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Poverty

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Top Poverty Articles

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  • Too Many Working Families Can't Make Ends Meet

    Too Many Working Families Can't Make Ends Meet
    It's not a secret that there are significant pockets of poverty in Connecticut: 10 percent of the state's households live below the federal poverty line. There is also, according to a study released Sunday by the 16 United Ways in Connecticut, a large...
  • Lawmakers Urged To Consider Plight Of Connecticut's Poorest Communities

    Lawmakers Urged To Consider Plight Of Connecticut's Poorest Communities
    The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities on Wednesday released a policy report identifying challenges facing the state's poorest areas. With the 2015 legislative session opening in less than two months, CCM is looking to ensure that as lawmakers...
  • Pope to raffle gifts given to him to raise money for the poor

    Pope to raffle gifts given to him to raise money for the poor
    Want a white Panama hat owned by the pope? Now is your chance. Pope Francis is raffling off the Homero Ortega brand hat, a new four-wheel-drive Fiat Panda, bicycles, an espresso coffee machine, watches and other objects he has received as gifts in order...
  • Another Allentown Perspective

         I did a column and my most recent blog post about people who feel  their Allentown neighborhoods have problems that require more attention. I know they’re not alone.   But I also know many people love living in Allentown and like the...
  • California students in high-poverty schools lose learning time, study says

    California students in high-poverty schools lose learning time, study says
    California high schools with high-poverty students lose nearly two weeks of learning time annually because of teacher absences, testing, emergency lockdowns and other disruptions compared with their more affluent peers in other schools, according to a...
  • Author and editor William McPherson describes descent into poverty

    “The rich,” writes William McPherson at the opening of his essay “Falling,” newly posted at the Hedgehog Review, “are all alike, to revise Tolstoy’s famous words, but the poor are poor in their own particular ways.&...
  • Parties put governing behind winning political support

    Parties put governing behind winning political support
    We Americans are increasingly given to political escapism. Regardless of our place on the political spectrum — Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative — we prefer self-serving fictions to messy realities. We avoid unpopular choices...
  • Charles R. Morrison, Poly teacher

    Charles R. Morrison, Poly teacher
    Charles R. Morrison, a former Polytechnic Institute teacher who later joined the faculty of what is now the Community College of Baltimore County at Catonsville, died Nov. 2 at the Little Sisters of the Poor-St. Martins Home in Catonsville of cancer. He...
  • Report: 25 Percent Of Connecticut Households Above Federal Poverty Level But Struggle To Meet Basic Needs

    Report: 25 Percent Of Connecticut Households Above Federal Poverty Level But Struggle To Meet Basic Needs
    About a quarter of Connecticut households are above the federal poverty level but have earnings or retirement income that is barely enough to meet basic necessities, the Connecticut United Ways say in a new report. The income threshold varies by...
  • Mount Prospect offers break to low-income taxpayers

     Mount Prospect offers break to low-income taxpayers
    Mount Prospect is again looking to return some property tax money to low-income residents with two help sessions this month. On Oct. 16 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and on Oct. 22 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, eligible homeowners can get help filling out an...
  • L.A. lawmakers lay out path to $15.25 minimum wage by 2019

    L.A. lawmakers lay out path to $15.25 minimum wage by 2019
    Six members of the Los Angeles City Council launched an effort Tuesday to take the city's minimum wage to $15.25 by 2019, a move that would be more aggressive than the pay strategy backed by Mayor Eric Garcetti several weeks ago. The proposal calls...