Port Authority of NY and NJ sending help to Puerto Rico

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Gonzalez, who helped spearhead the Western Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico coalition to keep residents informed, said he is outraged by the federal response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico.

Organizers announced Thursday the event would be played on the campus of Coastal Carolina from November 16-19.

"We are not proud of the president's response".

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"This is about the American family, this is not about a territory, this is not about a possession, these are American citizens, and we need to come to their aid", Neal said.

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Watson says it's hard to blame people in Puerto Rico for being frustrated with the pace of the emergency response, especially because the communications infrastructure is so heavily damaged.

Operation New Jersey Pride, for the Puerto Rico Integrated Deployment Effort, is meant to bolster security efforts on the island and to ensure that relief supplies already underway in New Jersey will find their way to areas on the island that are most in need. "We were there when help was needed in Houston, we were there when help was needed in Florida, now we must be there for the people in Puerto Rico". "But this has to happen on a continuous basis with the entire island of Puerto Rico".

In a statement released Thursday, Stephen Spencer of Houlihan Lokey, the PREPA bondholder group's financial advisor, said the group was disappointed by Puerto Rico's rejection of the offer "without any discussion or counter-proposal". "The NYPA technicians are very familiar with PREPA's electric system, as it is very similar to New York State's system, so I am confident that our expertise will be of significant value on the ground as we continue to coordinate with federal and local partners to repower Puerto Rico".

Presidential spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said 10,000 government workers, including more than 7,000 troops, were helping Puerto Rico recover.

Afya Foundation Founder and Executive Director Danielle Butin, MPH, OTR said "We are thrilled to work with Governor Cuomo and GNYHA on behalf of Puerto Rico's health care community". "But FEMA being in Puerto Rico is the not the same thing as people's needs being met". NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.

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