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Whatever happened to Claribel?

Looking for the poster child of the welfare reform movement in Massachusetts, 10 years later

By Charles M. Sennott
Globe Staff / April 11, 2004

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TEN YEARS AGO, in the winter of 1994, the country was in the throes of a debate on welfare reform that had taken on a particularly punitive and nasty tone. Here in Massachusetts, at the center of that debate stood Claribel Rivera Ventura, a 26-year-old Roxbury mother of six charged with child abuse who found herself cast as the poster ... (Full Article: 2004 Words)

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