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LOVE YOUR BLOCK INITIATIVE

BOSTON - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Celebrating the important contributions that residents and organizations make in their local community, Chief of Civic Engagement Jerome Smith along with Boston's neighborhood liaisons and community members yesterday honored 13 awardees who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to their community. The awardees, who represent a cross-section of volunteer efforts in Boston, were honored at the first Civic Engagement Ceremony, hosted by Mayor…
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Advisory to Colleges and Universities on Rights of Immigrant Students on Campus

BOSTON – Following inquiries about the impact of federal immigration policies and executive orders on immigrant students at institutions of higher education, Attorney General Maura Healey today issued an advisory  to public and private colleges and universities in Massachusetts on issues that may affect immigrant students. The advisory  addresses questions and concerns, including ways to support immigrant students on campus, a potential increase of on-campus detention and deportation enforcement…
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Lawrence Ma receives DOJ letter – “sanctuary policies” might violate federal law

Justice Department Sends Letters to 29 Jurisdictions Regarding Their Compliance with 8 1373 The Department of Justice today sent the attached letters to 29 jurisdictions that may have laws, policies, or practices that violate 8 1373, a federal statute that promotes information sharing related to immigration enforcement.   “Jurisdictions that adopt so-called ‘sanctuary policies’ also adopt the view that the protection of criminal aliens is…
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These Legs Get Legs for the Jingle Bell 5K Fun Run

Join team These Legs Get Legs for the Jingle Bell 5K Fun Run on Saturday, December 2,2017. Bib pick up at 8:30am and the race starts at 10am. Santa will be coming out, so don't forget to get your picture with him! Location - Middlesex County 4H Fairground Westford MA Registration $30 adults/$25 for kids. All proceeds will benefit 50 Legs a registered 501c3 REGISTER:
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NORTH EAST – PATRIOTS STRONG – Woody’s National Football League (NFL) Sunday TV BAN for Veterans Special Forces Fundraiser

Patriots Strong - Woody's Roadside Tavern hosts a anti NFL ( #NFLboycott #NFLboycott2017 ) Sunday Special Forces Veteran Fundraiser, Watch News Video  
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Post​ ​Hurricane​ ​Maria,​ ​LLEGO​ ​Boston​ ​Calls​ ​on​ ​Public​ ​to​ ​Help Supply​ ​Drinking​ ​Water​ ​Filtration​ ​Systems​ ​in​ ​Puerto​ ​Rico

Boston, MA - November 13, 2017 - Today, members of LLEGO Boston stood together to call on the public to help supply drinking water filtration systems in Puerto Rico. Last month, LLEGO Boston held a “Taste of the Caribbean” event to benefit the victims of Hurricane Maria. More than 800 people attended and we more than doubled our goal allowing us to make a $5,000…
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Marty Walsh re-elected Mayor of Boston

Boston, MA: Mayor Martin Walsh delivers his acceptance speech upon re-election. Photo courtesy Susan Young. Mayor Walsh offers the following message: Yesterday, Bostonians made a choice to move forward together: to continue the historic progress we’ve made in the last four years -- and to work even harder to achieve even more for the city we love. To continue building a city for all of…
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Nation

Flight Formation

F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s flight demonstration squadron, fly in formation below the refueling boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker while traveling to San Antonio, Nov. 2, 2017, for a performance. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Abigail Klein
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Statement from President Donald Trump on the Terrorist Attack in New York City

  Washington, DC: White House Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of today’s terrorist attack in New York City and their families. My Administration will provide its full support to the New York City Police Department, including through a joint investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. We offer our thanks to the first responders who stopped the suspect and rendered immediate aid…
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Advisory: BPD Continues to Monitor Incident in New York City

Boston, MA: The Boston Police Department sends our sympathies and prayers to all those impacted by the senseless attack today in New York City.  We commend the work of the NYPD officer who bravely confronted the suspect and stopped further harm. The Boston Police Department remains in close contact with our local and federal law enforcement partners in New York and while there is no…
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Massachusetts State Police Homeland Security Division continues to coordinate with the Boston FBI

The Massachusetts State Police Homeland Security Division continues to coordinate with the Boston FBI office to monitor developments in the investigation into this afternoon’s terrorist attack in New York City. At this point in the investigation, intelligence has not indicated any connection to Massachusetts from today’s attack. Also, at this time there are no known credible terrorist threats to this state. We will continue to…
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Terrorist Kills 8 using Truck on Bike Path in NYC

  New York City, NY: –  29 year old Uzbekistan born Sayfullo Saipovand, a Uber vetted driver, rented a Passaic New Jersey Home Depot delivery truck, and weaponized the vehicle plowing down a West Side pedestrian bicycle path killing at least 8 and wounding 15 in Manhattan’s  Trade Center area. New York City Police Officer Ryan Nash shot and hospitalized attacker. Acting Secretary of Homeland…
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Massachusetts Man Convicted of Supporting ISIS and Conspiring to Murder U.S. Citizens

Boston, MA: US DOJ - David Daoud Wright, aka Dawud Sharif Abdul Khaliq, aka Dawud Sharif Abdul Khaliq, 28, of Everett, Massachusetts, was convicted of conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization; conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries; conspiracy to obstruct justice; and obstruction of justice. Acting Assistant Attorney General…
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“Boston was understandably looking for a hero to heal their heartbreak, and the media needed a headline. I needed to rest and recover, and before I knew it, I was being wheeled into crowds, waving flags and touting Boston Strong. I wasn’t strong then. Not even close”

by Jeff Bauman. TIME - Last night, I walked into my house Boston Bombing Survivor: How Jake Gyllenhaal and Stronger Helped Jeff Bauman Recover Bauman is a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing; his memoir Stronger is now a major motion picture starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Share More: 
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Mass Deployment of 10-Person Emergency Management Team to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Response and Recovery

BOSTON, MA: The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that Puerto Rico has accepted an offer from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to mobilize a team of 69 law enforcement officers from across Massachusetts to assist with security duties in Puerto Rico. The request for assistance from Puerto Rico came through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), which is the national emergency management mutual aid system…
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Chelsea Bomber Ahmad Khan Rahimi Convicted for Executing September 2016 Bombing in New York City

New York City, NY: A jury returned a guilty verdict today against Ahmad Khan Rahimi, aka, “Ahmad Rahami,” 29, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, in Manhattan federal court on all eight counts of the Indictment, which charged him with offenses related to his execution and attempted execution of bombings in New York City on Sept. 17, 2016.  Rahimi, who faces mandatory sentence of life in prison,…
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CLIMATE READY BOSTON EXPLORES SOLUTIONS FOR COASTAL RESILIENCE IN SOUTH BOSTON

Boston, MA: City of Boston - South Boston is expected to experience more coastal and stormwater flooding due to climate change impacts. The City of Boston is exploring solutions to decrease these risks as part of our Climate Ready Boston initiative. You can add your on-the-ground perspective to this discussion about the neighborhood’s resiliency by taking our community survey as a part of the Climate Ready South Boston project. In…
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