Author Archives: Christina Bagni

The 19th Annual Homeless Radio Marathon

The 19th Annual Homeless Radio Marathon

Every year, for nineteen years, Jeremy Alderson has hosted the Homeless Radio Marathon. And every year, for nineteen years, Alderson has only seen the homelessness problem worsen. “Hey everybody,” he began at 7 p.m. on the dot. “It’s me, Nobody, and welcome.” He then lit a candle, as he does every year, in honor of

Boston’s Way Home fights to end chronic homelessness in Boston by 2018

Photo: Zengzheng Wang Wang Boston has one of the lowest urban street homelessness rates in the country, thanks to its strong web of homeless shelters and other resources. In fact, the total number of homeless individuals in Boston has declined by 14.5 percent since 2007. However, the city isn’t stopping there. Boston’s plan to end veteran

Second Chances: Colorful clothing bins help homeless and low-income citizens

Scattered throughout Somerville and Cambridge are colorful Second Chances clothing donation bins. For a decade, Second Chances has been providing free clothing to homeless and lower-income people in the community with very few hands on deck. “Over ten years, we have never had more than two days a week of staffing,” said founder and CEO