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2018 Educator of the Year Award Winners Announced Boston Public Schools Teachers Recognized for Their Exceptional Contributions to Students

BOSTON, MA:   — Boston Public Schools (BPS), the City of Boston, and the Boston Teachers Union (BTU), are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Boston Educator of the Year Award. Recipients were honored last night at a Boston sports game. The educators recognized consistently go the extra mile to make lasting impressions on their students and the BPS community. “The Educator of the…
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On the scene: How Boston reporters covered the Boston Marathon bombing

Boston, MA: - The Suffolks Journal by Kaitlin Hahn and Nick Viveiros In the next week, the city of Boston will be covered with blue and gold “Boston Strong” signs, flowers scattered on sidewalks and sneakers hung on street corners to mark five years since the Boston Marathon bombing. In reverence to the anniversary, Suffolk University’s Department of Communication and Journalism held a panel of journalists to…
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Reporters Reflect on 4 15

Reporters Reflect on the Marathon Bombings by Society of Professional Journalists New England Pro Chapter Boston, MA: Five years ago two bombs went off on the finish line of the Boston Marathon. A manhunt ensued and the city was on lockdown until one of the bombers was dead and the other was placed into custody. Four lives were lost and the city was changed forever.…
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WAYS TO GET INVOLVED FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL ONE BOSTON DAY

Encourages the public, organizations to get involved with acts of goodwill and kindness. Boston, MA: Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced ways to get involved on April 15, to honor Boston's resilience, generosity, and strength, for the fourth annual "One Boston Day." The day serves as an opportunity to recognize the good in our community, celebrate one another, and reflect on the spirit and resilience of…
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Region – VT GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT SIGNS VIOLENCE REDUCTION & GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION

Montpelier, Vt. –  Governor Phil Scott today signed bills ,  and , relating to violence reduction and gun safety. Below is a transcript of his address. via News - Governor Scott: On February 16, I was in my office preparing for the day ahead, when everything changed. That morning, I was handed a document containing charges against an 18-year-old, outlining his detailed plan to carry out a school shooting…
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Trump Administration Proposes Sale for Strong Wind Energy Off Massachusetts Lower Atlantic

ATLANTIC STRONG - WASHINGTON, DC:  – In support of the President's “America-First Offshore Energy Strategy,” Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced the proposed lease sale for two additional areas offshore Massachusetts for commercial wind energy leasing, totaling nearly 390,000 acres. “The Trump Administration supports an all-of-the-above energy policy and using every tool available to achieve American energy dominance. The proposed sale area has…
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CITY OF BOSTON, AIRA PARTNER TO OFFER ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS WITH BLINDNESS OR LOW-VISION FOR PATRIOTS DAY WEEKEND

Aira's app will be available for free use during the Patriots Day Parade and weekend events throughout the entire City of Boston. Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Mayor's Commission for Persons with Disabilities, and the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics today announced a partnership with remote assistive technology company Aira to provide free access to its smartphone app during Patriots Day Parade and other weekend events…
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New England – No Disruptions at 2A Armed Gun Rights Activists Rally in Barre, Bennington, Burlington with No Extra Vermont Police

Burlington, VT: – No disruptions at Armed 2A pro gun activists gathered at South Burlington, Barre, and Bennington and supported second amendment gun rights during a peaceful rally. No special Police were added for the Vermont Pro Rights 2A march organized by Christopher Covey. News
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MEMA Safety Guidelines for Marathon Spectators

MEMA Mass Emergency Management Agency Guide for Marathon Spectators. Spectators attending the 2018 Boston Marathon are being asked for their cooperation in following reasonable and common sense guidelines that will help ensure the safety and security of participants, volunteers and spectators. Spectators intending on watching the Boston Marathon from anywhere along the mile course should expect a significant presence of uniformed and plain clothed police…
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AG’s Office Wins Federal Case Defending Assault Weapons Ban, Judge Rejects Challenge by Gun Lobby

BOSTON, MA:  — Following the order of District Court Judge William Young rejecting the gun lobby’s challenge to the assault weapons ban in Massachusetts, Attorney General Maura Healey issued the following statement: “Today’s decision upholding the Assault Weapons Ban vindicates the right of the people of Massachusetts to protect themselves from these weapons of war and my office’s efforts to enforce the law. Strong gun laws save lives,…
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