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Only a few paragraphs of Omarosa Manigault Newman's book are about Puerto Rico. But their claims are significant: that President Donald Trump lacked empathy in Hurricane Maria's aftermath and that the... [Read More]
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Victims are wondering why a disaster housing program was not activated in response to Hurricane Maria.        ... [Read More]
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Omorosa Manigault Newman claims in her new book that President Donald Trump lacked empathy in Hurricane Maria's aftermath, and that the President and Chief of Staff John Kelly referred to Puerto Ricans in derogatory terms. [Read More]
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Only a few paragraphs of Omarosa Manigault Newman's book are about Puerto Rico. But their claims are significant: that President Donald Trump lacked empathy in Hurricane Maria's aftermath and that the President and Chief of Staff John Kelly referred to Puerto Ricans in derogatory terms. [Read More]
Nearly one year after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, families that relocated to Reading are still dealing with the effects of the storm. [Read More]
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When Hurricane Maria knocked out the Puerto Rican electrical grid in 2017, wireless communications systems relying on electricity also went down. The American Red Cross then put out a call... [Read More]
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Puerto Rico has been in the news for all the wrong reasons recently. From the mayor being arrested on fraud charges, to the the effects of hurricane Maria and the local government being forced to seek a federal bailout for $123 billion in debts. After such a terrible year, many would expect the overall mood on …... [Read More]
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A North Lamar alumna is on her way to Puerto Rico in September to use her unique skills to aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. [Read More]
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On the morning of September 21, 2017, Carlos Lago and Justina Díaz Bisbal emerged from their household into a post-apocalyptic world. Their once-lush five-acre fruit farm in southern Puerto Rico was entirely stripped of its foliage. Tree limbs were broken or twisted; pieces of metal from nearby homes, trash, and even a mattress were strewn across their property. The damage wrought by Hurricane Maria was unlike anything the older couple had ever witnessed. [Read More]
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Eleven months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has said that the island's emergency is over. And because of that, the agency has begun scaling back its financial assistance to the island. On Wednesday, FEMA denied a request from the island's governor for the federal agency to continue covering 100 percent of the cost of emergency work – including power restoration , debris cleanup and other recovery efforts. Instead, FEMA has said that going forward, it will cover 90 percent of those costs, while Puerto Rico's government will be responsible for the remaining 10... [Read More]
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Eleven months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has said that the island's emergency is over. And because of that, the agency has begun scaling back its financial assistance to the island. On Wednesday, FEMA denied a request from the island's governor for the federal agency to continue covering 100 percent of the cost of emergency work – including power restoration , debris cleanup and other recovery efforts. Instead, FEMA has said that going forward, it will cover 90 percent of those costs, while Puerto Rico's government will be responsible for the remaining 10... [Read More]
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Lucas Piatt and Dino Guarino stops by to talk about the upcoming Rock Reggae & Relief festival, which will raise money for victims of Hurricane Maria. [Read More]
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The Vatican responds to a Pennsylvania grand jury report alleging the widespread sexual abuse of children by members of the clergy. And nearly a year after Hurricane Maria, FEMA dials down assistance to Puerto Rico. And, the legacy of Aretha Franklin. [Read More]
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As Puerto Ricans poured into Rochester after Hurricane Maria last year, 600 additional students were enrolled in the Rochester City School District. "All the seats were being filled and there was a great demand for students who had bilingual needs," Gladys Pedraza-Burgos with the Ibero American Action League said. Pedraza -B urgos said they started to work with the district and they soon came up with a plan to accommodate those students. "They opened the bilingual language academy mid-year in January," she said. The Bilingual Language Academy will open officially at the end of August... [Read More]
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Power restoration after Hurricane Maria, which struck almost a year ago, has been completed, according to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. [Read More]
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US Secy of Education Betsy DeVos has announced grants to cover the costs of educating refugees driven out of Puerto Rico because of Hurricane Maria. Connecticut's share is $10,644,625. Will try to get a breakdown on how much each city is getting. [Read More]
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For one Puerto Rican woman, home was an island of clear beaches and calm water, not the streets of Phoenix half a world away. Then Hurricane Maria hit.        ... [Read More]
Civil rights organizations have asked a federal judge to order the state of Florida and local election officials to provide Spanish-language ballots, literature and translators for voters of Latino descent in time for the midterm election. In a lawsuit filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, a coalition of nonpartisan groups argue that Florida's secretary of state and local officials are violating the voting rights of Puerto Ricans, tens of thousands of whom moved to the state in the past year after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. The groups have spent months trying... [Read More]
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For three months, the MiMo District in Miami has been buzzing about of a brand new bistro called "La Social." Here's why:... [Read More]
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