By Michael Alan Goldberg
Like most Abbottsford kids, Rashawn "Shawnee" Anderson frequently made late-evening trips down to Uncle Willie’s to grab a soda and something to eat. But just after 11 p.m. on Feb. 7, police say he was ambushed by at least one person who fired nine times from a .45-caliber handgun. Anderson was struck in the head and neck several times.
By F.H. Rubino
Besides discovering safety, the hope is that some of the women who drop in, perhaps out of curiosity or simply for coffee, will allow the staffers to steer them toward addiction treatment, health care, housing assistance and other good stuff.
By Aaron Kase
Here’s a formerly prominent man, on the verge of fading into obscurity, who saw an opportunity to get back in the public eye and ran with it. Though only a few dozen people came out to hear him speak, he got his face and his message all over the evening news and in newspapers across the city.
By Roberta Fallon
“OR” talks with “OK” as “OH” hangs back in the corner. “Capital B,” the tall, gangly guy, is telling jokes while the host, “Big A,” though looped and upside down, makes everyone feel at home. What is this, a cocktail party?