May 12, 2015 | Daily Item
The Lynn Adult Emergency Shelter may not be a place most people would choose to sleep — but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be welcoming and comfortable.
So, the shelter is asking the community for help raising about $10,000 to buy new beds and mattresses as part of a larger project to gussy up the Willow Street building.
April 30, 2015 | Boston Globe
The American Dream rolled over and died again on a recent morning. This time the setting was a spit of oceanfront land tucked behind the Lynn-way, with views of Boston.
They call this patch of coastal woods Tent City, and it’s the end of the line for those who have burned just about every connection to the outside world. Here, souls leave traces of their demons along the paths that circle a few small hills and trees. Used hypodermic needles, empty liquor bottles, and old crack pipes lead a trail to tents and sleeping bags alongside rusted cooking grills, clotheslines, and piles of moldy trash.
January 10, 2015 | Daily Item
Patrick Byrne shies away from pats on the back and praise but he will have to grin and bear the kind words next Thursday when St. John’s Prep honors Byrne — Prep Class of 1969 — as its first No One Walks Alone Advocacy Award winner.
January 8, 2015 | Daily Item
Officials are reminding residents to be aware of the city’s elderly and to use caution as chilling temperatures head into the region. “We have yet to come to time where we have had to turn people away from beds, and have yet to hit capacity either, so we’ve got a little bit of a buffer zone,” Lynn Shelter Association Street Advocate Patrick Byrne said.
December 30, 2014 | Daily Item
Christmas donors showered 500 gifts and 200 pieces of clothing on a Lynn family shelter’s four dozen residents, including Jackie McNeil, a 24-year-old Boston native raising twin babies after a prolonged illness forced her to move into the Green Street building in June.
November 4, 2014 | Daily Item
City officials and some members of the local homeless population expressed concern about safety and adequate shelter in encampments along the Lynnway as the first winter approaches since a popular day program was cancelled.