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Chinese Progressive Association Rallies to Demand Affordable Housing

BOSTON, Mass.—As part of the affordable housing movement, a reaction to the City of Boston’s rocketing rental prices, the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) rallied in Dorchester today to shine a light on those who have been evicted. The backdrop of the rally was an ill-painted white duplex, half of which is empty. This a Federal

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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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Chinese Progressive Association Rallies to Demand Affordable Housing

BOSTON, Mass.—As part of the affordable housing movement, a reaction to the City of Boston’s rocketing rental prices, the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) rallied in Dorchester today to shine a light on those who have been evicted. The backdrop of the rally was an ill-painted white duplex, half of which is empty. This a Federal

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Forum to Come Up with Solutions for Working Families

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —The White House, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Center for American Progress held a forum in Cambridge last week about solutions to help working families. It is part of a series of regional meetings leading up to the Working Families Summit in Washington D.C. on June 23. The forum kicked off

Homelessness & Poverty

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Chinese Progressive Association Rallies to Demand Affordable Housing

BOSTON, Mass.—As part of the affordable housing movement, a reaction to the City of Boston’s rocketing rental prices, the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) rallied in Dorchester today to shine a light on those who have been evicted. The backdrop of the rally was an ill-painted white duplex, half of which is empty. This a Federal

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Chinese Progressive Association Rallies to Demand Affordable Housing

BOSTON, Mass.—As part of the affordable housing movement, a reaction to the City of Boston’s rocketing rental prices, the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) rallied in Dorchester today to shine a light on those who have been evicted. The backdrop of the rally was an ill-painted white duplex, half of which is empty. This a Federal

Vendor Profile: John

[Editor’s note: This story is based on an interview with one of our vendors and has not been verified.] It all started back in 1962, after I saw The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. I ran out, bought a guitar and started playing. I started my first band when I was 18 years old

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In Memorium: Central Square

A couple of weeks ago, I was walking through Central Square in Cambridge, looking for somewhere to grab a quick bite before heading back to the SPARE CHANGE NEWS offices. I thought about Hi-Fi, the little fast food restaurant on the corner of Brookline St. and Massachusetts Ave. Not the healthiest of choices for lunch,

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Chinese Progressive Association Rallies to Demand Affordable Housing

BOSTON, Mass.—As part of the affordable housing movement, a reaction to the City of Boston’s rocketing rental prices, the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) rallied in Dorchester today to shine a light on those who have been evicted. The backdrop of the rally was an ill-painted white duplex, half of which is empty. This a Federal

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Forum to Come Up with Solutions for Working Families

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —The White House, the U.S. Department of Labor and the Center for American Progress held a forum in Cambridge last week about solutions to help working families. It is part of a series of regional meetings leading up to the Working Families Summit in Washington D.C. on June 23. The forum kicked off

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Budget Amendment Seeks to Provide Homeless Families with Nutritious Meals

BOSTON, Mass.—For many homeless Massachusetts families, dinner means mini-fridges, microwaves, and the closest fast food chain to their hotel room. But legislators are hoping to change that with an amendment to the annual state budget that would bring nutritional food to displaced families living in hotels and motels. The proposed pilot program would bring together

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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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MBTA Cleaners Fight Staff Cuts

BOSTON, Mass.—On Saturday June 22, MBTA station cleaners and their supporters marched through downtown Boston and rallied in the Boston Common to protest upcoming staff cuts that would eliminate 30 percent of the cleaning workforce on September 1. The rally attracted 1,000 people, according to police reports, and was the latest event in cleaners’ campaign

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Boston Medical Center Uses National Food Program to Prepare for Massachusetts Ban

BOSTON, Mass.—At the end of May, Boston Medical Center joined more than 800 organizations across the United States in an effort to reduce food waste through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Food Recovery Challenge. The center is one of 80 institutions from New England taking part in the Challenge, which involves keeping track of food

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An International Twist on a Traditional Bluegrass Musician

For an Americana musician in Boston, Stash Wyslouch certainly brings an international flavor. Born in Switzerland of half Polish-half Colombian ancestry, he holds triple citizenship for the US, Poland and Colombia, all three of which he spends time in. He plays full-time in an original bluegrass/progressive bluegrass band called The Deadly Gentlemen, which tours around

Opinion

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In Memorium: Central Square

A couple of weeks ago, I was walking through Central Square in Cambridge, looking for somewhere to grab a quick bite before heading back to the SPARE CHANGE NEWS offices. I thought about Hi-Fi, the little fast food restaurant on the corner of Brookline St. and Massachusetts Ave. Not the healthiest of choices for lunch,

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