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Local celebrities support Summer Youth Employment Program by volunteering at Merry Ann’s Diner fundraiser

Local celebrities support Summer Youth Employment Program by volunteering at Merry Ann’s Diner fundraiser

By Mariah Schaefer

June 2, 2015

A fundraiser featuring local celebrities helped out the Summer Youth Employment Program this week. This was the second year the event, hosted by Merry Ann's Diner, has been held. “Merry Ann’s Diner Celebrity Server and Chef Fundraiser,” took place at the restaurant's Main Street location o...

Jobs With Justice holds rally to raise minimum wage

By Camille Murray

December 6, 2014

A small crowd gathered on the corner of Neil Street and Kirby Avenue on Friday, braving the rain and cold temperatures to rally in support of higher pay for fast-food workers. During the rally, which took place at 5 p.m. near a local McDonald’s restaurant, protestors held up signs that displayed p...