Here is a picture of the former Boston police detective Yves Dambreville.
Yves Dambreville, a 33-year veteran of the Boston Police Force was brutally gunned down by some unknown hooligans on August 26, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Dambreville has left behind a legacy of cultural outreach who would be remembered as a man of many identities. He served as a liaison to the city's Haitian community and other immigrant neighborhoods. This retired Boston police detective was one of the most visible and influential members and held as a pioneer in the Boston's Haitian community for decades. He was the first Caribbean community's official link to Boston City Hall and the Mayor's Office who arranged for educational and job training opportunities for hundreds of people. Dambreville settled in Boston in the late 1960's. He was the city's second Haitian-American police officer after his brother Manny. He served as a trusted advisor to two former Boston Mayors, Ray Flynn and Tom Menino, a responsibility overlapping his police work.
Here is a picture of several Massachusetts elected officials standing against Haitian expulsion in the Dominican Republic
On June 30, 2015, Linda Dorcena Forry a Senator from Massachusetts, Senator Forry and several other political and community leaders during a press conference on the State House steps have denounced the potential mass deportations from the Dominican Republic (DR). They have expressed their disapproval in the manner that the DR's is handling the situation. They have conveyed their solidarity with this humanitarian crisis and called for tourism boycott of DR. The DR should immediately boycott this policy. Linda Dorcena has warned of worsening humanitarian crisis as the deportees will create hardship for many more in Haiti, because it is not at all equipped to handle the influx of refugees along its borders.
Popular Haitian-American restaurant and bakery, Belle Epoque, was launched at its new location on Massasoit Plaza in Brockton. Mayor Balzotti performed the ceremonial duties in the presence of local and state officials.
Belle Epoque offers both eat-in and take-out service, as well as a successful catering business under the same banner. The Devaris family owns and operates the establishment, which takes pride in preparing custom-designed cakes as well as Haitian-American lunch and dinner cuisine.
Le Foyer Bakery--to hear customers tell it--makes the best Haitian pates in all of Haiti. The item is so popular people turn up to order them when the bakery opens at 7 am.
A Caribbean turnover made of biscuit dough and stuffed with a choice of chicken, ground beef, or salt cod, they fly off the trays, baked fresh all day long. For an inexpensive and savory breakfast on-the-run, start your day at Le Foyer Bakery.
132 Babson St., Mattapan Square
The sky of Haiti wi become more crowded as Jet Blue will introduce new non-stop Flights From Boston To Haiti.
The new direct flight will begin on Wednesday, June 16, 2015 form Logan airport to Port-au-Prince until September 5. This is the period considered to be very busy travel between Haiti and Boston.
JetBlue adding more flights to Haiti and Cuba
JetBlue Airways, based in New York, has made public it will schedule extra flights to Cuba and Haiti. Now that travel restrictions to Cuba have been lifted JetBlue will run flight service from Tampa to Havana on Fridays.
During the summer months the air carrier will schedule flights from Boston, New York, and Fort Lauderdale to Haiti.
JetBlue partners with ABC Charters, and travelers must contact them to arrange flights to Cuba.
Here is a picture of the Haitian-American Danielle Legros Georges, Boston's official Poet Laureate.
Danielle Legros Georges, a teacher of Creative Arts at Lesley University, is the new poet laureate of Boston. Her four year term will begin in January 2015. Danielle is a widely published poet and translator and a native of Haiti who moved to the United States at age of six with her parents who settled down in Mattapan, amid a small Haitian population, that has since expanded dramatically. She writes on a variety of topics, some of which was created out of her experience as a Haitian diaspora. Her academic area focuses on contemporary American poetry, Caribbean literature and studies, African-American poetry, literary translation, and the arts in education.
She will receive an annual stipend of $2,000 and a fund of $3,000 to arrange programs on "raising the consciousness of Bostonians on local poets". Since her mother died of a prolonged illness, she understands the needs and wants to work on the elder care facilities for senior citizens.
Here is a picture of Gov. Deval Patrick as he pays a visit to Sant Belvi Adult Day Center for Haitian elders.
Governor Patrick says Coakley dedicated to Boston Haitian Community
Governor Patrick visited Haitian seniors at day care centers throughout Boston to ask them to vote for Martha Coakley, running against Charlie Baker, who Patrick says pays no attention to Haitian communities.
Jean-Claude Sanon says Coakley "has no connection with the community . . . . That's what lost her in 2010 against Scott Brown and it's going to happen again." But Patrick says Sanon is lying, and Coakley is committed to the Haitian community.
This is what happened.and it is a lesson for all of us. A Haitian man who was flying from Boston to Paris last Friday got into a heated dispute with flight attendants over a reclining seat.
Edmond Alexandre who is 60 years old was involved in an argument with the other passenger. He pulled the flight attendant by the arm. As a consequence, Edmond Alexandre was restrained and arrested by federal air marshals aboard. The American airlines flight had to be diverted to Boston
He was charged with assaulting a flight attendant, U.S. prosecutors in Boston said