Category Archives: Long Island

Media Release: Bridge Closure One Year Anniversary Day of Action & Observance

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Oct 8th: Long Island Bridge Closure Anniversary – Day of ACTION and OBSERVANCE

We are coming up on a year since Mayor Walsh and the Boston Public Health Commission condemned the bridge leading to Long Island, hastily shuttering the city’s largest homeless shelter and several vital stabilization and recovery programs for those seeking treatment for addiction. Since then, little has been done in the way of meaningful action …

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Tell Philadelphia Insurance Company to accept claim by life-saving addiction-service providers

A petition from our friends at Boston Warm. Please sign it at the link and attend its presentation at the State House to those who must do what is right.  Tell Philadelphia Insurance: It’s wrong to deny claims for life-saving addiction service providers | Groundswell. TO: JAY ASH, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR …

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State should offer Long Island rehab centers a new home – Editorials – The Boston Globe

The Globe gets it right. Mayor Walsh and the city can’t seem to get their act together to fix the drug treatment bed shortage. And based on how they seem addicted to the bad decisions they have made, we at BHSC can’t help but ask, “do they really care enough to do so?” According to …

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In a Boston Olympics, People Experiencing Homelessness Will Come in Last

An overview of the variety of reasons how the Olympics in Boston would negatively impact those who are homeless and low-income By Molly Richard  The debate around Boston hosting the Olympics has many asking, “What makes a world-class city?” Boston2024, the private entity that bid Boston to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, would like us to think …

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Soft Spoken but Fierce: Tara at The State of the City Rally!

Check out BHSC’s Tara and her speech at the recent Boston People’s State of the City Rally (posted below or on You Tube). It was freezing cold but our Tara tells it like it is! She may be soft spoken but she is fierce. Go Tara! “Three months after the abrupt closure of the bridge …

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