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Homelessness: Tackling a growing need


Tonight, more than 400 men, women, and children will seek shelter at the emergency shelters in Portland.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 03, 2012

Mayor's race kicks off

Getting to know you
Last week, the first three mayoral candidates filed their paperwork. So begins Portland’s first elected-mayor campaign in more than eight decades.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 26, 2011
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Review: The Good Heart

Misanthropy and meticulous espresso brewing
Lucas (Paul Dano), an angel-faced homeless man who sings a lullaby to a stray kitten, might be too kind-hearted to live. Jacques (Brian Cox), an apoplectic prick who owns a Bowery bar, is too mean to die.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 12, 2010
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How Rhode Island can eliminate homelessness

The concept is as simple as it is radical: give the homeless a place to live, with no strings attached
Making it a reality is a matter of political will.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 14, 2010
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Photos: Boston Marathon 2010

Other sides of the Boston Marathon
Candid shots of the Boston Marathon 2010.
By REYNOLDS AVLON  |  April 23, 2010

Open Letter to the IRS

Letters to the Portland Editor, April 16, 2010
After the first year of the administration of the candidate who ran on a platform of change, the biggest change is the name on the door.
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 15, 2010
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Local heroes 2010

We are all in their debt
In the 13th annual edition of the Providence Phoenix’s Best issue, we highlight people and organizations who are doing exceptionally good work.
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 15, 2010
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Holiday shorts

Dark Water's five-piece celebration
I have nothing against A Christmas Carol , but there's a lot of it out there right about now.
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 16, 2009

Sin tax

Letters to the Boston editor, December 11, 2009
Among other things, your editorial calling for the Catholic Church to be punitively taxed for its anti-abortion lobbying suffers from a breathtaking lack of inconsistency.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 09, 2009
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Power to the people

Art of the Streets Dept.
Painted portraits are, as evidenced by the many on display inside Boston’s world-famous art galleries, a window into the world of royalty, politicos, and other spectacularly coiffed assholes from centuries ago.
By IAN SANDS  |  November 04, 2009

Hope city

Under the Bridge
Filmmaker looks at life Under the Bridge
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 21, 2009
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Our local heroes

Working behind the scenes
Working behind the scenes
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ and DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 15, 2009

Cutbacks loom as need for homeless assistance grows

Social crisis
They're not clustering on the streets, so you may not see them. But right now, Jim Ryczek, executive director of the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, says Rhode Island has more homeless people than ever.
By MARION DAVIS  |  April 08, 2009

Human-rights campaigner to tour Maine

Ending poverty
On the heels of news that Maine's unemployment rate is on the rise (2600 jobs were lost here in February), the state will host one of the nation's most powerful speakers on economic human rights this week.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 01, 2009

Housing First proves successful, especially with chronic cases

Homelessness
Take homeless people whose lives are a mess — even addicts, alcoholics, and schizophrenics who won't take their meds — and give them their own apartments, without requiring that they clean up first, get a job, or "behave."
By MARION DAVIS  |  December 17, 2008
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Down and out at Thanksgiving

Social needs are rising across Rhode Island, and things will get worse before they get better
In a time of widespread layoffs, decimated retirement accounts, and uncertainty about the fallout of the ongoing fiscal crisis, downsized requests for help are a sign of the times.
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 24, 2008



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