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Opioid Overdose Deaths Rise During Pandemic

Deaths from opioid overdoses increased in Massachusetts during the pandemic, after three years of a steady decline. The rise in deaths is an alarming sign and one that experts say is likely indicative of the harmful impacts the pandemic is having on…

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Abutters Struggle with Mass & Cass Problems

By The Bay State Banner

Growing up in the Roxbury and South End neighborhoods, Yahaira Lopez is one of many who has cut through Clifford Park to get to Target and Stop & Shop. Now, she can’t bear to walk through it. The last time she did this past year, Lopez was…

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Pandemic hasn’t erased the opioid epidemic

By CommonWealth

HE HAD JUST LOST his father to COVID-19. His dad had succumbed to this relentless disease while living in a long-term care facility. He was just beginning to cope with that loss. Then, it got worse. Two weeks later, he lost his son. His son died after…

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Opioid crisis must not be forgotten (Editorial)

By The Republican Editorials

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported that confirmed or estimated opioid deaths in the first quarter of 2020 was down 5.7% from the previous year. Any reduction in numbers is good news, but Gov. Charlie Baker remains cautious…

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