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On transportation, it’s time for leadership to protect our health and well-being

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, November 20, 2019. Transportation is on the legislature’s agenda, and our representatives on Beacon Hill will soon be debating what needs fixing and upgrading, and how to pay for it.

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Published on November 20, 2019.

Resource fair: Tackling homelessness through networking

Homelessness is an enormous but often hidden problem in our area, says state Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa, D-Northampton — but Monday morning, hundreds of people gathered to bring the issue to light at the Western MA Homelessness Resource Fair for Providers.

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Published on June 11, 2019.

State agencies, legislators discuss ways to end homelessness in western Massachusetts

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Multiple state agencies and legislators gathered in Holyoke Monday morning for a workshop to end homelessness in western Massachusetts.

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Published on June 10, 2019.

Working to end homelessness: Legislators, providers to attend annual resource fair

Homeless support organizations, state agencies and providers from across the region are expected this Monday, June 10, for the third annual Western MA Homelessness Resource Fair for Providers at the Kittredge Center, Room 301-303, at Holyoke Community College.

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Published on June 10, 2019.

Homelessness should be ‘rare, brief, and non-recurring,’ advocates say at Western Massachusetts summit

GREENFIELD — While it may not be possible to “end homelessness,” it is feasible to make sure that episodes of homelessness are “rare, brief, and non-recurring,” said Gerry McCafferty, housing director for the City of Springfield.

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Published on November 16, 2018.

Fighting homelessness in Berkshires remains year-round quest

PITTSFIELD — As snow approached Thursday, those who manage the Barton’s Crossing shelter prepared for a busy night of checking in guests and keeping peace in the building’s mazelike corridors.

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Published on November 16, 2018.

Tackling homelessness ‘one bite at a time’

Shortly after a Friday discussion over how to end homelessness in western Massachusetts, two of the most influential policymakers in the room succinctly put how that goal can be achieved — by “one bite at a time.”

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Published on November 16, 2018.

Strategies To Tackle Homelessness Discussed At Western Massachusetts Forum

A new report says progress is being made on reducing homelessness in the four counties of western Massachusetts.

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Published on November 16, 2018.
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