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Boston, MA Mayor Michelle Wu update on Mass. and Cass – NBC Boston

The epicenter of the region’s substance use disorder, mental health and unsheltered homelessness crises at Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard is “in a different and better, safer position” than one year ago, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said Wednesday, but an influx of individual migrants is now stressing the city’s shelter system. Massachusetts has been […]

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Fewer people living in Mass and Cass, mayor says

Fewer people living in Mass and Cass, mayor says Updated: 12:18 PM EDT Nov 1, 2023 The city is working to remove tents and provide housing to dozens of people who have been living in the crime-ridden encampment that has become a permanent fixture in a troubled area of the city known as “Mass and […]

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Wu’s proposal on Mass. and Cass approved by Boston City Council – NBC Boston | #citycouncil

The Boston City Council has approved Mayor Michelle Wu’s proposal to give police the authority to clear encampments in the area known as Mass. and Cass, but many cast doubt on the city’s ability to help the people who are living in those tents once they’ve been cleared. City Councilor Ricardo Arroyo voted against his […]

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Boston City Council to vote on amended Mass and Cass tent ban Wednesday | #citycouncil

Ricardo Arroyo will ask his City Council colleagues to vote Wednesday on an amended anti-encampment ordinance he’s filed, saying that the changes strengthen the legality of what the mayor proposed in late August for the Mass and Cass zone. The amendments would eliminate a monetary, or $25, penalty for people who refuse tent removal, and […]

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City Council questions Mayor Wu’s Mass and Cass clean-up plan | #citycouncil

BOSTON – With little discussion the Boston City Council moved Mayor Michelle Wu’s proposed ordinance to empower police in the area known as Mass and Cass to a committee which will hold a public hearing before the Council takes a vote. The Mayor asked the Council last week to move with urgency on her strategy […]

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Mayor Wu’s Mass. and Cass plan update after Boston City Council meeting – NBC Boston

The Boston City Council quietly moved one of the most-talked-about issues in the city into its legislative process Wednesday with little discussion in the chamber, rejecting an attempt to immediately adopt the mayor’s strategy for addressing encampments in an area that’s at the center of the state’s opioid epidemic. The council sent an ordinance from […]

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Wu files ‘Mass & Cass’ ordinance; City Council approval needed

Mayor Wu files ‘Mass & Cass’ ordinance; City Council approval needed Updated: 8:00 PM EDT Aug 28, 2023 The mayor of Boston has filed a proposed city ordinance in an effort to clean up an area that has effectively become an open-air drug market. BOSTON — The mayor of Boston has filed a proposed city […]

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Keller @ Large: Beacon Hill, Mayor Wu and the GOP debate with Politico’s Lisa Kashinsky

BOSTON – In this week’s Keller @ Large, WBZ TV Political Analyst Jon Keller was joined by Politico’s Lisa Kashinsky to talk all things Massachusetts and Boston politics. Gov. Maura Healey and Senate President Karen Spilka say they “hope” the long-awaited tax cut package is on its way soon. Keller believes the sticking points are […]

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City’s partners pulling out of troubled area amid safety concern

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said the city’s community partners are pulling outreach workers from a troubled area of the city known as “Mass & Cass” — an area of the city plagued by homelessness and substance abuse — amid growing concerns for public safety. In recent months, Wu said, police officers and others have been […]

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Amid calls to increase policing at Mass. and Cass, overtime spending surges under Mayor Wu

Last year, hundreds of people living in tents along the intersection of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue faced a traumatizing nightly choice: to freeze outside or risk theft, COVID-19 exposure or abuse at a nearby shelter. At the same time, residents in the area felt unsafe in their homes and neglected by city officials, […]

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