Borough law enforcement and members of the health and recovery community announced a sharp decrease in the number of fatal and non-fatal overdoses on Staten Island this year. They’re calling the latest overdose data a “bright ray of hope.” “What we’re doing on Staten Island is working,” District Attorney Michael E. McMahon said. According to preliminary data from McMahon’s office and the NYPD, there have been 111 overdoses as of July 9 — a 44 percent decline from last year’s totals during the same time.

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