September 28, 2019

The Boston Globe: Sugar’s Day of Reckoning May Be Here

By Yvonne Abraham “America’s downfall will not be from some terrorist organization or North Korea,” said Jon Santiago, a state rep from Boston who is also an ER physician. “It will be due to our inability to pay for health care because of obesity, diabetes, and other chronic health issues.”

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September 26, 2019

Listen: Rep. Jon Santiago on the Opioid Crisis

By Zoe Mathews “We need all hands on deck. We have to have city officials on board, [and] we have to have state officials and the feds as well,” he said. “I work in the emergency room. It’s very acute. I take care of an overdose once or twice a shift, every shift I work. What we could do a …

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August 12, 2019

Guest op-ed: All hands on deck to clean up a troubled corner

By Jon Santiago Since the attack on Atkinson Street last week, there has been constant discussion about the opioid epidemic and how the city and state should respond. While I am glad to see a renewed focus on addressing the conditions in our neighborhood, for those of us living and working near Mass and Cass, this is nothing new. Since …

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