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PORT-AU-PRINCE— Twice-ousted Haitian leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide has made a rare public appearance at a street rally to support the candidate of the political faction he founded decades ago. A growing crowd of Fanmi Lavalas party backers chanted and... Read more
Jovan Lacet, who is challenging incumbent state representative Dan Cullinane for the 12th Suffolk State Representative seat in the Sept. 8 primary election, points to his experience as a US Marine veteran and a former Boston Police officer in his campaign... Read more
Some of the city-owned parcels speckling Boston have stood vacant for decades, unused and frequently described as “missing teeth” in the face of a neighborhood. New hope for those properties is on hand, the Walsh administration says, through a program... Read more
The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board today approved the ground lease at Mattapan Station to the partnership of Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation and the Preservation of Affordable Housing Inc. (POAH). Nuestra and POAH will be developing a... Read more
Mattapan’s Almont Park has another new amenity this summer— a security camera aimed at helping the already vastly-improved city park become even more of a safe haven. The park— home to the Mattapan Patriots Pop Warner program, which kicks off its season... Read more
Mice, cockroaches, mold, shut-off heat, no electricity, jammed doors, open gasoline canisters. This is what we live with, said the tenants of several dilapidated Dorchester and Mattapan properties as they loudly protested on Monday evening week against... Read more
PORT-AU-PRINCE— Empty halls buzz with flies. Rats scamper through the wards at night. The emergency room is empty except for four shackled prisoners, watched over by relatives and missionaries rather than medical personnel. The Hospital of the State... Read more
Six months into her first term, District 4 city councillor Andrea Campbell has upheld one of her campaign promises by releasing a report on her office’s progress. Along with noting efforts to assess public safety at a time of increased tension between... Read more
PORT-AU-PRINCE— The U.S. State Department's special coordinator for Haiti has arrived in the troubled Caribbean country to talk with officials amid a lengthy political impasse. Kenneth Merten is meeting with members of the Provisional Electoral Council... Read more
The Haitian-Americans United, Inc. (H.A.U.) is pleased to invite the general audience to participate in a series of events organized in celebration of the 2016 Haitian Heritage Month in Massachusetts. H.A.U. and its partners continue to focus on “Unity”... Read more
Nesly Metayer, PhD, has been selected as the next Executive Director of Youth and Family Enrichment Services (YOFES), a 13-year-old non-profit community service organization that helps to build strong families through a range of programs targeted toward... Read more
Heritage Month edition May 2016 Get your copy of this month's Boston Haitian Reporter— loaded with information about Greater Boston's celebration of Haitian Heritage Month, including the big Haitian Unity Parade in Mattapan and Dorchester this weekend!... Read more
PORT-AU-PRINCE— Senate leader Jocelerme Privert took office as Haiti's caretaker president with one real task: Quickly untangle a political stalemate blocking presidential and legislative runoff elections. Three months on, yet another voting date has... Read more
Authorities released video footage today that shows a man pacing around outside Who's on First bar before a deadly shooting that left a Haitian-American man dead last November. Boston Police need help identifying the man, who is shown wearing a... Read more
PORT-AU-PRINCE— A majority of lower house lawmakers rejected the interim president's pick for prime minister Sunday evening, leaving Haiti's provisional government in limbo. The rejection of economist Fritz Jean as Haiti's No. 2 official was a... Read more
A young Haitian-American woman was struck and killed by a vehicle as she walked along Brush Hill Road in Milton on Tuesday. The victim, 18 year-old Katelisa Etienne, was a senior at Milton High School. The Patriot Ledger reports that the driver of the... Read more
A young Haitian-American woman was struck and killed by a vehicle as she walked along Brush Hill Road in Milton on Tuesday. The victim, 18 year-old Katelisa Etienne, was a senior at Milton High School. The Patriot Ledger reports that the driver of the... Read more
A Boston man wanted for allegedly murdering two sisters in their Dorchester apartment in 2011 is now one of the most hunted men in America— and internationally. The U.S. Marshals added fugitive Jean Weevens Janvier, 34, to their 15 Most Wanted list today... Read more
PORT-AU-PRINCE— More than a dozen people reclined on cots inside the clinic in the Haitian capital, a few so sick they were receiving intravenous infusions to rehydrate their bodies and spare them an agonizing death. The worst off one recent morning was a... Read more
President Michel Martelly made his farewell speech to Haiti as he departed office Feb. 7 with no successor yet chosen because a runoff election was delayed for a second time last month amid violent protests and deep suspicions about vote rigging. In a... Read more

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