The Contributor delays its online edition

In an apparent effort to boost sales of its print edition (which is the whole point of the social enterprise), The Contributor is now delaying its articles from going online until an unspecified “later date.”  They’re encouraging readers to instead find a vendor on the streets of Nashville to buy one of the $2.00 (plus tips) newspapers.

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The Contributor celebrates 200th issue

The Contributor, a newspaper sold by homeless men and women on the streets of Nashville, is celebrating its 200th anniversary.

The weekly newspaper covers homelessness in Nashville as well as topics of general interest.  It has the highest circulation of any street newspaper in North America, at about 60,000 copies each month.

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Pepperoni Rolls for Nashville Rescue Mission

The East Nashvillian brought our attention to a story that happened as most of us were holed up next to a cozy fire (existence of fireplace permitting) or frolicking in the snow the other week:

An approving nod is due the folks at Five Points Pizza, though, who took Friday’s work-prohibiting weather as encouragement to bake 125 pounds of dough’s worth of bread and pepperoni rolls and make catering-sized salads to deliver to the Nashville Rescue Mission. (Although the restaurant was closed to diners, many employees walked over to chip in with the prepping and cooking.)

Head on over for more East Nashville news.

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