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.
A bill to expunge the criminal records of people arrested for marijuana possession, proposed by state Sen. Patricia Jehlen, is making its way through a series of very popular hearings.
A workshop on “Managing Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace” is open to Cambridge business owners and managers wondering how the state’s legalization of marijuana possession and recreational use will affect them.
Antwan Gonsalves, 35, of Cambridge, was convicted by a Middlesex Superior Court jury of first-degree murder in connection with the 2015 death of Tywann Jones.
More than four years after state voters welcomed medical marijuana, Sage Cannabis is about to open Cambridge’s first registered marijuana dispensary, noting “a legacy of stigmatization” leading to misunderstanding about the benefits of the plant.