The profile of drug addicts in Massachusetts has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. The most notable is that users are young; on average between 15 and 25.
Efforts to tackle the state’s drug addiction epidemic are being made on several fronts.
Massachusetts public safety and health officials are fighting heroin and prescription opiate addition that is leading to an epidemic of overdoses.
Mother’s Day tradition “Lilac Sunday” at the Arnold Arboretum is expected to be in full bloom this year.
The Boston Marathon bombings put members of the news media in new and unfamiliar roles last year.
The first major sporting event in Boston after the twin blasts was two days after the Marathon.
Volunteers at the Boston Marathon finish line medical tent will be hearing a familiar voice once again this year.
Brittany Loring has come a long way since she was injured last Marathon Monday.
In this segment, WBZ’s Diane Stern presents perspectives from several first responders, including Betty Sparks, an ER nurse at Newton Wellesley Hospital, who volunteered at the finish line medical tent.
The one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings is especially difficult for those who knew and loved the three people who lost their lives at the finish line.