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LETTER: North Shore Homelessness Task Force praises Outlook series on housing needs
I am writing on behalf of the North Shore Homelessness Task Force to express our gratitude for the coverage The Outlook dedicated to issues surrounding homelessness through Sean Kolenko’s stunning five-part series, “Puzzle Pieces,” in January and February, 2012 (to read the complete series, visit northshoreoutlook.com).
Mr. Kolenko’s articles were thorough, well crafted, compassionate pieces that provided a much broader perspective on this complex topic than is generally seen in coverage of issues related to housing and homelessness.
Your reporter presented the stories fairly and everyone who was interviewed had positive things to say about Mr. Kolenko’s respectful approach to information gathering and storytelling.
These articles have already made an impact on community awareness and attitudes. A number of members of the Homelessness Task Force have reported an increase in interest surrounding the issues, organizations, and causes since the series was published.
Your newspaper and Mr. Kolenko in particular, deserve recognition for your commitment to telling stories from all segments of our North Shore community.
Thank you for your contribution to this important discussion.
Sandra Edelman, Chair
North Shore Homeless Task Force