340 Shrewsbury avenue,red Bank, NJ

Father Rafael Melendez

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INVITACION A LA COMUNIDAD LATINA DE NUEVA JERSEY Por la Gracia de Dios y con la Bendicion del Patriarcado Ortodoxo Griego de Constantinopla, la Capilla Catolica Ortodoxa de la Santa Madre de Dios, localizada en el 340 de Shrewsbury Avenue, …

Marshalla Ramos

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I am the author of an Afro-Boricua children’s storybook: Isabella’s Hair and How She Learned to Love It. I wrote the story to contribute and pay a debt of gratitude to all children who have questioned or have been forced to …

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I wrote a book, They Were Legal: Balzac y Lopez, the History of an Hispanic Family, New York 1901-1960, in honor of my Puerto Rican grandfather, who came to New York at the age of 19 with $30 in his …

Joy Tirado

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I am a NY rican with Taino heritage on my mother’s side. I have been operating a horse stable that is over 108 years old here in Queens, NY…last of its kind on private property. I mentor the community children …

Ernesto Camacho

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Josephina left Vega Baja and landed en Nueva York when she was only 14 years of age. Those of us who know her best can only imagine how she must have adorned her new surroundings like a Flamboyant that was …

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Ermelinda Rivera

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I was born in NYC in 1963. My parents had both, separately, moved from Puerto Rico to NY in search of employment and a better life in these Estados Unidos. They fell in love and were married in Brooklyn the …

Victoria Hasbun

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I am a second generation, Puerto Rican/Dominican. Born in 1993. My family was sewed into my upbringing. Knowing that I had aunts and uncles and godfathers and godmothers, cousins and nieces. It only makes me believe that the tradition of …

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Justice Frank Torres

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My name is Alma Torres-Warner. This is about my oldest brother, Retired Justice Frank Torres, born in New York City of Puerto Rican parents. Frank became a Boy Scout, Troop 680; attorney, 1957; Assistant District Attorney, Bronx County 1958-1962; Administrator …

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Ramon Rodriguez

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Dominoes, vamos a jugar! It’s a rallying cry – Let’s play dominoes! The game of dominoes is one of Puerto Rico’s favorite pastimes. You can hear the click-clack of the resin tiles being shuffled as you pass any home, street …

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Carmen Rodriguez

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Generosity is an intrinsic value in the Puerto Rican culture. In poor Latino families, the most common way to express generosity, neighborliness, love, gratitude and warmth is the sharing of food. In that respect my mom, Carmen Rodriguez, is queen …

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