Carrolee Moore, talks about forging a path (Courtesy photo)

OpEd: Carrolee Moore, who works with Lynn’s homeless, talks about forging a path from the streets to housing

I was born and raised on the beautiful island of Jamaica for the first 10 years of my life. My hometown was on the side of a mountain, where the dirt was red, the air was clear and you could see the city lights of Kingston below beaming bright at night.

My grandfather was a wealthy man, owning most of the lucrative businesses in our town — including the only gas station and funeral home. I, however, lived a much more modest life with my father, who had an acrimonious relationship with his well-off family.

It was not unusual for me to walk around on my bare feet — trudging through fields, chasing goats and cows and playing with sticks and rocks as toys. I lived the quintessential life of a child in abject poverty. I …

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