Susan Zalkind

Susan Zalkind is an independent journalist based in Boston.

“Shame on the president,” said Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera.

Inside the Small City Donald Trump Blamed for New England's Opioid Crisis

Known as the “immigrant city,” Lawrence, Massachusetts, has been at the forefront of sanctuary city battles.

How Rhode Island Is Using NaloxBox to Treat Overdoses Like Heart Attacks

Designers hope the overdose treatment will soon be as ubiquitous as fire extinguishers or defibrillators.

Gwendel Wilson

The Infrastructure of the Opioid Epidemic

On Boston’s “Methadone Mile,” the city’s opioid users cluster around a few-block-stretch, where they find some support, and a sweeping range of treatment services. They are also out of sight of the rest of the city.