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Metro News

Following Long Island Closure, Local Homeless Shelters Struggle with Demand

The Long Island Shelter was the Boston area’s largest, housing more than 700 people a night. When Boston city officials closed the only bridge servicing the shelter, these people were left without a place to live.

Homelessness on the Rise
Homelessness

Homelessness on the Rise

Homelessness on the Rise
Cambridge

Amid National Decline, Mass. Homeless Population Rises

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported last week that the homeless population in Massachusetts has experienced the third highest increase of the 50 states in the past year.

Harvard Square

Homeless Woman Found Dead in Square

A 66-year-old homeless woman was found dead in Harvard Square early Tuesday morning, the Cambridge Police Department reported later in the day.

Harvard Square

Youth Homeless Shelter Initiative Secures Funding

The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Youth Initiative, aimed at launching the first overnight shelter for youth in Cambridge, has received a grant that will support its operating costs for the next 15 years.

Harvard Square

Cambridge Moves Forward with Public Toilet in Harvard Square

The toilet will be located between Harvard Yard and the Old Burying Ground and is expected to open later this fall or early next year.

Harvard Square

Former Mechanic, Member of Square Homeless Community Dies at 58

Melvin Jenkins, known by students and frequenters of Harvard Square as a warm and friendly man, died on June 16 in Massachusetts General Hospital.

Ken and Earlene “Frenchie” French
Homelessness

Ken and Earlene “Frenchie” French

Earlene “Frenchie” French pets her dog Penny while panhandling with her partner, Ken O’Brien. O’Brien said that Penny is the second dog he has had while on the street, and that caring for a pet has motivated him to stay sober.

Justin
Homelessness

Justin

Justin Newton, 33, panhandles on Mass. Ave. Newton, who has been homeless for over two years, said he tries to make creative signs.

Harley
Homelessness

Harley

After a dispute with her mother, three years ago, Harley, 19, left home, adopting the “gypsy” lifestyle and traveling from one East Coast city to the next.

Jade
Homelessness

Jade

Jade Hosie stops on Mass. Ave. while on her way to CASPAR in Central Square to take a shower. Hosie, a Buffalo native, has lived on the streets of Harvard Square for over 10 months and finds herself depressed by what she has seen.

Ken and Earlene “Frenchie” French
The Square

On the Streets, the Square’s Homeless Tell Their Stories

The homeless experience in the Square varies widely.

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Homelessness

Youth Homelessness in the Square

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

Though homeless youths in Cambridge have the best chance of avoiding chronic homelessness, they also are among the most vulnerable.

Ken and Frenchie
On Campus

Today in Photos (04/08/14)

Eldo Kim
Crime

News Analysis: Could Eldo Kim Return to Harvard?

Protestors on Mass Ave
Race

Seen and Heard: Harvard's March Through Cambridge

OKWELOGU
Track and Cross Country

Decorated Thrower Looks To Continue Success

Protest
Columns

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