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After Unlikely Victory, Haitian American Frontus Starts Work in Coney Island Seat
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After Unlikely Victory, Haitian American Frontus Starts Work in Coney Island Seat

Among the latest crop of assembly members is Haitian American Mathylde Frontus, who was sworn in by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Nov. 15 — before 18 other new assembly-elects — because she was elected to fill a seat that was vacated by disgraced ex-assemblywoman Pamela Harris. Harris resigned from her seat last April after being indicted and eventually pleading guilty to a 11 charges including wire fraud.

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Haiti business leaders ask president to break gridlock after another day of violence

As “Operation lock down Haiti” marked its fifth day Monday, the country’s leading business chambers called on Haitian President Jovenel Moïse to come to the negotiating table in order to end violent demonstrations that have left at least eight people dead, a dozen injured and businesses pillaged and burned.

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Proposed Belmont Park Redevelopment Project Raises Questions On Traffic Impact for Nearby Haitian Communities

The proposed project was estimated to generate 5,093 vehicle trips into the Elmont and surrounding Queens area during peak a.m. and p.m. hours in the weekday, according to the traffic study conducted by the state. During three Saturday peak hours, 12,955 vehicle trips were anticipated.

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The Undertold Story of Mary Ellen Pleasant’s Haitian Heritage

Outside of the white community, Pleasant was an abolitionist who made her biracial identity known to the black community. Known as the “Black City Hall,” she served as a link to the Underground Railroad by helping slaves escape as far north as Canada, as well as, providing employment to freed slaves in both her businesses and in high society homes in California.

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