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Carlos Robinson

Michael Ahern Spare Change News Upon first meeting with Carlos Robinson, there is an immediate feeling of optimism radiating from him. He wheels his bike around with him and grins when he speaks. And he is ecstatic that he gets to tell his story. Born and raised in Cambridge, Carlos has been selling Spare Change

Michael Shorey Vendor Profile

Larissa Butrimowicz Spare Change News Michael Shorey was born in New York, but moved to Salem, Mass. with his adoptive parents, who then decided to move to York, Maine, when he was 11. He was one of six adopted siblings and had an idyllic childhood. He worked at a restaurant in Kittery, Maine for 12

Unwanted pity, and an unfair hike

James Shearer Spare Change News Just a couple of small items as we finish taking down the tree. Pity is a dirty word As I was selling papers shortly before Christmas, a woman came up to me and said while she couldn’t give me any money, she offered me a holiday bag. Usually I don’t