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Adrian Walker

Diehard neighbors vow to fight homeless housing

Walter Pollard is clearly a man who’s not used to losing. That is a problem right now, because Pollard is in a battle in which victories have been hard to come by.

Pollard leads a small band of Jamaica Plain residents bent on stopping a popular project: a bid by Boston Health Care for the Homeless and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, both nonprofits, to build 20 units of housing for sick and homeless people at the site of the old Barbara McInnis House on Walnut Avenue. The property is to be managed by the Pine Street Inn.

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