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District attorney’s office gets $860K to fight opioids

Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. announced Thursday, Oct. 4 that his office has received two federal grants totaling $860,000 to investigate opioid overdose deaths as homicides and to divert those suffering from Substance Use Disorder into treatment. The Bureau of Justice Assistance approved the grant applications in late September. “These grants will allow […]

EDITORIAL: Anti-drug battle gets a welcome boost

The $360,000 balance in the Worcester DA’s grant will create a similar effort; it will pay for a new study through Fitchburg State University to track overdose deaths, nonfatal overdoses, and crime; that data will be used to create a map of local opioid activity. The mapping will initially cover Fitchburg, but could expand to […]

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