Coast. The media moved on quickly, but recovery efforts are long from over. We talked to local officials in five American cities about their hopes and ...
One hundred days ago, powerful Category 4 Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico leaving the island severely crippled and the more than 3 million U.S. citizens desperate for help. Now, Puerto Ricans on the island and U.S. mainland are feeling angry and the lack of progress and they are organizing to demand ...
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company mobilized on Friday to help Puerto Ricans get their electricity back. LG&E said the utility vehicles, which included bucket trucks, left from Louisville and Lexington on Friday morning and were driven to a port in ...
Well over 2000 non-FEMA federal employees were activated to assist in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Togiak National Wildlife Refuge manager, Susanna Henry, was among those who assisted hurricane victims in Puerto Rico as a part of the Surge Capacity Force. She left Alaska ...
One hundred days ago, powerful Category 4 Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico leaving the island severely crippled and the more than 3 million U.S. citizens desperate for help. Now, Puerto Ricans on the island and U.S. mainland are feeling angry and the lack of progress and they are organizing to demand ...
"We understand how difficult it has been for the people of Puerto Rico who have been without power for so long. We are confident that with the arrival of more workers from the United States utility companies, along with an updated restoration plan, we will see progress in reconnecting the energy service to ...
It all started with a challenge: To give as much to a church in Puerto Rico as one would spend on their own family. "If each of us could spend a little bit less on our kids and grandkids, we could give a little more to people who actually have real needs for things like food, and water and shelter," said Pastor ...
She had been put on standby for several natural disasters but didn't end up going. But when Hurricane Irma hit Puerto Rico in September, she was placed with three other medical professionals on a VA team to seek out and treat veterans. Smalley, who has a master's in nursing education from Kent State, ...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT)- Around two dozen LG&E and Kentucky Utilities employees will be leaving for Puerto Rico. Friday marks 100 days since the powerful hurricane, Maria made landfall. The category 5 storm knocked out power to the island and has yet to be fully restored. The power outage is ...
Cotto is one of many Puerto Rican farmers effected by Hurricane Maria. We met Samuel through Tara Rodriguez Besosa and her solidarity bus. A project, funded by the Puerto Rico Resilience fund, which will take brigades of agro-ecology experts around the island to rehabilitate and jumpstart 200 hundred ...
The new U.S. tax law will put an end to Puerto Rico's longtime status as a tax shelter for U.S. multinational companies. Companies will now have to pay 12.5 percent on what they make on the island. One-third of Puerto Rico's tax base now comes from medical manufacturers. If they flee, it would mean more ...
2017 was full of natural disasters. They didn't seem to let up -- fires in California, floods in Texas, hurricane after hurricane in the Caribbean and on the gulf Coast. The media moved on quickly, but recovery efforts are long from over. We talked to local officials in five American cities about their hopes and ...
This past September, back-to-back hurricanes devastated Puerto Rico. The archipelago had already been struggling with a decade-long economic recession, fragile infrastructure and floundering institutions. Irma and Maria plunged Puerto Rico into an even deeper crisis. But could these natural disasters ...
Doris Martinez receives supplies and water from municipal staff outside City Hall in Morovis on Dec. 21. Over 30,000 residents of the mountain town wait for the restoration of electric power service, one of the last Municipalities of Puerto Rico that remains completely in the dark more than three months after ...
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito says she has no plans to run for governor of Puerto Rico but appeared to indicate she is weighing bids for other positions, including New York City Mayor and Congress. In November, Mark-Viverito indicated she plans to help Puerto Rico in some way when she ...


 

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