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A Step Closer To Reality For New Britain Borinqueneers Monument And Park

 Borinqueneer GB 1When a long-awaited monument to the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, becomes a reality this fall in New Britain it will not just salute the highly decorated fighting unit, but will also honor their Puerto Rican heritage.

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Sketch of the proposed monument and park dedicated to the Borinqueneers in New Britain.

The Puerto Rican heritage of the regiment will be recognized and celebrated in the edifice’s design with architectural flourishes that evoke the island’s history and culture and with the Puerto Rican flag flying next to this nation’s banner above the structure.

Five years in the making, a groundbreaking ceremony for the monument was held on August 5th.  ...

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New Leader For Hartford Foundation’s ‘Latino Endowment Fund’

Moraima Gutierrez is the new Chair of the Latino endowment fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public giving

Moraima Gutierrez is the new Chair of the Latino endowment fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public giving

 

 

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Growing up in Danbury, Moraima Gutierrez saw how dedicated nonprofit agencies could help immigrant families make the transition to their new country.

There were fewer Latino families needing assistance in the 1970s, Gutierrez said, and funding came from a a variety of sources not available today. “Now, it is a matter of more people and less resources,” said the new chair of the steering committee for the Latino Endowment Fund of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

In her new role, Gutierrez, whose “day job” is with the ...

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Father and Son – The Yard Goat’s Unique Spanish Radio Broadcasters

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On Father’s Day as dads were  feted with barbecues and neckties, Derik Rodriguez  joined his dad, Danny, in the press box at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. There was a ballgame to call at 5:05 p.m., and what’s a play-by-play man without his color commentator?

Together, Derik, 47, and Danny, 79, form the Yard Goats‘ Spanish broadcast team for WPRX-AM 1120 in New Britain. One of two father-son duos calling games in Spanish in all of professional baseball and the only one in the minors, their hallmark is a feisty chemistry fueled by a vast generational divide.

“Is it frustrating, because we have different styles? Yes,” Derik said. “But in the

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