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The Opioid Crisis

The Opioid Crisis

Friday, Sep 29, 2017

Drug Dealer Gets Stiff Sentence for Selling Fatal Overdose

Drug Dealer Gets Stiff Sentence for Selling Fatal Overdose

A Massachusetts man who sold a fatal dose of fentanyl to a father of two living in a sober house has been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison.

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

Program Gives Drug Buyers Choice Between Arrest, Treatment

Program Gives Drug Buyers Choice Between Arrest, Treatment

People who buy and use illegal drugs may be offered a choice between prosecution and treatment for addiction under a new program being unveiled Thursday in the state's second-largest city.

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017

'Manufactured Death': Opioids Killing Dozens Each Day

'Manufactured Death': Opioids Killing Dozens Each Day

Pointing out that more people are dying from drug overdoses than in terror attacks, federal and state authorities in Massachusetts joined forces to warn the public about the gravity of the ongoing opioid...

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Blast of Cold, Several Chances for Snow in the Next Week

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Driver Crashes Into Fire Hydrant, Accident Causes Sink Hole

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Investigation Underway After Swastikas Found in HS Classroom
Investigation Underway After Swastikas Found in HS Classroom

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Mass. State Trooper Injured in Overnight Crash on I-93
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