Friday, September 9, 2011

UPDATE September 9th - All Moved In - Now one major item needed - a computer

I have been in my new apartment for a week and thanks to some friends and a local furniture bank I now have many of the essentials to start life in my new home. I am most thankful.

The one thing I am lacking is a computer and I am wondering if anybody reading this has a older working laptop with wifi they are no longer using as I would be able to have an internet connection as free wifi is available in my building.

I simply do not have another penny to spare and honestly my budget will be very tight as my Social Security check only goes so far.

If anybody has one or perhaps knows who I can contact I would be very grateful.

I can be reached by email at this address

Funny thing is for the past week I have had trouble sleeping as the studio is SO QUIET....something over the past 13 months I have not been used to.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My Nightmare is over - I have an apartment!!!!!!!!!

This afternoon I took possession of keys to a studio apartment in Cambridge. There have been times in the past 13 months I didn't think this day would ever come. It is a private complex that works with the Cambridge Housing Authority.

Now I have to try and assemble the little things that will make it a home.


I will be getting some furniture tomorrow ( bed, dresser, desk and couple of chairs )

Frankly I really don't know what I will need until I need an item - but I will need things like sheets, pillows, blankets, toliet paper...

I would love to have a TV and also a computer ( old desktop or laptop would be a minor miracle )

The truth is with putting up the first month and security I am a little tapped out and could use a little cash...not much but every penny would help.

If you are inclined to help me get over this final hump - my PayPal account is active..

Once I am settled in I write some more about what the last year was like - the wonderful people I have met - and the not so nice ones as well.

I am just so happy to have a home again at last.

Thanks for reading.

Friday, July 1, 2011

July 1 update - when it rains it pours......

Ok - the good news is I am in temp housing until the end of Augustbut it is taking 80% of my Social security check :( - but at least I am safe

the bad news is my ankle infection keeps flairing up - I was just in Whidden Hospital in Everett for a week

Still I am thankful I am not out on the is really bad around Harvard Sq right now - some real bad people out there :(

Now.....I had a slight disaster a couple of weeks ago and I just reposted this on Craigs List

LOST/STOLEN - Dell™ Inspiron™ Mini 10 (1012) (Central Sq Cambridge)

It is bad enough I lost the backpack - which had my passport, birth certificate and other papers....but I had gotten a very small netbook from Sprint for no money , I simply had to buy a contract for $30 a month for 2 years.... I am on the hook for that even if the puter can not be found.

The computer was my lifeline.....I am lost without it. Problem is Sprint says I replacement would cost me $450 ( might as well be $45,000)

My contact information is on the sidebar of the blog - and If anyone wants to help me out in my electronic paper cup begging for change, I would be very grateful.

But hey at least the Broons won the Stanley Cup :)

Thanks for reading

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Homeless get Easter dinner in Western Massachusetts


Once again the generous people of Western Massachusetts have come through for the needy.
That generosity made an Easter Ham dinner possible for hundreds of homeless, men, women and children Saturday afternoon.

100 hams were donated to feed the homeless

Monday, March 28, 2011

In New York -Nurse fired for trying to expose Roosevelt Hospital's neglect in death of homeless man


Daniel Iverson died after being turned away from the Roosevelt Hospital ER, a lawsuit alleges.

A Manhattan hospital refused to treat a homeless man who had taken a fatal drug overdose - and then fired a nurse who tried to expose the mistake, court papers charge.

Read more:

BTW I haven't been blogging much as Idon't have reliable access to a computer. My situation has not changed at all.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Two tenns arrested for beating homeless man in the Back Bay


Marc Sico, left, and James Marino were arrested early Sunday morning for the alleged beating of two men at Back Bay Station. A third suspect was not found

Medford teens arrested for beating homeless men at Back Bay Station

The victim told police that "the three subjects were kicking him to wake him and they punched him several times with closed fists in the face," the report said. The man suffered lacerations to his face, nose, and mouth, according to police. He was treated on the scene and refused hospitalization.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March 2011 - Still plugging but I need help

Hi Everyone

I haven't had a chance to blog much in the past month as I was back at MetroWest Hospital in Natick with what has become a chronic infection in my left leg. My body can no longer take oral antibiotics and I must get intravenous treatments. It was aggravated by being on my feet during the day when the doctors have told me to keep the leg elevated when possible. The wonders of getting older.

My wish list for 2011 has not really changed since I wrote it 2 months ago.

If someone reading this can connect me with a lawyer that can help me deal with the red tape of getting a Massachusetts ID card I would be most grateful. That is the single biggest headache I have and it is all because of botched paperwork at the Somerville Court going back to 2004. The Court says it is a registry of Motor Vehicles issue, the Registry says it is a court issue.

Bottom line the Commonwealth wants $100 which I simply don't have to spare as my limited fixed income can not absorb that hit right now. I also want to set up some kind of payment system with the City of Cambridge so I can get my drivers license back. While I do have a valid out of state license, I can not drive in Massachusetts until it is paid.

I have the paperwork to back this up....

My short term housing problems have been solved as I was accepted into an extended stay location in Cambridge but I am still forced to be on the streets from 8 AM until 7 PM which my doctors tell me will only cause the leg to flare up again.

My contact information is on the sidebar of the blog - and If anyone wants to help me out in my electronic paper cup begging for change, I would be very grateful.

But what i need most is an advocate that can help me with the red tape that our beloved Commonwealth is known for.