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New Paper Covers New Haven’s Homeless

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ New Haven’s homeless population, along with service providers and Yale University students, has launched a new newspaper by and for the city’s homeless.

The Elm City Echo’s first edition has hit the streets with first-person stories about the struggles of being homeless.
Each quarterly edition costs $1, of which 75 cents goes to the person selling it and 25 cents toward printing costs.

Twenty-two homeless men and women contributed stories and poems for the inaugural edition.
Carlton Miller tells The New Haven Register wrote about his struggles with cocaine addiction, and how his arrest trying to rob a hardware store led to a turnaround.

Katie Aragon, an editorial board member, said the students are all volunteers.
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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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