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Politicians urge action on Mass and Cass
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Politicians urge action on Mass and Cass
A group of Massachusetts elected officials are calling on state and local law enforcement to execute a sweep of outstanding criminal warrants and to clear people with mental health issues and substance use disorder from the corridor near Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue, known as Mass. and Cass.
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Wu lays out summer plan for Mass & Cass
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Wu lays out summer plan for Mass & Cass
At City Hall last week, Mayor Michelle Wu unveiled her plan to mitigate worsening conditions at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard, which has in recent years become an open-air drug market where many struggling with homelessness and addiction have flocked.
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Concern grows over Mass & Cass crime
As temperatures warm up across the city, city councilors and neighbors alike have raised concerns over increasing violence and growing numbers of homeless living on the streets in the area known as Mass and Cass.
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Wu says tents will be cleared from Mass & Cass by Jan. 12
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Wu says tents will be cleared from Mass & Cass by Jan. 12
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced last week that the city plans to clear encampments in the area surrounding Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard no later than Jan. 12 by connecting people living in tents to appropriate services, including supportive housing that is or will be made available in coming weeks.
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Activists push candidates on Mass and Cass
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Activists push candidates on Mass and Cass
As election season moves forward with a pared-down list of candidates, community activists are capitalizing on added attention to the ongoing opioid crisis at “Mass and Cass” by demanding that campaigns have concrete plans in order to secure neighborhood support.
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Mayoral candidates address addiction crisis
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Mayoral candidates address addiction crisis
State Rep. Jon Santiago and City councilors Andrea Campbell and Annissa Essaibi George outlined their plans for the area earlier this year, while City Councilor Michelle Wu and acting Mayor Kim Janey have not yet announced specific platforms.
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Abutters struggle with Mass & Cass problems
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Abutters struggle with Mass & Cass problems
Growing up in the Roxbury and South End neighborhoods, Yahaira Lopez is one of many who has cut through Clifford Park to get to Target and Stop & Shop. Now, she can’t bear to walk through it.
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