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Sep 12, 2016

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.

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Aug 30, 2016

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. 

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Aug 30, 2016

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.

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Aug 30, 2016

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.”

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Jul 28, 2016

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.

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Jul 28, 2016

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.

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Jul 28, 2016

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.

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Jul 28, 2016

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.”

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Jul 25, 2016

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.

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Jul 21, 2016

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.

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Jul 21, 2016

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.

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May 12, 2016

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.

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May 12, 2016

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

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May 12, 2016

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May 9, 2016

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.

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Mar 31, 2016

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 camouflage-print jacket and lurking near the entrance to the Yawkey Way bar before the deadly gunfire began.

Jepthe Chery, 30, was shot to death in the gunfight that erupted just after 2 a.m. on Nov. 26, 2015. Police and prosecutors say Chery was an innocent bystander to the incident. Three other people were wounded, but survived. One of those injured, Dominique Carpenter-Grady, has been indicted on illegal gun charges.

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Mar 24, 2016

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.

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Mar 11, 2016

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 Jeep that struck Etienne is a Boston Police officer from Hyde Park. The newspaper reports that no charges have been filed at this point.

A memorial fund for the young woman has been set up online. The organizers of the memorial page say that Etienne was due to graduate from Milton Hill this year and planned to attend Curry College in the fall. The fund has already raised more than $5,000 in donations.

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Mar 11, 2016

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 Jeep that struck Etienne is a Boston Police officer from Hyde Park. The newspaper reports that no charges have been filed at this point.

A memorial fund for the young woman has been set up online. The organizers of the memorial page say that Etienne was due to graduate from Milton Hill this year and planned to attend Curry College in the fall. The fund has already raised more than $5,000 in donations.

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