Governor Christie Sends Complement of State Police Personnel to Puerto Rico

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Governor Christie Sends Complement of State Police Personnel to Puerto Rico

"We're grateful for his leadership, for his faith in the efforts that we are doing and of course his continued support for the people of Puerto Rico", he said.

A Tremont neighborhood bar and bowling alley will be hosting a "Bowling for Puerto Rico" tournament next week to help victims of Hurricane Maria.

"The vice president has a deep understanding that although a lot of the efforts are going on, there is still a lot to be done here in Puerto Rico", Rossello said.

The officers will deploy for two weeks before returning and being replaced by a next group of 10 officers.

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico after pounding the island as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 miles per hour on September 20.

While many Puerto Ricans are bilingual, college officials say classes are available to help Spanish-speaking students learn English.

The goal is to ship the goods down to Puerto Rico in the next few weeks. The FDA said medicines and medical devices account for about 30 percent of Puerto Rico's gross domestic product, and about 80 percent of those products are used by residents of Puerto Rico and the 50 states.

The Central Florida community is coming together to get results, collecting much needed aid and sending hope to the people of Puerto Rico.

"They need our help", said Lutenant Luis Cruiz.

"It's not just a little town, it's the whole island".

"We are using federal grants for the deployment so that there is no impact to Jersey City tax payers, but at the same, time we can continue to be supportive", Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said.

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