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Gold Medalist Monica Puig Set An Example That All Puerto Ricans Should Follow

 

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Photo credit: esferico.mx

 

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For about two hours on Saturday afternoon, August 13, 2016, the entire island of Puerto Rico was paralyzed. 3.5 Million people stood frozen in front of television sets at shopping malls, restaurants, classrooms, hospitals, plazas, airport terminals, bars and their homes. Catholic Churches cancelled Saturday mass and there was almost no traffic on the streets and highways.

And then it happened.

Monica Puig defeated Germany’s Angelique Kerber (6-4, 4-6, 6-1) in the final round of the Women’s Tennis competition at the International Olympic Games to win Puerto Rico’s first-ever Olympic gold medal and its first medal of any kind by a woman. ...

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Op-Ed: New London Newspaper Supports Chris Soto – A Voice For Change

Chris Soto

 

In seeking re-election, state Rep. Ernest Hewett of the 39th District is facing an unusual challenge from within the Democratic Party in the Aug. 9 primary.

Hewett seems miffed that Chris Soto would challenge him for the job in the House of Representatives, rather than dutifully awaiting his turn until Hewett decides to step aside.

“Why run against me now? I’ve been in Hartford 12 years,” Hewett, 60, asked at their July 20 debate.

Unknowingly, Hewett answered his own question. It is healthy to the process to see a candidate challenged after so many years of easy victories. In this city dominated by the Democrats, a serious challenge ...

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Op-Ed: It’s Official – Eddie Perez Was Screwed, Now Leave Him Alone

Former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez leaves Appeals Court with his wife Maria.

Former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez leaves Appeals Court with his wife Maria.

 

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If you read the news reports of how the Connecticut Supreme Court upheld an Appellate Court decision to overturn former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez’s corruption convictions, you’d almost think he got off on a technicality.

But, if you heard the oral arguments in the case and read the court’s 4-2 majority opinion, you’d know that Perez’s trial judge, Julia D. Dewey, and the office of Chief State’s Attorney Kevin Kane went so far out of their way to violate Perez’s constitutional right to a fair trial that any reasonable person would conclude that it was ...

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