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Jan 14, 2010

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 the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

Tonight, (January 14) there will be a prayer service at St. Angela's Church 1545
Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan at 6p.m.

On Friday, January 15, there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 10:00
AM until 6:00 p.m. at St. Angela's Church in Mattapan

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Jan 14, 2010

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 aid at the Diatsu dealership there. They have posted an appeal at CNN.com

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Jan 13, 2010

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 offer volunteer services from nurses and other health workers, according to Herbert Jean-Baptiste, chair of the Haitian Caucus within the union.
He is also working to get SEIU Locals 615 and 509 involved as well, he said.

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Jan 13, 2010

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

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Jan 13, 2010

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.

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Jan 13, 2010

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:

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Jan 13, 2010

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.

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Jan 13, 2010

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.

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Jan 12, 2010

New England Cable News reports on the local reaction to the Jan. 12 earthquake.

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Jan 12, 2010

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.)- Haiti, a country besieged by deadly hurricanes and grinding poverty, has experienced yet another catastrophic natural disaster today. CNN is reporting that the island nation has been rocked by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake centered some 10 miles off the coast of the capitol Port-au-Prince.

Kenson Calixte, a Haitian-American from Abington, has talked to two relatives on the ground in Delmas, a community about 15 miles from Port-au-Prince. Calixte said they reported widespread devestation, including a hotel that had collapsed.

"My uncle said he'd never felt anything like this before," said Calixte. "The house shook and there was much damage inside the house. There are houses that have collapsed in his neighborhood."
"My cousin thinks there are casualties there at the hotel. He was walking the street saying there are a lot of people hurt."

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Jan 11, 2010

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 Toussaint L’Ouverture, a leader of the struggle for Haitian independence and abolition of slavery, with her own historical assessments.
The book includes addendums such as poetry, photography, and statistics on Haiti’s 18th century economy. The central fixture of the book is L’Ouverture’s autobiography.

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Jan 8, 2010

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.

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Aug 22, 2009

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.

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Jul 16, 2009

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld Frantz Kebreau's convictions on charges he raped and assaulted his daughters repeatedly over several years.

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Jul 16, 2009

NOTICE: The slip opinions and orders posted on this Web site are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports. This preliminary material will be removed from the Web site once the advance sheets of the Official Reports are published. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

COMMONWEALTH vs. Frantz KEBREAU.

SJC-10317

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Jul 13, 2009

With the fate of health insurance for 30,000 legal immigrants hanging on the choices legislative leaders will make in the coming days, House Speaker Robert DeLeo said Gov. Deval Patrick made a "good and compelling case" for maintaining the coverage.

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Jul 9, 2009

Saying the Legislature has made its position clear, a top House lawmaker said that the Patrick administration should shift funds within the state’s large human services budget if it wants to continue health coverage beyond July for 30,000 legal immigrant

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Jul 8, 2009

Senators Edward Kennedy and John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) have joined a growing chorus of Congressional voices urging President Barack Obama to grant temporary protected status (TPS) to approximately 30,000 Haitians living in the U.S. illegally.

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Jul 8, 2009

Candidates 2009: Five candidates for public office have emerged for seats in four different communities in Massachusetts this year. From left to right: Fred Fontaine, Ricardo Bonachy Telemaque, Nekita Lamour, Jean-Claude Sanon and Marc Lucas.Candidates 2009: Five candidates for public office have emerged for seats in four different communities in Massachusetts this year. From left to right: Fred Fontaine, Ricardo Bonachy Telemaque, Nekita Lamour, Jean-Claude Sanon and Marc Lucas.Four Haitian-American candidates running for office greeted a largely Haitian-American audience during a unique gathering in Dorchester last month. The forum at Sant Belvi Senior Center was organized by one of the candidates, Jean-Claude Sanon, in order to introduce the candidates, who collectively form the largest field of Haitians running for seats at one time in the state. All of the candidates with Haitian roots who are running this year are first-time candidates. Two — Fred Fontaine and Marc Lucas— are running for at-large seats on the Brockton City Council.

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