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Gov. Andrew Cuomo flew to Puerto Rico on Sunday to launch an initiative that will recruit students and professionals to rebuild homes that were destroyed by Hurricane Maria last year. Around 500 student volunteers from SUNY and CUNY will team up with building professionals and Puerto ... Rico
The city of Guayama sits near Puerto Rico's southeast coast. Half its population of more than twenty thousand lives below the poverty line. Like most of Puerto Rico, the city was hit hard by Hurricane Maria last fall. It's still trying to recover. But the people here have problems beyond poverty and ...

CARTERET - Two of the borough's older fire trucks are being donated to Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, where they will be put into active rescue service on the ... "On behalf of my constituents, the 3.4 million American citizens of Puerto Rico, and particularly the close to 100,000 residents of the municipality ...
PATERSON -- The two unions that represent Paterson police say the city owes overtime payments to city police, who went to Puerto Rico last year to help with the disaster relief efforts after Hurricane Maria. A letter from the unions' lawyer says Paterson's delay in making the payments violates federal ... Rico
Last September, when Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico, it flooded cities and cut power to 3.4 million people, according to the New York Times. ... "We are proud to offer NLC membership to Puerto Rican municipalities to help give them a voice in Washington and connect them to a network of ...

"People are not doing well," Las Piedras Mayor Miguel Lopez told The Associated Press, noting that there are many elderly people in his town. "They are suffering." The mayors of rural towns across Puerto Rico recently complained that they remain largely forgotten, prompting the island's Senate ... Rico
"This is unfair," 62-year-old town resident Rafael Jimenez said by phone. "I don't have a problem with other towns getting power because it's a national necessity, but we need it, too." The standoff caught the attention of top Puerto Rico government officials and ended several hours later after the ... Rico
These suspensions contrast with the actions the city took against Joshua Lindsey, 29, a linemen accused of taking two signed baseballs and a statue of Don Quixote from the same room. Lindsey was fired, though he is appealing the termination with assistance from the union that represents Lakeland's ... Rico
Puerto Rico's electricity utility said Friday it will dial down the power generation starting this weekend as a federal control board urgently seeks a $300 million loan for the troubled utility after a judge rejected a previous $1 billion loan request. The announcement comes as nearly 400,000 power customers ... Rico
A federal control board urgently sought a $300 million loan for Puerto Rico's power company on Friday after a judge rejected a previous $1 billion loan request despite warnings the U.S. territory would have to start rationing electricity. The latest request comes as nearly 400,000 power customers across the ... Rico
Murphy, who visited Puerto Rico with his wife, Tammy, and members of the state Assembly in December, said it was a “direct imperative” for the Garden State to get involved with Puerto Rico's relief. “Beyond our basic humanity, there is a direct imperative for New Jersey to be part of Puerto Rico's healing ... Rico
Rosemary Ibarrondo left a hurricane-slammed Puerto Rico in October, seeking better circumstances with her disabled partner and their two young kids in New York. But NYC's promise ended up being a mirage. She hit a dead end in the search for housing and received limited help from the city shelter ... Rico
It sounded like a scam. Three weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, Brown University was offering to pick up 40 of the island's top students in a private jet and shuttle them to the Ivy League school to study for a year. And it would all be free. Coral Murphy was suspicious, but she applied anyway. Rico
It also provides $2.7 billion for schools impacted by the storms, including schools in Florida that have experienced a sudden influx of students who evacuated from Puerto Rico; and $10.4 billion for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to use for construction projects in states impacted by the hurricanes, such as ... Rico
COAMO, Puerto Rico — It took only minutes for Hurricane Maria to kill power to the Puerto Rican town of Coamo, cracking wooden poles, snapping power lines and hurling transformers to the ground. For months, residents begged Puerto Rico's power company and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to ... Rico
Dozens of people rallied with elected leaders in Buffalo on Saturday to show support for the citizens of Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory continues to recover from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in September. The rally drew Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, State Sen. Timothy M. Kennedy of Buffalo, ... Rico

A Kansas Citian just returned from his first trip back to Puerto Rico since it was devastated by two hurricanes. We hear how recovery is going from his on-the-ground perspective. Then: when you think of Antarctica, you may picture a vast land covered with snow. But did you know that plants used to grow ... Rico
The killings included a 20-year-old woman found kneeling and burned to death inside a car in the upscale city of Guaynabo and a triple homicide reported in the eastern mountain town of San Lorenzo. Puerto Rico's homicide rate is roughly 20 killings per 100,000 residents, compared with 3.7 per 100,000 ... Rico
And these men — because they are almost exclusively men — have a plan for what to do with the wealth: They want to build a crypto utopia, a new city where the money is virtual and the contracts are all public, to show the rest of the world what a crypto future could look like. Blockchain, a digital ledger that ... Rico
A group of protestors rallied on February 1 in front of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, where the management board for the future of Puerto Rico's electric utility hearing was in session. The situation escalated once the protestors crossed onto federal property. Photography by David "Dee" ... Rico
Nearly half a million of Puerto Rico's residents still don't have power. Families ... "When we went to the first town that has no power, people from other towns would hear what we were doing. ... Salvador Gomez Colon, 15, used crowdfunding to buy solar lamps for families living without power in Puerto Rico. Rico
Damaged business sit abandoned in the seaside town Rincon, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Marie devastated the territory last September. (Getty Images). As it continues to recover from Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is partnering with the Smart Cities Council to rebuild its infrastructure in a way that includes ... Rico
Dozens of inspectors swarmed the streets of New York City in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, filling out piles of paperwork as they assessed the damage. Over 80,000 buildings were inspected, but city officials realized the process could have been completed more efficiently. So, in late 2016, the Department ... Rico
Tsunami warning centers initially issued advisories stressing that people in Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Jamaica and other Caribbean islands ... The tremor struck in the sea about 125 miles north-northeast of Barra Patuca, Honduras, and 188 miles southwest of George Town, Cayman Islands. Rico
Almost half of all Americans don't realize Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory and its residents are U.S. citizens. A Morning Consult poll taken in September just days after Hurricane Maria devastated the Caribbean island found only 54 percent of Americans understand Puerto Ricans are fellow U.S. citizens. Rico
PUERTO RICO – The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said tsunami waves were possible for several countries in the Caribbean and Central ... Other residents of the Belizian city were evacuating to inland areas in case the tsunami hit, Silvino Riverol, a resident of the inland town of Orange Walk told ... Rico
As he has for the last few years, Elie, who works in the the City Clerk's Office,was dressed as one of the three magi for the Three Kings Celebration, also known as the Feast of the Epiphany. The holiday is celebrated on Jan. 6 in Puerto Rico, around the Caribbean, and in many Latin American countries. Rico
Puerto Rico's first female police chief resigned Monday amid a spike in killings while thousands of officers continue to call in sick to protest the lack of overtime pay. ... Two double homicides were reported later Monday, in the western coastal city of Mayaguez and the north coastal town of Rio Grande. Rico
FAIRFIELD — As 2017 came to a close, a local charity organization helped a mountainous community in Puerto Rico recover from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria. Save the Children spent the final days of the year working with residents and local leaders in Barrio Fronton in Ciales Municipality ... Rico
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 ... Rico
Osceola County, Fla. - Governor Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico is coming to Kissimmee next week to talk about rebuilding efforts on the island after the devastating hurricanes. The Governor will host a town hall style discussion at the Kissimmee Civic Center on Friday, January 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. Rico
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 ... He noted that the government's new estimate includes five towns that recently received temporary fixes from Corps generators. Rico
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - About 500 people from Puerto Rico have moved to Syracuse since Hurricane Maria ripped through the Caribbean island Sept. 20, knocking out power to its 3.4 million residents. Sixty-one students displaced by the storm have enrolled in the Syracuse City School District and more are ... Rico
That is how our CBS12 Investigates crew describes what they saw, town after town, in Puerto Rico. With nearly 300,000 Puerto Ricans now living on the mainland, dozens of neighborhoods on the island are unoccupied. The island of Puerto Rico still has its clear water beaches, bright colonial buildings and stunning ... Rico
A Atlantic City Electric worker cut a few lines after a transformer explosion Tuesday morning, that dumped live electrical wires on a truck with workers of Kramer Beverage of Hammonton, delivering to Circle Liquor Store on the Somers Point Circle. Jan, 23, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer). Rico
PR Maria Our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico still need help recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Recently, Newsweek revisited the island 100 days after the storm and reported that the death toll may have topped 1,000 people, half the island still is without power, and those that do have the ... Rico
Klein returned Oct. 22 from that trip, one he called tough but inspirational. He owns a home and a restaurant, One Ten Thai, in Aquadilla, and both were spared the brunt of the storm. But others in his town were not as lucky. The destruction in Puerto Rico is tremendous: trees stripped of leaves and branches ... Rico
To further put into perspective how much of a challenge he is facing, Lloyd said, unlike a city like Lockport, on Puerto Rico there is not much preventive maintenance done to keep vegetation out of the way of power lines. He added that he feels reporting about the recovery effort has understated just how ... Rico
Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico with great fury but the government there has reported an official death toll far lower than the devastation suggests. 1,052 deaths. Hurricane .... The New York Times | Source: Demographic Registry of Puerto Rico, U.S. Census (deaths by municipality as of Nov. 9). Rico
At Wednesday's event, Puerto Rican Society President Lucy Rios gave a description of Puerto Rico before making a plea for donations to the more than 100 guests, including many local elected officials. "The population of Puerto Rico is 4 million people as of the census of 2016, with 78 municipalities and ... Rico
Struggle for basic supplies continues in Puerto Rico two months after hurricane .... what remains of her home in Loiza, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday, Nov. .... However, in San Juan where much of the city is quickly recovering, the ... Management Agency visit the town since Oct. 28, and she attributes many of ... Rico
NY Doctors Bring Care, Food and Music to Inland Puerto Rico ... The clinics, in the towns of Naranjito and Comerio, have been serving ... for a free Thanksgiving lunch in the town of Naranjito, Puerto Rico. ... Broadcasting live from New York City on 93.9 FM and AM 820 and available online and on the go. Rico
Whitefish halts power work in Puerto Rico, claims it's owed $83 million ... More than 20 of Puerto Rico's 78 municipalities remain in the dark, ... Rico
A KC-135 lands at the 185th Refueling Wing base at Sioux Gateway Airport/Colonel Bud Day Field. Members of the Iowa Air Guard's 132nd ... Rico
A Southampton Village resident who spends her time helping ... is now setting her sights on helping victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Rico
Some of the biggest cities in the country have such practices, including Chicago, .... The attack happened in the town of Mubi as worshippers were .... It's been about two months since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, but ... Rico
A few weeks ago, GFR Media, which owns the newspaper of highest circulation in Puerto Rico, fired one-fourth of its staff. The company did this a few weeks after its editors, writers, photographers and designers worked tirelessly to keep people informed through the hurricane. Their journalists' work was so ... Rico
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton visited Puerto Rico on Monday and met ... More than 20 of Puerto Rico's 78 municipalities are still without ... Rico
Puerto Rico Fears Provide Opening To Buy Assured Guaranty ... as a great deal of experience dealing with bankrupt municipalities. ... It is clearly difficult to predict what will happen with Puerto Rico, but .... GM (GM) and Chrysler had just gone bankrupt and jobs were fleeing the city with amazing rapidity. Rico


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