Chamber of Commerce to Help Public Housing Residents Get Work
Friday, September 12, 2014 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
WORCESTER — Raymond V. Mariano knows what it's like to have his job application ignored because of a stereotype. "My application from time to time has gone to the bottom of the pile, when I was a young person," the former mayor said Thursday — not because he was unqualified, but because he lived in public housing.
Worcester Health Center Transforms Abandoned Space
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
WORCESTER — When it came time to expand the Family Health Center of Worcester, clinic leaders found the solution right beneath their feet. Two years and $8 million later, health care officials, city leaders, legislators and representatives of local nonprofit groups helped cut the ribbon on the ground floor of the former Worcester City Hospital building at 26 Queen St., in what was once a dusty, abandoned storage area below the space the health center was already leasing. Read more...
Where's the support?
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
In government, no party has a monopoly on good ideas, and when good ideas prove their worth, they should receive broad support. The Worcester Housing Authority's "A Better Life" program, which aims to end the cycle of multi-generational dependence on public housing with job training, financial education, and life skills, is not only a good idea, but a great idea. The failure of the city of Worcester and the state to offer any financial support is inexcusable.
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