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Old Guard – Flags In for Memorial Day

Soldiers from the 3d Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) place flags at headstones as part of Flags-In at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, May 23, 2019. For more than 55 years, soldiers from the Old Guard have honored our nation’s fallen heroes by placing flags at gravesites for service members buried at both Arlington National Cemetery and the Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery just…
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Red Sox, Boston Globe owner John W. Henry and unknown investors consider Encore Casino Takeover following visit with President Trump

Boston Red Sox John W. Henry teams with President Donald Trump at The White House World Series Champions Victory Party May 9, 2019. The Boston Globe reports - Boston, MA: Boston businessman John W. Henry, principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and the owner and publisher of The Boston Globe, backed by a group of potential investors, quietly investigated buying the Encore in 2018…
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BOSTON STRONG NEWS – Public Health Addiction Crisis Gambling Prevention

Mass Gov reports - MA Boston, MA: Mitigate the Harms Associated with Gambling in Massachusetts developed in April of 2016 is Presented by the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) of Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC). This plan is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
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BOSTON STRONG NEWS – Martin Richard Foundation Martin’s Park Opening Festival of Celebration

Boston, MA: Bill, Denise, Henry and Jane Richard report - Two years ago, surrounded by your love and support, we broke ground on Martin's Park. Now, we hope that you join us as Martin's Park officially opens to the public on June 15, 2019! Adjacent to the Boston Children's Museum on the Smith Family Waterfront in the Seaport District, Boston Parks and Recreation Department has created…
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Boston Medical Center develops Innovative systematic model to address the social needs of patients

Boston Medical Center Develops Social Needs Screener as Part of Electronic Health Record to Improve Patient Outcomes Boston Medical Center Jenny Eriksen Leary reports - Boston, MA – Boston Medical Center (BMC) has implemented a social determinants of health screener for primary care patients in order to better identify and address patients’ unmet social needs. Clinician researchers developed the electronic health record-based (EHR) model, THRIVE,…
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Awareness

Beth Israel researchers uncover anti-cancer drug mechanism — in broccoli

BOSTON STRONG NEWS - Alvin Powell Harvard Gazette edu reports - New research has linked a compound found in Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and other cruciferous vegetables to one of the body’s most potent tumor-suppressing genes. The study says that the compound, called I3C, is involved in a complex chemical chain reaction that frees the tumor suppressor to do its job. The research also highlights the…
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Mass General receives Largest Donation in History, $200 mil from Regon Institute

Largest gift in Mass General history will bolster the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard as it strives to advance research into complex diseases. Mass General Hospital reports - Massachusetts General Hospital has received the largest gift in the hospital’s history – $200 million – to endow the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. This landmark contribution from philanthropists and longtime hospital supporters…
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Jury Convicts Home Health Agency Owner of Stealing $2.5 Million Dollars from MassHealth

Office of the AG reports WORCESTER, MA — After a 10-day jury trial, the owner of a home health agency that previously had offices in Dracut and Worcester has been convicted on charges in connection with stealing approximately $ million from the state’s Medicaid Program (MassHealth), Attorney General Maura Healey announced today. The owner of Lifestream Healthcare Alliance, Hellen Kiago, age 48, of Sturbridge, was convicted on…
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BOSTON STRONG Industrial Opioid Disaster – Boston First Responder save 1124 Opioid Overdose Lives in 6 months deploying naloxone. 20,948 Statewide Deployments in 2018

Boston Opioid Overdose Deaths 2014 -108; 2015 - 152; 2016 - 195; 2017 - 195; 2018 - 180 opioid deaths. The trend in annual number of confirmed and estimated cases of opioid-related overdose deaths for all intents from 2000 to 2018. In order to obtain timelier estimates of the total number of opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts - confirmed and probable - DPH used predictive…
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California Man Pleads Guilty to Making Violent Threats Against Boston Globe Employees

BOSTON STRONG NEWS - DOJ BOSTON reports - BOSTON, MA – A California man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston in connection with making violent threats against Boston Globe employees in retaliation for the newspaper’s editorial response to political attacks on the media.  Robert D. Chain, 68, of Encino, Calif., pleaded guilty to seven counts of making threatening communications in interstate commerce. District Court…
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Marathoners Raise $2 Million for Mass General

Their personal causes helped Mass General’s Boston Marathon® runners make it through rain and pain to the finish line. BOSTON STRONG NEWS - Mass General Ellen Barlow reports - On April 15, 2019, more than 190 runners on this year’s Mass General Marathon Team “did Boston,” pushing their limits to cross the finish line of Boston’s prestigious race. As of last count, those determined runners had cumulatively…
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President Trump models an MLB brand TRUMP 18 T-Shirt with the Boston Red Sox

President Trump Welcomes the Boston Red Sox to the White House President Donald J. Trump welcomes the 2018 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox baseball team Thursday, May 9, 2019, at ceremonies on the South Portico entrance of the White House in Washington, DC. (Official White House Photo by Amy Rossetti)
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Founder and Four Executives of Insys Therapeutics Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy

First successful prosecution of top pharmaceutical executives for crimes related to the prescribing of opioids DOJ Boston reports BOSTON, MA The founder and four former executives of Insys Therapeutics Inc. were convicted today by a federal jury in Boston in connection with bribing medical practitioners to prescribe Subsys, a highly-addictive sublingual fentanyl spray intended for cancer patients experiencing breakthrough pain, and for defrauding Medicare and…
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John Henry’s Globe censors reader comments as Henry and the Red Sox Team with President Trump

Remarks by President Trump Welcoming the 2018 World Series Champions Boston Red Sox Washington, DC: The White House reports - South Lawn 3:44 EDT. THE PRESIDENT:  Well, there’s nothing like the White ; And a little rain is ; We might wipe out a suit, but that’s all right, ; It’s raining a little bit, ; Nobody told me about ; You don’t need umbrellas,…
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Atlantic

BOSTON STRONG Lower Atlantic EVAC ZONES – Hurricane Preparedness – Evacuate Politely Before or When Told to Leave. Superstorm Sandy’s Atlantic strike killed over 233 people by drowning, impalement, crushing or Poisoning by odorless fumes from misuse of gas generators.

National Hurricane Preparedness Week WASHINGTON, DC: The White House reports – During National Hurricane Preparedness Week, I encourage all Americans living in hurricane-prone areas to take the measures necessary to safeguard their families, homes, and businesses.  As a Nation, we are sadly too familiar with the destructive force of hurricanes.  To help prevent and mitigate hurricane-related harm, it is critically important that we prepare for…
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ICE FIELDS – Massachusetts judge, court officer charged for obstructing ICE arrest

ICE BOSTON reports – A Massachusetts State Court Judge and Trial Court Officer were indicted today in federal court in Boston on obstruction of justice charges for preventing an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer from taking custody of an alien defendant, it was announced by ICE leadership in Boston and the Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. Shelley M. Richmond Joseph, 51, of Natick,…
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