MASSPIRG hosts seminar on hunger and homelessness

Speakers provided real-world perspective on tough issues.

Letter: Craig’s Place to fight against fatal budget cuts

To the Editor, Craig’s Place Emergency Shelter sits right on the edge of the University of Massachusetts campus, in the basement of the First Baptist Church. Standing on the front steps of the church, you can see the Southwest Residential Area towers against the horizon, and the Fine Arts Center and W.E.B. Du Bois Library poking through the trees to your right. From 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., the church is filled with Bible study classes, youth groups and community meetings. At 9 p.m., the basement of the church transforms into a homeless shelter. The kitchen staff cooks dinner, while…

Town decides to expand Craig’s Doors homeless shelter

Amherst decided to permit the expansion of Craig’s Doors, a seasonal homeless shelter located in the basement of First Baptist Church.