WBUR: Amid Scramble To House Homeless, Boston Night Center Reopens

By Deborah Becker

While Boston continues to deal with mountains of snow and extreme cold, the city is also grappling with an even larger than usual number of homeless people.

Advocates for the homeless say the extreme weather, the move to ban people from sleeping at places like South Station and Logan Airport and the closing of Boston’s largest shelter on Long Island — which included the shuttering of the island’s substance abuse treatment beds — have created a “perfect storm” that’s left them scrambling to get people indoors.

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