State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry will host a discussion on the response to Hurricane Matthew and the cholera epidemic in Haiti at the State House on Friday, Oct. 14.Read more
PETIT-GOAVE - Hurricane Matthew churned toward the Bahamas early Wednesday with a spreading mix of high winds, heavy rains and a dangerous storm surge, leaving widespread damage and human suffering behind in Haiti's poor, rural southwestern peninsula.Read more
For the first time ever, registered voters in Boston — and across the state — will have the opportunity to cast their ballots ahead of the Nov. 8 elections during an early voting period.Read more
PORT-AU-PRINCE— Former Haitian leader Jean-Bertand Aristide has returned to the campaign trail a day after passing out while supporting his political faction's presidential candidate.Read more
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that it was widening efforts to deport Haitians, a response to thousands of immigrants from the Caribbean nation who have overwhelmed California border crossings with Mexico in recent months.Read more
Disturbed by recent arrests involving Uber drivers accused of assaulting passengers, state Sen.Read more
State Rep. Dan Cullinane secured his 12th Suffolk District seat on Sept. 8, beating out second place finisher Jovan Lacet by more than 800 votes after a low-turnout primary.Read more
PORT-AU-PRINCE— A U.N.Read more
City Councillor Andrea Campbell last week pitched Mattapan community members on a November ballot question that would institute a city tax surcharge that would provide funds for historic preservation, parks, and housing.Read more
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.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 materials.
What is not mentioned in that dossier is Lacet’s termination from his job as a Boston Police officer in 2004 in the aftermath of a murder investigation and prosecution in which his brother was the chief suspect and defendant in a fatal 1998 shooting in Mattapan. His brother was found not guilty.
This week, a Boston Police spokesman told the Reporter that Lacet was terminated because he “committed perjury.”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.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 mixed-used project, including affordable housing and commercial space, in the long-underutilized River Street parking lot next to the station.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.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 the ownership of a notably negligent landlord, Uwa Lawrence.
“One, two, three, four. No more constables at our door. Five, six, seven, eight. Don’t evict, negotiate,” they chanted outside Lawrence’s property at 91-101 Waldeck St. amidst an array of colorful signs emblazoned with the words “People Before Profit” and “Stand Up! Fight Back.”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.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 and other officials to "discuss the urgent need for elected representatives at all levels of government." He arrived Thursday.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.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.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 towardRead more