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Boston’s worsening Methadone Mile has task force prioritizing decentralization, bathrooms

The conditions on Boston’s Methadone Mile have worsened amid the coronavirus pandemic, and the city’s task force for the crime-ridden area is hoping to decentralize recovery services, organize the response and deal with the rampant bathroom issues there.



a group of people sitting on a cart: BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 12-SATURDAY: People line the sidewalk at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard September 12, 2020, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Connors/Media News Group/Boston Herald)


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BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 12-SATURDAY: People line the sidewalk at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard September 12, 2020, in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Connors/Media News Group/Boston Herald)

“There’s more people coming in, but there’s fewer people seeking treatment,” said City Councilor Frank Baker, whose Dorchester-South End district includes most of the area in question. “We can blame a lot on COVID. Because of COVID, there are more people out of work — more people out on the street.”

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The area around Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard is disparagingly known as “Methadone Mile,” due to the methadone clinics located there,

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