Women in East Boston are on high alert due to a spike in violence, particularly assaults on women, in recent months. According to Boston Police Department data, seven women have been assaulted in the past three months. Police do not believe all of the incidents are related. The latest assault happened about 1 a.m. Wednesday, when a woman reported being physically assaulted as she walked on Meridian Street, shortly after exiting the Maverick T station.
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