Good news from Eckington, according to the Eckington listserv the Emery Shelter has been downsized to 100 beds and no longer serves as emergency housing. Why is this important? Well for one, the Emery Shelter property is next to a rec center which is next to a school, two places for young girls and boys. According to residents, 3 sex offenders, including a child molester, listed in the sex offender database, had the block where the shelter sat, as a residence. Second, it is in a residential area that really could not absorb the numbers of homeless men coming to that site. According to the announcement, this took 18 years to come about.