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HAMMONTON — Edwin Negroni returned as president of the Puerto Rican Civic Association of Hammonton after the group elected its 2024 Board of Directors this week.
Negroni was sworn in along with Mignali Miranda, vice president; Wanda Hernandez, secretary; Georgina Valentin, treasurer; and Albert Nogue, marshall.
The Puerto Rican Civic Association, which will be celebrating its 65th annual festival in Hammonton in the fall, is the oldest organization celebrating the Latino culture in western Atlantic County.
The PRCA Clubhouse at 367 Old Forks Road remains the focal point of many of its activities in Hammonton. The festival occurs over two weekends, a period that typically covers Labor Day.
According to the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, as of 2014 New Jersey was the third state with the largest stateside Puerto Rican population, behind only New York and Florida. Puerto Ricans comprise 5.24% of the state, which is about half a million people and make up the majority of New Jersey Latinos at 27.08%.
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