Gubernatorial Candidate Setti Warren says five people a day are dying from opioid addiction.
"In 2014, Gov. Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency around opioid addiction. We were the first state in the country to do so. Since then, 6,000 people have died of opioid addiction in our state, 250,000 are living with addiction in our state right now and that number is growing. Over five people a day are dying from opioid addiction or are sick. This at a cost of $10 billion annually," Warren s
If Setti Warren is elected governor, he wants a veteran sitting in his cabinet.
The Newton Democrat has put forth a proposal to pull the veterans services secretary job out from under Health and Human Services and provide veterans with their own seat at the table.
Senate Candidate Adam Hinds opened a downtown office on Tuesday.
Hinds is running against Andrea Harrington for the Democratic nomination for the Berkshire state Senate seat left vacant by Benjamin Downing, who opted not to run for re-election. Rindaldo Del Gallo has said he plans to run but has not yet jumped into the race.
The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition Executive Director Hinds held an open house at his new office on South Street - in the plaza at the Crown Plaza - which had