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Fire displaces women living at secret shelter

Residents' hopes dashed as officials ponder rebuilding and lost services

Nate Feir, a worker with Servpro Clean-up Specialists, surveyed the wreckage to a third-floor bedroom at Elizabeth Stone House in Jamaica Plain. Nate Feir, a worker with Servpro Clean-up Specialists, surveyed the wreckage to a third-floor bedroom at Elizabeth Stone House in Jamaica Plain. (JASON JOHNS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)
By John R. Ellement and April Yee
Globe Correspondent / August 10, 2007

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Nine months pregnant and a victim of domestic abuse, Shanele had turned to the Elizabeth Stone House because it was the only place where she could feel safe. Just last week, she moved into the house, which ran a secret shelter for battered women. (Full article: 693 words)

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