- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - A new Boston homeless shelter is about to open, replacing one that was closed when the bridge leading to it was deemed to be dangerous.

The Boston Globe (https://bit.ly/14LAUMn ) reports that city officials plan to open the doors of the two-story brick building on Southampton Street to 100 men on Tuesday.

The plan is to have room for 700 people by April.

The shelter is in a building that used to be home to the city Transportation Department’s sign-making shop.

The shelter replaces a Long Island facility that was closed when the bridge leading to the Boston Harbor island was ruled unsafe.

The city’s homeless have been staying at several temporary facilities since.

Mayor Martin Walsh says the new facility may be the best homeless shelter in the country.

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