Issue 19.1 Available on the Streets
The new issue of the Cleveland Street Chronicle is now on the streets. We have been selling it for a couple of weeks. This issue is unique in that nearly every vendor contributed a poem or story. This issue is heavy on the commentary and light on the news, but still a good 15 pages. It is well worth the $1.25 and the support for the vendor. There is an interview with Hilary King, the director of the fair housing group, Housing Research and Advocacy Center. We published a history of the homeless memorial day in Cleveland. There is an in depth interview with Sheri West and a look at the 2012 Stand Down.
A local flop house owner wrote a commentary about his business and the misconceptions of pay by the day facilities. There is a nice center spread that is mislabeled as the "Hand Up Gala," but is actually the Homeless Memorial Day photos. Angelo has a story about a fishing outing at the shelter, and there is a profile of Mark Read who vended the paper and we lost in March. Delores, Mark's spouse, wrote a piece comparing selling the paper with selling hot dogs with a cart. This issue has a nice overview of Re-Entry issues and some of the problems people face when they try to re-establish a stable life.
You can always buy a paper at the West Side Market, and with the casino opening it is likely there will be more vendors downtown. Support your local street newspaper vendor by buying a paper.
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