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By adamg - 9/4/20 - 10:37 am

The Daily Free Press reports on a protest along Mass. Ave. yesterday.

James W. Hills videoed the protest: Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/20 - 9:54 pm

Live Boston reports a pedestrian was hit by a car at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard early this morning, in roughly the same sport where another pedestrian was hit, allegedly by a Dorchester man who was charged with OUI, not far from the spot on the Mass. Ave. Connector where a third person was struck by a car two nights earlier, allegedly driven by a drunk woman from South Boston.

By adamg - 8/13/20 - 9:04 am

The Boston Sun recounts the life of Damien Hughes, stabbed to death outside the Southampton Shelter on July 31.

By adamg - 8/10/20 - 9:46 pm

Shortly before 9:30 p.m. The victim fell to the ground, then ran through traffic a half block down Massachusetts Avenue before Boston EMS found him and transported him back a half block to the Boston Medical Center emergency room. Injury not considered life threatening.

It's at least the third knife attack in the general Mass/Cass area in the past two weeks, although the other two were fatal.

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By adamg - 8/4/20 - 9:13 am
Suspect being taken into custody

A grinning suspect being taken into custody. Photo by Live Boston.

Update: Victim identified as Michael Dezrick, 48.

Boston Police report a man was fatally stabbed around midnight outside 1024 Massachusetts Ave. - a half mile from where another man was stabbed to death on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/20 - 9:33 am

The Boston Sun reports on the controversy over the Pine Street Inn leasing the Roundhouse Hotel near the intersection of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue for use as a 180-person homeless shelter.

By adamg - 1/5/20 - 1:27 pm

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say was standing outside Boston Health Care for the Homeless, 780 Albany St., Friday morning with salable amounts of fentanyl, crack and marijuana. Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/19 - 2:53 pm

The Boston Sun reports on the new members of the Mass/Cass 2.0 Task Force.

By adamg - 10/25/19 - 11:31 am
Methadone Mile as a landmark

An outraged citizen discovers that "Methadone Mile" is now a searchable "landmark" on some mapping services and files a 311 complaint to get that changed: Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/19 - 9:40 am

Mayor Walsh today released details of a plan to clean up Methadone Mile and Newmarket Square through additional resources and workers aimed both at "deconcentrating" addicts and homeless people by getting more of them into treatment and shelters - some created outside those areas - and through faster cleanup of the needles and other detritus they leave behind and stepped up police presence. Read more.

By Rosabri Mejia - 10/2/19 - 1:10 am
Pill man

Pill Man and Huntley.

Stand at the intersection of Mass Ave. and Washington Street long enough and you'll see a lot of unusual things. But even there, Frank Huntley and Pill Man stood out. Read more.

By adamg - 8/7/19 - 9:08 pm
Jay'da Rackard

A tearful Jay'dha Rackard explains why she's transferring from the Orchard Gardens School: Too many addicts right outside school doors.

After successfully moving homeless people and drug users away from Atkinson Street, where a South Bay correction officer was attacked last week, city officials acknowledge one result has been to simply push them into surrounding neighborhoods. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/19 - 11:15 am

Boston Police report arresting 16 people on various warrants during a sweep of the area around Massachusetts Avenue and Southampton yesterday following the beatdown of an off-duty corrections officer nearby on Thursday. Of the 16, 10 were from outside Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/19 - 9:33 am

Following yesterday's attack on a corrections officer outside the South Bay jail, BPD blocked off the Methadone Mile street where it happened as officers swept the street, making 18 arrests, in a raid that even had a code name. A street sweeper was called in to clear out all the trash - after a bucket of needles was collected. Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/19 - 10:33 pm

Boston Police report arresting two people around 4 a.m. in connection with gunfire at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue - a woman they say fired a gun more than once down Mass. Ave. in the general direction of the Southeast Expressway and a man they say tried to cover for her even as he was packing a loaded gun. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/19 - 9:33 am
Where the needles are near the Orchard Gardens school

Needles nowhere near the collection box

The city recently installed a needle-collection box in front of the Orchard Gardens School in Roxbury - where parents have been complaining for months about needles turning up on school grounds. A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint, about its location - because addicts aren't shooting up right in front of the school: Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/18 - 6:01 pm
Parent protesting needles at Orchard Gardens School

Parents, teachers and community members blocked traffic at Melnea Cass Boulevard and Albany Street after school let out this afternoon to demand even more action from the city to get needles and drug supplies out of the school playground and field. Read more.

By adamg - 10/10/18 - 5:00 pm

Boston Police report arresting two people at Mass. Ave. and Melnea Cass Boulevard early this morning with enough heroin to charge them as heroin dealers. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/18 - 8:52 am

Victim identified as Raymond Holloway-Creighton, 26, of Dorchester.

Boston Police report a man, believed to be in his 20s, was shot at 911 Massachusetts Ave., near Chesterton Street, around 3:30 a.m. Read more.

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