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Homeless Empowerment Project’s Board of Trustees Bids Farewell to Long-Time Member

James Shearer, the last of the original co-founders of Spare Change News still involved with the paper, recently announced that he will be stepping down from the board of trustees of the Homeless Empowerment Project (HEP), the nonprofit that publishes Spare Change News. He will be leaving the board after its September 16 meeting. In

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Manning Found Not Guilty of Aiding the Enemy, Guilty on 19 Other Counts

FORT MEADE, Md.—Pfc. Bradley Manning has been found not guilty of “aiding the enemy” by leaking hundreds of thousands of classified national security documents that implicate the United States in war crimes to WikiLeaks in a verdict announced Tuesday by Judge Col. Denise Lind at a military base in Fort Meade, Maryland. He has been

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Homeless Empowerment Project’s Board of Trustees Bids Farewell to Long-Time Member

James Shearer, the last of the original co-founders of Spare Change News still involved with the paper, recently announced that he will be stepping down from the board of trustees of the Homeless Empowerment Project (HEP), the nonprofit that publishes Spare Change News. He will be leaving the board after its September 16 meeting. In

Homelessness & Poverty

Getting Back on the Right Track During Suicide Prevention Week

This year, September 14 to 28 marks National Suicide Prevention Week – an event I would have missed if it was not for the acuity and understanding of a friend who experienced a suicide in his family. He recognized my suicidal feelings, talked to me about the loss of his daughter, and got me to

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Homeless Empowerment Project’s Board of Trustees Bids Farewell to Long-Time Member

James Shearer, the last of the original co-founders of Spare Change News still involved with the paper, recently announced that he will be stepping down from the board of trustees of the Homeless Empowerment Project (HEP), the nonprofit that publishes Spare Change News. He will be leaving the board after its September 16 meeting. In

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Homeless Empowerment Project’s Board of Trustees Bids Farewell to Long-Time Member

James Shearer, the last of the original co-founders of Spare Change News still involved with the paper, recently announced that he will be stepping down from the board of trustees of the Homeless Empowerment Project (HEP), the nonprofit that publishes Spare Change News. He will be leaving the board after its September 16 meeting. In

Getting Back on the Right Track During Suicide Prevention Week

This year, September 14 to 28 marks National Suicide Prevention Week – an event I would have missed if it was not for the acuity and understanding of a friend who experienced a suicide in his family. He recognized my suicidal feelings, talked to me about the loss of his daughter, and got me to

Social Justice

Getting Back on the Right Track During Suicide Prevention Week

This year, September 14 to 28 marks National Suicide Prevention Week – an event I would have missed if it was not for the acuity and understanding of a friend who experienced a suicide in his family. He recognized my suicidal feelings, talked to me about the loss of his daughter, and got me to

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Safe Access Law Follows Buffer Zone Repeal

BOSTON, Mass.—On 26 June 2014, the Supreme Court’s decition in McCullen v. Coakley struck down Massachusetts’ 2007 buffer zone law as unconstitutional, angering millions of abortion advocates. In response, Governor Deval Patrick signed a new bill, “An Act to Promote Public Safety and Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care Facilities,”to take the place of the

Getting Back on the Right Track During Suicide Prevention Week

This year, September 14 to 28 marks National Suicide Prevention Week – an event I would have missed if it was not for the acuity and understanding of a friend who experienced a suicide in his family. He recognized my suicidal feelings, talked to me about the loss of his daughter, and got me to

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America’s Segregated Healthcare System

It has been almost 149 years since the American Civil War ended, and although progress has been made in the land of the free and the home of the brave, secession still has a peculiar way of revealing itself. The United for a Fair Economy’s (UFE) 11th annual State of the Dream report, entitled “Healthcare

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Airport Workers Kick Off Campaign for Better Working Conditions

BOSTON, Mass.—It was five degrees below zero the night of March 17, and Giselle Torres was on her way to clean a plane. She worked for ReadyJet, a service company contracted by Delta Airlines, at Logan Airport. Cleaning planes is a thankless job, and ReadyJet doesn’t make things easier. She only gets one pair of

Climate Change

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Six-State Environmental Agreement Leaves State Bill in Shambles, Causes Resignations

BOSTON, Mass.—Almost a month after three members of Governor Patrick’s environmental advisory committee resigned, protesting policies in the Clean Energy Resources Bill, Governor Patrick has pledged to further assess the problems behind the embattled bill. In July, the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) filed appeals in Massachusetts regarding the withholding of documents on the development of

Arts & Culture

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Turning Up the Volume

By Andrew Halveron As I settled into the front row seat of my first slam, I felt an active comfort throughout the crowd that was still funneling in. Many faces happy to see each other and many conversations about what was to come from the mic this evening already flowing. I had heard spoken word,

Opinion

Getting Back on the Right Track During Suicide Prevention Week

This year, September 14 to 28 marks National Suicide Prevention Week – an event I would have missed if it was not for the acuity and understanding of a friend who experienced a suicide in his family. He recognized my suicidal feelings, talked to me about the loss of his daughter, and got me to

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