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  • Adolescente de Southington acusado de homicidio tras incendio que mata joven de 19 años

    Adolescente de Southington acusado de homicidio tras incendio que mata joven de 19 años
      Un adolescente local enfrenta cargos de homicidio y otros cargos de felonía por presuntamente iniciar un fuego el domingo antes del amanecer que mató a la estudiante universitaria de 19 años Kristen Milano, quien dormía en el apartamento de su...
  • Veteran of Iraq, Afghanistan finds a mission at home

    Veteran of Iraq, Afghanistan finds a mission at home
    You know how it can be with e-mail. You waste so much time getting rid of the junk, you can miss the good stuff. This occurred to me last week, when I came to a message I'd missed, from April of 2011. "Dear Mr. Lopez," it began, "my name is Ricardo...
  • 07/28: Progressions

    Banking David Pijot was hired as a senior vice president and relationship manager and Elaine Cunningham as an assistant vice president and account manager at City National Bank, Holly Hill. Boards of directors United Arts of Central Florida appointed...
  • Clean skid row's streets, but then house the homeless

    Clean skid row's streets, but then house the homeless
    The organizers of Operation Healthy Streets, a newly revamped version of an existing Los Angeles city program, vow that filthy skid row streets will be scoured every other month (and spot-cleaned in between) and that city and county outreach workers...
  • Calls to local crisis hotlines spike after death of Robin Williams

    Calls to local crisis hotlines spike after death of Robin Williams
    In the wake of the high-profile suicide of comedian Robin Williams, Central Florida's main crisis hotline reports a surge in callers who feel depressed, lost and isolated. "Suicide is a very taboo subject. We don't usually talk about it," said Josette...
  • Giving residents a little boost

    GLOUCESTER – Over 9 percent of Gloucester's nearly 37,000 residents live below the poverty level, according to the U.S. Census. Even more live at or slightly above that level, said Bill Fulton, a volunteer with the Samaritan Group. "That means...
  • The formula for family stability [Commentary]

    The formula for family stability [Commentary]
    Nearly everyone agrees that education is the pathway out of poverty and that a stable family life is crucial to nurturing young children. Yet here in central Maryland, homelessness and family instability present barriers to academic success for too many...
  • Saturday's local baseball roundup: Gwinnett's big first inning dooms Tides to loss

    International League: Gwinnett scored five runs in the first inning off Chris Jones (6-8) and went on to beat the Norfolk Tides 7-1 in Lawrenceville, Ga. Braves right-hander Kanekoa Texeira (3-3) made the lead stand up, pitching seven innings and...
  • ProJeCt of Easton survey shows struggles of food pantry clients

    A recent survey paints a bleak picture of the life for poor people in Easton. The two-month sampling of clients at ProJeCt of Easton's food pantry found that many are skipping meals, choosing to pay the electric bill instead of buying food and ignoring...
  • Various backpack drives get Broward youth back to school

    The economy is getting back on its feet, and the unemployment rate is declining in South Florida, but that hasn't had much of an effect on the number of children in the community who cannot afford back-to-school supplies. Several nonprofit organizations,...
  • Pantry volunteers needed

    COLCHESTER- United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, in partnership with Colchester Social Services, recently launched a monthly distribution of the organization's mobile food pantry to serve those struggling with hunger and food insecurity. The...