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Latinos in Connecticut Working To Protect Our Environment


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Ivette Lopez, a Californian who went to Yale, now calls Connecticut home and she is now working to protect its environment.   In July, she will lead several dozen Latino families from New Haven to one of her favorite East Coast spots, Outer Island, the outermost of the Thimble Islands off Branford, and part of the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge.

This will be the second year that Lopez, an intern with the nonprofit Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF), will accompany Latinos to this protected environmental resource along Long Island Sound as part of the annual Latino Conservation Week, one of the yearly highlights of ...

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According To Tesla’s Elon Musk, His Company Has 11,000+ Energy Storage Projects In Progress In Puerto Rico


Solar and battery energy project being installed at San Juan’s children’s hospital

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Tesla is apparently significantly ramping up its effort to help rebuild the power grid in Puerto Rico after it was destroyed by hurricanes last year.

After having completed hundreds of energy storage project on the islands in the last few months, Tesla CEO Elon Musk now says that they have ‘about 11,000’ energy storage projects underway in Puerto Rico, which means something big is in the work.

Last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the company installed batteries at 662 locations in Puerto Rico.

We reported that they focused on critical services. For example, Tesla ...

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A Labor Of Love – New Britain ‘Borinqueneers’ Monument To Be Dedicated This Saturday


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Scores of dignitaries and officials, including the governors of Puerto Rico and Connecticut, plan to attend the ribbon cutting set for noon, Saturday, April 28 to celebrate the completion of the eagerly awaited  65th Infantry (Borinqueneers) Monument in New Britain, but they will not be the center of attraction.

“The day belongs to the Borinqueneers, their families and veterans,” said Carmelo Rodriguez, chairman of the New Britain Latino Coalition, a local organization which played a key role in the seven-year effort to erect a suitable tribute to the service and sacrifice of the Puerto Rico soldiers, who were assigned to a segregated unit, but fought alongside other ...

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