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Budget trims lead homeless shelters across Mass. to cut services and beds

A food line was set up at St. Francis House on Boylston Street in Boston. Officials there are looking at closing one day a week or ending the breakfast and clothing donation programs. A food line was set up at St. Francis House on Boylston Street in Boston. Officials there are looking at closing one day a week or ending the breakfast and clothing donation programs. (David L. Ryan/ Globe Staff)
By David Abel
Globe Staff / November 7, 2009

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Boston plans to eliminate nearly 20 percent of the beds at the city’s largest homeless shelter, the first time it has made such cuts. Cape Cod’s largest shelter expects to end its day program, meaning dozens of people are likely to spend their days wandering in the cold. Officials at the largest provider of homeless services in Western Massachusetts intend ... (Full article: 1050 words)

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