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Mariano says leaders need to give public housing residents a push

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

WORCESTER — Worcester Housing Authority Executive Director Raymond V. Mariano made a spirited pitch for his rejected public assistance reforms Tuesday at a homelessness forum, highlighting a policy divide over the best way to motivate families to lift themselves from poverty. "All the voluntary programs in the world don't work," Mr. Mariano told a crowd of social workers and directors from various public assistance agencies gathered at the Worcester Area Mission Society. "The residents have got to be part of the solution." Read more...

One on One: Janice B. Yost, President & CEO of The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

In 1999, Janice B. Yost moved from South Carolina to lead The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts. The grantmaking foundation, located at 446 Main St., has since grown to five employees, and still emphasizes funding programs that directly benefit the region's vulnerable population. She received her doctorate in speech education at the University of Georgia in 1977. She went on to become a professor and associate chancellor for university relations at the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg, and later served as the president of the Mary Black Foundation, a South Carolina grantmaking foundation, before coming to Worcester. Read more...

Candidates for Lieutenant Governor square off at Worcester business forum

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

WORCESTER — Statewide and local legislative candidates sparred about a number of economic and housing topics Wednesday in a debate at Worcester Technical High School. “Pretty good for a candidates night,” moderator and Worcester Housing Authority Executive Director Raymond V. Mariano said of the turnout, as by his count nearly 200 people cycled in and out of the building over the course of the two-hour event. Read more...

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