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What neighbors helping neighbors can show us about good government

Montana Phipps was supposed to go out for a run with a friend after school, but the dark storm clouds squelched their plans. So on June 1, she was in her bedroom at the end of Stewart Avenue, with a view across her neighborhood of wide lawns, hedges, an
We take care of our own
By GREG COOK  |  June 10, 2011
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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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King, as in mayor

To begin with, I'd like to set down the political and ideological frame of reference under which I try to live.
Another page from an optimist's agenda
By TOM SHEEHAN  |  July 17, 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

Planning a promenade

Presumably, most people who enjoy the to-be-built Bayside Promenade will experience it differently than I did last Saturday.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 26, 2008