By William Tauro
This is Lower Broadway at Franklin Street. This area is loaded with individuals saturated with alcohol, and other substances while sleeping in the doorways along lower Broadway (day and night) in Somerville.
It’s actually beginning to look like another Mass and Cass as it was ￼coincidentally on the news yesterday and today and describes it as becoming increasingly dangerous as Boston eyes long term solutions.
Somerville Police, Fire and an Ambulance were called to the area this past Thursday and observed, after numerous complaints. Out of 8 individuals, 6 were allowed to stagger away, and 2 were taken by ambulance.
Something must be done to help these people and get them the necessary treatment that they so seriously need to enable them ￼￼to live their lives with stability and ￼keep them off the streets. ￼Our elected officials have done absolutely nothing in the past two years to address this issue, especially right here on lower Broadway.
Local vendors were elated….after numerous complaints. Local shop owners and residents of this area are furious of the ￼horrible conditions that exist today at lower Broadway and the problem that it has transformed into. ￼
Mass and Cass becoming increasingly dangerous as Boston eyes long term solutions