In downtown Boston, Avery and Boylston streets jut out from Boston Common only a block apart, but they might as well be worlds apart.
Home to the Ritz-Carlton, Sports Club/LA, and the high-end furniture store Roche-Bobois, Avery Street bustles with parking attendants, hotel guests, condominium residents, and chauffeurs.
Boylston Street bustles, too, but with a completely different vibe.
The block between Washington and Tremont streets is an urban mix of historic buildings, an adult book and video store, a day shelter for the homeless, and what police say is the site of multiple complaints and tips about “blatant drug use” and hundreds of drug arrests.
On Sunday, drug control officers working there ensnared a JetBlue Airways Corp. pilot on a heroin charge.
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