Archive for April, 2007


Homeowners throughout the Chesapeake Bay region can make a significant impact in protecting the bay, according to a new educational campaign by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Water Quality Program (MAWQP), which is funded by the USDA’s Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES).
MAWQP partnered with the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to create the “Healthy Lawns, Clean Water” campaign to educate homeowners about proper fertilizer application techniques to reduce nutrient loss.
“Every one of us can help protect the environment, and it starts in our own backyards,” said Gale Buchanan, USDA under secretary for Research, Education and Economics. “This campaign leverages the power of the Cooperative Extension System and Land-Grant University System research to educate local homeowners with the best available science-based solutions for keeping the environment clean.”


the american dream owning a home Owning your own home is the American Dream…but you need to be prepared for its challenges. These tips, tricks, and other information can help make your experience as a homeowner a little easier. assistance broken down by state


i happen to see the movie pursuit of happyness the other day and ,,in the movie will smith states american’sare entitled to ‘life liberty and the pursuit of happyness” where he and his son struggle every night simply looking for shelter. I did some looking around after that and found the real gentleman who the movie was after ,

Nearly 30 years ago, Christopher Gardner was a single, homeless father. He often spent his nights in a church shelter or in the bathroom of the Oakland Rapid Transit station. Today, he is a self-made millionaire, both president and CEO of Gardner Rich & Co –the Chicago-based brokerage firm he founded in 1987, and the benefactor of others whose lives offer unimaginable obstacles to success.
The amazing story of Gardner’s life was published as an autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness, by Amistad/Harper Collins on May 23, 2006, and is also the subject of a movie with the same title, starring Will Smith as Gardner released by Columbia Pictures in December 2006.

the right to pusue happyness, what alot of americans take for granted alot strugle to get.

home ownership

with the decrease in home prices and increase in foreclosures,it ‘s probably the time to revist basic homeownership programs.For homeownership in mass,,What are homeownership programs?
Homeownership programs help low and moderate-income homebuyers buy and repair single and multi-family homes. Eligible homebuyers can get low interest mortgage loans, down payment and closing costs assistance, government mortgage payments, and mortgage insurance. Homebuyer education courses and lead paint removal assistance are also offered.

some basics about home buying
The homebuying process can seem complicated, but if you take things step-by-step, you will soon be holding the keys to your own home!
Nine steps to buying a home
Figure out how much you can afford
Know your rights
Shop for a loan
Learn about homebuying programs
Shop for a home
Make an offer
Get a home inspection
Shop for homeowners insurance
Sign papers

Project Bread

Project Bread is the state’s leading hunger prevention organization, dedicated to alleviating, preventing, and ultimately ending hunger in Massachusetts. There are food and hunger relief in every neighborhood of the City of Boston. Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline (800) 645-8333 (TTY: (800) 377-1292) is a resource for information and referral to a wide variety of community hunger and nutrition programs, meal sites for the elderly, meals on wheels programs, food distribution sites and other free or low-cost food programs.

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  • Win a ‘Mockingjay’ poster signed by Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and more stars March 3, 2015
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  • Jailed Ukrainian pilot 'may be transferred to hospital' March 3, 2015
    A Ukrainian airforce pilot who has been on hunger strike in a Russian jail for 81 days might be transferred to a civilian hospital if her health deteriorates, the prison service said Tuesday. The statement by Russia's prison service raised the possibility of Nadia Savchenko, who is also a member of the Ukraine parliament, being transferred from the hosp […]
  • Homeless man killed by LA police 'not French': French ministry March 4, 2015
    A homeless man shot dead by police in Los Angeles was not French, a spokesman for the French foreign ministry said late Tuesday, contradicting a report in the LA Times. "On checking, this man is not a French national," the spokesman told AFP, adding that France had informed the US authorities. LA police chief Charlie Beck said the victim, who polic […]
  • LAPD shooting of homeless man raises questions around police training March 3, 2015
    As the investigation into the fatal shooting of a homeless black man by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers unfolds, it raises questions about the effectiveness of police training and how officers respond in the heat of the moment, say law enforcement experts.  “One thousand one, one thousand,” says Reggie Allard, a retired police trainer, who work […]
  • Homeless man shot dead by LAPD had served time for bank robbery March 3, 2015
    By Steve Gorman and Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A homeless man whose fatal shooting by Los Angeles police stirred an uproar among civil rights activists and fellow skid row residents was a convicted bank robber paroled from federal prison last year, according to a law-enforcement source and records. The Times reported that Robinet, accused of […]
  • Protests continue over LA homeless killing March 3, 2015
    A homeless man shot by police in Los Angeles was a French national and convicted criminal, the LA Times reported Tuesday, as protesters continued to voice anger at the killing. The newspaper identified the man, killed Sunday after a struggle with police caught on a video which went viral, as 39-year-old Charley Saturmin Robinet. It cited law enforcement reco […]
  • Homeless man shot by LA cops named March 3, 2015
    A homeless man killed on Skid Row by Los Angeles police had been released last May from a federal prison after serving roughly 14 years for bank robbery, a law enforcement official said. The man was identified as Charley Saturmin... […]