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Mayor Walsh Reaffirms Boston’s Immigrants and Refugee Community

Mayor Walsh Reaffirms Boston’s Immigrants and Refugee Community

Mayor Marty Walsh poses with children before the forum. All photos: Jessica Colarossi. On Friday, Feb. 24, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center  hosted an Immigrant and Refugee Community Forum designed to bring resources from the City of Boston to communities impacted by recent federal executive orders and to

City Offers Update on Homeless and Recovery Services

When Boston closed down the Long Island health campus in 2014, it lost over 400 shelter beds and over 200 recovery beds. Two years later, the city has restored over 600 beds, rivaling 2014’s numbers. The city revealed the numbers at a press roundtable in early October to highlight the early success of their Boston’s

Mayor Walsh Makes $14 Million Available for Affordable Housing

Mayor Marty Walsh made $14 million available for affordable housing projects on Sept. 15, the mayor’s office said in a press release. The funding will be available through the city’s Department of Neighborhood Development via two $7 million competitive Requests for Proposals, the mayor’s office said. Walsh aims to create 6,500 units of affordable housing

Boston’s 311 line can now connect citizens with addiction recovery services

Tuesday afternoon, the city of Boston announced that people looking for addiction recovery services can now call 311 for help. Officials hope this new integration will make it easier for Bostonians to find a recovery program for themselves or their loved ones. “A lot of families… don’t know who they should call or when they

Mayor Walsh Announces New Funding for Homelessness Services

Photo: Zengzhang Wang As part of his goal to end chronic homelessness in Boston, Mayor Martin J. Walsh pledged $1.3 million in his proposed budget for next year to fund homelessness services. The proposal includes $150,000 for “front-door triage,” which will allow staff at shelters around the city to find the best way to help

VOICES FROM THE STREETS: Don't forget

It has been one year since the Long Island shelter debacle. For those of you who don’t remember, the shelter was hastily shut down after it was discovered that the bridge—which was used to carry the homeless to the island on buses—was deemed unsafe by the state and was condemned. So why am I calling

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