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October 6, 2017

Fixing ‘Methadone Mile' and other drug havens

  • Boston has company in wrestling with drug-infested areas that have worsened as cheaper heroin and opioids like fentanyl have flooded in.
    Associated Press

    BOSTON — A young woman crouches on a dusty strip of grass alongside a busy Boston thoroughfare and plunges a needle into her arm. Around the corner, a couple stands zombie-like in the middle of the sidewalk, oblivious to passing pedestrians on a muggy morning.

    Farther down the road, a man injects heroin into another man's hand beside a gas station convenience store.

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