South End-Roxbury Partnership Will Protest Until 'Methadone Mile' Gets Help

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A new community group said it will protest every week until the area known as 'Methadone Mile' gets the attention it needs.

Those who live in 'Methadone Mile,' also known as 'Recovery Road,' and 'Mass and Cass' are concerned about what is being done to address addiction in that area.

The South End-Roxbury Partnership said more must be done to help those dealing with addiction in Boston.

"You're asking community members to choose empathy over accountability," Yahaida Lopez said. She grew up in Roxbury near Massachusetts Avenue, where her mother still lives.

"This is not happening in Swampscott, where Governor Baker lives, and how would his community tolerate this level of inhumane behavior?" Lopez said.

The group wants more attention from the city and wants the governor to declare this situation a public health emergency.

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports

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