What can be done for 'Mass. and Cass' now and in the future

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Boston's City Council is set to take up Mayor Michelle Wu's ordinance that would give police greater ability to remove tents and tarps from the area around Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard. We look at what comes next for the area that has become entrenched in homelessness, drug problems and violence.

WBUR's senior correspondent Deborah Becker and Sue Sullivan of the Newmarket Business Association join us to discuss short- and long-term proposals outlined in Wu's latest attempt to curb illegal activities at Mass. and Cass.

This segment aired on August 29, 2023.


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Tiziana Dearing Host, Radio Boston
Tiziana Dearing is the host of Radio Boston.


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Deborah Becker is a senior correspondent and host at WBUR. Her reporting focuses on mental health, criminal justice and education.


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