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Mayor Crowns 2019 Boston Marathon Champion

April 15, 2019 - 2019 Boston Marathon Champion Lawrence Cherono of Kenya receives his crown from Boston Mayor Martin Walsh on Boylston St. (Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson) April 15, 2019 -Lawrence Cherono of Ethopia crosses the finish line as the mens elite champion at the 2019 Boston Marathon. (Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson)
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$89 Million Funded Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center makes long-term Opioid Use Disorder Drug recovery a reality

Boston, MA: BMC reports - Boston Medical Center (BMC) was awarded $89 million in funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to lead a research study with the goal of reducing opioid deaths by 40% in some of the most heavily impacted Massachusetts communities in three years. BMC’s study is part of the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative, a bold, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem…
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New Mass General Center to Address Gun Violence

Gun Violence is a Public Health Issue. Boston, MA: MGH reports by Peter L. Slavin, MD. Las Vegas; Parkland; Pittsburgh; Sutherland Springs; Thousand Oaks; Chicago; Orlando; Newtown; Blacksburg; Aurora; Fort Hood … The names of these cities and towns collectively remind us of the grim reality of gun violence in our nation. Sadly, this list – already far too long – represents only a sliver of the many communities that have suffered the loss of precious lives in mass shootings.…
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STOP & SHOP UNION STRIKES CORPORATE GREED ! Mayor Attends Rally, Worker Respect at Stake

(Dorchester, MA 4/18/19) Mayor Martin Walsh attends the UFCW Rally at Stop & Shop. (Mayor’s Office Photo by John Wilcox) (Dorchester, MA 4/18/19) Mayor Martin Walsh attends the UFCW Rally at Stop & Shop. (Mayor’s Office Photo by John Wilcox)
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ICE HSI Boston-led investigation arrests 12 Dominican nationals for role in large document and benefit fraud scheme

ICE FIELDS BOSTON reports - Boston, MA: Twelve individuals were arrested and charged Thursday in Boston as a result of a large document and benefit fraud investigation led by Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Boston’s Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force (DBFTF). The investigation targeted document and benefit offenders who allegedly used the identities of citizens from Puerto Rico as their own. Ten of the 12 individuals charged today are unlawfully present in the United States,…
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South Boston Man Pleads Guilty To Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm And Ammunition

ATF BOSTON reports - BOSTON – A South Boston man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition. Jermaine Tindal, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin scheduled sentencing for July 18, 2019. Tindal was arrested and charged in September 2018 and has been in custody since. On July 19, 2018, Tindal possessed a Harrington and Richardson…
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There is nothing that can replace what was lost on 4.15.2013 bostonstrong. org

As we remember the horrific Boston Patriots Day attacks against our nation during the marathon, and the strong resilience that followed, we realize that there is nothing that can replace what was lost on charity was created for the community to join together remembering and honoring those lost while supporting the resilience of the survivor community moving forward. Boston Strong can only be as strong as the volunteers willing to come together to lead the charity to the next level…
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One Boston Day – “reflect on the spirit and resilience of the people of Boston and those around the world who responded with kindness to the loss and tragedy of the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.” Martin Richard Foundation

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Church of the Finish Line Marathon Sunday Blessing of the Athletes

Boston, MA: Old South Church will hold Marathon Services on Sunday at 9:00 and 11:00  As the “Church of the Finish Line,” we salute one of the oldest and greatest races in the world. Each year hundreds of marathoners join us for worship, where we pause to acknowledge the runners, their families, and volunteers, and ask God to bless them, to keep them safe from injury and harm, to give them perseverance, to instill in them a respect for each other, and…
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Food Supply Disruption – Stop & Shop UFCW Local 1445 Supermarket STRIKE ! Competitors Overwhelmed with Customers as store shelves run empty on Patriots Day / Marathon Weekend

Stay Strong Stay United Jeff Bowland, President UFCW Local 1445 Boston, MA: Workers from Quincy based Stop & Shop have walked off the job at the areas leading supplier of food disrupting the supply chain on one of Boston's busiest weekends. The city will be packed with Bostonians and travelers for the Boston Marathon and the Patriots Day Parade. The Union provided the following statement and video: STOP & SHOP WORKERS ARE ON STRIKE AS OF 1:00 pm TODAY, THURSDAY,…
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PATRIOTS DAY WEEKEND 2019

ONE BOSTON DAY, Patriots Day Parade, Boston Marathon, BAA 5K, Invitational Mile, and Kids Relay Races. The Boston Marathon and the City’s Patriots Day Parade will be held on Monday, April 15, 10am City Hall. The BAA 5K and Invitational Mile will be held on Saturday, April 13.  Monday April 15th is also One Boston Day. Immediately after the Marathon bombing on April 15th, 2013, Bostonians responded to violence and hate with selflessness and love. It was in that spirit that One Boston Day…
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Dominican national pleads guilty to fraud in ICE HSI Boston document and benefit fraud case

ICE FIELDS BOSTON, MA. ICE reports – A Dominican national pleaded guilty to Social Security fraud in federal court in Boston as the result of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) federal Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force investigation into a conspiracy involving the use of fraudulent driver’s licenses to obtain the social security numbers of citizens from Puerto Rico on March 28. The plea was announced by Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent in Charge of…
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Arrests Made in Nationwide College Admissions Scam: Alleged Exam Cheating & Athletic Recruitment Scheme

Defendants include CEOs, actresses, university athletic coaches, and college exam administrators BOSTON, MA: USDOJustice report – Dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits were arrested by federal agents in multiple states this morning and charged in federal court in Boston. Athletic coaches from Yale, Stanford, USC, Wake Forest and Georgetown, among others, are implicated, as well as parents and exam…
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MAYOR WALSH HIGHLIGHTS TRANSIT, CLIMATE PLAN

Boston, MA: Mayor's Office reports - The Mayor also advocated for education finance reform that will help improve students' lives throughout the state. Mayor Martin J. Walsh today delivered his 2019 Boston Municipal Bureau Speech, as he announced new initiatives and investments being made in Boston's transportation infrastructure that will help increase safety for all users of the road, ease congestion and provide more viable transportation options for residents. Mayor Walsh also announced updates to how Boston will reach its climate goals, and…
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Mass. man sentenced to 7 years following ICE HSI Boston, Rhode Island State Police child exploitation investigation

ICE reports PROVIDENCE, RI – Following an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations and the Rhode Island State Police (RISP), a Massachusetts man was sentenced March 5, in District Court in Rhode Island to seven years in federal prison for transporting, distributing and possessing child pornography Fetahe Makonnen, 35, was convicted and sentenced after being arrested in October 2017, in possession of two computer thumb drives containing approximately 1,300 images and videos depicting child pornography involving…
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Worcester Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Fentanyl, Cocaine and Firearm Offenses

Boston Field ATF reports - BOSTON, MA: A Worcester man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Worcester for drug and firearm offenses. Cleon Riley, 36, was sentenced by District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 15 years in prison and five years of supervised release. In November 2018, Riley pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, one count of distributing cocaine, and one count of possessing fentanyl with intent to distribute.…
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U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms Conviction and Sentence of New Hampshire Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Charges Arising Out of Saco Home Invasion

Boston Field ATF reports - Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that the First Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday affirmed the conviction and 20 years plus life in prison sentence of Gregory Owens, 62, formerly of Londonderry, New Hampshire, imposed in July 2016 in District Court by Judge Nancy Torresen. After a 10-day jury trial in February 2016, Owens was convicted of interstate domestic violence and using and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a…
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