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By adamg - 11/13/19 - 4:18 pm

Aline Kaplan, who started giving Boston bus tours to cruise-ship passengers this fall, reports tourists keep asking her where Boston's homeless are, and that's gotten her to thinking.

By adamg - 1/1/18 - 11:52 am

In his inauguration speech today, Mayor Walsh announced a four-year, $10-million fundraising effort to build 200 units of "supportive, sustainable, long-term housing for chronically homeless men and women."

The fund has been launched in partnership with Pine Street Inn and Bank of America - which donated $250,000 to the effort.

By adamg - 11/4/15 - 3:49 pm

Erin Butcher, artistic director of Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company explains why performing in Somerville's Powder House Park means she will never do all-female outdoor performances again:

Vaguely, in the back of my head I must have known that a few homeless fellows would populate a public park in summer every now and then. But I really didn’t think much of it. I would be there every day anyway if there were any problems, and I had very rarely ever been approached by any homeless people in Somerville in my 4 years of living there… so it would be fine….

It was not fine. ...

By adamg - 6/25/15 - 10:23 am

The Globe reports on Mayor Walsh's plans for "an ambitious multimillion-dollar plan to end homelessness among veterans this year and to end chronic homelessness by 2018."

By SCATV Somerville - 8/3/14 - 8:01 pm

From SNN #20 - 7/29/14: New Home Helps Vets Get on Track

Somerville, MA, July 29 – “It was really hard to come back,” the veteran explained, quietly. “My whole family was telling me that I was someone different, someone that basically they didn’t recognize. You come back and you just try to live a normal life, and it’s not really possible to do that.”

Military veterans face terrible odds when they return from conflict. A recent study from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) noted that 53 percent of those polled say they have a mental health injury.

By JoshDawson - 9/12/08 - 10:09 am

Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee Forum on Massachusetts Initiative to End Homelessness

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