Recession

GPS Punks Out; Facebook Comes Through

by Vanessa Fasanella | Jul 12, 2012 11:32 am | Comments (1)

Kathleen Cei Photo The past week was filled with paranoia and guilt and exhaustion.

Last Sunday I had an all-day adventure with my two girls and my mother-in-law, who volunteered to help me drive my older daughter to camp. She chose to attend a Girl Scout camp out of state, sight unseen, because it offered a baking program she loved. We prepared for camp by watching baking shows on Netflix (as we don’t have cable), and scrambling to buy new T shirts and shorts (as she wore a uniform to school every day and doesn’t own a lot of clothes).

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15 Custodians Laid Off

by Melissa Bailey | Jul 2, 2012 11:40 am | Comments (25)

Melissa Bailey Photo (Updated Monday 9:50 p.m. with new disciplinary information.) As planned, the school district has let go 15 custodians as part of a shift toward privatization—with an unexpected wrinkle: Instead of cutting jobs based on seniority, managers were allowed to “pick and choose” who would go.

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Fair Haven Message To D.C.: “It’s About Jobs”

by Thomas MacMillan | Aug 9, 2011 7:01 am | Comments (16)

Thomas MacMIllan Photo Alexandra Ferreira is about to join the 99ers club, people who have reached the end of their 99 weeks of government unemployment benefits. Joe Guerrera, a heavy equipment operator, can’t find consistent work and worries about putting his son through college. Mike Alberino, a steelworker, said free-trade agreements have eviscerated American manufacturing.

They gathered in a Fair Haven church to serve as human exhibits for a quest by labor leaders and their U.S. congresswoman to change the channel in the nation’s recession discussion: From the “Debt” Channel to the “Jobs” Channel.

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