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The Boston Globe
Pawel Swierczynski's car accident: 07/28/07, 07/31/07

The Boston Herald
About Pawel Swierczynski's accident on highway: 07/28/07

The Boston Globe
(Against "post-family order"- S.T.): Conservative groups meet in Poland. May 9, 2007
The World Congress of Families is expected to draw more than 2,500 people from dozens
of countries to Warsaw's Palace of Culture and Science (former Josef Stalin's Palace - S.T.)
 from Friday through Sunday.

The Boston Globe
President George W. Bush is expected to visit Poland in June '07. April 21, 2007

The Boston Globe
The Bush Administration offers a cooperation in defense technology, "as well as to permit Russian officials
to inspect the future missile bases." April 21, 2007

The Boston Herald
Jewish and Polish youth to overcome stereotypes: "Although Germans perpetrated the Holocaust,
bitterness often lingers toward the land where the killings took place. Some Poles collaborated;
others risked their lives to save Jews." The Auschwitz-Birkenau rememberance march. April 13. 2007  

The Boston Herald
Google has plan to open new center in Wroclaw, Poland and create 200 jobs in the area. April 12, 2007

The Boston Herald
Poland’s Defense Minister Radek Sikorski talks, Jan. 22, 2007

The Boston Globe
Anti-missle shield negotiations with US Jan.21, 2007

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The Boston Globe
The economy in Poland has grew at 5.8% of annual rate and lower unemployment rate. Nov. 30, 2006

The Boston Globe
The leaders in Poland are thinking about moving  remining 900 troops out of Iraq by the end of 2007. Nov. 27, 2006

The Boston Globe
Mining accident in Ruda Slaska, Poland, 8 die. "This is a tragedy.
People have died here," - President L.Kaczynski. The Boston Globe Nov.23, 2006

The Boston Globe
Poland's jobless rate falls to new low. Associated Press, Oct. 6, 2006

The Boston Herald
EU’s newest members demand to join visa-free travel area in 2007, By Associated Press, Oct 5. 2006
"EU Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini on Wednesday sent a letter to U.S. Homeland Security Secretary
Michael Chertoff, saying the EU believed it was "no longer understandable and acceptable" that the U.S.
refuse to lift the visa requirements."

Boston Herald
Poland announces at 900 new troops for NATO’s Afghan force,By Associated Press, Sept. 14, 2006
"Sikorski and Polish Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski are in Washington for talks with U.S. leaders" (web s)

The Boston Globe
Foreigners spur housing boom in Poland, Sept. 13, 2006
"In 2005 alone, real estate prices in Warsaw rose 30 percent in prime locations, and between 10 and 20 percent in other areas"
(web s.)

The Boston Globe
Ireland reports record immigration, By Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press, Sept. 12, 2006
"..150,000 Eastern Europeans, mostly Poles, have settled in Ireland in the past two years. The demographic shift is reflected in Polish-language signs in shop windows and on construction sites and Polish goods on sale in supermarkets."(web p.)

Boston Herald
NATO commander calls for reinforcements in Afghanistan. By Associated Press
Sept. 7, 2006
"NATO’s top commander, Gen. James L. Jones/../will meet top generals from the 26 NATO nations Friday and Saturday in Warsaw, Poland, in an attempt to generate troops, planes and helicopters needed for the mission[in Afghanistan]".(web p.)

The Boston Globe
Polish memorial sculpture relocated.
"After months of at-times bitter debate, the statue depicting five emaciated Polish cavalry soldiers found a noncontroversial
resting spot" - article on September 7th (web s.)

Boston Herald
Statue of weary Polish soldiers returns
"A sculpture depicting the grim but triumphant struggle of Polish partisan soldiers was relocated to an MBTA station yesterday."
Article on September 7th (web s.)

The Boston Globe
Polish unemployment dips to 15.6 percent
"it remains the highest in the European Union, which the country joined in 2004." September 7, 2006 (web s.)

The Boston Globe
A last appeal for survival of Polish parish. Parishioners seek Vatican reversal.
By Kathy McCabe, Globe Staff, August 3, 2006
They've prayed in English and Polish for the Virgin Mary to grant them a miracle. ``I really believe the Blessed Virgin
will remember us and will do what we expect," Marion Gorski, 93, said. (web s)

Boston Herald
European nations draw battle lines in spirited war over what is vodka, By Associated Press (July 25, 2006)
“Vodka is a Polish product ... it goes back to the 15th century, that’s a fact,” says Bugoslaw Sonik,
a Polish conservative member of the European Parliament. “Let’s not make false history.” (web.s.)

"Little is known about the early history of the drink in Europe. The first written record of vodka in Poland dates
from 1405 in the Sandomierz Court Registry. In Russia, the first written usage of the word vodka in an official
document in its modern meaning is dated by the decree of Empress Catherine I of June 8, 1751 that regulated
the ownership of vodka distilleries.
Vodka is now one of the world's most popular spirits." (Wikipedia web p.)

The Boston Globe:
Poland's president swore in his identical twin brother, (July 14, 2006)
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, first time since second World War in Poland, has finished
with words" so help me God". He devoted himself to cleansing the state of corruption
on" a "tough road of change" in Poland. (web s.)

The Boston Globe:
 Leading Polish priest admits spying for communists, by Reurers (July 11, 2006)
""I want to apologize and ask for forgiveness, especially for those whom I have hurt. There is no doubt about my guilt,"
 Czajkowski wrote in a statement."I have already expressed my regret toward God. Now I am doing it toward people."
Czajkowski, an associate of John Paul who was succeeded last year by Pope Benedict, was a willing agent who
reported about pro-democratic activities of his fellow clerics..." (web s.)

The Boston Globe:
  Pillar for fellow Poles Woman gives care, accent of home to ill compatriots, by Maria Cramer (July 11, 2006)
About Lilia Stypulkowski, a hospital interpreter for immigrants.
"The Polish community around Boston, like other immigrant groups, is increasingly educated and affluent,
and it is moving into suburban areas." (web s.)

Boston Herald:
Poland faces prospect of identical twins as prez, prime minister, by Associated Press, Sunday (July 9, 2006)
WARSAW, Poland - The United States has its political power families - the Kennedys, the Clintons, the Bushes. But nothing
quite like what is developing in Poland, which faced the almost certain prospect Saturday of having identical twins as prime
 minister and president.
 "...they became politically active when they joined the anti-communist opposition in the 1970s. They later served as advisers
to the Solidarity movement in the 1980s.
 /.../ " Jacek Kucharczyk, an analyst with the Institute of Public Affairs think tank, says that, even if their looks might confuse foreign dignitaries, the issue no longer looms as a domestic predicament.
   “It was a kind of aesthetic problem during the elections, and some people thought it was strange looking,” Kucharczyk said.
“But the main problem is their track record in politics.”
   Poland has been beset by political instability and bickering since Law and Justice formed a government in October." (web.s.)

The Boston Globe:
Poland's prickly twins grab reins of power, by Adam Jasser ( July 8, 2006)
"WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish conservative leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski and his twin brother, President Lech Kaczynski, shot to fame playing rookie lead characters in a 1962 hit "The Two Who Stole the Moon."
 On Saturday, the former child stars and anti-communist activists, 57, stood on the threshold of capturing unprecedented power in the ex-communist European Union country as Jaroslaw prepared to become the next prime minister."
By the mid-1990s, their quarrels on the right of the political scene earned them a reputation as people who kept destroying their own creations. In a 1993 survey Jaroslaw was rated the country's "biggest political loony." Lech came second." (web s.)

prickle -  A hard, pointed outgrowth from the surface of a plant, involving several layers of cells but not containing a vein
(Biotech Dictionary)

The Boston Globe  about changes in Polish Administration:  
Polish PM quits, party chief Kaczynski to take over  (July 7, 2006)
"Poland's popular Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz resigned on Friday after growing tensions with his
Law and Justice party, making way for Jaroslaw Kaczynski, twin brother of the president, to take over." (web p.)

Article about The Boston Globe using "Polish concentration camp" in POLAND.US (in Polish, July 7,'06)

The Boston Globe:
Article about 60 Anniversary of Masacre in Kielce, Poland (July 04, 2006), in Polish we can read
Polish Press Agency (PAP - web p.)

Boston Herald:
Europe missile-defense site needed, by Associated Press (July 1, 2006)
"The Bush administration has spent more than a year negotiating with several European allies
to find a third site for the ground-based interceptor missiles, including discussions last year with
Poland. (web site)

Boston Herald:
Pride parades and prison terms: A mixed picture for gay rights by Associated Press (July 1, 2006)
 "In Poland, about 3,000 people marched peacefully three weeks ago in Warsaw’s annual gay rights
march, an event marked in previous years by violence and official bans. Former Warsaw Mayor Lech
Kaczynski, now Poland’s president, refused to grant permits for the parade in 2004 and 2005, saying
such events threatened Polish society.
   The European Parliament adopted a resolution in mid-June asserting that homophobia is on the rise
in Poland." (web site)

The Boston Globe
Is using the phrase "Polish concentration camp" again see the web site (June 26, 2006)

Boston Herald:
270,000 gather for Mass by Benedict XVI at site where John Paul II inspired Solidarity
By Associated Press . May 26, 2006 (web p.)
"Pope arrives in Polish homeland of John Paul II on mission to further healing"
 May 25, 2006 (web p.)
"The visit will touch on some of the most painful memories of Europe’s past, including a visit by the
pope - enrolled unwillingly in the Hitler Youth and later a German army draftee - to the Auschwitz-Birkenau
concentration camp, where the Nazis killed 1.5 million people, mostly Jews.
  Asked by journalists on the plane how he felt about visiting Auschwitz as a German, Benedict said,
“I am above all a Catholic. I must say that this is the most important point.”

The Boston Globe:
Pope visits predecessor's homeland. He applauds Poland's fervent Catholicism
By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times,  May 26, 2006 (web p.)
 "Pope says Warsaw mass" May 25, 2006 (web p.)
"His visit could also help break down lingering distrust in Poland toward him and Germany, which
occupied the country during World War Two and killed vast numbers of Poles and Jews.
In deference to Polish and Jewish sensitivities, Benedict will avoid speaking German except for
when he prays on Sunday at the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, where 1.5 million people, many
of them Jews, were killed during World War Two"

"On Sunday, Benedict will visit the Auschwitz-Birkanau death camp near Krakow, where Hitler’s
Nazi regime killed up to 1.5 million people, most of them Jews."
The Boston Globe: "Pope heads to Polish homeland of John Paul II on mission to further healing"
By Associated Press Thursday, May 24, 2006 ( web p.)
(So far, so good, no "Polish camps" - S.T. /

Google Inc. added maps and satellite photos of European countries including France, Germany,
Spain, Denmark, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, and Belgium to its website to generate more advertising
revenue from local businesses. The site also provides driving directions between European cities. The
Globe - 04/26/06

Thousands mourn Holocaust at Auschwitz march
"Here under these walls my family was murdered," said Krzysztof Kisielewski, a Pole whose father
and aunt were killed in Auschwitz. "When I think that the German Pope will pray here in a few weeks,
I believe that history has turned full circle." The Globe - 04/25/06

Poland leverages skilled, low cost labor
"There's nothing east of us until Beijing," said Tomasz Goslar, the physicist who heads the laboratory.
The lab, in underground offices along a bumpy, unpaved road, provides just one example of how cheaper,
highly skilled workers are helping Poland in its uneven effort to catch up with wealthier neighbors. The
Globe - 04/25/06

Russia delivers missiles to Belarus. Russian air force chief Gen. Vladimir Mikhailov said in February,
that Russia planned to set up a permanent
military air base in Belarus./.../Belarus, whose regime is increasingly isolated by the West, has developed
close ties with Iran - The Boston Globe (04/22/06)

Eight sailors were charged Tuesday with arranging sham marriages to Polish and Romanian women.
After Associated Press stories in The Boston Globe - 04/11/06 and Boston Herald - 04/11/06
"JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Eight sailors were charged Tuesday with arranging sham marriages to Polish and
Romanian women in a scheme to increase their military housing pay and help the women apply for U.S.

O'Malley urges policy reform based on respect
''This country is great because of immigrants," O'Malley said to the crowd that jammed Copley Square
about 6 p.m. ''The immigration policy we need in the US must be based on the cornerstone of respect
for the dignity of every human person." Boston police estimated the crowd at 5,000 to 7,000 people The
Boston Globe (04/11/06,
see also 04/08/06, 04/04/06 and photos )

"John Paul the miracle worker?" By Philip Pullella
Pope John Paul should be declared a saint, people think, interview with Monsignor Slawomir Oder
(Reuters).The Boston Globe (03/19/06).
Canonization of the Servant of God, John Paul II web site contains special Prayer.

The series of articles and events about  the "Partisans" monument, January-March 2006 (web site)

"The main issue of the talks will be related to our political-military alliance, NATO, the enlargement
of NATO," Kaczynski, 56, said in the interview Tuesday. "Poland is very deeply interested in Ukraine
joining NATO. We would very much like that to happen in 2008." (said  President L. Kaczynski - PB)
/.../ Kaczynski also said he would use the visit to tell U.S. leaders that Poland hopes to intensify trade
and economic cooperation between the two countries./.../
    "We are No. 60 for the U.S. in terms of economic exchange, but this seems to be too low," he said.
"Poland is not 60th in the world but much higher." The Boston Globe - 02/09/06

Polished News about Kaczynski's visit in USA - 02/09/06 ( English / Polish )

"Poland's new conservative government, which made an election promise fiercely
to defend national interests in Brussels..." The Boston Globe - 02/02/06

"Possible miracle tied to Pope John Paul II" - The Boston Globe - 01/30/06

"Roof collapses at trade hall in Poland" - Boston Herald - 01/28/06

"European leaders remember the Holocaust..." - Boston Herald - 01/27/06

You can read about "Partisans" in The Boston Globe,
Jan 18 / article/. Also Boston Herald /article/ and Sunday Boston Globe again /article/, /letters/

Polish President, Lech Kaczynski will visit USA and will meet President Bush in Washington,
Feb 9, more in Boston Herald /article/.

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Andrzej Zabierek

''It wasn't a joke for him what was going on in the world."
Daniel J. Londono | LEFT BEHIND - about Polish-American soldier
Friends recall budding soldier.
Budding military planner. Outdoorsman. Heartthrob. Danny Londono pretty
much had things figured out at Camp Stanica, the summer refuge in Central
Massachusetts for dozens of Polish youths from Greater Boston.
(The Boston Globe)

From White Eagle
The Embassies Meeting - full version /in Polish, color photos/

Polish Studies
Polish Studies receives $900,000 gift

"A gift of more than $900,000 to Polish studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is
ensuring that the small but thriving program has a solid future on campus.

The newly established Walter Raleigh Amesbury, Jr. and Cecile Dudley Amesbury Endowment
for Polish Language, Literature and Culture is the largest gift ever made to the College of Humanities
and Fine Arts. The gift is eligible for the Commonwealth’s recently established endowment matching
program, which will result in a state match of $450,000 and an endowment totaling $1,350,000."
(U Mass Amherst, News)/more/

About our History
Investigation opened into 1940 massacre
 (The Boston Globe)

WARSAW -- Polish war crimes prosecutors have opened an investigation into the 1940 massacre in
the Katyn forest of more than 21,000 Polish officers and intellectuals by the Soviet secret police,
authorities said yesterday. Leon Kieres, the head of Poland's National Remembrance Institute,
told a news conference that the investigation by 16 of his specialized prosecutors will attempt to
add names to the fragmentary records of the Soviet officials and secret police agents who issued,
passed on, or carried out the orders to kill the Polish prisoners. Until the fall of communism in
1989, any mention of the massacre was forbidden in Poland. The following year, the Soviet
government accepted responsibility for the World War II murders. Soviet agents killed 21,768
Polish military officers, intellectuals, and priests in the forests of Katyn and other places. (AP)

*( The Boston Globe, by Sandy Coleman)
   By mid-December the Norwood Historical Society's web site (Norwood, MA) will have an
Internet link to Boleslaw and Helen Paciorkowski's past, Polish couple, who played a prominent
role in the development of one of Norwood's ethnic Catholic churches,and that of many other
immigrants who have a place in local history in communities throughout the state.
. /more, The Boston Globe/

*(Holocaust survivor....By Verena Dobnik, Associated Press Writer, /Boston Globe/)
Holocaust survivor reunites with rescuer
By Verena Dobnik, Associated Press Writer, November 25, 2004
  NEW YORK -- In a meeting that left her trembling with emotion, Hanna Morawiecka
was reunited with the Jewish boy whose family she helped rescue from extermination
in Poland during World War II. "Hanna Morawiecka, my little sister," he said
Wednesday after hugging her and presenting her with a bouquet of carnations.
"You haven't changed since you were 9," she told him in Polish. They first met in 1942,
when Morawiecka, her two sisters and their mother took in the Nowacki family
after Nowacki's father was sent to a Nazi death camp. The Catholic family, at risk to their own
lives, provided a safe haven for the Jewish mother and son at their Warsaw home.
/more, The Boston Globe/

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