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RAHM EMANUEL, GUTIERREZ & MORENO CUT RIBBON FOR NEW BASEBALL FIELD ROBERTO CLEMENTE COMMUNITY ACADEMY

On Monday, March 19th, 2018 Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Alderman Proco Joe Moreno, Representative Luis V. Gutierrez, CPS CEO Dr. Janice Jackson and José López, to cut the ribbon on the new athletic facility at Roberto Clemente Community Academy. The field will support school sports, as well as recreational programming for the entire community. “Investments in world-class academic institutions like those at Clemente not only support the students of Chicago; they are investment in our residents and the future of our City,” said Mayor Emanuel. “These brand new ...
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More than 100 attend as PRCC Celebrates: 100×35+10 CONSUELO LEE CORRETJER / NANCY FRANCO MALDONADO CHILD PARENT CENTER INAUGURATED

On Saturday, March 3, 2018, the Puerto Rican Cultural Center celebrated its annual open house 100x35+10 event honoring the 110 th birthday of the Center’s namesake (the national poet of Puerto Rico, Juan Antonio Cor- retjer), and the 45th year of the Center’s founding. During the past ten years, this cel- ebration has highlighted one of the Center’s programs. this year it was the inauguration of the new facility that will house the early educational programs of the Center (the Con- suelo Lee Corretjer/Nancy Franco Maldonado Child Parent ...
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Dra. Ileana Muñoz – Rectora de la Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de PR – Visita a Chicago Se le presenta donativo por $11,500 para la institución puertorriqueña

El martes, 20 de marzo de 2018, se sostuvo un encuentro y almuerzo en el Restaurante Nellie’s para presentar las donaciones recaudados para la Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseños de Puerto Rico (EAPD), presentar la celebración de la Abolición de la Esclavitud del sábado, 24 de marzo en el Centro Cultural Segundo Ruiz Belvis y anuncio de la visita del Alcalde de Chicago y la Puerto Rican Agenda a Puerto Rico. Entre los presentes estuvieron los representantes de las siguientes organizaciones: The Puerto Rican Cultural Center Juan ...
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¡EL PUEBLO, YA TIENE LO QUE QUERÍA! JESÚS “CHUY” GARCÍA EN EL CONGRESO Y DELIA RAMÍREZ – 1RA GUATEMALTECA EN LA CÁMARA DE ILLINOIS

El martes, 20 de marzo de 2018, nuestra comunidad puertorriqueña y latina celebró con gran júbilo las victorias de Jesús “Chuy” García como candidato para el congreso por el 4to distrito - sustituyendo al legendario Luis V. Gutiérrez quien cumplió 25 años en ese escaño - digno representantes de nuestras dos comunidades latinas más grandes, la mexicana y puertorriqueña; y la líder comunitaria Delia Ramírez, por primera vez en la historia del estado de Illinois, hija de inmigrantes guatemaltecos, quien ocupará el escaño en la cámara de Illinois ...
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CHICAGO REMEMBERS PUERTO RICO 6 MONTHS AFTER MARÍA: PUERTO RICAN AGENDA, RAHM EMANUEL & LUIS V. GUTIERREZ DELIVERED 5200 LBS SUPPLIES AND $43K AID TO ISLAND

Members of the Puerto Rican Agenda - Cristina Pacione-Zayas, Co-Chair of the Puerto Rican Agenda, Fernando Grillo, Chair of the Board of Directors for Aspira, Inc. of Illinois and Juan Calederón, Chief Operations Officer of The Puerto Rican Cultural Center - traveled to Puerto Rico with a Chicago delegation including, Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez and Mayor Rahm Emanuel to meet with the mayors of San Juan, Comerío, and Loíza on March 23rd and 24th, 2018. They will deliver 5,200 lbs of supplies collected by the Puerto Rican Agenda ...
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Assessing the impact of hurricanes on Puerto Rico’s forests

Building on methods they used to assess the impact of hurricanes such as Katrina, Gustav, and Rita on forests and tree mortality, scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have produced a rapid mapping of the disturbance intensity across Puerto Rico's forests with the help of Google Earth Engine. Battered by two intensely powerful storms with sustained wind gusts of more than 150 miles per hour last year – first by Hurricane Irma and then by Hurricane Maria – Puerto Rico suffered widespread ...
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Hurricane Maria Hit Women in Puerto Rico the Hardest. And They’re the Ones Building It Back.

Hurricane Maria Hit Women in Puerto Rico the Hardest. And They're the Ones Building It Back. By Justine Calma, Grist 11 March 18 fter Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, Adi Martínez-Román’s morning routine went something like this: Wake up at 5 a.m., secure a water cistern on her roof to prevent it from leaking, fill her generator with gasoline and turn it on to power her refrigerator, get ready for work, turn the generator off to conserve gas. (Her fridge would have enough juice to keep food ...
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ABC7 SPECIAL The Ñ Beat with Puerto Rican Hurricane Relief/Artist Richard Santiago

FROM ABC7 CHICAGO (WLS) The Ñ Beat is an Emmy award-winning half-hour show that turns the spotlight on Chicago's vibrant Latino community! ABC7 Chicago brings you another episode of The Ñ Beat Saturday, March 24th at 6PM. Six months after Hurricane Maria roared through Puerto Rico, you'll find out how Chicago has rallied to support that island's storm-weary survivors.. including a talented artist and his family. Also, meet another Puerto Rican artist whose love for her Chicago neighborhood inspired her recent MCA exhibit. He gained fame on the ...
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Hurricane Evacuees: At Home Within The Puerto Rican Diaspora

"I've landed in probably the home away from home," said Richard Santiago, who evacuated from Puerto Rico to Chicago a month after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Seventeen years ago, Santiago worked as a visiting artist for a local school that had just hired him for a new project before the storm. This time, Santiago decided to resettle in Chicago with his wife and children ...
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ABC 7 to features the story of the artist Richard Santiago

Don’t forget to watch THE Ñ BEAT and see the inspirational story of Richard Santiago, an artist-in-residence at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, who brought his family to Chicago after the devastation of #HurricaneMaria. Saturday, March 24 at 6:00 PM and Sunday, March 25 at 4:30 PM on ABC 7 Chicago Stacey Baca ABC7 hosts and features other inspirational stories ...
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