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“Taste​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Caribbean” fundraising for Hurricane Maria Survivors

Boston, MA: In collaboration with the city of Boston, the Boston Police Department and the Latino Law Enforcement Group of Boston (LLEGO Boston), are hosting several fundraisers that culminate on Sunday, October​ ​22,​ ​2017​ ​at​ ​500​ ​Morton​ ​Street​ ​in​ ​Dorchester​. LLEGO will host a “Taste​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Caribbean”​ lunch and dinner event on Sunday, October​ ​22​nd​ from 11am​ ​to​ ​7pm. Lt. jg. Lucas Taylor, a pilot at Coast Guard…
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ATLANTIC STRONG – Puerto Rico – FEMA Delivers Supplies to Hurricane Maria Survivors

ATLANTIC STRONG -Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Omar Alba, rescue swimmer, and Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Shevas Aboubakri, flight mechanic, deliver food and water from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to survivors of Hurricane Maria near San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, Oct. 13, 2017, from a Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter. Personnel operating out of Air Station Borinquen have been…
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City Model Room Open for Group Tours

Boston, MA: - Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) today announced the relaunch of the agency’s popular Model Room tours. The relaunch includes new tour dates, an updated public interface, a revised and simplified registration process, and a dedicated webpage on the BPDA’s website. Visitors to the BPDA Model Room will now be able to register for tours using Eventbrite. This new system will allow for…
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Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!

BOSTON FIRE HOLDING HOME FIRE ESCAPE PLAN CONTEST This contest is sponsored by the Boston Fire Department and Target for all Boston students in grades 1 - 5. This is a homework assignment with the purpose of engaging students and their families to have and practice a fire escape plan in the home.  Teachers that submit their student’s work will be entered into a drawing…
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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – AG Healey Reaches Agreement With Opioid Maker Over Widespread Marketing Scheme to Increase Fentanyl Sales

Drug Manufacturer Illegally Marketed Powerful Painkiller; Paid and Disguised Kickbacks to Providers BOSTON, MA:  – An opioid manufacturer will pay $500,000 to resolve allegations that it engaged in a widespread scheme to unlawfully market its fentanyl spray and paid kickbacks to providers to persuade them to prescribe the product, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today. The consent judgment entered today in Suffolk Superior Court resolves…
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NATION – NRA (National Rifle Association) Wayne LaPierre for Freedom

NRA – “The elites always protect themselves and they always protect themselves with guns. And then they lecture the American public how you shouldn’t do that … what the NRA is fighting for is reciprocity, to enforce the existing federal gun laws and to protect Americans’ right to protect themselves.” On Hannity (FOX television production), NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre let Dianne Feinstein,…
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AG Healey Statement on Las Vegas Attack

BOSTON, MA:  – Attorney General Maura Healey today issued the following statement on the tragedy in Las Vegas: “Last night, country music fans gathered for a festival in Las Vegas. Many of them never came home. Others are still fighting for their lives. Families and loved ones across Nevada and our country are grieving. It is a tragically familiar story. Together we have also mourned…
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Atlantic Strong – After the Storm

If you encounter flood waters, remember – turn around, don’t drown. Don’t drive through a flooded area. Avoid debris, downed power lines, and flood water, which may be electrically charged and hide dangerous debris or places where the ground is washed away. Avoid downed power or utility lines as they may be live with deadly voltage. Stay away and report them immediately to your power or utility…
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US STRONG – Shooter attacks outdoor Concert from Vegas Highrise, at least 58 Killed, 515 injured. BLOOD DONATIONS follow the Deadliest Shooting in US History

Statement by President Trump on the Shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada Diplomatic Room 10:50 EDT THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, we are joined together today in sadness, shock, and grief. Last night, a gunman opened fire on a large crowd at a country music concert in Las Vegas, Nevada. He brutally murdered more than 50 people, and wounded hundreds more. It was an act of…
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Walk to End Breast Cancer

October 1, 2017 - Mayor Martin Walsh helped cut the ribbon to mark the start of the annual Boston Walk to End Breast Cancer. (Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson) Boston, MA: October 1, 2017 - Mayor Martin Walsh helps cut the ribbon to mark the start of the annual Boston Walk to End Breast Cancer. (Mayor's Office Photo by Jeremiah Robinson)
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Patriotic or Deplorable Etiquette – American Flag Executive Order US Code: The Flag should not be used as part of a athletic uniform

Patriots Strong - American Revolutionary Old Barracks Fifes and Drums re-enactors march on President's Day. Watch Exclusive Video How the American flag is not to be used. The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal. The flag should not be used as a drapery, or for covering a speakers desk, draping a…
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ICE arrests over 450 on federal immigration charges during Operation ‘Safe City’

WASHINGTON – Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Fugitive Operations teams arrested 498 individuals from 42 countries for federal immigration violations in multiple cities across the during a four-day operation that ended Wednesday. Operation ‘Safe City’ focused on cities and regions where ICE deportation officers are denied access to jails and prisons to interview suspected immigration violators or jurisdictions where ICE detainers are…
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MASSACHUSETTS UNITED FOR PUERTO RICO FUND CREATED

The fund will be dedicated to relief and reconstruction efforts, and to support any Puerto Ricans arriving in Boston and the state. Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Foundation today announced the creation of the Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico Fund. Hosted in partnership with the Latino Legacy Fund and civic leaders of Boston's Puerto Rican community, Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico will be dedicated to…
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IN PUERTO RICO, OPPORTUNITY IN THE WAKE OF DISASTER

Puerto Rico is in the midst of a crisis. Hurricane Maria flattened the island, tearing up aging electrical infrastructure and stranding million Americans without power for what could be months. The hurricane—one of the most extreme to ever rock the Caribbean—has imperiled hospitals, dams, cell towers, private citizens, and more. But there’s a glimmer of hope, according to two Northeastern engineering professors. The devastation to Puerto…
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Jamaica Way Bridge renamed Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo and Brian Arredondo Memorial Bridge

Jamaica Plain, MA: The Jamaica Plane Bridge has been renamed the Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo and Brian Arredondo Memorial Bridge.  Their father, Carlos Arredondo, lost Alexander in Iraq in 2004, and Brian to suicide in 2011. Carlos is an advocate for suicide prevention. The Arredondo Family Foundation -   Governor Charlie Baker today joined parents Carlos Arredondo and Victoria Foley, MassDOT Acting Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver,…
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Relief And Recovery Resources For The Citizens Of Puerto Rico

BOSTON — In the wake of the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Baker-Polito Administration today outlined the efforts Massachusetts is undertaking to provide assistance to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, including the formation of a task force that will ensure that the state is prepared to support residents of Puerto Rico who chose to self-evacuate the island and seek temporary or permanent residence in Massachusetts. State officials remain…
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