Does Boston Have a Drug Crisis?
Many people seem to disagree with Menino’s latest assessment that Boston doesn’t have a “worse than usual” drug problem. As columnist John Keith writes: “… it’s not just in South Boston — not by a long shot. All the downtown Boston neighborhoods are suffering. You see the effects of drug and alcohol addiction on the Boston Common, in Blackstone Square, in Copley and Andrew squares, at North Station, inside the Boston Public Library, in Downtown Crossing, at South Station, outside the Pine Street Inn and Saint Francis House, and at every Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, CVS, and 7-Eleven.” [Beacon Hill Patch]