Tag Archives: Beatrice Bell

The Valentine’s Day Freeze

The Valentine’s Day Freeze

I was one of the people out in the cold on Valentine’s Day. I’d hoped the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter would stay open, but it didn’t. Dawn, a former founder of the company, called some other shelters for us to see if we could stay there, but they said we couldn’t: they were already full

Mayor Walsh Unveils Affordable Senior Rental Housing Development in Mission Hill

City officials, neighborhood advocates, and residents gathered to celebrate the opening of a new senior rental housing development in the heart of Mission Hill earlier this month, Mayor Marty Walsh’s Office said. Mayor Walsh, the Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services, and other local officials unveiled the newly constructed Maria Sánchez House, a $15.6 million, 40-unit

EDITOR’S NOTE: Beatrice Bell is SCN's vendor/writer of the year

When I first met Spare Change News reporter and vendor Beatrice Bell, she was standing across from the mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, holding her recording device in front of the newly elected politician’s face. It was the opening of the rush-job Southampton Street shelter and she, along with a team of Spare Change News

FORGOTTEN WOMEN? Southampton Street shelter will be a men's-only facility

The new shelter on Southampton Street in Boston’s South End, built over a two-and-a-half-week period, is located less than a five minute walk from the Woods-Mullen Shelter and the Barbara McInnis House. City leaders came together to prepare the transportation sign building located at 112 Southampton St. The new shelter will house 100 homeless men.

The Campaign for Fair Foods comes to Boston

Beatrice Bell Spare Change News Recently I went to a protest outside of Trader Joe’s on Boylston Street across from the Hynes Convention Center. I didn’t know what to expect. What I learned was very interesting. Immokalee Farms, which is located in Florida, grows tomatoes for Trader Joes, Stop & Shop, McDonald’s, Subway and Whole

Boston, A Human Rights City

BEATRICE BELL Spare Change Spare Change News writer/vendor Beatrice Bell interviewed Debbie Ferretti, a volunteer with Survivor’s Inc., about Boston’s status as a Human Rights City and the group’s role as a human rights advocacy organization. Beatrice – When did Survivor’s Inc. and The Human Rights Movement start? Debbie – Survivor’s Inc. was originally started