Barber wins back right to help those down and out

Last week, Hartford police and health officials moved to shut him down because he doesn’t have city permits. Mayor Pedro Segarra intervened and allowed him back into the park. On Wednesday (June 19), Segarra stopped by the park and got a hug from Joe. Cymerys has been setting up a make-shift barber shop in Bushnell […]

Bismark, North Dakota

BISMARCK, North Dakota — The number of homeless people is soaring as desperate job seekers flock to North Dakota to take advantage of the oil-wealthy state’s abundant employment opportunities, the director of an advocacy group says.

Treating The Homeless Like They Were Leapers?

Homeless can move from camps to shelters outside Concord, state argues By LAURA McCRYSTAL Monitor staff Saturday, June 15, 2013 Homeless people who are camping in Concord could move to shelters in other cities, an attorney for the state argued in court yesterday. Even though there aren’t beds available in Concord, shelters statewide are only […]

Would You Go This Far To Survive? Bet You Would!

TEN homeless people a week are being turned away at a Waterford homeless shelter before the harshest period of winter even begins. Sheltered by Grace general manager Jason Loakes said winter was always a particularly terrible time for the homeless. “We don’t advertise and we don’t tell anyone where we are so it’s only word […]

I Pray This Is A Start For Things To Turn Around For Americas Poor And Homeless Rites

Connecticut Passes Landmark ‘Homeless Person’s Bill Of Rights’ Law By Scott Keyes on Jun 12, 2013 at 10:30 am (Credit: Shutterstock) Connecticut is on the cusp of enacting a major new law to protect people who are homeless from discrimination. Last week, Connecticut lawmakers passed the “Homeless Person’s Bill Of Rights” at the literal 11th […]

Homeless Man Killed Here

Order Reprints Jimmy Wayne Clark ‹ › More News Read more Breaking News Police identified him as Jimmy Wayne Clark, 57. The body was discovered about 6:40 a.m. at a makeshift homeless camp in an alley behind the BP station at Independence Avenue and Van Brunt Boulevard in the Northeast area. At first, police did […]

You can’t even give a free haircut anymore? Is this still America?

HARTFORD, Conn. — Hartford officials say they ordered an 82-year-old good Samaritan out of a city park because residents were concerned about the safety and sanitation of his free haircuts to homeless people. But city health officials said Thursday they’re trying to work with Anthony Cymerys (sih-MEHR’-is) so he can continue providing the valuable service […]

Homeless Rights

Connecticut is on the cusp of enacting a major new law to protect people who are homeless from discrimination. Last week, Connecticut lawmakers passed the “Homeless Person’s Bill Of Rights” at the literal 11th hour — 11:30pm on June 5th, one half hour before the legislative session ended. The bill, SB 896, a landmark piece […]