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North Shore Community College receives $640K grant to combat opioid epidemic

LYNN — North Shore Community College has received a $640,000 federal grant to combat the opioid crisis.

NSCC was the only recipient of funding from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) in the New England region, which awarded $12 million to 16 institutions nationwide. 

The funding is crucial in Lynn, which has the unwelcome distinction of being among the leaders in the state in overdose deaths. Last year, the city had 54 overdose deaths, according to the Lynn Police Department. 

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