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Newark's West Ward: Living Amid Pervasive Poverty

Newark's West Ward: Living Amid Pervasive Poverty

westward.patch.com  10.12.2011
"Even though it's not my own, it's something because there are people that live under the train station."
Ledyard, CT: 'Mr. Appliance' Filling Niche In New Economy

Ledyard, CT: 'Mr. Appliance' Filling Niche In New Economy

ledyard.patch.com  10.12.2011
“I don’t mind fixing appliances, but that’s not really what I wanted to do when I started this. My goal was to run a business.”...
North Baltimore, MD: Wal-mart Is Poison For Neighborhood Pharmacy

North Baltimore, MD: Wal-mart Is Poison For Neighborhood Pharmacy

northbaltimore.patch.com  10.12.2011
“The bottom line is that even if they don’t kill you, they hurt you enough."
White Lake, Mi: Kettle Corn Business Pops

White Lake, Mi: Kettle Corn Business Pops

whitelake.patch.com  10. 5.2011
"I never worked this hard at any job in my life, but I really love it because we're working for ourselves," said Mike Heary, who left his...
New Baltimore, MI: Parks Department Gets Help From Convicts

New Baltimore, MI: Parks Department Gets Help From Convicts

newbaltimore.patch.com  10. 3.2011
"I was just a little misguided," said Kevin Davis, a twenty year old convicted of vandalism in New Baltimore, Mi. "I kind of got an eye-opener."...
Rocky Point, NY: Rising Costs Are Tough For Pizza Maker To Swallow

Rocky Point, NY: Rising Costs Are Tough For Pizza Maker To Swallow

millerplace-rockypoint.patch.com  10. 3.2011
"A product like mozzarella has gone up $1.50 per pound in the last few years. That affects the cost of a slice. If we absorb the increase...
For Maryland Small Businesses, A Lost Four Years

For Maryland Small Businesses, A Lost Four Years

Patch  10. 3.2011
There have been days when Julie Upchurch has stood in the middle of her Gambrills flower shop and asked, “Why am I doing this?” Five...
Fair Lawn, NJ: Former Analyst Casts Sopranos Actor To Pitch Deli

Fair Lawn, NJ: Former Analyst Casts Sopranos Actor To Pitch Deli

fairlawn.patch.com  10. 2.2011
"I may not be making as much money. Yet. But I'm coming to work with a smile on my face every day. I'm happier."
Palm Desert, Calif: A Miracle At St. Margaret's Outreach Center

Palm Desert, Calif: A Miracle At St. Margaret's Outreach Center

Palm Desert, Patch  09.27.2011
"This is tough times for everybody. Even if you were wealthy, you are less wealthy than you were before,'' said The Rev. Lane Hensley of...
St. Clair Shores, Mi.: An End For The Record Store That Survived iTunes

St. Clair Shores, Mi.: An End For The Record Store That Survived iTunes

stclairshores.patch.com  09.22.2011
“Obviously I’ve been here a long time. I’m approaching 70, " said Bob Setlik, the owner of Car City Records, in St. Clair Shores,...
Affton, MO: When A Tornado Destroys A 20-Year Old Auto Shop

Affton, MO: When A Tornado Destroys A 20-Year Old Auto Shop

affton.patch.com  09.22.2011
“The day of the tornado, all morning long I had been at the shop paying bills,” said Sharon Richey of Affton, Mo. “I let my employees...
Watsonville, CA Patch: Escaping the World Trade Center And Settling On A Horse Farm

Watsonville, CA Patch: Escaping the World Trade Center And Settling On A Horse Farm

watsonville.patch.com  09.14.2011
"It don't think about it too much; it doesn't control my life. If you let this incident control your life, the terrorists have won." --John...
Groton, CT Patch: After Irene, Family Grocery Store Closes After 63 years.

Groton, CT Patch: After Irene, Family Grocery Store Closes After 63 years.

groton.patch.com  09.14.2011
The Universal Food Store has been owned by Frank Quaratella's family since 1947. But after it was forced to close during Hurricane Irene,...
Zion, Il.: Kevin Costner's Baseball Team Ends Up with Field of Broken Dreams

Zion, Il.: Kevin Costner's Baseball Team Ends Up with Field of Broken Dreams

Grayslake Patch  08.25.2011
"It was a field of dreams for so many of us,” said Greg Koeppen, the public address system announcer for the Lake County Fielders, a...