Category Archives: Boston

Dewey Squares Dispatches: News, Editorials and Poetry from Occupy Boston


Dispatches from the Occupy Boston encampment at Dewey Square, and a trial program allowing food stamps to be used for “healthy” fast foods, are featured in the Nov. 4, 2011 issue of Spare Change News. PDF

Spare Change News Interview with Harvard Economist Edward Glaeser

Glaeser’s “Triumph of the City” explains How Our Cities Make Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier

Spare Change News Interview with Mass. Lt. Gov. Tim Murray on Housing First

The Aug. 12, 2011 issue of Spare Change News features an in-depth talk with Mass. Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, Gov. Deval Patrick’s point man on homeless policy. PDF

Hip-Hop and Homelessness


Featured in the July 8, 2011 issue of Spare Change News is an exclusive interview with KRS-One, the artist, as he prepares to travel to New England for his teach hip hop tour. Kris Parker, the person, reminisces about the irony within the connection of homelessness and hip-hop and how he once lived on the streets for over 10 years. Read the story.