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Jeromel Dela Rosa Lara

Crimson staff writer Jeromel Dela Rosa Lara can be reached at jeromel.lara@thecrimson.com. Follow them on Twitter @jeromellara.

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Harvard Square

Student-Run Homeless Shelters to Operate at Reduced Capacity This Winter

As Harvard students returned en masse to Cambridge earlier this month, Harvard student-run homeless shelters have made plans to operate at reduced bed capacity for overnight guests this fall and winter.

Project Right to Housing pamphlet
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Project Right to Housing pamphlet

A pamphlet from Project Right to Housing.

War Memorial Recreation Center
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War Memorial Recreation Center

The War Memorial Recreation Center is the site of a temporary congregate shelter.

Project Right to Housing pamphlet
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Shelter Skelter

Councilor Quinton Y. Zondervan points out that an end to the pandemic could come with a surge in homelessness, as the eviction moratorium expires. “There’s going to be a wave of evictions, of people who couldn’t afford to pay their rent. It’s a horrible disaster waiting to happen,” he says. “[It will] disproportionately impact Black and Brown community members ... We can’t go back to normal,” he adds. “We have to [do] better, because normal was unjust.”

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
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Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is the site of a temporary emergency shelter.

Sobrinho-Wheeler Lit Drop
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Sobrinho-Wheeler Lit Drop

Councilor Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler addresses Project Right to Housing advocates during a "Literature Drop" event on Sunday, Jan. 31.

Sandel and Paulsell at First Church Fundraiser
Cambridge

Fundraiser for Cambridge’s Homeless Raises More Than $30,000 With Sandel, Paulsell as Guests

With Cambridge homeless shelters facing operational challenges due to Covid-19, the First Church in Cambridge raised more than $30,000 for two projects supporting unhoused residents during its annual fundraising gala Saturday night.

Sandel and Paulsell at First Church Fundraiser
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Sandel and Paulsell at First Church Fundraiser

Harvard Government professor Michael J. Sandel, left, spoke at a fundraiser benefitting homeless programs at the First Church in Cambridge. Sandel was interviewed by Divinity School professor and Interim Minister of Memorial Church Stephanie A. Paulsell.

Project Right to Housing rally Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler
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Project Right to Housing rally Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler

Cambridge City Councilor Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler addresses Project Right to Housing advocates during a rally on the Cambridge City Hall steps on Sunday.

Project Right to Housing rally pamphlets
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Project Right to Housing rally pamphlets

Project Right to Housing organizers hand out pamphlets calling on Cambridge residents to deliver public comment at Monday's City Council meeting in support of creating non- congregate shelter spaces.

Project Right to Housing rally Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler
Cambridge City Council

Housing Advocates Urge Cambridge Residents to Endorse Non-Congregate Shelters at Upcoming City Council Meeting

In advance of the Cambridge City Council meeting on Monday, a group of housing advocates distributed flyers to more than 1,200 households on Sunday urging residents to give public comment in support of “non-congregate” shelters.

Tercentenary Theatre (First Day of Classes)
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Tercentenary Theatre (First Day of Classes)

Tercentenary Theatre, usually bustling with activity on the first day of classes, was relatively empty when classes began for the 2021 spring semester.

Boston Police Inauguration Day
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Boston Police Inauguration Day

Boston Police prepare for potentially violent demonstrations at the Massachusetts State House on Inauguration Day, Jan. 6, 2021.

Massachusetts State House
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Massachusetts State House

Boston Police Riot Gear
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Boston Police Riot Gear

Boston Police prepare for potentially violent demonstrations at the Massachusetts State House on Inauguration Day, Jan. 6, 2021.

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