The Coastal Packet is the local edition of the Progressive Review, following Maine news and progressive politics. Since 1964, the Review has been providing the news while there was still time to do something about it.
Sunday, March 5
Portland to test jobs program for street people
Portland officials are working on a 36-week pilot program to offer day jobs
to street people. A city social worker would drive a van around to busy
intersections and offer panhandlers a chance to earn $10.68 an hour
cleaning up parks and other light labor jobs. They would be paid at the
end of each day.