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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Shelter to close in Framingham?

SMOC announced this morning that it will close its controversial wet shelter in downtown Framingham as soon as it gets town approval for a Winter Street housing program aimed at people recovering for substance abuse and their families.

Jim Cuddy, executive director of the South Middlesex Opportunity Council, made the announcement and outlined specific plans for closing the shelter, which accepts people who are struggling with substance abuse.

The Winter Street project has been controversial in its own right, sparking an intense debate over whether the town is doing too much to help social services. Read more of the story in Sunday's Globe West. -- Lisa Kocian

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