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Murphy Vows To Fight To Keep The Heat On

by Allan Appel | Jan 25, 2016 6:05 pm

Allan Appel Photo Jasmine Sullivan, a 30-year-old single mom, lives in public housing in the Hill. She works part-time or seasonal jobs; she doesn’t have enough adequate free day care for her three young kids. So in the winter she struggles pay a $1,300 to $1,400 seasonal heating bill.

She’s experienced threats of shut-off by the utilities and several actual shut-offs over the past five years.

When that happens she said, “It’s a horrible feeling as a mom not to be able to turn on the electricity.”

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