“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."
Boston’s most infamous homeless shelter was established only a few years later, in 1915, under Mayor James Michael Curley, who was as well known for his corruption as he was for being a friend, however superficially, to the downtrodden.
I know a homeless person who was told by a Beverly police officer to “go to Lynn.” In fact, he was even offered a one-way ride there. I met a couple from Saugus who lived under the Casey Bridge last summer. I asked them, “Why are you here?” They told me, “We are users but are trying to get back on our feet. The cops in Saugus wouldn’t let us stay camped out in the woods.”