Boston Makes Final Push to Clear Out Homeless Encampment

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BOSTON (AP) – Workers have started removing the last tents from a homeless encampment at a Boston intersection known as Mass and Cass.

Bulldozers loaded tents, tarps, milk crates, wooden pallets, coolers, and other items into trash trucks Wednesday to be hauled away. Street sweepers moved in once a section was cleared.

New Mayor Michelle Wu had pledged to get housing and support for people living in tents in the area near the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard. A city official says more than 100 people have already been relocated to housing.

The city has approached the camp as a humanitarian and public health crisis.

By Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press

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