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The Unstoppable Maura Healey

The fledgling politician trounced a Democratic insider in the race for attorney general. Now she’s going after casinos, the Olympics, overpaid CEOs, and the opiate epidemic. And she’s just getting started.

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Gov. Baker’s Opioid Task Force Finds 65 Ways to Battle Statewide Epidemic

Gov. Charlie Baker announced on Monday some of the 65 actionable steps his 18-person opioid working group developed to combat the state’s staggering opioid epidemic. The […]

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Why Sen. Ed Markey’s Plan to Help Heroin Addicts Might Actually Hurt Them Instead

In the fight to combat the scourge of heroin in Massachusetts and across the country, Senator Ed Markey introduced new legislation last week—piling it onto existing […]

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Committee Will Hear Public Testimony About Heroin Problem During State House Meeting

As part of an ongoing tour throughout the state to hear first-hand accounts about the impacts the heroin epidemic has had on residents and their […]

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Doctor Says Dissolving ‘Stigma’ of Heroin Addiction Is First Step

Westfield-based addiction specialist Dr. Steven Kassels wants to quash the notion that drug abuse issues across Massachusetts are someone else’s problem. “Number one is to dissolve […]

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Drug Bust Yields More Than 1,200 Bags of Heroin Marked ‘Obama Care’

There have been a lot of critics railing against the President’s Affordable Care Act, and the subsequent problems with the roll-out of the accompanying website […]

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OxyContin and Heroin Addiction on the South Shore

Despite efforts to raise awareness, opiate abuse is still one of the biggest drug problems facing Massachusetts. “It’s how your community takes those struggles, deals […]

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FYI, Occupy Boston: Graffiti and Heroin Are Bad Moves

FYI, Occupy Boston: Graffiti and Heroin Are Bad Moves. Nearly two dozen buildings downtown received unsolicited art over the weekend. Police are highly unamused (neither […]

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Daily Feed: Occupy Boston's Bad Moves (Graffiti, Heroin)

FYI, Occupy Boston: Graffiti and Heroin Are Bad Moves. Nearly two dozen buildings downtown received unsolicited art over the weekend. Police are highly unamused (neither […]