Have You Seen Signs Of A Drug Problem On Beacon Hill?
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 on the Hill.
"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.
Representative Stephen Lynch sees it 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."
Beacon Hill citizens, is there a flow of drugs to this neighborhood as well? Do you see signs of drug abuse on your streets, or has Beacon Hill managed to keep things at bay? Leave a comment and let us know if you think drugs are a problem for the neighborhood.