This is the Radio Boston rundown for July 27. Tiziana Dearing is our host:
- Last month, the Newmarket Business Association hired private security to patrol the area in Boston known as "Mass. and Cass." Several organizations line the area, offering services to people struggling with homelessness and addiction, and public health and safety officials have long grappled with how to address incidents of drug use and violence there. Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden says his office has attempted to focus on diverting people with substance use or mental health disorders into treatment programs, instead of the criminal justice system. He and the director of the business association join to talk about how their respective efforts in the area are going.
- Indu Mani, a veterinarian at VCA Brookline Animal Hospital, and Monica Mansfield, a vet and the president-elect of the Massachusetts Veterinary Medicine Association, answer our burning questions about cats and how to care for them.
- U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Rachael Rollins tells us about the hotline she is launching for people to report white supremacist activities, and we ask about the coordination between state and federal authorities to monitor white supremacy in the state.
This program aired on July 27, 2022.