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Sierra Club Applauds Senate Committee for Clean Energy Bill

Boston, MA -The Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change released an omnibus energy bill today titled An Act to Promote a Clean Energy Future. The bill includes  numerous provisions to advance clean energy, and also help communities deal with the effects of climate change. The bipartisan Committee voted…
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ICE Boston announces sentencing of Brazilian National convicted in $20 million dollar international money laundering pyramid scheme

BOSTON – Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Boston and the Attorney for Massachusetts announced the sentencing in federal court Thursday of a Brazilian national on charges in a $20 million dollar money-laundering international pyramid scheme based in the Boston area. HSI Acting Special Agent in Charge, Michael Shea, along with United…
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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – Opioids Present Unprecedented Threat, Sessions Tells Southcom Summit

SummitNavy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, commander of Southern Command, hosts a one-day opioid summit at Southcom headquarters in Miami, Feb. 8, 2018. Participants included Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other agency officials and experts in public health and law enforcement. Southern Command photo WASHINGTON, DC: Feb. 9, 2018 By Lisa Ferdinando DoD…
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Keeping Boston Safe: BPD Special Investigations Unit & Law Enforcement Partners Make One of the Biggest Drug Busts in Massachusetts History

Boston, MA: , members of the Boston Police Department Special Investigations Unit in collaboration with the DEA, FBI, MA State Police, Braintree Police Department, Randolph Police Department, and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office executed a warrant sweep as part of ongoing Operation High Hopes. As a result of the…
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12 Individuals Indicted in Connection with Major Drug Trafficking Operation

BOSTON — Twelve individuals have been indicted in connection with a major drug trafficking operation, in which authorities seized nearly a kilogram of narcotics, and executed the largest single search warrant seizure of illegal guns under Attorney General Maura Healey’s administration. The charges are the result of a multi-agency state and federal takedown…
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SPORTS NEWS – Defending Champions Highlight Top Contenders in 2018 Boston Marathon Push Rim Wheelchair Division

World best and course record holders Marcel Hug and Manuela Schar return to defend titles at the 122nd Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day WATCH NEWS VIDEO - Patriots Strong Patriots Day. BOSTON – Eight Boston Marathon champions, including reigning winners Marcel Hug and Manuela Schar of Switzerland, will compete in the…
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Flu Deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) is above the system-specific epidemic threshold as Million Industrial Sports Fans Join for Philadelphia Celebration

Philadelphia, PA: 200,000 watch The Liberty Loan parade and rally to raise money for World War I proceeds down Broad Street on Sept. 28, 1918. The public event contributed to spread of the flu from sailors returning from war to the general population of Philadelphia. 12,000 died during the epidemic…
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Innovation – Giving everyone a window into the human body

Startup’s low-cost, portable scanner generates clinical-quality ultrasounds on a smartphone. by Rob Matheson | MIT News Office February 6, 2018. Cambridge, MA: Butterfly Network, a startup co-founded by an MIT alumnus, aims to make ultrasound imaging as simple and ubiquitous as blood-pressure or temperature checks — in hospitals and, eventually, in…
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