"It all starts with a $20 to $30 purchase.
That's the average street price of heroin today, according to Framingham Police. But if that one purchase is a bad batch, too strong, or if the user injects too much, that's all it takes to cause an overdose. Although the proliferation of the overdose-reversal drug Narcan - the market name for naloxone - has saved innumerable lives, more than 1,000 people are dying a year in Massachusetts from heroin and other opioid overdoses. When you crunch the numbers, that overdose costs a whole lot more than $20.
As Framingham Police Chief Ken Ferguson can attest, emergency workers in every community are responding to more and more overdoses. On Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced a new $250,000 "Make the Right Call" initiative - a campaign to encourage people to call 911 if somebody is overdosing."Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
|The SAFE Coalition drop in centers are now open on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday's in Milford and the 2nd and 4th Thursday's in Franklin|
"Sen. Richard Ross, R-Wrentham, was pleased to have Franklin resident Conor Lemanowicz intern in his Statehouse office.
Lemanowicz has lived in Franklin for most of his life. He graduated from Franklin High School in 2015 and just completed his freshman year at Boston College, where he is studying finance and business analytics as well as political science.
“It was great having Conor intern with my office this past semester. With formal session every week, Conor was prompt, professional and dependable — qualities that are essential for success in state government,” said Ross. “There is no doubt in my mind that Conor will continue to go far and has an incredibly bright future ahead of him.”
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