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Cambridge

Mobilizr

Three students at the Harvard Graduate School of Education are approaching the problem of homelessness in a different way.

Point-in-Time Homeless Count
Homelessness

Point-in-Time Homeless Count

Boston’s Emergency Shelter Commission conducted its 35th annual Point-in-Time count of homeless people on Feb. 25, 2015 after heavy snowfall caused difficulty for volunteers to reach all areas on Jan. 29, 2015 for the initial set date of the count.

Point-in-Time Homeless Count
Snow

Winter Conditions Affect Annual Homeless Census in Cambridge

Called “Point-in-Time,” the census, required of any areas receiving funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, counts both homeless individuals residing in shelters and those unsheltered.

Cambridge

Shelters Scramble to House Displaced Long Island Homeless from Winter Storms

With the closing of Boston’s largest homeless shelter on Long Island last October, local and temporary shelters are working to get displaced guests out of the winter weather.

Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
College

Harvard Square Homeless Shelter

The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter stays open all day when the City of Cambridge has declared a snow emergency, as the city did Monday.

Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
Harvard Square

Shelters Prepare To Accommodate Homeless During Blizzard

The Cambridge Police Department will coordinate with area shelters to ensure the safety of Cambridge’s homeless population, facilitating “proper transportation if needed."

College

Students Volunteer with Pre-Med Society’s Service Week

Participants will be volunteering at the Phillips Brooks House Association Mission Hill After-School Program on Tuesday and the Boston Living Center on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

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.

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork
Scrutiny

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction
College

Freshman Advising: Under Construction

Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin"
Visual Arts

Portrait of the Artist: Behind Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin'