Author Archives: Jordan Frias

Roslindale panhandler memorialized, family fundraising for funeral

Roslindale panhandler memorialized, family fundraising for funeral

A photo and kinds words left by a stranger has grown into a noticeable memorial on the gate surrounding the Granary Burial Ground on Tremont Street. The memorial is in honor of George B. Dagraca, a 43-year-old panhandler and heroin addict who died from heart complications on August 4. George, who is survived by three

HUD Cites Homeowner with Discriminatory Practices Against Families with Children

HUD Secretary Julian Castro is charging the owner of a Springfield rental property for violating the Fair Housing Act by refusing to rent an available unit to a family with a child. The Hernandez family had been residing in a unit with a relative at 27 Loring St. when they were denied the opportunity to

Poverty Greatest Contributor to Youth Homelessness, Report Finds

Photo: Alena Kuzub Finding a direct link between youth homelessness and poverty was the conclusion of a study conducted by Paula Braitstein for JAMA Pediatrics. Braitstein is an associate professor at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. She analyzed the self-reported reasons youth had for living on the streets in developed

President’s budget proposal ‘a first step’ in aiding homeless families

President Obama is looking to house more homeless families over the next 10 years by providing them with more housing vouchers and short-term assistance, if his budget is approved by Congress. His budget calls for $11 billion more in spending to support these programs, which Megan Hustings, interim director of the National Coalition for the

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