Have You Seen Signs Of A Drug Problem In The Back Bay?
Patch columnist John Keith says Boston has a drug epidemic and Congressman Stephen Lynch has brought the DEA to Southie for backup, but we're wondering if you see a problem, as well.
"You see the effects of drug and alcohol addiction on the Boston Common, in Blackstone Square, in Copley and Andrew squares, at North Station, inside the Boston Public Library, in Downtown Crossing, at South Station, outside the Pine Street Inn and Saint Francis House, and at every Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, CVS, and 7-Eleven," writer and realtor John Keith said in his latest column.
He saw the effects at least once before, too, when he documented a drug deal and drug use in plain view in Copley Square that police failed to respond to.
Representative Stephen Lynch sees the effects of drug addiction in Southie, where, according to this Herald article, he's brought the Drug Enforcement Administration to "track shipments to the area" and "pursue leads outside of Massachusetts to stem the flow of drugs into South Boston."
Back Bay citizens, have you also seen signs of drug abuse in your neighborhood? What issues seem to be the most problematic, and what would you like to see done about them? Leave a comment and let us know if you think drugs are a problem the Back Bay needs to tackle head-on.