"It has the third-largest Puerto Rican community, so I am hoping and banking on the generosity of Massachusetts residents."
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: BORICUAS COME TOGETHER TO BRING A PIECE OF THEIR HOME TO MASS
“Here we are, we have our flag, finally.”
EDITORIAL: MAJOR NEWSPAPERS SHOULD GIVE BACK FACEBOOK GRANTS
Money should go to the local independent news outlets the digital giant has hurt worst
SPECIAL FEATURE: THE HURRICANE CONTINUES
Luisa Mercedes, 53, is from Aibonito, a mountain municipality in Puerto Rico haunted by a local myth involving a llorona (Spanish for “crier”). She paints an apocalyptic picture of a world ravaged by wind and water: “We saw the cars under water where we were staying. We saw a light post ripped out at the root.” She’s wearing jeans and a puffer jacket zipped up to her chin.
SPECIAL FEATURE: WAITING FOR RECIPROCITY
Springfield and Holyoke in particular have had an influx of displaced Puerto Ricans, coming to stay with their families, in hotels, homeless shelters, and with friends. Beyond the question of what to do for housing as winter settles in comes the concern over employment, and more specifically, what to do for people who have licensure and years of education in their professions.
THE NIÑA, THE PINTA, AND HURRICANE MARIA
Over 500 years of exploitation has left Puerto Rico reeling
STATE OF UNCERTAINTY
When it comes to Puerto Rican statehood, what can Boston Boricuas expect?