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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 05, 2012

Mayor's race kicks off

Last week, the first three mayoral candidates filed their paperwork. So begins Portland’s first elected-mayor campaign in more than eight decades.
Getting to know you
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 28, 2011
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Review: The Good Heart

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.
Misanthropy and meticulous espresso brewing
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 14, 2010
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How Rhode Island can eliminate homelessness

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

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

Open Letter to the IRS

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.
Letters to the Portland Editor, April 16, 2010
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 16, 2010


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Our Local Heroes(1)

In the 13th annual edition of the Providence Phoenix’s Best issue, we highlight people and organizations who are doing exceptionally good work.
We are all in their debt
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 16, 2010
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Holiday shorts

I have nothing against A Christmas Carol , but there's a lot of it out there right about now.
Dark Water's five-piece celebration
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 18, 2009

Sin tax

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.
Letters to the Boston editor, December 11, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 11, 2009
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Power to the people

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.
Art of the Streets Dept.
By IAN SANDS  |  November 06, 2009

Hope city

Filmmaker looks at life Under the Bridge
Under the Bridge
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 22, 2009


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Our local heroes

Working behind the scenes
Working behind the scenes
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ and DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 17, 2009

Cutbacks loom as need for homeless assistance grows

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.
Social crisis
By MARION DAVIS  |  April 10, 2009

Human-rights campaigner to tour Maine

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.
Ending poverty
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 01, 2009

Housing First proves successful, especially with chronic cases

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."
Homelessness
By MARION DAVIS  |  December 17, 2008
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Down and out at Thanksgiving

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.
Social needs are rising across Rhode Island, and things will get worse before they get better
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 19, 2008


Portland Women's Center will be a reality


A center for homeless women in Portland will be built despite neighbors' complaints, Avesta Housing ...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  July 18, 2008