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Tewksbury, MA: Keeping the Feds From Confiscating Motel That Housed Drug Deals

Tewksbury, MA: Keeping the Feds From Confiscating Motel That Housed Drug Deals

tewksbury.patch.com  10.21.2011
“I may sell (the motel) eventually, but the government doesn’t have the right to take it... It’s not right.”
Hopkins, MN: Partner Registry Offers Security Without Cost of Marriage

Hopkins, MN: Partner Registry Offers Security Without Cost of Marriage

hopkins.patch.com  10.21.2011
“For us to be able to declare ourselves as a couple, that increases our social power and decreases our vulnerability.”
Athens, GA:  Pantry Feeds Needy Students

Athens, GA: Pantry Feeds Needy Students

athens.patch.com  10.21.2011
“There’s a misperception... that college students are relatively affluent. But many of our students are stressed to be here.”
Forest Hills, NY: Riding The Crest Of Cupcakes Through Lean Times

Forest Hills, NY: Riding The Crest Of Cupcakes Through Lean Times

foresthills.patch.com  10.20.2011
"I have to be a fiscal hawk. I nitpick every bill."
Collingswood, NJ: Financial Straits Threaten Landmark

Collingswood, NJ: Financial Straits Threaten Landmark

collingswood.patch.com  10.20.2011
"The post is losing paid members. We're down to about 60. Net, we make about $15 a year on each dues-paying member."
Sherman Oaks, CA: Shower Truck Helps Homeless 'Feel Like A Human Again'

Sherman Oaks, CA: Shower Truck Helps Homeless 'Feel Like A Human Again'

shermanoaks.patch.com  10.12.2011
Once a week, a mobile shower truck from the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission offers showers to people who are living on the streets or...
Westport, CT: A New Antique Store... For Classic Video Games

Westport, CT: A New Antique Store... For Classic Video Games

westport.patch.com  10.12.2011
"It's not like John Wayne movies, where they keep reissuing them on DVD. Once these are gone, they're gone."
Santa Cruz, CA: Breaking The Rules With A Plus-Size Second Career

Santa Cruz, CA: Breaking The Rules With A Plus-Size Second Career

santacruz.patch.com  10.12.2011
"I hear women all the time say that the sizes stop at 12 and they won't buy something until they lose five pounds. Why should they have...
Plymouth, MN: A New Career In Inflatables

Plymouth, MN: A New Career In Inflatables

plymouth-mn.patch.com  10.12.2011
"He was working 80 hours a week, and I often felt like a single parent. But it was the right thing at the right time."
Stonington, CT: Remembering The 'Real' Friendly's

Stonington, CT: Remembering The 'Real' Friendly's

stonington.patch.com  10.12.2011
We sat at the counter and tried to get some eggs and toast in our bellies so that we wouldn't die of a hangover during commencement.
Fair Lawn, NJ: Deli Expands, Despite Death And Taxes

Fair Lawn, NJ: Deli Expands, Despite Death And Taxes

fairlawn.patch.com  10.12.2011
“It’s unfortunate he never got to see this place. He always wanted something bigger and better.”
Groton, CT: Betting On Prepared Food In Lean Times

Groton, CT: Betting On Prepared Food In Lean Times

groton.patch.com  10.12.2011
“The area right here has been accustomed to a convenience grocery. We felt that we could bring that back, and get people back in.”...
Cockeysville, MD: Flood Washes Away Local Businesses

Cockeysville, MD: Flood Washes Away Local Businesses

cockeysville.patch.com  10.12.2011
"How many of these floods are we going to go through? Are they going to sacrifice us? Are they going to help us move? They need to let...
Walton County, GA: The Band Of Brothers Supports Sheriff's Family After Fatal Crash

Walton County, GA: The Band Of Brothers Supports Sheriff's Family After Fatal Crash

loganville.patch.com  10.12.2011
“It's terrible that in the time of tragedy, the victims have to be burdened with how they will pay for insurance.”