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Mass and Cass

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Mass & Cass problems spread to Nubian Square
In mid-January, Mayor Michelle Wu enacted a policy that removed the dozens of tents in the area around Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard that were home to hundreds in the throes of addiction and struggling with homelessness. Wu’s policy came with plans to provide housing to anyone who wanted it, regardless of their sobriety.
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An undue burden on Boston Medical Center
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Editorial
An undue burden on Boston Medical Center
There has been limited information about the adverse impact on the Boston Medical Center of the Mass-Cass problem. Part of the reason for this is the lack of historical understanding of major city hospitals in America.
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Editorial
A safe solution is needed for the Mass & Cass colony
The problem with finding shelter for the homeless is, the Mass and Cass colony brings a number of social problems with it, including drug addiction and mental illness, as well as poverty. Few people would welcome the addition of those problems to their neighborhood.
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Roxbury has had more than it can take
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Opinion
Roxbury has had more than it can take
Mayor Wu’s decision to move people living in tents in the Mass and Cass area into housing is to be applauded; how exactly the city plans to achieve this goal is of great concern to many in Roxbury.
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A solution to the Mass & Cass problem is within reach
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Editorial
A solution to the Mass & Cass problem is within reach
Mayor Wu should do everything to make the Long Island facility function again. 
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City seeks housing for Mass and Cass homeless
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Local News
City seeks housing for Mass and Cass homeless
The administration of Mayor Michelle Wu is planning to move people now living in tents and on the streets in the Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue area into temporary housing in sites across the city.
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Advocates call for rights for the homeless
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Local News
Advocates call for rights for the homeless
In the November chill, members of the Union of the Homeless and other groups gathered outside of City Hall Nov. 17 to launch what they are calling their winter offensive, a series of events to advocate for more solutions to the crises at the area near Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard.
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A call for regional approach on Mass & Cass
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Local News
A call for regional approach on Mass & Cass
With the ongoing opioid crisis continuing to take its toll on the area surrounding Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard, community activists are asking for solutions outside of the city of Boston.
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Editorial
The solution for Mass & Cass does not lie with Roxbury residents
A major problem confronting Boston’s new mayor is how to provide for the homeless. It is identified in the media as the “Mass & Cass” crisis.
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Caution urged as city sweeps Mass & Cass
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Local News
Caution urged as city sweeps Mass & Cass
Advocates and medical professionals gathered last Wednesday near the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard to protest actions that would remove residents from the encampment forming near “Mass and Cass” and would, they said, criminalize homelessness and struggles with addiction and mental illness.
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Janey orders Mass & Cass tents removed
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Local News
Janey orders Mass & Cass tents removed
Acting Mayor Kim Janey announced a ban on tents and temporary shelters in Boston at a press conference on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
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