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Column-A Shooting in Somerville

On Friday, 33 year old Woman Carol Kingsley was killed by three Somerville Police Officers as they defended themselves. According to reports Ms. Kingsley suffered from grave mental health issues. Also according to reports she was admitted to Cambridge Hospital hours before the shooting. She had been brought there by Somerville Police but was let

Helping Haiti get back on it’s feet: New England Brace Company provides traditional prosthesis to earthquake victims

A New England-based corporation headquartered two hours north of Boston became a major supplier of traditional prosthesis in the aftermath of the January 12th earthquake in Haiti. This major disaster, which destroyed the medical infra structure in a land of nine million people and significantly damaged the capital city of Port Au Prince, moved the

Editorial

In the last issue I formerly introduced myself as editor of Spare Change. Now that readers have an idea of who I am, I would like to take the opportunity outline some of my goals for the paper. First and foremost it is my goal to keep Spare Change in line with its mission to

A Ray of Hope

It’s funny when you get hope and inspiration, especially when it comes from the unlikeliest of places. A couple of months ago I was contacted by a man named Shimshon Stu Siegel. Shimshon is the Director of a program out of Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass called Impact Boston, for which High School students from

Trained and Ready: Pine Street Inn Celebrates Job Training Graduation

[img_assist|nid=309|title=Pine Street’s Training Program’s Proud Graduates|desc=|link=none|align=center|width=640|height=427] They signed up with the goal of becoming self sufficient, and graduate with the skills necessary to find a job and get back on their feet. The Pine Street Inn celebrated it’s annual job training graduation ceremony on June 24th, granting certificates in honor of students who completed either

Local Housing Programs: History of the Cambridge Housing Assistance Fund

In 1999 after rent control was change to reflect the need of low to moderate income people; a group of Cambridge business leaders created a program to provide subsidies and affordable rental housing within the city of 100,000 people. The Cambridge Community of Realtors, Cambridge Trust Company, East Cambridge Savings Bank, and Cambridge Savings Bank

Trained and Ready: Pine Street Inn Celebrates Job Training Graduation

They signed up with the goal of becoming self sufficient, and graduate with the skills necessary to find a job and get back on their feet. The Pine Street Inn celebrated it’s annual job training graduation ceremony on June 24th, granting certificates in honor of students who completed either the food services or building maintenance

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