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By Jane Smith

The Delray Beach mayor measures the drop in overdoses by the sound of silence.
“We no longer hear the sirens blaring from rescue vehicles racing to the next overdose,” said Mayor Shelly Petrolia. “It used to happen several times a day.

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Related story: Chiefs express concern for first responders’ mental health

By Jane Smith

    The addiction crisis in Delray Beach has affected every city department within the past year. Police and fire-rescue workers have seen the most direct effe

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Task force takes on local issues

By Jane Smith
    
    The city’s public safety departments will be able to hire 12 staffers to assist with the growing drug-overdose problems, under a proposed ta

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By Jane Smith
    
    Heroin overdoses and use of other illegal drugs have prompted Delray Beach fire-rescue and police leaders to ask for more officers and firefighter/paramedics.
    The city’s more than 200 rehabilitation facilities account for 6 p

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