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Bernie Loubier
September 08, 2019 - 11:12 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In the months after Hurricane Maria destroyed her home in Puerto Rico, Ashlyn Gonzales moved to Connecticut, where federal and state aid helped her and her longtime partner avoid homelessness. But aid at both levels has just about dried up, leaving Gonzales and many like her...
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Bernie Loubier
July 28, 2019 - 1:16 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut's governor and community groups are gathering to discuss the state's efforts to assist Puerto Rican families displaced by Hurricane Maria. The event hosted by Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont, the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness and the state legislature's...
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AP
July 25, 2019 - 12:25 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) _ Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said late Wednesday that he will resign Aug. 2 after nearly two weeks of furious protests and political upheaval touched off by a leak of crude and insulting chat messages between him and his top advisers. A crowd of demonstrators...
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AP
January 16, 2019 - 11:41 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Federal authorities have intercepted more than 30 pounds of cocaine shipped from Puerto Rico to Connecticut. According to court documents unsealed Monday, U.S. Postal Service and Drug Enforcement Administration agents working an eight-month investigation tracked 60 packages...
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Matt Dwyer
November 29, 2018 - 4:27 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school district will receive nearly $600,000 in state funding to help cover the cost of taking in Puerto Rican students displaced by Hurricane Maria and other storms. The Hartford Courant reports that Hartford Public Schools will receive $597,696 as part of the...
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AP
October 03, 2018 - 9:39 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is receiving a $750,000 federal grant to provide mental health support to families and especially children who were evacuated from their homes in Puerto Rico and have been living in Connecticut as a result of Hurricane Maria last September. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy...
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Greater Hartford Puerto Rican community leaders, Connecticut's two senators, and representatives of groups working to help hurricane refugees in Connecticut meet in the Puerto Rican Day Parade offices in Hartford. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.
Matt Dwyer
July 20, 2018 - 4:14 pm
(WTIC-AM) -- A judge has once again given a brief reprieve for Puerto Rican hurricane refugees facing the end of a temporary housing assistance program. The program has been extended to August 7. Almost forty families receive the aid in Connecticut, where they live in hotels. Thousands of other...
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