Tag: Sam Baltrusis

  • EDITOR'S NOTE: Sleepless in Seattle

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Sleepless in Seattle

    When I flew from Boston to Seattle last week as a delegate for the International Network of Street Papers (INSP) summit, I was expecting rain. No showers to report. Not a drop. However, the outpouring of support for Spare Change News from street paper editors and staffers from across the globe was inspiring. We reclaimed […]

  • EDITOR’S NOTE: No place like home

    EDITOR’S NOTE: No place like home

    When I first applied for affordable housing in Somerville three years ago, I had no idea the dream of having my own place would eventually become a reality. It was a long shot. I submitted forms for the AVA Somerville complex slotted for Assembly Square and I quickly dropped off the required paperwork. I crossed […]

  • EDITOR'S NOTE: Lessons from Jimmy Tingle

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Lessons from Jimmy Tingle

    When I returned to Boston in 2007, I was a mess. I was struggling to find work and, after securing an apartment in Somerville’s Davis Square, I responded to an ad on Craigslist for a job that would introduce me to the man gracing our cover, Jimmy Tingle. Tingle’s Off-Broadway Theater was a haven for […]