The spiraling opioid drug epidemic has addiction treatments advertising on the T and local police looking at public lockboxes stocked with overdose treatments for use by passers-by – and now a more comprehensive approach proposed by a Cambridge working group.
We like to describe ourselves as progressive. But will we live up to that and work to expand social services for people who are vulnerable? Or will we decide it’s easier to have the police arrest people or move them along so that we don’t have to see them?
With a classic mistake – returning to the scene of the crime – a suspect in Sunday’s non-fatal shooting in the Riverside neighborhood has been arrested.
Describing an “open shootout” in broad daylight and a rapidly deteriorated Riverside neighborhood of graffiti and stray needles, neighbors urged action by city officials Monday, and got some.
Days after a patient died of a probable drug overdose at a Cambridge Health Alliance emergency room, the CHA suspended the neurologist prescribing him narcotics. But it took months to fire the doctor officially, and years for an actual license suspension.
State Sen. Pat Jehlen, a Somerville Democrat, was appointed assistant majority leader Wednesday by Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg.
Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian thanked the administration of Gov. Charlie Baker for awarding the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office a nearly $140,000 grant to continue ongoing efforts to address the opioid epidemic in the county.
Like many candidates for City Council, Gwen Volmar has affordable housing at the top of her platform. She learned firsthand how difficult it can be to live in Cambridge when moving here 10 years ago, and now helps others struggling with the cost and paperwork.
The final Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association meeting until September is planned for 7 to 9 p.m. June 8.
Narcan kits are available to people who go through training and in certain pharmacies, and zeal to combat the rising tide of opioid overdoses and deaths has also led police here to help a private, for-profit startup trying to develop a commercial prevention product.