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ABJ: Mayor’s divisive tone

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Posted Nov 9, 2018 at 8:55 PM From here: Letters to the Editor, Nov. 10: Horrigan should try productive talks with charity; expectations set in Woodridge    Joe Mead (@JosephWMead) | Twitter Mayor’s divisive tone Like many people, I was taken aback at the divisive tone that Mayor Dan Horrigan adopted in his Oct. 30 commentary ″While Sage Lewis postures.″ In […]

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Understanding Meth Users

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I have a couple ideas I want to share with you about the drug community. One I have in mind is understanding drug dealers. But today I want to talk about meth. In Northeast Ohio meth is, BY FAR, the biggest drug in your neighborhood. When the news reports on meth use they like to […]

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Understanding A Panhandler

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It’s 45 degrees and rainy today in Akron, Ohio. I hate 45 degrees and rain. I’ll take 10 degrees and snow any day over this mess. I’m writing this in front of a HappyLight that is supposed to counteract S.A.D. – seasonal affect disorder. I sat here in front of this light because I didn’t […]

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38 Days – 38 People

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On Monday, September 17 – 29 Days Ago – Akron City Council voted 8 to 4 to shut down our tent city. “We support people living in safe housing indoors, not tents,” said City Planner Jason Segedy, who crafted the action plan after consulting the CoC. Segedy added that he and the CoC are committed […]

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Adopt-A-Villager Program

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If you have spent any time with me you will have learned that I tend to do things with not a lot of detailed thought. Anybody that lets 40 some people set up tents in his backyard and create their own governmental system based on the principle of “Let’s see what happens” tends to be […]

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On The Table: Homeless Not Helpless Initiative

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If you aren’t familiar, today in Akron was “On The Table”.  It’s this thing where people all over the city get together and talk about different issues in the city. Not coincidentally, we discussed homelessness at our “On the Table” at The Homeless Charity. All the people (except for me) in our meeting are homeless […]