Mural Reflects Resilience in Face of Addiction

On October 17, the City of Boston unveiled a mural by artist and South End resident Timothy McCool on the Finland Building, which houses the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) addiction services. The mural was a collaboration between BPHC, the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, and the School … Continue reading “Mural Reflects Resilience in Face of Addiction”

Published on November 2nd, 2017 in

The Peace Institute: Call to Action

The Louis D Brown Peace Institute Mother's Day Walk for Peace

The Peace Institute is continuing to push for House Bill 742 “An Act Amending Victim Compensation.” This legislation would shift the current state statute regulating Victim Compensation so that that the circumstances of a loved one’s homicide cannot be used to determine a family’s eligibility for funeral and burial reimbursement. Too many families are re-traumatized when … Continue reading “The Peace Institute: Call to Action”

Published on October 25th, 2017 in

If We Are Going to Survive the Fentanyl Crisis, More People Need Naloxone Training

Street art depicting how to use narcan

Viewpoint by Caity Bernards A couple weeks into my summer internship in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Canada—Vancouver’s notorious downtown eastside (DTES)—a young man was walking through an alley where someone was smoking crack. As he passed, the person keeled over in an obvious opioid overdose. Someone else in this situation might have frozen, not … Continue reading “If We Are Going to Survive the Fentanyl Crisis, More People Need Naloxone Training”

Published on October 18th, 2017 in