Occupiers then and now

By ARIEL SHEARER  |  September 14, 2012

FRANKTOSNEY
December 8, 2011 | Occupy Boston's self-eviction

FRANK TOSNEY, 44

ROLE AT OCCUPY: COOK

HOW HAS OCCUPY IMPACTED YOUR LIFE — FOR BETTER, WORSE, OR NOT AT ALL? "There's a good core group of friends that I still have that I met there that I wouldn't otherwise know. Definitely an intensive communications class you couldn't pay for anywhere else. Did wonders for my confidence — both mental and physical. Got to work on my rice and beans."

THEN (above) "I was just clearing up the food tent. We had to move that big tent. . . . Half the time when I was there, I was joking around, or yelling at cooks."

FRANKTOSNEY23
August 28, 2012

NOW "I'm in Brattle Square selling old jewelry and tchotchkes on the street. . . . I guess you could call me a scavenger salesman — a ramshackle engineer."

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