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Boston Strong news -Boston, MA: Mayor's Office reports Mayor celebrates historic progress and challenges business sector leadership to aid in strengthening middle class . BOSTON - Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - In his annual speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today laid out his Administration's progress over the last five years in key areas including housing, transportation and education,…
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Boston Globe Teamsters Rally Strong Billionaire John Henry to Keep their Jobs

BOSTON STRONG news - Taunton, MA: Stephen Sullivan President, Boston Newspaper Pressmen's Union Local 3. Proud to Represent Atlantic Region reports ⁦If the ⁦Boston Globe⁩ wants to pick a fight over outsourcing our union jobs in Taunton - they are gonna get one. #TruthaboutTaunton
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First Responders High-five

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh high fives a future first responder during the 44th Annual Roslindale Day Parade. (Mayor's Office Photo by Isabel Leon) Boston Strong news Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Boston Mayor Martin Walsh high fives a future first responder during the 44th Annual Roslindale Day Parade. (Mayor's Office Photo by Isabel Leon)
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Water Disasters – INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS CLEAR BACTERIA IN YOUR TAP WATER

In order to monitor bacteria levels in water filtration systems, Ameet Pinto, Northeastern assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering, sequences microbial DNA and quantifies these organisms with a microscope to keep track of what kind and how much bacteria are in the water. Photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University Boston Strong news Boston, MA: Northeastern University Emily Arntsen reports With every glass of crystal clear…
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Ground Breaking News – New Homes for Veterans Developing in Randolph

Boston Strong news Brockton, MA: Father Bill's and Mainspring CEO / President John Yazwinski reports - Today was a very special day for our organization. Alongside Envision Bank, the Office of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and approximately 200 other officials, FBMS employees and project supporters, we celebrated the start of construction on the Envision Bank Home for Veterans. Governor Charlie Baker and other officials joined…
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Eighteen Individuals Indicted on Opioid Trafficking Charges Following Largest Drug Takedown in Mass AG’s Office History

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: AGO MA reports Following a major takedown of a heroin/fentanyl trafficking operation in Methuen and Lawrence in June, 18 people have been indicted by an Essex County Grand Jury, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today. The defendants have been charged in connection with the largest opioid trafficking operation takedown in the history of the Massachusetts AG’s Office that resulted from…
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Sandy Hook Promise to Provide Mental Health and Violence Prevention Training to nearly 140,000 Mass Students and Teachers

SANDY HOOK STRONG news – Cape Cod Today reports NORTH ADAMS, MA – MA Attorney ... Share More. Sandy Hook Promise reports - Sandy Hook Promise Know the Signs Public Service Announcement (PSA) Each year, Sandy Hook Promise produces creative and compelling public service announcements (PSA) illustrating that gun violence is preventable when you “Know the Signs.” In 2016, our “Evan” PSA went viral with more…
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AWARENESS I PREPAREDNESS I RESILIENCY

Columbia Gas Over Pressurized Gas Distribution System Caused Explosions, Fires

Boston Strong news ​WASHINGTON, DC: NTSB reports The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday that Columbia Gas of Massachusetts’ deficiencies in management and oversight led to overpressurization of a natural gas distribution system which resulted in a series of fires and explosions in Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts. The Sept. 13, 2018, accident occurred after high-pressure natural gas was released into a low-pressure gas distribution system in the northeast region…
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ICE FIELDS – Boston arrests 80 criminal aliens during a targeted enforcement action focused non-cooperative jurisdictions across 6 New England states

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: ICE reports Officers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 80 criminal aliens during a 5-day period, from Sept. 21-25, across the New England area of responsibility. During the targeted action, ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 80 individuals for violating immigration laws. Of those arrested, more than 60 were convicted criminals or…
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JOINT LAB Bayer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital open innovative chronic lung disease research lab

– Investment of over USD 30 million spanning five years to research and develop new treatments for chronic lung diseases – Joint lab to broaden Bayer’s presence in the Boston ecosystem GREEN CROSS STRONG news – BERLIN GERMANY and BOSTON MA USA PRNewswire reports Bayer and Partners HealthCare’s founding members Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) today announced the launch of a joint lab…
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MA Declares Public Health Emergency, Announces Temporary Four-Month Ban on Sale of All Vape Products

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Governor reports Governor Charlie Baker today declared a public health emergency in response to confirmed and suspected cases of severe lung disease associated with the use of e-cigarettes and marijuana vaping products in the Commonwealth. The Governor called for a temporary four-month statewide ban on the sale of flavored and non-flavored vaping products in both retail…
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Historic Occurrences – 1938 Great New England and Long Island Express Hurricane killed 682+ people

The majority of the storm damage was from storm surge and wind. The winds reached up to 150 mph with waves surging to around 25–35 feet high. Readings from the Blue Hills Observatory showed sustained winds topping 120 miles per hour, with a gust of 186 miles per hour. The 1938 New England Hurricane (also referred to as the Great New England Hurricane and Long Island Express) was one of the deadliest and most…
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‘Superagers’ over 80 have the memory and brain connectivity of 20-somethings

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Mass General Hospital reports Research published in the journal Cerebral Cortex has shown that stronger functional connectivity — that is, communication among neurons in various networks of the brain — is linked to youthful memory in older adults. Those with superior memories – called superagers – have the strongest connectivity. The work is the second in a series of…
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Running on Migraines ? Coffee Caffeine Triggers

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Brigham and Women’s Hospital reports Trigger Warning: One to two Servings of Caffeinated Beverages Not Associated with Higher Risk of Migraine Headaches but Three or More May Trigger Migraines. Afflicting more than one billion adults worldwide, migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world. In addition to severe headache, symptoms of migraine can include nausea, changes in…
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e-cig Disaster – Second Hand Vape Aerosol Exhale Toxic

President Trump Announces Plan to Remove Flavored E-Cigarette Products From the Market President Donald J. Trump, joined by First Lady Melania Trump, Acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Norman Sharpless and the Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, announces a plan to remove all flavored e-cigarette products from the market as quickly as possible Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in the Oval Office of…
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NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH EVENTS CONTINUE

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports BOSTON - Friday, August 30, 2019 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a series of events marking September as Recovery Month, a national observance that aims to combat the social stigma around addiction, celebrate recovery, and promote overall awareness. "The effects of the opioid epidemic can be felt in every neighborhood in our…
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NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH $1.4 MILLION REGIONAL PREPAREDNESS GRANT RECEIVED by CITY of BOSTON

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports BOSTON - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - In recognition of National Preparedness Month, which began on September 1, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the City of Boston has been selected to receive a $ million Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant, issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  Boston was one out of…
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Harvard admits to receiving $9 million from Jeffrey Epstein

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: The Hill .com RACHEL FRAZIN reports Harvard University reportedly acknowledged that it received about $9 million from disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein and his foundations over a 10-year period that ended in 2007. Harvard President Larry Bacow also Share More:
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First Parent In College Admissions Conspiracy Sentenced to Prison

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: US DOJ District of Massachusetts reports - Felicity Huffman was sentenced today to 14 days in federal prison for her involvement in the college admissions ;She must report to the Bureau of Prison on Oct. 25, 2019. Huffman, 56, was sentenced by District Judge Indira Talwani to 14 days in prison, one year of supervised release and ordered to…
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