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Boston City Council to vote on amended Mass and Cass tent ban Wednesday | #citycouncil

Ricardo Arroyo will ask his City Council colleagues to vote Wednesday on an amended anti-encampment ordinance he’s filed, saying that the changes strengthen the legality of what the mayor proposed in late August for the Mass and Cass zone. The amendments would eliminate a monetary, or $25, penalty for people who refuse tent removal, and […]

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Amid calls to increase policing at Mass. and Cass, overtime spending surges under Mayor Wu

Last year, hundreds of people living in tents along the intersection of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue faced a traumatizing nightly choice: to freeze outside or risk theft, COVID-19 exposure or abuse at a nearby shelter. At the same time, residents in the area felt unsafe in their homes and neglected by city officials, […]

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