Posted inEnvironment, Immigration, State Government

Climate migration to Massachusetts ‘an urgent concern’

MASSACHUSETTS IS ALREADY struggling to keep pace with emergency housing needs for migrants, many fleeing unsafe political conditions in other countries. A new report from the state’s climate chief warns that the Commonwealth also needs to prepare to receive climate migrants and refugees from inside and outside of the US as global weather conditions become […]

Posted inPolitics

What’s the political impact of emergency shelter crisis?

THE RACE FOR a vacant central Massachusetts Senate seat between a Republican and a Democratic state representative could be an early indicator of whether the emergency shelter crisis in Massachusetts will reverberate politically. The issue certainly has potential. Massachusetts has an emergency shelter law that requires the state to provide shelter to homeless families with […]