Judge won't block shutdown
Shutting down a homeless shelter won't cause "irreparable harm" to the homeless, a judge in Springfield, Mass., has ruled.
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Open Pantry Community Services argued that closing the Warming Place would jeopardize the safety of evicted homeless by forcing them to use another shelter, which they said was overcrowded.
But city officials testified that there was plenty of room for the homeless at other local shelters and that they could safely transfer there.
Read the Boston Globe report here. ANd check out Michaelann Lannd, a blog by an activist in right there in Springfield.