Friday, September 14, 2007

Cemetery Law in the News

Thanks to Carl Christensen for two recent news stories on cemetery law.  First, one on relocating graves for the expansion of O'Hare Airport.  Second, one on the latest on the Whole Foods construction on Oahu.  From the Honolulu Star Bulletin article (linked to above):

Work on the planned Whole Foods Market store in Kakaako has stopped again after the discovery of still more remains at the construction site, bringing the count to 58.

The Native Hawaiian Legal Corp., meanwhile, filed a motion seeking a temporary restraining order yesterday on behalf of cultural descendant Paulette Kaleikini to stop the removal of any more human remains from the redevelopment site.

In the motion, NHLC attorney Moses Haia asks that, in light of the additional finds, construction be halted at the entire Ward Village redevelopment site.

Propertyprof readers will recall that we've been following this story for a while.  The image of Kakaako from the 1920s is from the University of Hawaii's Center for Oral History.

Al Brophy
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I have pictures of the construction workers destroying the grave site. If anyone is interested, I can send them.

Posted by: Mike Minadeo | Oct 20, 2007 10:38:19 AM

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