Walsh: New Shelter To Be Announced This Week
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says he will announce this week the site of a new shelter to house people displaced by the closing of the Long Island bridge in October.
While city leaders are not revealing the site of the proposed new shelter, the mayor's office hopes it will be a permanent refuge for the homeless.
Despite criticism of his handling of the bridge and shelter closing, Walsh says if he had to make same the decision again he'd do the same thing.
"The one thing I ... probably would have hoped is that we would have had a better plan in place on displacement of the folks on Long Island," he said. "We really didn't have a plan in place. And as I said to you, I've only been mayor 11 months, and if I was there a little longer maybe I would have been better prepared."
The proposed shelter would likely open in the next three months.
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