The Boston Globe: Boston takes a census of its homeless population

By Jeremy C. Fox

More than 300 city officials and volunteers, led by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, braved the winter cold Wednesday night and walked the streets of Boston to conduct the annual count of homeless residents.

For Boston’s homeless population, this season’s record-breaking snowstorms, low temperatures, and the loss of an important homeless shelter have brought particular hardships and tested support systems, officials said.

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