Posted on September 22, 2020 by iwano@_84
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.
“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.”
The area around Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard is disparagingly known as “Methadone Mile,” due to the methadone clinics located there,