Groundbreaking for Borinqueneers Monument in New Britain

August 8, 2017

I am pleased that after years of hard work, the much anticipated Borinqueneers Memorial is getting off the ground.

Many community activists, local and state leaders worked together for years to secure funding for this project, including fundraisers and rallies, in addition to the State Bond Commission granting $300,000 in 2016 to support our efforts.

Today, we are grateful to all of those who embraced our vision and helped us get this project started.

With my colleagues, Reps. Hilda Santiago and Geraldo Reyes

Local New Britain officials, community activists, US Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, colleagues, friends and supporters

To read more about the groundbreaking ceremony, here is a link to a news story from the Hartford Courant.