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Healthy Eating Habits and Locally Grown Foods

Robert Sondak Spare Change News In an effort to promote healthy eating habits and Massachusetts-grown produce, Governor Deval Patrick launched a free online monthly newsletter called “ChopChop”. This newsletter was created in partnership with “ChopChop” magazine, a national quarterly publication that focuses on bringing parents and children together to prepare meals. “We are committed to

DESPITE RISE IN TAX RECEIPTS, STATE’S FIXED COSTS MEAN MORE SPENDING CUTS

By Kyle Cheney STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 12, 2012 Massachusetts residents should brace for another year of program cuts and elimination of services, Gov. Deval Patrick’s top budget adviser warned Thursday, citing the growth of budget-busting accounts that he said will be the target of a new round of reforms. Even

Hot Stove Cool Music

Chalkey Horenstein Spare Change News In order to promote the 13th annual Hot Stove Cool Music charity concert on January 14th, renowned baseball journalist Peter Gammons and musicians Robin Lane and Bill Janovitz prepared a promotional get-together, which featured a performance from “Songbird Sings,” a program within The Home For Little Wanderer’s Young Adult Resource

A staff made up of the homeless

Beatrice Bell Spare Change News Though they offer services from cleaning to asbestos inspections, what really sets Morning Starrs Cleaning Technicians apart from other housekeeping companies is their staff, most of whom are or have been homeless.The company is run by R C McCall, who first came up with the idea at Rosie’s Place.) Most

Big Wishes For Little Wanderers

Joan Wallace-Benjamin, President and CEO of The Home for Little Wanderers, stands with others before a Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture truck filled with new, unwrapped toys for children on Boston Common. Bernie & Phyl’s and WCVB-TV partnered with The Home for the all-day “Stuff-a-Truck” event as part of the non-profit’s annual Big Wishes for Little

Loaves and Fishes Serving Food and Music in Cambridge

Robert Sondak Spare Change News Every Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Loaves and Fishes Meals Program open its Magazine Street doors serving the homeless. Retirees and members of the community receive a hot restaurant-style buffet prepared by an experienced chef. According to Fred Reece, one of the program’s founding members, the First Korean Church has been

With Winter On The Way, Where Do Homeless Families Go?

Hannah Morgan Street News Service With cold weather quickly approaching, the District of Columbia has yet to identify enough overnight shelters to house the number of homeless families who are expected to need beds. Each year the city’s Interagency Council on Homelessness prepares an official Winter Plan which lays out how local human services agencies

Local Supermarkets Help Fight Hunger

Robert Sondak Spare Change News The September 2011 U. S. Department of Agriculture Household Food Security Report showed that 1 in 10 Massachusetts households lacked the food resources necessary to provide adequate nutrition for all people at some point in the past year. The U.S. Census 2010 Report showed that 245,000 households (or 600,000 people)

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