News articles

HONK! For Social Change

The streets of Cambridge were recently invaded by musicians, each carrying a tune of activism and social change.    The Community of Somerville held its fourth annual HONK! Festival which featured 30 street and marching bands from across the world all coming together to promote a wide variety of messages, including activism, social change, and above

Federal Relief for Mass Farmers

Robert Sondak On October 14, All News WBZ AM radio and David Pepose in the Berkshire Eagle both reported that Governor Patrick has secured disaster relief from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the 12 Massachusetts countries that suffered agricultural production losses due to this summer’s abnormally cool and rainy weather. Governor Patrick

Editorial Meeting

All editorial staff are invited to our bi-weekly editorial meetings. It’s also a great chance to jump in if you haven’t written for Spare Change News before, but are interesting in joining.

Almost Banned But Still in Business

    Kenny and Frenchie, seated on a pair of canvas camp chairs, hunker on the sidewalk along Massachusetts Ave. in Harvard Square. The couple is accompanied by a large pushcart laden with a heap of sundried items, including their dog Penny and cat Charlie, who observe the passing crowds with tranquil indifference. The experienced and

They Build with Bottles

By: Angel JulajujPrensa Libre San Marcos Atitlán, Guatemala Recyclable, half-liter plastic bottles, filled with used snack wrappers, are used locally to build walls and houses here. The idea was put into practice after the passage of Hurricane Stan, which left this area as one of the most punished in its wake. Much of the aid