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.
The original Thompson Island hike, which included Thompson Island itself, was something I’ll never forget for several reasons, but this perfectly legal walk includes mostly similar sights and may also give you a bit of cachet, since saying that you walked across Boston Harbor sounds like the stuff of legend.
Here’s what Walsh said in an October 2017 WGBH debate against then-City Councilor and challenger Jackson...
As television journalists reported that New England Patriots fans donated comforters for homeless people, transit cops disposed of every single blanket that the folks from Quincy C.O.P.E. and others handed out inside South Station.
The 2014 closure remains a defining moment of the Walsh administration
Since our first letter, the conditions we detailed (including lack of, or no food at meals; no access to beds or medication during the day; and lack of available case management staff) have only deteriorated daily.
There are three major structural problems out of the control of impoverished individuals that best explain the rise of homelessness in Massachusetts: savage cuts to our state mental health system, an economy that creates large numbers of bad low-wage jobs, and the destruction of affordable housing.
In the interest of reminding readers that the promise of Long Island is still a life or death issue, some cogent testimonies from Monday’s Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee speakout
FALL BACK, PROTESTS AHEAD: OCTOBER IS FOR ACTIVISM
With another cold front coming, the city doesn’t only need a better plan