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Work to transform former ‘net shed’ starts

  • COURTESY KUPU

    A groundbreaking was held Thursday near Kewalo Harbor for a job training and community center. Attendees included Kamehameha Schools board Chairman Micah Kane, left, MacNaughton Group CEO Ian MacNaughton, Kupu board Chairman John Neff, HCDA Chairman John Whalen, ALTRES President and CEO Barron Guss, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Vice President of Real Estate Investments and Community Affairs Corbette Kalama, Kupu CEO and co-founder John Leong, Mayor Kirk Caldwell, first lady Dawn Amano-Ige, Kupu capital campaign Chairman Rich Wacker, Howard Hughes Corp. Senior Vice President of Development Race Randle, Kupu co-founder Julianna Rapu-Leong and state Rep. Ty Cullen.

By the end of this year or so, a pavilion built to dry commercial fishing boat nets in Honolulu should be transformed into a job training and community center by a nonprofit helping at-risk teens and young adults. Read more

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