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16 win awards for service to crime victims

PORTLAND – Sixteen individuals have been honored by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for outstanding service to crime victims. The annual awards were presented Friday in conjunction with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, according to a media release issued today by U.S. Attorney for Maine, Paula Silsby. The award recipients were: Sheriff Donna Dennison and Detective

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As many as 40 percent of LGBT youth are driven into homelessness

PORTLAND – April 16 was a "Day of Silence," when students nationwide bring attention to anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in their schools. That same day, over 60 teens walked through the doors of our Teen Center for a meal, to study for a GED, to confide in a caseworker, to find a safe place; 16

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Baldacci Hosts Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser For Homeless

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. John Baldacci is hosting a spaghetti fundraiser in Portland on Wednesday night on behalf of an agency that helps the homeless in Maine’s largest city. Baldacci is holding the spaghetti dinner at the Italian Heritage Center to raise money for the Preble Street Resources Center, which provides hot meals and other

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Spaghetti Supper For Needy

Hundreds stood in line for hours to eat spaghetti served by the Governor. The meal was a fundraiser for a non-profit organization that helps the poor and homeless. The Catholic Church just cut funding for the group saying it violated the rules a grant by associating with those that support same sex marriage. Governor Baldacci

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Governor serves spaghetti to help the homeless

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) – Governor John Baldacci sponsored a spaghetti dinner Wednesday night to benefit Preble Street’s “Homeless Voices for Justice” program. The Governor hosted the fundraiser to help make up for money lost after the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland pulled its support of the agency. The Diocese says it was over Preble

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Governor asked, they answered

PORTLAND – The line outside the Italian Heritage Center just kept getting longer, as people waited for plates of spaghetti covered in sauce made with Gov. John Baldacci’s family recipe. At one point, organizers of the supper to benefit Preble Street estimated that more than 400 people were standing in the parking lot outside the

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Section 8 Voucher Waiting List

Homeless Voices for Justice organizes an event asking federal delegates for more Section 8 housing vouchers to address the terribly long waiting list that currently exists in Maine.

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Governor helps agency that lost money over gay marriage

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Preble Street’s Homeless Voices for Justice program recently lost a major funding source when the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland pulled it’s grant money because of Preble’s stance on last November’s gay marriage referendum. Now the governor has announced he will host a spaghetti dinner next week to raise money

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Baldacci to Serve Up Spaghetti to Help Preble Street

Baldacci says he wants to help fill the financial gap created when the Catholic church pulled its funding from the program over the same sex marriage issue.  Gov. John Baldacci will be serving up some spaghetti next week in Portland to raise some money for Preble Street, a program that helps the homeless. Recently, the Catholic

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