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Rev. William McCarthy; built network of support for homeless on South Shore

The Rev. William McCarthy was better known as Father Bill to his numerous supporters. The Rev. William McCarthy was better known as Father Bill to his numerous supporters. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff/File 2005)
By Emma Stickgold
Globe Correspondent / July 27, 2009

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As he noticed more people coming to his church’s doorstep in the late 1970s and early 1980s needing a place to stay, the Rev. William McCarthy, better known as Father Bill, made a few phone calls. (Full article: 1024 words)

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