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Fritz Orvil: His band Mélanj, with guest vocalist Rebecca Zampa, perform in Mattapan on Saturday. This Saturday all eyes – and ears – will be on Mattapan as the jazz appreciation coalition JazzBoston winds up its 9th annual JazzWeek with its 2015 theme, “... Read more
PORT-AU-PRINCE— The wife of Haitian President Michel Martelly registered to run for the Senate in her first attempt at elected office. First lady Sophia Martelly filed the required documents on April 23 to compete in a crowded field for one of 20 open... Read more
PORT-AU-PRINCE— The Haitian government will appeal a widely criticized decision by a judge to dismiss charges against two men in a high-profile kidnapping case, the justice minister said Wednesday. A notice of appeal was submitted to the Supreme Court... Read more
Haitian-Americans United, Inc. (H.A.U.) will host a series events organized in celebration of the 2015 Haitian Heritage Month in Massachusetts. H.A.U. and its partners continue to focus on “Unity” as the central theme for this year, while evoking the... Read more
DotHouse Health will celebrate the official dedication of its new name with a ribbon cutting event on Tuesday, April 28 at their Dorchester Avenue facility. Former Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy will officiate at the 12 p.m. event. Formerly known as the... Read more
NASSAU, Bahamas— The Bahamas says 178 Haitian migrants have been detained by local authorities over the last several days. In a Sunday statement, Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said the archipelago off Florida's east coast has been "dealing with a... Read more
Northeastern University hosts a conversation about the Haitian refugee crisis on 1991-94 and the decision made by the US government to detain thousands of Haitian-born migrants on Guantanamo before repatriating them back to Haiti. Free and open to the... Read more
Our sister paper the Dorchester Reporter has launched a new feature called The Relay, a weekly newsletter covering the latest news on Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games. Sign-up here to receive it via email. The Relay is powered by the Reporter’s own... Read more
Charles Yancey, the longest-serving member on the City Council, is facing a formidable challenge for his Fourth District seat from political newcomer Andrea Campbell. Campbell, 32, recently sat down with the Reporter for her first interview with the media... Read more
In an effort to include community input into the transit-oriented development of the commuter parking lot next to Mattapan Station, MassDot will host a public meeting at the station’s community room next Tuesday (April 22) at 5:30 p.m. “Any future... Read more
The former mayor of North Miami is appealing her conviction and prison sentence in an $11 million mortgage fraud scheme. An attorney for Lucie Tondreau recently filed a notice of appeal, which will be considered by the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit... Read more
At least 21 people have died and 17 others are missing in a suspected boat capsizing off Haiti's northern coast, authorities said on April 9. The group was among 50 believed to be aboard a boat that was headed north to the nearby Turks & Caicos... Read more
CAP-HAITIEN— The 50-year-old man from the village scrambled up a grassy hill to ask the onsite manager of a U.S. mining company for work. Joseph Tony had heard VCS Mining Inc. was bringing jobs, along with paved roads and electricity, to this corner of... Read more
The United Nations says that one of its international peacekeepers in Haiti has been killed in an attack. A statement from the U.N. Security Council says the slain peacekeeper was from Chile. It did not identify him or provide specifics on the incident... Read more
The Mayor's Office of Arts + Culture will feature “Borderless Bird," an exhibition of paintings by Colette Bresilla of East Boston, beginning on April 6. The exhibition will hang in the Mayors Gallery on the fifth floor of Boston City Hall until May 15. "... Read more
JetBlue will launch twice-a-week, non-stop flights from Boston to Port-au-Prince on June 17, 2015 through September 5. JetBlue Flight 1147 will depart Boston at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays and arrive in Port-au-Prince at 2:15 p.m. Flight 1148... Read more
Senator Linda Dorcena Forry is hosting a special meeting with United States Custom & Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians on Thursday, January 22 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at St. Angela's Parish Hall located at 1554 Blue... Read more
Photo by Priscilla HarmelDanielle Legros Georges, a resident of Dorchester, will begin a four year-term as the city of Boston’s official Poet Laureate in January. Georges, a native of Haiti who teaches Creative Arts at Lesley University, is a published... Read more
Mayor Thomas M. MeninoThomas Menino, a self-described "lunch bucket guy" who rose from his roots in Hyde Park to dominate Boston and Massachusetts politics as the capital city's mayor for 20 years, has passed away after battling cancer. He was 71. City's... Read more
Medicines for Humanity (MFH), headquartered in Rockland, MA, recently honored The Daughters of Charity – Haiti with its 2014 Humanitarian of the Year Award. Ceremonies were held at the The Harvard Club in Boston. Medicines for Humanity, a non-profit and... Read more


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