3 Kings, 200 Gifts

Micaela Valentin PhotoChildren whose families fled the aftermath of Hurricane Maria were welcomed as part of a new family Saturday — the New Haven family.

State Rep. Juan Candelaria offered that welcome at a Three Kings Day celebration at John C. Daniels School.

Three local leaders — Jhonathan Rivera, State Rep. Al Paolillo, and Joseph Rodriguez, an aide to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal — dressed as the three kings and distributed donated gifts to some 300 children, many of whom are among the 180 kids who have relocated from Puerto Rico to New Haven since the hurricane. The kings also partook in some dancing in between the gift giving.

“I understand it’s not easy to leave your beautiful island, and everything you know behind. We are celebrating a beautiful Puerto Rican tradition today to welcome you to New Haven, and to let you know that you are part of our family,” Candelaria, who is a native of a native of Hatillo, said during welcoming remarks at the event.

“I’m very excited with the turnout, but I’m emotional that we could give so little to families that have lost so much,” Candelaria added later.

In recent weeks, Candelaria and Rodriguez have worked with organizations such as Arte, Inc., New Haven Latino Council, New Haven Fire Department, and New Haven Police to send four containers of food, water, and medical supplies to Puerto Rico. They’ve also sent 200 mattresses. They worked with Daniel Diaz on Saturday’s party. 

John C. Daniels Principal Daniel Bonet, whom the New Haven schools recruited for the job from Puerto Rico, was all smiles as he watched the kids go up to the stage to receive their gift, and take a picture with the kings.

“Making this happen here is a big part of my life because I celebrated Three Kings Day every year in my schools in Puerto Rico,” he said.

There was a sense of resiliency at the event from a people who’ve lost it all, and are determined to make a new life for themselves here in New Haven, after Hurricane Maria decimated their homes and left many without power, clean drinking water, and access to medical attention.

“This year is special,” said organizer Rodriguez. “We wanted to go all out for those families that are here from Puerto Rico.”

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posted by: THREEFIFTHS on January 7, 2018  9:51pm

Three local leaders — Jhonathan Rivera, Stat Rep. Al Paolillo, and Joseph Rodriguez, an aide to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal — dressed as the three kings and distributed donated gifts to some 300 children, many of whom are among the 180 kids who have relocated from Puerto Rico to New Haven since the hurricane. The kings also partook in some dancing in between the gift giving.

To my Latino Brothers and Sisters.Do not Drink the kool-Aid.The real Gifts that these three Judas Cabra Lideres will give out is when then sell the El Barrios that you live in to the Gentrification Vampires just as Black Judas Goat Leaders have sold out Munson St. to the Gentrification Vampires.

Joseph Rodriguez, an aide to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal

If I am correct Did not U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal voted for the Colonialist Junta Promesa which will hurt Puerto Rico’s finances.

Young Boricuas Have Been Camped Out For a Month Protesting PROMESA. Meet the Faces Behind the Movement.

http://remezcla.com/features/culture/campamento-contra-la-junta-puerto-rico/

Check out the list of the RealThree kings.

Melchior of the Wise Men?
He is the old king of long hair and a white beard. Melchior embodies the Church for the Europeans. Melchior is the king who comes first.

Who is Balthazar of the Wise Men?
He is the black king, the king most loved by children. The dark-skinned king is African. He goes second, after Melchior.

Who is Caspar of the Wise Men?
He is the youngest, blonde king who according to the Church embodies the Asians. Caspar comes third.

I wonder which one of them is Balthazar The dark-skinned king from African?

All about the Three Wise Men

http://www.barcelonacheckin.com/en/r/barcelona_tourism_guide/articles/history-three-kings

My bad.I have a gifts for all them. Sweet Coal which is give to those who have behaved badly throughout the year.