Author Archives: Jordan Frias

Alleged Serial Killer Who Targeted San Diego’s Homeless Found Mentally Incompetent to Stand Trial

Alleged Serial Killer Who Targeted San Diego’s Homeless Found Mentally Incompetent to Stand Trial

A San Diego serial killer arrested for the murder of three homeless men in July was found mentally incompetent to stand trial recently by Superior Court Judge Steven Stone. Stone ruled that Jon David Guerrero, 39, will spend the next three years at Patton State Hospital—a forensic psychiatric hospital in San Bernardino County—according to San

Emmanuel Gospel Center Raises funds for organizations in the South End

Volunteers and Boston residents gathered in Blackstone Square on Saturday, October 15, to raise awareness and money for programs that serve the homeless population in the South End. Starlight Ministries, a program of Emmanuel Gospel Center on San Juan Street, has been raising $20,000 through its annual Starlight 5K Walkathon for six years for programs

Prominent Athlete Acknowledged for Work with Struggling Youth and Families

John Wall is best known for his actions on the court, but his actions off are what caught the attention of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, which recently recognized him with an award. Wall, a point guard for the Washington Wizards, is the first NBA player to receive the McKinney Award, named

Job, Education Access for Ex-Cons Highlighted in Federal Council’s Plans

A newly released report from the Obama administration shows that more is being done to transition former felons into society. The Federal Interagency Reentry Council, established in 2011, was tasked with creating more opportunities for those who were once incarcerated and has since increased efforts to provide this population with access to jobs, education and

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