Tag: Florida

  • Did ‘Old School Justice’ Catch Up to Whitey Bulger?

    When I heard the news about James “Whitey” Bulger being savagely killed in his new prison in West Virginia, it came as no surprise.  For years he ratted on the New England Mafia to increase his own crime organization’s control of the Boston area. I grew up in New Jersey and started using cough syrup […]

  • Disney donation to help homeless families get off the streets

    Disney donation to help homeless families get off the streets

    Photo: Richard Stephenson Walt Disney World Resort has given advocates for the homeless something to cheer about this holiday season. Earlier this month, it surprised the Homeless Impact Fund of Central Florida Foundation with a $500,000 donation. George Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort, announced the donation as part of the Candlelight Processional at […]

  • LAST WORD: Barbara “Susan” Holden

    LAST WORD: Barbara “Susan” Holden

    Living in Florida with her partner Walter, who’s also a vendor for Spare Change News, Barbara “Susan” Holden knew to avoid the cops on the last Friday of the month. “ID Friday” is what she’d call it, because that was the day the police would run their IDs, hoping they’d find a record so they […]

  • The Campaign for Fair Foods comes to Boston

    Beatrice Bell Spare Change News Recently I went to a protest outside of Trader Joe’s on Boylston Street across from the Hynes Convention Center. I didn’t know what to expect. What I learned was very interesting. Immokalee Farms, which is located in Florida, grows tomatoes for Trader Joes, Stop & Shop, McDonald’s, Subway and Whole […]