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NATION – The votes are in! TSA’s “cutest K9” is PHX’s Alfie. Muk, Figor, and Donna Demand Recount

US STRONG news – US TSA reports PHOENIX –The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that Alfie, a four-year-old yellow lab and explosive detection K9 who works at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), was voted the winner of TSA’s “cutest K9” contest. Last Friday, TSA held a 24-hour nationwide contest on Instagram and encouraged the public to vote for the agency’s “cutest K9.” More…
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NATION – TSA Launches ‘Cutest K9’ Contest

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration wants the public’s help to determine its cutest K9 in honor of National Dog Day, Monday, Aug. 26. The TSA Cutest K9 contest features four “top dog” finalists. Voting opened for the general public at 12:01 Friday morning on the TSA Instagram account and closes at midnight. The winner will be announced on Monday, Aug. 26 – National Dog Day. TSA’s cutest K9…
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Former President of Massachusetts State Police Union and Union’s Former Lobbyist Charged with Fraud and Obstruction

BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: DOJustice Boston reports BOSTON – The former President of the State Police Association of Massachusetts and the union’s former Massachusetts lobbyist were arrested today on charges of fraud and obstruction of justice. Dana A. Pullman, 57, of Worcester, and Anne M. Lynch, 68, of Hull, were charged in a criminal complaint with wire fraud, honest services wire fraud, conspiracy…
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BOSTON STRONG – Monument Honoring the lives we still mourn

Mayor Marty Walsh reports “All we have lost is brightly lost.” “Let us climb, now, the road to hope.” The Boston Marathon markers will always be sacred ground in our city, marking a place of great loss, and honoring the lives we still mourn. #BostonStrong BOSTON STRONG news - Boston, MA: Mayor Marty Walsh reports - “All we have lost is brightly lost.” “Let us…
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DA Promises Impartial Investigation in Police-Involved Shooting in Revere

Boston Strong news - Suffolk County DA reports Boston, August 4, 2019 — Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins has promised a thorough and impartial review of the August 4, 2019, fatal police-involved shooting in the City of Revere. "I'm grateful that no bystanders or members of law enforcement were injured in this morning's police-involved shooting or the sequence of events that preceded ; However,…
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Two Boston City Hall Aides Convicted of Conspiring to Extort Music Festival Production Company

Businesses in Boston have the right to hire anyone they want – union or not – without fear of being threatened with economic disaster by government officials. DOJustice MA reports -BOSTON, MA – The City of Boston’s Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Timothy Sullivan, and Kenneth Brissette, the Director of the City’s Office of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment were convicted today by a federal jury in…
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Boston Media Strong Red Shirts Walkout Clears Benches as Journalist Union Strikes One Message of Solidarity

NEWS STRONG news – Boston, MA: Boston Newspaper Guild reports – Here’s a video of today’s BNG walkout. We’re grateful for the messages of solidarity we’ve gotten today from Boston and beyond. When we stand together, we show The @BostonGlobe and the world what solidarity looks like. Thank you for your support! #BostonMediaStrong ;ref_url=http%3A%2F%
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Boston Public Library creates “Remembering Toni Morrison.” booklist.

Toni Morrison, Nobel-winning author and emeritus Princeton University faculty member, dies at 88. NJ Acting Governor Oliver Directs the Lowering of and New Jersey Flags in Honor of Toni Morrison PRINCETON STRONG news – Princeton University Communication report – Princeton, NJ: World-renowned writer and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, at Princeton University, died Monday, Aug. 5. She…
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TOXIC WATER DISASTER – AG Healey Calls on Congress to Help States Protect Against Toxic ‘Forever’ Chemicals

BOSTON STRONG news - MA OAG reports - Boston, MA: BOSTON — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey today joined a coalition of 22 attorneys general in urging Congress to pass legislation to help states address the public health threats posed by toxic “forever” chemicals. In a letter sent today to Congressional leadership, the attorneys general say federal legislation is urgently needed to help states address the growing dangers posed…
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Industrial Water Disaster – VT Bans MASS High PFAS Toxic Bottled Water. Store Shelves Cleared

Haverhill, Massachusetts Spring Hill Dairy provides bottled water under store-brand labels at Shaw’s, Cumberland Farms, CVS (Ice Canyon), Best Yet, 365, IGA, HyTop and Food Club. VT STRONG news – VT Digger Elizabeth Gribkoff reports – State officials announced Thursday that multiple brands of generic bottled water sold in-state have PFAS levels more than five times above Vermont’s new standard. Share More: 
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INDUSTRIAL OPIOID DISASTER – Boston City Buildings to Stock Opioid Overdose Life Saving Reversal Drug Narcan

BOSTON STRONG news - Office of the Mayor reports - Naloxone donation will further enhance the City's overdose prevention efforts. BOSTON - Saturday, July 27, 2019 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston will be installing opioid overdose reversal kits in municipal buildings, thanks to a $30,000 donation from Aetna. The donation will be used to install kits containing the overdose…
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NATION – President Trump Permanently Authorizes the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

US STRONG news – Washington, DC: Remarks by The President of the United States – Rose Garden 10:09 EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very ; Well, thank you very much, ; Please, sit ; Very important ; And we’re gathered this morning at the White House to honor our solemn duty to America’s best, bravest, and finest, who I know so ; In a few…
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NATION – The Megan Nicole Kanka Foundation Stranger Danger Awareness

NEW JERSEY STRONG news – Hamilton Headlines reports – Megan Nicole Kanka Hamilton, NJ: The Megan Nicole Kanka Foundation offers Stranger Danger Awareness Education. Familiar danger accounts for 80% of the sexual victimization of children. On July 29, 1994, Megan Kanka was attacked and murdered by a neighbor. The tragedy led to the creation of Megan’s Law and the National Sex Offender Registry. The Megan Kanka…
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David Ortiz Released From Mass General Hospital

BOSTON STRONG news - CBS 4 Boston reports - BOSTON (CBS) – David Ortiz has been released from the hospital almost seven weeks after he was shot in the Dominican Republic, the Red Sox confirmed. The news was first reported by ESPN: “David Ortiz was released from Massachusetts General Hospital on Friday, a source told ESPN’s Enrique Rojas. He had been in the Boston hospital since June 10,…
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BOSTON RANKED #1 CITY FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Boston retained its first-place ranking for energy efficiency, according to the ACEEE's 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard, the most comprehensive national report that tracks city progress toward climate goals. Mayor's Office reports - BOSTON - Thursday, July 25, 2019 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced Boston has been ranked the top city for energy efficiency, according to the 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard, shared…
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Traffic Advisory – RUN TO HOME BASE 5K, PUERTO RICAN FESTIVAL AND PARADE

Mayor's Office reports - Boston, MA: Traffic Advisory, Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28, 2019 Special events taking place on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, will require street closings and parking restrictions in ; People coming into Boston to attend are encouraged not to drive their personal ; Information on Bluebikes, the regional bike share service, may be found at ;and information on the…
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