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Miriam Ashchkenasy of Brookline is an emergency medicine physician who is leading a Massachusetts General Hospital typhoon relief mission to the Philippines. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

Mass General Hospital Team Joins Typhoon Relief Effort In Philippines

Miriam Ashchkenasy is an emergency medicine physician and has been doing humanitarian response work for past 15 years. On Sunday, she deploys to the Philippines as part of a disaster relief team from Massachusetts General Hospital.

11/16/2013

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Massachusetts.(credit: Douglas McFadd/Getty Images)

Boston Catholic Diocese To Aid Typhoon Victims

Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley has directed Roman Catholic parishes under his leadership to take a special collection this weekend to help victims of a typhoon that has killed thousands and left some 600,000 people homeless in the Philippines.

11/16/2013

TACLOBAN, PHILIPPINES - NOVEMBER 10:  Widespread devastation is left behind in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan on November 10, 2013 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, packing maximum sustained winds of 195 mph (315 kph), slammed into the southern Philippines and left a trail of destruction in multiple provinces, forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate and making travel by air and land to hard-hit provinces difficult. Around 10,000 people are feared dead in the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year. (Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images)

Boston Residents Struggle To Reach Family In Philippines

The horrifying disaster taking place in Philippines have folks back home here in Boston terrified.

11/11/2013

Louis Matnog of Malden packs supplies for his Red Cross relief mission to the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the country. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

Red Cross Worker From Malden Flying To Philippines For Typhoon Relief

Louis Matnog of Malden, a Red Cross international disaster worker, is flying to the Philippines for a month-long relief effort after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the country.

11/09/2013

Ted Candaza watches typhoon coverage. (WBZ-TV photo)

Local Filipinos Await Word From Relatives After Typhoon Hits

As Typhoon Haiyan batters the Philippines, local Filipinos are desperately searching for any news about their loved ones.

11/08/2013

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Super-Typhoon Haiyan; Strongest Cyclone Ever To Make Landfall

Find Eric Fisher on Twitter and Facebook Unfortunately, we’ve had our share of natural disasters in the U.S. over the past couple of years. Tonight, it’s the Philippines dealing with what may be an unprecedented […]

11/07/2013

Thao Le and 22 others were rescued from this boat by a Norwegian ship captain and his crew.

Chelsea Man To Reuinte With Sea Captain Who Rescued Him In 1991

A Chelsea man who made a harrowing escape from Vietnam 21 years ago is about to fulfill a dream.

05/10/2012

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Former Fitchburg Priest Indicted On Child Porn Charges

A Roman Catholic priest who once served at a Fitchburg church has been indicted on child pornography and theft charges.

03/27/2012

Aida Alamillo gave birth over the Pacific Ocean.

Woman Headed To Boston Delivers Baby Boy Over Pacific Ocean

Aida Alamillo was traveling to Boston to see relatives when somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, labor began.

09/20/2011