Friday, October 17, 2008

Budget cuts

Here's two stories about the impact of Massachusetts' budget cuts: Dan Ring at the Republican talks about the threats to seniors; the Boston Globe takes a look at Fitchburg.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

We registered homeless people!

I don't have the exact total yet-- I'll find out tomorrow-- but Lamont and others did a great job getting single homeless people registered to vote. He'll be getting back to people who registered to make sure they know where to vote, and encouraging others already registered to get out there and DO IT!

We did a less good job with homeless families-- just ran out of time-- but we can do better next year, which will also be important: the first year that Springfield voters will elect councilors from their wards as well as five councilors at large.

But let's get through the presidential election first.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Homes with Reach progress report

There's an article in the Republican today which features Springfield's Homes Within Reach efforts to house homeless people. Check it out. Print Friendly and PDF

Sunday, October 12, 2008

New York Times Food Issue

This Sunday's New York Times Magazine is devoted to food and the focus is more politics than recipes-- how agribusiness is destroying us, what the new president should do about food, how a new Jewish food movement is working to expand kosher food into the sustainability and social justice movements and more. Check it out.

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