The Glow of Grace

Download The Glow of Grace >> Marchers raise awareness of Grace Center By Times Staff Gloucester Daily Times Gloucester’s Fishermen’s Memorial is always lit by night. Yet, on Sunday night, it took on an added ‘glow of grace,’ with dozens of marchers gathering and placing LED candles that wrapped around the base of the iconic Man […]

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Grace Center Newsletter – Winter 2014

Grace Center Receives Generous Gift on Eve of 2nd Anniversary Download Grace Newsletter January 2014 >> MIRACLE ON MIDDLE STREET: On Thursday, December 19, a $150,000 donation by Manchester resident Ralph Bates went a long way to ensure that the Grace Center, a Gloucester day shelter for the needy,will reach a fifth anniversary. This is a big […]

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A matter of shelter

Leaders, city seek options for homeless Download GDT-Editorial-Feb-13-2014.pdf >> By James Niedzinski – Gloucester Daily Times A day after three homeless people slept in a common area of the Gloucester District Court and Gloucester police station because they were temporarily banned from Action Inc. emergency shelter, a growing number of community leaders are asking how to create […]

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Editorial: City must take role in seeking solution to shelter shortage

Gloucester Daily Times Download GDT Editorial Feb 13, 2014 >> When Gloucester police officer Christopher Liacos found three apparently homeless people sleeping on the grounds of the Fitz Henry Lane House in frigid, 10-degree temperatures early Tuesday morning, he rightfully confronted them. The three told Liacos they had no money, and had been banned from the Action […]

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Letter: Let mercy, generosity shine through

Gloucester Daily Times To the editor: I was of two minds as to whether to respond to Mr. Diamond’s letter (The Times, Thursday, Dec. 19) regarding my MidWeek Musings column this week.(The Times, Wednesday, Dec. 18). My first inclination was not to respond at all. However, when I went to breakfast at a local restaurant, […]

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Editorial: A milestone worth a thousand thanks

Download GDT Editorial Dec 18 2013 >> Gloucester Daily Times When the Rev. Thomas Bentley, Father Ronald Gariboldi and others stepped up to launch the Grace Center in December 2011, no one could be really certain the project would last more than two months, let alone two years. For while the need was obvious, the center — […]

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Grace Center marks milestone, moves ahead

Download Dec 17 GDT Interview w Tom >> Church-based center marks milestone, advances By Gail McCarthy Staff Writer A $150,000 donation by a Manchester resident will go a long way to ensure that the Grace Center, a Gloucester day shelter for the needy, will reach a fifth anniversary. And on Thursday morning, the center will celebrate both […]

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Letter: A meaningful gift at the Grace Center

Download August 2013 letter GDT – Kathy Archer >> Gloucester Daily Times To the editor: This letter is being written personally to a very kind individual out there and to the community to share a story that restores our faith in each other. The Grace Center, hosted by local churches, is a safe place for people who […]

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Editorial: Saturday Grace vigil delivers key message

Download March 22 2013 GDT Article on Vigil >> Gloucester Daily Times It’s been some 15 months now since the Grace Center stepped into a very real breech by providing daytime shelter and services to Gloucester and Cape Ann’s homeless and needy — an important consideration given that the Action Inc. shelter opens only at 5 p.m. […]

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Grace Center planning awareness vigil

Download March 17 2013 GDT Article on Vigil >> By Times Staff Gloucester Daily Times GLOUCESTER —Gloucester’s Grace Center program — a clergy-based program that rotates among three local churches to serve the city’s and Cape Ann’s homeless and others in need — is coordinating a candlelight vigil being planned for Saturday with an eye toward raising […]

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