Author: Gary Gilreath

  • Mass. Advocates for Children: Fighting for the Rights of Young Students

    Readers, imagine yourself waiting for the most opulent being in your life: your child. As the yellow bus approaches, you feel calm, ready to hear your child’s stories of the day. The bus stops, you see your child. As your little one runs to your arms, you ask the same question you have asked a […]

  • Homeless Empowerment Tip: The Boston Public Library’s Central Library

    Homeless Empowerment Tip: The Boston Public Library’s Central Library

    When you’re shunned by family and friends, you find yourself in a shelter. The lights of the shelter are turned on at 5.30 in the morning. Always 5.30 in the morning. You’re awakened by a smell that no man or woman should ever encounter. A foul mix of body odor, alcohol and dirty laundry. This […]

  • A Diamond in the Rough

    A Diamond in the Rough

    Have you ever met someone, that the two of you have lived pretty much the same life but in a different skin? Donald Brown, banker at Boston Private Bank and Trust, is that person when compared to my life; our lives mirror each other. I met Donald during his commute into Boston. Our conversations ran […]

  • Governor Baker releases $2.5 Million to Combate Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

    Governor Baker releases $2.5 Million to Combate Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

    Governor Charles Baker has proposed $2.5 million dollars in awards to help combat this illness earlier this month. This funding release will allow criminal justice agencies, District Attorneys, Sheriffs, funding to combat this affliction, Baker’s office said in a press release issued on February 1. One piece of this funding is to provide additional beds […]

  • Banning Replica Handguns: A Vendor’s Perspective

    Banning Replica Handguns: A Vendor’s Perspective

    Photo: Andrew Toskin This writer was asked to give a response to a recent article in the Boston Globe. The article pertains to the ordinance banning replica handguns in public areas proposed by the mayor of Boston, Martin J. Walsh. At the time, our writer took to the streets to get input from the public. […]

  • Newspapers Past, Present and Future

    Gary Gilreath Badge # 7043 I, the writer, would like to take the opportunity to thank all who read my first ever article, which was published in the February 25, 2010 issue of Spare Change News. Your responses to my question of whether to stay or go were quite supportive. So I would like to […]