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'I Finally Did It': Homeless For Years, Lenny Gets A Home
November 16, 2017 | WBUR
"All right, so we have a unit. It is an elevator building." Those are words Lenny Higginbottom has waited decades to hear: his own place to call home. The room full of people around him erupts in applause.
Diploma day for Pine St. programs
June 26, 2017 | Boston Herald
For many of the graduates, who range in age from 20s to 60s, the ceremony under a big white tent at the Pine Street Inn was the first time in their lives they were able to celebrate an achievement.
Patriot Matthew Slater at Pine Street Inn commencement
June 26, 2017 | The Boston Globe
Pats special teams ace Matthew Slater had some words of encouragement and appreciation Friday for 100 or so men and women who completed job-training programs at the Pine Street Inn.
Matthew Slater's message to Pine Street Inn grads: Believe in yourself
June 26, 2017 | ESPN
New England Patriots Pro Bowl special-teamer Matthew Slater was the 2017 recipient of the Bart Starr Award for exemplifying character and leadership on and off the field, and watching him on Friday afternoon as a special guest speaker at the Pine Street Inn graduation reflected why he was a fine choice.
Paul English revealed a surprise at the Pine Street Inn’s fund-raising breakfast
May 2, 2017 | The Boston Globe
Paul English, cofounder of Kayak.com and CEO of Lola Travel Co., was the keynote speaker at the Pine Street Inn’s Home Remedy Breakfast. English pledged to match up to $500,000 of any funds raised during the breakfast.
Environmental Police confiscate illegal catch, donate fish to Pine Street Inn
March 14, 2017 | The Boston Globe
After Massachusetts Environmental Police on Sunday busted a fisherman with a batch of undersized fish, they brought his 45-pound catch of haddock, grey sole, and monkfish to Pine Street Inn so workers there could serve up a feast.
Homeless shelters to stay full after storm
February 10, 2017 | Boston Herald
“It’s all hands on deck here. In extreme weather like this, having a warm place to stay could mean the difference between life and death,” said Barbara Trevisan, a spokeswoman for Pine Street Inn.
Spotlight: The Desperate and the Dead
December 9, 2016 | The Boston Globe
If you’re interested to learn more about the struggle of being mentally ill and homeless, here’s a (long) but really interesting article in The Boston Globe. Pine Street is having great success with men and women in housing, where they find stability and support.
At Pine Street, a meal...and food for thought.
November 25, 2016 | Boston Herald
More than 200 volunteers — ranging from regular people to pols — carved turkeys, filled plates and passed out food at the Pine Street Inn yesterday, but the spirit of generosity was also a reminder that the city’s homeless problem is not going away, organizers said.
On the holiday menu: turkey and compassion
November 25, 2016 | Boston Globe
“It’s our Super Bowl!” said one regular volunteer to another as residents sat down at long tables covered in white tablecloths. Each place setting featured a hand-decorated mat and a note by a volunteer.