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MASS Sues JUUL for Creating Youth Vaping Epidemic, Reveals New Facts About Campaign Targeting Young People

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: MA Office of the Attorney General reports AG’s Lawsuit Demands JUUL Pay for Cost of Public Health Crisis in Massachusetts. Attorney General Maura Healey announced today that her office has sued JUUL Labs Inc. for creating a youth vaping epidemic by intentionally marketing and selling its e-cigarettes to young people. Based on multiple depositions and hundreds of thousands of…
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MASS Joins Multi State Coalition in Fight Against US Public Charge Immigration Rules That Block Access to Citizenship

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: MA Office of the AG reports AG Files Amicus Briefs Challenging the Federal Government’s Efforts to Implement Unlawful and Cruel Immigration Policies. BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey today joined a coalition of attorneys general in filing two amicus briefs opposing the Trump Administration’s attempt to block immigrants from securing visas to enter the United States based on its reinterpretation of…
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Power Outage Generator Safety

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: MA Dept Fire Services reports - Learn to use generators safely to prevent fires, carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and electrocution. Generators can be helpful when the power goes out for an extended period of time. It is important to know how use them safely to prevent fires, carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and electrocution. Place the generator outdoors facing away…
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CORONAVIRUS – CDC does not currently recommend the use of facemasks among the general public. While limited person-to-person spread among close contacts has been detected, this virus is not currently spreading in the United States.

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Will China’s 30 Million Quarantined Contain Novel Coronavirus ?

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Northeastern University Laura Castañón reports The number of cases of novel coronavirus is growing rapidly in China, but the outbreak has largely been contained within the country, as a result of sweeping measures by the Chinese government. Can these measures continue to stave off the worldwide spread of the disease?  “We are all clinging to this hope that it…
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ICE FIELDS – Brazilian National Wanted for Kidnapping, Robbery in Brazil removed from US

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: ICE reports BOSTON – Officers with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed an illegally present Brazilian citizen Feb. 4, who is wanted in his home country on charges of kidnapping and robbery. Vagner Geniu-Abreu, 39, of Brazil, was previously removed September 24, 2010, after a federal immigration judge issued him a final order of…
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The first case of the 2019 novel coronavirus in Massachusetts has been confirmed in a man returning from Wuhan, China, who is in his 20s and lives in Boston.

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports This was the eighth case of infection with 2019 novel coronavirus reported in the United States. The risk to the public from the 2019 novel coronavirus remains low in Massachusetts. Information related to the coronavirus is still evolving. We'll continue to add updates with new and relevant information as it becomes available. You can…
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Novel Coronavirus confirmed in Massachusetts

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Mass Dept of Public Health reports BOSTON — The first case of the 2019 novel coronavirus in Massachusetts has been confirmed in a man returning from Wuhan, China who is in his 20s and lives in Boston. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) were notified by the US Centers for Disease Control and…
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Coffee with a Cop Stops buy Back Bay Starbucks

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: BPD NEWS reports WITH A COP IN THE BACK BAY: Thanks again to everybody who stopped by Starbucks Boylston Street this morning to talk about the issues impacting our neighborhood. As we always say - public safety is a team sport and we appreciate all of our community teammates.
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DISCOVERY RESCUES 96 during PUPPY BOWL SUNDAY RUFF & FLUFF Contest for the CHEWY “Lombarky” Trophy

96 Puppies from 61 Shelters Storm the Gridiron in 16th Annual Game Discovery Animal Planet reports - ANIMAL PLANET’S PUPPY BOWL RETURNS FOR A SPECIAL SWEET SIXTEEN MATCH UP BETWEEN TEAM RUFF AND TEAM FLUFF ON SUNDAY, FEB. 2. The pup players are back and ready for non-stop all football action for PUPPY BOWL XVI! Television’s cutest sports competition and original TV adoption event, PUPPY BOWL, returns…
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Public Health Emergency Coronavirus Preparedness. US Citizens to be Quarantined

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: MA Dept of Public Health reports Massachusetts state officials announce Coronavirus preparation measures. BOSTON — Today, the Department of Public Health and Massport detailed ongoing steps being taken to ensure the Commonwealth is prepared to respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified Boston Logan International Airport as one of 20…
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Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returns to Boston after migrant rescues and counter-narcotics patrol

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US Coast Guard reports BOSTON —  Coast Guard Cutter Seneca returned home to Boston after a 57-day deployment in the Caribbean Sea, Tuesday, Jan. 28. Throughout the patrol, Seneca rescued 187 Haitian Migrants, conducted countless hours of training exercises with Coast Guard Air Stations Jacksonville and Clearwater, and spent several weeks as a law enforcement presence in the southern Caribbean…
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Industrial Opioid Disaster – Insys Founder Billionaire John Kapoor Sentenced to 5 1/2 Years in Prison for Opioid Scheme

Green Cross Strong news – DOJ District of Massachusetts reports Boston, MA: Founder and Former Chairman of the Board of Insys Therapeutics Sentenced to 66 Months in Prison Defendant sentenced for his role in bribing practitioners to prescribe highly addictive pain medication, often when medically unnecessary BOSTON – The founder of Insys Therapeutics, John Kapoor, was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for orchestrating…
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CITY COUNCIL AFFIRMS CLIMATE CRISIS AS A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

The City Council adopted a resolution affirming that the climate crisis is a health emergency. Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: City Council reports The health threats of climate change include increased exposure to extreme heat, reduced air quality, more frequent and intense natural hazards, increased exposure to infectious diseases and aeroallergens, effects on mental health, and increased risk of population displacement and conflict. Climate…
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his annual State of the City address

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Watch Video and read text: Thank you everyone. We started tonight with Yohan , Lamarana , Smiler , and Angel  because the State of the City is not about me, it’s about all of us — the people of our ; I believe in Boston because this city made my immigrant family’s dream come true. My vision, my…
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Massachusetts’ Emergency Management Program Receives National Re-accreditation

Boston Strong news - Mass Emergency Management Agency reports FRAMINGHAM — The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Emergency Management Program has received full re-accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP), signifying that the Commonwealth’s Emergency Management Program, led by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), meets or exceeds national standards for emergency management. “Our Emergency Management Program is key to protecting lives, property, and infrastructure during…
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STRENGTHENING BOSTON’S ABILITY TO CREATE AFFORDABLE HOUSING & WORKFORCE TRAINING

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Legislation will strengthen Boston's Linkage, Inclusionary Development Policy. Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined advocates, residents and workers at the State House to testify before the Joint Committee on Housing in support of legislation sponsored by Representative Kevin Honan that will provide the City of Boston with more flexibility to leverage the strong development market…
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Mass Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Retaining Classified National Defense Information Regarding U.S. Military Programs

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: US DOJ reports - A Sharon, Massachusetts, man pleaded guilty today to willfully retaining national defense information. Ahmedelhadi Yassin Serageldin, 66, an Egyptian-born nationalized citizen, admitted to removing classified national defense information from his workplace at a defense contractor without authorization and keeping it unsecured within his ; Serageldin was originally indicted and arrested in November 2018 on one…
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Boston Marathon Bomber Wants Death Sentence Thrown Out Due to Impartial Traumatized Jury by Media, cites B Red Sox Public Figure Big Papi’s “This Is Our…” Proclamation

Boston Strong news - Boston, MA: NBC News reports - Defense lawyer Daniel Habib made the case that the judge erred by holding the Boston Bombing trial in a still-traumatized city where wall-to-wall news coverage and a sense of shared victimhood made it impossible to select an impartial jury. Share More: Assistant Attorney William Glaser asserted that the pretrial publicity didn't taint the jury, leading…
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