Here are our photos and videos from the past week — add yours!
An interview with Marissa Levesque of Pink-Surance; sports of all sorts, from high school basketball involving the boys' and girls' teams, hockey at Tolman, St. Rocco basketball, and Lightning soccer; the young adult room at the new Mohr Library is dedicated to Andrew Greene; and the local housing authority responds to potential funding cuts — this is our gallery of photos and videos from the week just past. Did you get photos or videos of something interesting that happened? Let us know! We're looking for your best shots or clips. Just set up a profile on JohnstonPatch and add your photos and videos.
A bill currently in Congress, H.R. 38, would return federal spending to 2008 levels, gutting programs like Johnston's subsidized housing for the elderly.
A bill currently under consideration in the U.S. House, known as H.R. 38, would cut some $60 billion from social support programs — and officials at the Johnston Housing Authority are worried about the potential impact to their work in providing safe, affordable housing for seniors and the disabled. Executive Director David aRusso explained that the House bill, which would return federal spending to 2008 levels, would slash his agency's operating budget by 20 percent and its capital funds — the money JHA uses for emergency and other repairs — by 40 percent. "This is going to have a devastating impact — you're going to have elderly out in the street," aRusso explained during an interview this morning. "This has an immediate impact on the …