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Massachusetts Senator Releases Report Detailing Trump Administration’s ‘Anti-Immigrant’ Agenda

Massachusetts Senator Releases Report Detailing Trump Administration’s ‘Anti-Immigrant’ Agenda

Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey holds a copy of his “Under the Radar” report on Trump immigration policies at a press conference at the Chelsea Collaborative Center. Photo by Jordan Frias US Senator Ed Markey is trying to get his colleagues to push back on the Trump administration’s immigration policies with a new report authored by

New MOMMIES Act Aims to Implement ‘Maternal Justice’

The United States  allocates more money per person than any other country in the world on health care. Yet somehow, the U.S. is the only developed nation with a persistently growing maternal mortality rate.  Roughly 700 women die a year as a result of pregnancy related deaths, 60 percent of which are preventable, according to

Help Spare Change News Help Others!

Happy Spring! Spring is a season of new beginnings and change. We want to start off by thanking you all for your gracious and generous donations from our past fall appeal. We sincerely appreciate your help and support. It is because of you that we are still alive after 27 years and still able to

IDs For the Homeless are Common Sense

“Having an ID card is instrumental to giving folks pathways out of poverty,” says Molly Schulman, Community Organizer and Legislative Advocate with the Massachusetts Coalition For the Homeless. She, along with Associate Director Kelly Turley, are at the Massachusetts State House every day advocating on behalf of the homeless on everything from increasing funding for

Education a Hot Topic in Mass. Senate Budget Debate

Education funding was at the heart of Senate budget talks on Tuesday in the Massachusetts State House. The Senate Ways and Means Committee is recommending a close to 43-billion-dollar fiscal 2020 budget that would boost spending by about three percent. Part of this proposed budget is a suggested 268-million-dollar increase in funds to K-12 public

A Tale of Two Bostons

A couple of weeks ago I was among the many who participated in the Poor People’s Campaign’s “Spill the Tea Tour”, also known at the Truth & Poverty tour, in Boston. It was an educational tour meant to bring awareness to to the plight of poor and homeless people – an issue that is ignored

Boston Housing Authority announces 1,000 new vouchers for the homeless

Boston’s public housing agency is making 1,000 rental housing vouchers available to homeless folks looking for long-term housing. The Section 8 vouchers are the result of federal Housing Choice Program funding and will provide housing search assistance, stabilization services and funds for those moving into a home for the next six months, according to a