Miles to go…

“I wish they wouldn’t call it methadone mile,” says the security guard, “there’s more going on around here than that.” Methadone Mile. That is what some call the area around the intersection of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue. Within a few short blocks of the intersection there are many social service agencies, including a … Continue reading Miles to go…

The Opiate Crisis: Past Steps and Next Steps

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released preliminary figures for the number of opioid overdose deaths in 2016: 1,465 confirmed overdose deaths, and an estimated total of 1,979, a startling increase of 228 over the 2015 figure. The Commonwealth has been leading the fight against the opioid epidemic, passing first in the nation laws … Continue reading The Opiate Crisis: Past Steps and Next Steps