Despite effective short-term measures, long-term homelessness persists in Mass.
“I’m not afraid, whatever happens happens,” Thomas said. “That’s just the way it is.”
“They refuse to respond to this humanitarian crisis where people really need them. We’re just ignoring this problem and it’s getting worse and worse.”
The data shows that fewer people are overdosing on heroin, but ODs related to prescription opioids continue to rise.
“It guarantees housing for survivors of crime and, again, it decriminalizes homelessness, which we know eliminates reinceration for individuals who failed to secure housing.”
'This is who we are, these are our stories, and nobody is going to act like we have no voice around here.'
“We said we’re going to do this the same way the British had to get their troops out of Dunkirk,” the radio host said. “It was an immediate need. They were going to die and homeless people are dying.”
"While the Cafe’s restaurant operations are paused, our catering and wholesale baking operations will continue, as well as our Take Back the Kitchen Program."
“There [are] unfortunately huge, discriminatory barriers that we can’t completely destroy on our own ... That takes a huge cultural movement."
We don’t get much news about Western Mass in Boston. And since the population is relatively small in the largely rural western counties of the Commonwealth, it can be easy to miss significant stories. Because the scale of noteworthy happenings is naturally smaller ...