Boston Globe: South Station provides a port in the storm

By Jacqueline Tempera

As a collection of travelers waited for the last trains to depart South Station, a small group of homeless people began setting up blankets, planning to stay through the storm.

Transit Police inside the train station said shuttles were available to transport people to the Pine Street Inn on Harrison Avenue. But a group of about five said they did not want to go.

Jack Taylor, 58, and his girlfriend Christine, 38, said they would prefer to stay outside than to go to the shelter.

“I have blankets, I have comforters, I’d rather stay outside,” Taylor said. “I’m afraid we’ll get separated at the shelter. I want to make sure my girl is OK.”

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