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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 - 6/4/19 - 10:26 am
New crosswalk

Via a 311 complaint comes this report on the new crosswalk at Dubois and Orchard Park streets in Roxbury:
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 - 3/20/19 - 9:31 am

WFXT reports on a meeting last night between parents whose kids go to schools in the area of Clifford Park and Melnea Cass Boulevard and city officials over what have become needle parks - three months after parents blocked traffic on Melnea Cass Boulevard to protest all the needles in the Orchard Gardens School playground.

Video from the meeting.

By adamg - 3/8/19 - 9:50 am

WGBH profiles Troop 906, formed last fall as the only active minority-majority Boy Scout troop in eastern Massachusetts.

By adamg - 1/22/19 - 11:41 am
Orchard Gardens School parking lot

ND reports on the state of the staff parking lot at the Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School in Roxbury this morning:

I hope other schools fared better than we did - this is our staff parking lot at arrival this morning.

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.

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