“When people are using them, they're not doing it where people can see it, and they're doing it in a place where they definitely can't die.”
MAYOR WU GOING LIVE ON IG TODAY TO SHARE DETAILS OF MASS AND CASS PLAN
Mayor Michelle Wu and senior advisor Dr. Monica Bharel will host an Instagram Live on @MayorWu to share details on yesterday's announcement regarding an updated timeline and key steps to transform the area around Mass. Ave. and Melnea Cass
NATIVE AMERICANS, QUINCY EXTEND “OLIVE BRANCH” TO BOSTON
Mayor Wu’s promise of halting the construction of the Long Island Bridge generates cautious optimism
THE CRISIS CONTINUES: ABOUT THAT RAGING OPIOID EPIDEMIC
The data shows that fewer people are overdosing on heroin, but ODs related to prescription opioids continue to rise.
“EVERYONE IS COUGHING.” FEAR AND ROVING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS.
“They tell us, they put up signs, but many don’t read them or ignore them and don’t want to listen, either. None of these people are understanding what we have in front of us."
THE POLICY POLICE: CANNABIS COP AND GOP COHORT CHALLENGE CANDIDATES AND EDUCATE VOTERS ON WHY DRUGS SHOULD BE LEGAL
“Everyone knows we are a mosquito on the butt of an elephant ... I’ve had cops see my shirt and get inches from my face about it.”
THE RECOVERY DRUG COMMERCIAL YOU WON’T SEE ON TV
This interpolative remix of Indivior’s Sublocade commercial was written and produced by the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism as part of its Film Intervening Getting High Team (F.I.G.H.T.) initiative.
REMEMBER THEIR NAMES: STUDENT ART CHALLENGES HARVARD TO JOIN OTHER MAJOR INSTITUTIONS IN SACKING MONSTERS BEHIND OXYCONTIN
As Tufts was announcing last week that it plans to “remove [the] Sackler name from [its] medical school facilities and programs," on Dec 6, one city over in Cambridge, Harvard students joined community members in unveiling a pointed art installation on the topic.
MAYOR CURTATONE’S COUSIN, A COP, WAS CAUGHT UP IN THE DRUG SCENE FOR MORE THAN A DECADE. PEOPLE IN POWER KNEW, BUT NOBODY DID ANYTHING ABOUT IT.
Capobianco was the department’s—and the city’s—worst-kept secret, and over the course of more than a decade, numerous officers informed SPD administrators about his addiction and dealing. Yet not a single person took action to address the issue.
WALK THIS WAY: A BOSTON-CAMBRIDGE EVENT BORN TO HELP CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IMPACTED BY ADDICTION
"It’s going from Central Square in Cambridge over the Mass Ave Bridge and then into the Boston Common. Both cities are heavily affected by drugs and alcohol, and most have a deep sense of community. Families have been torn apart, and they’ve also been brought back together."