A few weeks back, we reported that Fort Point neighbors were informed that migrants could soon move into their neighborhood.  Where are they moving to, you ask? A vacant area of an office building on Farnsworth Street – not far from the Children’s Museum.

After an outcry from the neighborhood, a community meeting was organized by local elected officials, and it was held on Tuesday night on West First Street.  According to the Boston Globe, it was revealed at the meeting that the migrant shelter will be opening next week regardless of pushback from the community.

Earlier this week,  Governor Maura Healey publicly confirmed for the first time that the building at 24 Farnsworth St. would be opened as an overflow shelter.  The building is owned by the Unitarian Universalist Association and serves as the church’s headquarters. The United Way will operate the shelter for homeless families who are on a waiting list for the state’s emergency shelter system.

Retired Lieutenant General and MA Emergency Assistance Director L. Scott Rice informed those in attendance at the meeting that “this was going to happen.” He also added that the building was three-quarters set up and could open late next week.

According to the article, the building has six bathrooms but no showers. Shelter residents, roughly 80 people from Haiti, will be transported in vans to and from nearby YMCAs to shower.

Neighbors expressed their frustration and lack of transparency regarding this decision. You can read the details here. 

Rice stated during the meeting that an informational Zoom session will be coming up on Friday.

You can register here! 

 

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Justyn Tyme February 29, 2024 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    If you get to know your new neighbors well enough you might learn a new language(s) and get a new set of skills for a better job: Really. I am serious. I did several years ago and it worked for me. I learned Spanish and today I can speak, read and write it.

    • Wait, So… March 1, 2024 at 5:36 pm - Reply

      …we should use these fine, hardworking, never-asked-for-anything newcomers as…”tutors”? Because you “did it years ago”?? You really did? You learned a new language from illegal, undocumented, un-vetted insurgents from God only knows where (and WHY) who just got jammed down the throat of where vet you were living at the time?
      Sure. Sure ya did.

  2. Tony C. February 29, 2024 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Around the corner from the Children’s Museum and showers at the YMCA in Chinatown. What could possibly go wrong?

    Unfortunately, this is only the beginning… We’re clearly going the way of San Francisco.

    • KennyD March 1, 2024 at 1:21 am - Reply

      You might also lose your life as well.I would like to know how much those van rides are going to cost the taxpayers as well

  3. KennyD March 1, 2024 at 1:34 am - Reply

    I can’t even afford a cab ride to my Dr. appointments. Yet these ILLEGAl. IMMIGRANTS are getting free rides back and forth for showers. I am sick and tired of bending over and kissing thier asses. Take the money we are spending on hotels and refurbishing buildings and put them on busses back to where they come from. I also wonder why we couldn’t have put our citizens from Mass. & Cass up in there instead of just bulldozing them off the street like cattle.

  4. Karen April 1, 2024 at 10:33 am - Reply

    I Know for Many years most of the school bus drivers were Haitian and hardworking people . The thought of Busing People back and forth to showers seems absurd But at Least there is shelter .

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