Brianne Fitzgerald, an RN with a master's in public health explains why "harm reduction" efforts, such as an Albany Street facility where addicts can come down from a high under medical supervision, shouldn't be expanded to include "safe injection" sites:
It's essentially giving up hope on people who use IV drugs. One might even call this end-of-life or hospice care. The idea of such a facility takes away a person’s autonomy and essentially forces a social agenda that supports the normalization of IV drug use over active care and treatment.
Shortly before 10 p.m. at Harvard and Bernard streets.
WCVB reports a woman suffered life-threayening injuries after a woman with whom shed been fighting outside Victoria's Diner dragged her down Mass. Ave. around 4 a.m.
Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old after a school-police officer found "a 7.65 caliber Deutsche Werke handgun loaded with a single round of ammunition" around 8:30 this morning.
The student was charged with being delinquent for unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and unlawful possession of a large-capacity feeding device, police say.
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Transit Police report arresting a Cambridge man they say put on an angry show just outside the Ashmont T station during yesterday's storm.
Police say John Gearty, 29, was in the process of being ejected from the station around 4:30 p.m. for being loud and obnoxious "for no legitimate reason," when he decided to crank things up a notch: Read more.
Around 1:55 p.m. on Norwell Street between Park and Harvard streets. Several shell casings found at Park and Norwell.
Three shots fired around 7:50 p.m. at Southern and Talbot avenues, Jeff Dunham reports. Nobody hit.
Rachelle Dee Bond, whose dead 2-year-old daughter, Bella, washed up on the shore of Deer Island in June, 2015, today pleaded guilty to charges of being an accessory after the fact to the girl's murder and larceny over $250 by false pretenses after continuing to acceept public-assistance payments for her even after her death, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The Dorchester Reporter sounds the alert.
Connelly Construction is proposing a 20-unit apartment building at1857-1859 Dorchester Ave. that would replace a parking lot and a building that houses its own headquarters, three blocks north of the Ashmont T station. Read more.
UPDATE: Boston Police identify the victim as Brianna Hardy, 22, of Jamaica Plain.
Two people were shot around 5:45 p.m. at 24 Juliette St. in Dorchester. One victim, a woman in her 20s, was shot in the head and died at a local hospital, Boston Police report.
Around the same time, shots were fired on Stoughton Street near Columbia Road, but nobody was hit.
The victim is Boston's fourth murder victim this year and the third in Dorchester.
Around 12:15 a.m. on Rosedale Street, near Whitfield.
Boston firefighters responded to 77 Topliff St. around 9:35 p.m. for a third-floor fire that they knocked down in less than ten minutes. The Red Cross was requested to help six residents find a place to stay.
Around 9:10 p.m., a man got out of a car on Brookview Street, shot at a car parked at Brookview and Harvard Street, then got back in his car and drove off. Nobody hit.
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