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Bella English

For the homeless, there’s no holiday season

If you’re a typical American who celebrates Christmas, you’re probably contemplating taking that tree down, sweeping up the needles, storing the decorations, putting the gifts away, and thinking about those thank-you notes.

But for homeless families who are living in motels, there weren’t trees and tinsel, and few, if any, gifts and parties. There are currently 303 families living in motels in Braintree, Brockton, Middleborough, Wareham, and Weymouth, up from 211 families last year, according to the South Shore Regional Network to End Homelessness.

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