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Spare Change Guy

By adamg - 9/19/07 - 9:41 pm

Latest reports have Spare Change Guy trying to sell old T tokens in Cambridge.

By adamg - 6/9/07 - 8:52 pm

Steve reports that Spare Change Guy is out of jail (one guess what he was in jail for) and on the Red Line and fretting about the fact that he's become a local celebrity.

By adamg - 3/2/07 - 9:15 am

Only in Boston, Kids discusses various faults of the Metro, but raises a scary possibility: Imagine if Spare Change Guy ever started hawking it:

Want a Free-e-e-e-e-e-e Metro-o-o-o-o?"

By adamg - 1/5/07 - 8:43 am

Carpundit applauds Framingham police for arresting Spare Change Guy:

... He is dirty, obnoxious, and a menace to public safety. He obstructs traffic by begging in the middle of the road, interferes with people walking on the sidewalk by swinging his arms wildly around, and frightens people with his disturbed visage and confrontational manner. ... What he needs is a nice little jail term.

By adamg - 1/4/07 - 9:50 am

Boy, you just never know. Here you are, thinking Spare Change Guy is one of those crusty fixtures in the Boston firmament and then you go and find out he's from Framingham - where they probably wish he really was from Boston:

... Trying to add a little jingle to his pockets, John Bubier was arrested for panhandling Sunday, just four days after he was nabbed for pulling the same stunt twice in one day.

"He's kind of crusty," said police spokesman Lt. Paul Shastany. "He doesn't take well to being told enough is enough." ...

By adamg - 10/19/06 - 11:41 am

Yup reports:


Plus: Various Spare Change Guy arcana.

By adamg - 9/25/06 - 6:19 pm

An eagle-eyed tblade went to Channel 25's Web site earlier today to get info about tonight's debate. He pulled up an interview with the Herald's Kimberly Atkins, chatting from in front of the State House. Toward the end, he noticed this bearded guy trying to get on camera. Spare Change Guy!

Spare Change Guy makes the news
By adamg - 9/14/06 - 10:22 am

Ween - So Many People in the Neighborhood

Greg Kulaga begins and ends a music video (set to Ween's "So Many People in the Neighborhood") with everybody's favorite panhandler (also features streets scenes from Downtown Crossing and Quincy Market). From January.

By donwarnersaklad - 9/14/06 - 9:56 am

Fox Television Stations Inc.
25 Fox Drive
Dedham Massachusetts 02027

Please do more that addresses the problems of
the less enfranchised in our communities!

By adamg - 6/15/06 - 8:43 am

Matthew Smith puts together a bio of the Spare Change Guy, um, the SPAAARRRRE CHANGE guy, a.k.a. John Harrington:

... While most other homeless guys just sit there with their sign, this guy stands up, arms raised to the heavens, and shouts with his raspy voice the above mantra. ... over and over and over again. Sure it's annoying at first, but after a while it gains a certain charm and character. ...

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