WAKEFIELD â€“ The man who touched the Wakefield community with his energy, passion and his lending hand passed away leaving behind a legacy of helping others. Joseph â€śJumpin Joeâ€ť Frisella died Saturday, April 23 at Rhode Island Hospital after suffering from a stroke the day prior.
Over the past four weeks, weâ€™ve taken a special look at the issue of homelessness in North Kingstown. More specifically, homelessness and the effect it has on local children in the North Kingstown School District.
What weâ€™ve learned is that the issue isnâ€™t a simple one.
Perhaps itâ€™s the economy. Maybe itâ€™s the increased costs of basic necessities like food and gas. Whatever the reason, the signs all point to homelessness being an issue that will continue to grow over the next couple of years unless something is done to stop it.