MORE DADS WANT TO STAY-AT-HOME

Christopher Persley woke up around 7 a.m. He got breakfast and lunch for his five-year-old daughter, Camilla, before she left for school. For the rest of the afternoon, Persley did dishes, finished laundry, cleaned the house, and squeezed in some reading and writing. Once his daughter got back from school they played, ate a home cooked meal, and started getting ready for bed.

NEW HAMPSHIRE IMMIGRANTS EMBRACE THEIR VOTE

Fernando Valerian, native of Colombia, recently entered the community center in downtown Manchester, NH, and was warmly embraced by his friends, members of Manchester’s Hispanic immigrant community, all from different parts of the world. They led him to a foldout table packed with flyers and informational packets. Their headlines read ‘Vote Now NH Hispanics!’ and ‘Su Voto Es Importante!’

SOUP KITCHENS THRIVE IN BALTIMORE

Michael Parker waited in a long line recently at the front of the Manna House soup kitchen, where a crowd of hungry men all hoped to get in a warm breakfast before their day began. The line was unruly, as the men, many with scraggly beards and disheveled clothing, tried to push their way to the front, just to get some oatmeal or maybe a hard boiled egg.

NEW YORK CITY MARATHON: BAY RIDGE

Even before the first New York Marathon runner hit the track this morning, NYPD officers could be seen in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn lining the streets with caution tape and blocking off roads with their squad cars. As the crowds started to emerge around 9:30 a.m., additional officers were walking up and down the streets, trying to clear walkways and control the abundant excitement.

PAPAL PROTESTERS FLOCK TO CITY

Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered around the 9/11 Memorial today, hoping to get a glimpse of Pope Francis entering the site for an interfaith service with the families of the victims of the September 11 attack. But among the swarm of Pope Francis fans, were several groups of protesters and religious enthusiasts, attempting to persuade the onlookers to “go home and repent.”