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Boston College High School passes along correspondence they have received today (Thursday, Jan. 14) via e-mail from Fr. Perard Monestime, S.J. who was able to update the school community today with his version of the news from his vantage point at a... Read more
Emily Rooney discusses the aftermath of the earthquake on her radio program on WGBH 89.7 on Wednesday. Go to WGBH to see a preview of a special documentary "Egalité for All", about The Haitian Revolution (1791–1803) and Toussaint Louverture (1743–1803),... Read more
New England Cable News reports on the efforts in Boston to connect Haitian families to loved ones in Haiti.
Rev. Richard ButlerThe Reporter has made contact with Fr. Richard J. Butler, a Boston Archdiocesan priest who arrived in Haiti on Tuesday, just hours before the quake. Butler, a senior priest at St. Mary of the Assumption in Brookline, was traveling to a... Read more
Senator John Kerry's office has just issued a statement on efforts to restore communications in Haiti. Kerry is Chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet. He characterized yesterday as the today commented on... Read more
Western Union, the money transfer company, has begun offering "no fee" money transfers to Haiti today, the company tells the Haitian Reporter. The company says the offer is good on "any amount sent to Haiti from the United States, Canada and France... for... Read more
The Archdiocese of Boston has planned a series of prayer services for the Boston Haitian community and friends: "The Office of Outreach and Cultural Diversity for the Archdiocese of Boston has announced a series of prayer services for those impacted by... Read more
The International Committee of the Red Cross has set up a missing persons database that can be used to track the whereabouts of loved ones. A Haitian-American family in Philadelphia is getting text messages from their uncle in Delmas who is seeking relief... Read more
Local unions are organizing efforts to raise funds for Haiti after a massive earthquake devastated the poor island nation. SEIU Local 1199, which has 4,000 Haitians among its membership, will be fundraising and planning to send a delegation to Haiti to... Read more
New England Cable News covered tonight's emergency meeting held at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End.Related: Menino, state leaders roll out plans for Haiti response
Donna Barry, chief policy director for the Boston-based Partners in Health organization, says that the organization is now registering health care workers who are willing to go to Haiti. "If you are a health professional interested in volunteering, please... Read more
City to open resource center for local families and offer direct outreach to Haiti Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by Mayor Tom Menino's office at 5:40 p.m. today: Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced this afternoon that the City of... Read more
Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office has issued a cautionary message to those looking to donate funds to help earthquake victims in Haiti: beware of scammers and illegitimate agencies seeking to take advantage of the groundswell of sympathy. Coakley... Read more
Massachusetts Senators John Kerry and Paul Kirk are calling on President Barack Obama to lift a ban on granting Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to all Haitian nationals now living in the U.S. , Kerry and Kirk joined 13 other senators in issuing a letter... Read more
New England Cable News reports on the local reaction to the Jan. 12 earthquake.
On the anniversary of the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake, the Reporter goes back into its archives for a look at how we covered those first hours. Below is a record of that coverage, starting just minutes after word reached Boston. Tuesday, Jan. 12 (5:50 p.m... Read more
Local activist and author Veronica De La Croix held a book signing co-hosted by the Haitian Harvard Alliance (HHA) on December 3 for her recently published text “Presenting My Hero: Toussaint L’Ouverture”. As its namesake indicates, De La Croix introduces... Read more
The Somerville Arts Council has issued a call to the Haitian community for entries for an event "An Evening of Haitian Film & Video to be held on Feb. 4, 2010 in Union Square. The event will include over an hour of short documentaries or narrative... Read more
Five Haitian-American candidates running for City Council seats in Boston, Malden, Brockton, and Randolph are teaming up to shovel some cash into their coffers. A 6 p.m. fundraiser is planned for Aug. 30 at Lantana in Randolph. Jean-Claude Sanon, a... Read more
The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld Frantz Kebreau's convictions on charges he raped and assaulted his daughters repeatedly over several years. Kebreau, a Lynn resident, was arrested in 2002 and found guilty in 2005 on two counts of rape of a child,... Read more

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