Long Island Bridge

A bridge to opportunity

A bridge to opportunity

A Long Island addiction recovery campus can't wait

IN 2014, THE OPIOID crisis passed two critical local milestones: Massachusetts’ fatal opioid overdose rate rose to more than double the national average; and the city of Boston lost an addiction recovery facility on Long Island, when the crumbling 63-year-old bridge to the island was condemned and closed. The island was evacuated, eliminating its 225(...)

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The Codcast:  No bridges make good neighbors

The Codcast: No bridges make good neighbors

Mayor Thomas Koch sits down with CommonWealth Magazine to discuss rebuilding the Long Island Bridge

When disputes arise between communities bordering each other, the public proclamations are usually fairly muted and respectful. Then there’s the battle between Quincy and Boston over rebuilding the Long Island Bridge to connect to a planned addiction treatment and recovery campus. “Boston answers to a different set of rules,” said a fired-up Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch(...)

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The Codcast: No bridges make good neighbors

When disputes arise between communities bordering each other, the public proclamations are usually fairly muted and respectful. Then there’s the battle between Quincy and Boston over rebuilding the Long Island Bridge to connect to a planned addiction treatment and recovery campus. “Boston answers to a different set of rules,” said a fired-up Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch(...)

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Walsh takes concrete step to rebuild Long Island Bridge

Walsh takes concrete step to rebuild Long Island Bridge

Quincy officials say they are unmoved by plans to minimize construction traffic

BOSTON OFFICIALS SAY they intend to go full speed ahead with rebuilding Long Island Bridge as a path to an addiction recovery center on the harbor island and claim their approach to construction will minimize heavy traffic through Quincy’s streets and mitigate that city’s concerns over public safety. Chris Osgood, Boston’s chief of streets, said(...)

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