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Council Discusses Safe Injection Sites

The Boston City Council is worried about creating supervised safe injections sites for drug users. The council met during a working session about opioid abuse. Currently, there are bills before the Legislature that would allow safe injection sites in the Commonwealth. Some councilors worried about crime impacting the community because of these sites.  “They’re going Read More…

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Boston City Council Discusses Ambulance Stations and Gas Leaks

Councilor Matt O’Malley, representing District 6 (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, parts of Roslindale and Roxbury, and the Back of the Hill) wants more garage bay locations for ambulances in the city.  In 2017, 26 percent of calls Boston EMS responded to were priority 1 calls, which are life threatening and time sensitive. On average, Boston Read More…

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Boston City Council Wants to Focus on Public Health

Councilor Ed Flynn wants to help Boston close the gap when it comes to public health disparities in the city’s communities of color.  At a recent city council meeting, Flynn requested a hearing regarding the issue.  “Public health is very important to our residents,” he said. “People of color have troubling health conditions at a Read More…

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Boston City Council Learns About North-South Rail Link

The Boston City Council learned more about the North-South rail link, a proposed project to connect North Station and South Station, at a recent hearing. The proposed 2.8 mile tunnel would link the subway system to the commuter rail system so passengers wouldn’t have to switch MBTA lines to connect like they do currently. The Read More…

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Boston City Council Holds Hearing on Summer Violence

The city council is trying combat issues of summer violence in the city.  During a hearing earlier this week, the council discussed several ways to combat the issue.  “Violence happens all year but there is an uptick during the summer,” said councilor Kim Janey during the meeting.  The Boston police department said they are adding Read More…