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Mercy Meals Shelter Needs Supplies And Volunteers

Mercy Meals and More has activated their temporary shelter at 634 Purchase Street in New Bedford as the area deals with the frigid cold which followed the recent snowstorm.

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New Bedford Opens Temporary Emergency Shelter For Warmth Tonight

Temperatures are expected to be in the low teens tonight, prompting the City of New Bedford to open a temporary emergency shelter for those in need of warmth.

The Pilgrim Church Hall, also known as Mercy Meals and More at 634 Purchase Street, will open at 8:30pm Tuesday night

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Jon Faria/ TSM

Reading Program For The Homeless Developing

A proposed reading program for the homeless in Downtown New Bedford has generated some controversy since the plan was made public a short time ago.

People concerned with the program say the homeless using downtown's public library as a refuge during the day has become a public safety concern

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John Reid/Getty Images

Homeless Woman’s Stun Gun Spurs Second Amendment Case

The highest court in Massachusetts is being asked to decide whether a state law that prohibits private citizens from possessing stun guns infringes on their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms

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Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Wanted: Salvation Army Bell-Ringers

The familiar sounds of bell-ringing outside of grocery stores and other high-trafficked areas have begun to fill the ears of shoppers.

The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign is accepting donations ahead of the holiday season to help provide toys for children, coats for the homeless, food for the hungry, and many other charitable causes

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Photo by Dan McCready / TSM
Photo by Dan McCready / TSM

Two Park Rangers Stabbed On Boston Common

Boston's Police Commissioner says a 34-year-old homeless man with a violent history has been arrested in the stabbings of two city Park Rangers on Boston Common, the nation's oldest public park.

Commissioner William Evans said Bodio Hutchinson attacked the unarmed Rangers in what the Commissioner said was an unprovoked confrontation

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We Got Your Back Pack Campaign To Benefit New Bedford’s Homeless

The bitter New England winter is about to rear it's unforgiving face. As I complain about what it will cost to heat my home this winter, I'm sent an invitation to like a Facebook page for an initiative to fill back packs for the city's homeless. And so I stop and think of just how fortunate I am that I have a home to heat.

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‘Breaking Night’ Shows The Resiliency Of The Human Spirit [REVIEW]

For the thousands of children in the world who grew up in a dysfunctional home, Liz Murray's Breaking Night is an emotional tour de force.

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State Chips In $84 Million For Affordable Housing Projects

Two dozen affordable housing projects across Massachusetts will receive nearly $84 million from the state.

Gov. Deval Patrick said the money will help build or preserve more than 1,300 units of affordable housing while creating 2,000 construction jobs

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Gov. Patrick Announces $25M For New Housing Units

Associated Press - Gov. Deval Patrick has announced more than $25 million to create over 335 new units of supportive housing for veterans, homeless and very low income families.

Patrick made the announcement Tuesday during a stop at the site of a planned veterans' housing project in Haverhill

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