WGBH: Walsh Tours Shelter Raised Quickly To House Long Island Homeless

By Rupa Shenoy

Three months after abruptly closing the Long Island bridge, Mayor Marty Walsh yesterday opened a new facility for the hundreds of homeless displaced from a shelter on the island.

The new 45,000 square foot shelter smelled of paint and cleaning solution. It’s in an old city sign shop on Southampton Street near the Southeast Expressway. There are already a hundred places to sleep, bunk bed-style, in two large rooms. And the homeless from Long Island who’ve moved in are grateful to be there

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