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Team MR8 Martin’s Park Opens

BOSTON STRONG NEWS Boston, MA: Mayor Martin Walsh shares -Today we officially opened Martin’s Park, where Martin’s spirit will always be alive in Boston. Because of the work of the Richard family, countless families will come together at this park and share in the love, compassion and hope one special young boy taught us. The Martin Richard Foundation helps young people to learn, grow and lead…
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AMENDMENTS TO ‘BOSTON TRUST ACT’ ANNOUNCED

The updated City ordinance clarifies the roles of local law enforcement officials and federal immigration laws. Office of the Mayor reports - Boston, MA: Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Councilor Josh Zakim today announced amendments to the "Boston Trust Act," a City ordinance that delineates the work of local law enforcement officials and federal immigration laws. Originally passed unanimously by the City Council and signed into…
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David Ortiz’s hit suspects got paid $7,800, Dominican police say. Six are in custody

CNN reports By Madeline Holcombe and Patrick Oppmann: The suspects who ambushed former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz at a nightclub in the Dominican Republic got paid $7,800 for the hit, authorities said. But who and why remain key questions in the suspects were offered 400,000 Dominican pesos -- about $7,800 -- to shoot Ortiz, Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte have six people in custody,…
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BOSTON STRONG NEWS – David Ortiz stable, awake, and resting comfortably

BOSTON STRONG NEWS - Boston, MA: Red Sox baseball Ian Browne Front Office reports : BOSTON -- Retired Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, who was shot and wounded at a club in his hometown of Santo Domingo on Sunday, is now recovering in Boston. Having arrived in Boston from the Dominican Republic via an air ambulance on Monday night, Ortiz underwent a second surgery, according to his…
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BOSTON STRONG NEWS – Mass General Hospital launches new Center for Gun Violence Prevention

New center seeks to address the public health crisis that causes nearly 40,000 firearm deaths each year. I was honored to attend the opening of @MassGeneralNews Center for Gun Violence. We're committed to working together -- health care, government, organizers, and residents -- to stop the cycles of violence. #GunViolence is a public health crisis, and must be treated like one. Boston Strong News -…
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BOSTON STRONG NEWS – Boston Red Sox baseball statement regarding retired star David Ortiz shooting

BOSTON STRONG NEWS - Boston, MA: Red Sox baseball Ian Browne Front Office reports Late last night we were made aware of an incident involving David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic. David’s family has confirmed that he sustained a gunshot wound to the lower back/abdominal region. David is being treated at Clinica Abel Gonzalez in Santo Domingo where he is recovering after surgery. We have…
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BOSTON STRONG NEWS – David Ortiz Stable After Being Shot In The Back in his home country of the Dominican Republic

PATCH reports - By Mike Carraggi, Patch National Staff | Jun 9, 2019 10:10 pm ET | Updated Jun 10, 2019 12:07 am ET. Red Sox legend David Ortiz is in stable condition after being shot in the back in a nightclub in his home country of the Dominican Republic. Ortiz's brother, Eloy Ortiz, said the former baseball star was in surgery late Sunday night. WHDH reported Ortiz…
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ICE FIELDS – ICE arrests 32 during 5-day enforcement action in New England

Criminal aliens arrested include nationals from: Brazil, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Cape Verde, Poland and Vietnam. BOSTON STRONG NEWS - Boston, MA: ICE reports BOSTON – Officers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Boston arrested 32 during a 5-day enforcement surge, from May 19-23rd, in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. During the effort,…
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Insys Therapeutics Agrees to Enter into $225 Million Global Resolution of Criminal and Civil Investigations

BOSTON STRONG NEWS - DOJustice reports - Company admits to illegal promotion of Subsys, a powerful opioid painkiller BOSTON – Opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics agreed to a global resolution to settle the government’s separate criminal and civil investigations, the Department of Justice announced today. As part of the criminal resolution, Insys will enter into a deferred prosecution agreement with the government, Insys’s operating subsidiary will…
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Two Massachusetts State Troopers Sentenced in Overtime Abuse Investigation

BOSTON STRONG NEWS - DOJUSTIVE reports - BOSTON – A retired Massachusetts State Police (MSP) Lieutenant and a suspended MSP Trooper were sentenced today in connection with the ongoing investigation of overtime abuse at the state agency. Retired MSP Lieutenant David Wilson, 58, of Charlton, was sentenced by District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to one day (deemed served), two years of supervised release with…
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DESIGN FOR CITY HALL PLAZA RENOVATION ANNOUNCED

The updated "People's Plaza" will be transformed into an accessible, equitable space for residents with civic spaces, play spaces, and updated public facilities. Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports Building on his commitment to make public spaces welcoming, accessible and equitable for all, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the renovation concept design of Boston City Hall Plaza. The renovation will transform the Plaza…
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JUNE IS POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AWARENESS MONTH

This month, we look at mental health resources for those struggling with PTSD. Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports - Many are aware of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a mental health condition that affects three to four percent of all people in the United States, and more than 10 percent of military veterans. It is a condition many experience following a significant traumatic event,…
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OVER 1,000 HOMELESS VETERANS HAVE BEEN HOUSED BY THE CITY OF BOSTON

The city's housing plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness continues to make strides in helping all Bostonians. Boston, MA: Office of the Mayor reports - Building on his commitment to end homelessness in the City of Boston, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Department of Neighborhood Development today announced that since the inception of the Boston's Way Home plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness,…
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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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